Stop sending me to mobile sites

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    This is an iPad, it has a awesome browser on it. Why is it forcing me to go to mobile site. I realize it is based on a phone's OS but for the love of all things tech how does one stop this behavior.

    I have tried to use NBC.com and the mobile browser I am forced onto looks pixel shy by a margin of 50%.

    Help
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    Sites like that have an option at the bottom to change it to normal webpage viewing
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    That site has no such option. Try it.
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    I have found a few sites like that, and I hate it too. I point to the full site, and no matter what it sends me to the mobile site..... Lame
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    Your browser is identifying itself as Safari for iPad, and lots of sites treat that the same as for iPhone/iPod. Download another browser (I use Atomic) and this won't be an issue.
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    Misery loves company. I feel better because I kept retyping, clearing out my browser trying 3G then wifi resulting in zero joy.
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    Just tried it and it is really a nice browser. Thanks a ton, you just solved a large number of my complaints. I just wish I could make it my default.
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    The iPad isn't forcing you anywhere. Once you arrive at a site, the website checks to see if you are a mobile user. If you are, the webpage redirects you to a mobile version of the site.
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    Submit feedback to the website asking them to provide a link somewhere on the mobile page that will redirect users to the full versions of their websites....for those of us who prefer to use safari.
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    I really couldn't believe that they didn't offer a link to the full site, so I checked it myself...it's true. So I sent a comment through their feedback link asking them to add a link, or if they could tell me why they didn't/couldn't off a link.
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    I use UAfaker , download from Cydia. Works great, no more mobile sites.
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    And I see this as a growing pain. The iPad is a unique device, it will take a while for some sites to deal with it.

    I have the Atomic browser, but will not use it until it supports the bookmark toolbar... I come from firefox on windows and am completely bound to my bookmarks being on a toolbar.... Like Safari on the iPad...... Atomic is okay, but no way will I use it until it gets this feature. It is my understanding the next update will fix it,,,,, we shall see...
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    Clicking "desktop version" is NOT a fix. If I do a web search, 9 out of 10 times the search results are desktop urls that dont have a mobile equivalent. So when I get redirected it is to the home page not the page i clicked on. Clicking on "desktop version" just sends me to a desktop version of the home page. So I've wasted my time chasing a page I can never get to. Putting the responsibility on every site on the web doesn't make sense when phone os developers could simply implement a Desktop version option on the browser end.

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