How to view websites in normal view (non mobile)?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by 99ccoffman, May 9, 2011.

  1. 99ccoffman
    Offline

    99ccoffman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hey guys, new to the site and sorry ahead of time if this topic has already been posted. So my problem is, ever since switching to iOS 4 I've been having problems with websites automatically switching to mobile versions of their site. Being that im on an iPad, using the full version rather than a "watered down" version of websites should be the norm. So to my question, how can I prevent websites from taking me to their mobile version? Or is that even possible? Thanks
  2. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,448
    Thanks Received:
    2,047
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,351 / 1
    Some site offer the full version in a link, usually at the bottom of the page. This is true of Youtube, Google, and a few others.

    Otherwise you can use a third party browser like Atomic or iCab mobile. These browsers can be set to identify themselves as desktop browsers.

    Most of the time that works well, but hold in mind that some sites redirect you to the mobile version because the desktop site does not work well with the iPad. Despite the many extra features and differences in interface most browsers on the iPad use the same underpinnings, so a site the works poorly on one is going to be just as much of a problem on the other.
  3. Melissaberg1977
    Offline

    Melissaberg1977 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So, how do I download the iCab?
  4. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,448
    Thanks Received:
    2,047
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,351 / 1
    It's in the App Store. Search for iCab Mobile.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
full twitter site on ipad
,
how to view non mobile sites
,
how to view non mobile sites on iphone
,
how to view twitter not mobile
,

non mobile twitter

,
non mobile twitter ipad
,
non mobile twitter site
,
non mobile youtube
,
normal twitter site
,
regular twitter on ipad
,
twitter full site ipad
,

twitter non mobile

,

twitter non mobile site

,
twitter non mobile site iphone
,
twitter normal site
,
twitter not mobile
,
twitter not mobile on iphone
,
youtube non mobile
,
youtube non mobile site
,
youtube not mobile site