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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by danfz1, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. danfz1 macrumors newbie

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    Lately when I go to certain websites such as Facebook or Accuweather, it appears as though I am getting the mobile versions of the sites or I am prompted to download the mobile app. An ideas why?
     
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    This JUST started happening? Like it didnt happen before?
     
  3. danfz1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this literally starting happening 3 days ago.
     
  4. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    You're probably using User Agent Switching, which makes websites think your browser is a different browser on a different platform. Yours is probably set to iPhone 1.1.3.
     
  5. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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  6. danfz1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Happens in Camino, Safari, and FF. What's User Agent Switching? Sorry, Mac newbie here....
     
  7. danimal99 macrumors regular

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    You might be running into websites that are detecting a WebKit-enabled browser, but not checking the screensize too. So it's seeing your Safari but not also seeing that you're running on a Mac and not an iPhone. Just send a message about it through whatever website feedback they use, and it'll get sorted out.
     

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