Stop sending me to mobile sites

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by lowlife, May 30, 2010.

  1. lowlife

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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%.

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  2. Carl

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    Sites like that have an option at the bottom to change it to normal webpage viewing
     
  3. lowlife

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    That site has no such option. Try it.
     
  4. Bremen

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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
     
  5. epb

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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.
     
  6. lowlife

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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.
     
  7. lowlife

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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.
     
  8. Robertt

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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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