Facebook on Safari 6.1.6 on OSX 10.7.5 now auto switchers to mobile version...

adammusic

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Anyone else experiencing this?
This is how Twitter has been for years, but now it looks like Facebook does it too.
Both auto change to mobile version.
 

Jerome Rehioui

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Hi guys, had the same issue… But I found a solution:

- Quit Safari.
- Type "Terminal" in spotlight or go to Applications, then utilities, then "Terminal"
- When Terminal open, copy-paste this:

defaults write com.apple.Safari CustomUserAgent "\"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_0) AppleWebKit/537.78.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Safari/537.78.2\""

Type the return key on your keyboard.

Safari will now say to Facebook and others sites that you're using a more recent version of Safari (Safari 7.0) And Facebook will be back to normal :) :) :)
 
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adammusic

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Hi guys, had the same issue… But I found a solution:

- Quit Safari.
- Type "Terminal" in spotlight or go to Application, then utilities, then "Terminal"
- When Terminal open, copy-paste this:

defaults write com.apple.Safari CustomUserAgent "\"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_0) AppleWebKit/537.78.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Safari/537.78.2\""

Type the return key on your keyboard.

Safari will now say to Facebook and others sites that you're using a more recent version of Safari (Safari 7.0) And Facebook will back to normal :) :) :)
this will make the user agent mode safari 7.0 permanent?
 

mimbrava

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Oct 14, 2011
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metro Atlanta
I am totally unfamiliar with codes. If I do what Jerome suggests, what possible problems elsewhere could it cause? And if it causes any problems, how would I revert to the current set-up and just deal with mobile Facebook until I finally MUST buy a new computer so I can get a newer OS?
 

adammusic

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I am totally unfamiliar with codes. If I do what Jerome suggests, what possible problems elsewhere could it cause? And if it causes any problems, how would I revert to the current set-up and just deal with mobile Facebook until I finally MUST buy a new computer so I can get a newer OS?
No problems for me so far. I dont know how to revert back yet. Maybe just clicking "Reset Safari" will work.

Facebook mobile on desktop is un-dealable for me haha

Its pretty easy to do if you follow his instructions step by step.
 

BettBee

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Apr 1, 2010
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:) Thanks SO much for posting this fix. It was driving me crazy, but this did the trick. :)

-- BB

Hi guys, had the same issue… But I found a solution:

- Quit Safari.
- Type "Terminal" in spotlight or go to Applications, then utilities, then "Terminal"
- When Terminal open, copy-paste this:

defaults write com.apple.Safari CustomUserAgent "\"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_0) AppleWebKit/537.78.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Safari/537.78.2\""

Type the return key on your keyboard.

Safari will now say to Facebook and others sites that you're using a more recent version of Safari (Safari 7.0) And Facebook will be back to normal :) :) :)