Safari 4 on iMac Defaults to Mobile Version of

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dalvin200, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK

    Like an idiot I thought I'd try switching user agents as I was messing around with iPhone optimising a few web pages.

    So I saw in Safari 4.0.4 on my iMac, the Develop menu, where I changed the user agent to "iPhone xxx"...


    I then switched back to auto detecting user agent...

    Ever since then, the page has screwed up, as it always loads in mobile view, and not the classic view it used to :(

    This is what I always get now whenever I visit


    When I click on the "Classic View" link, I get this page, which displays correctly:


    Notice the extra text in the URL... which i shouldn't have to put that everytime!

    Strangely loads up fine:


    I have deleted all cookies associated with "google" and also rebooted my iMac, but still defaults to the classic view :(

    Damn you User Agent switcher!!

    I tried forcing the User Agent to Safari 4.0.4, but it didn't make any difference as it still loads in mobile view!

    Here are the cookies I have now which relate to google:


    Any advice on how this can be resolved would be really appreciated, as it's very annoying :-/

    Thank you
  2. Kat King123 macrumors regular

    Kat King123

    Jan 3, 2009
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    A simple reset Safari should suffice. No need to completely reinstall.
  4. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    i downloaded the safari4 dmg from the apple site and re-installed and rebooted but this didnt work...

    i didnt however uninstall safari4 beforehand... not sre if it was safe just to drop into the trash

    YAY!!! this has done the trick!!! i didnt even know this existed :)

    THANK YOU :)
  5. mwakerman macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    Easier Fix

    I had the exact same problem with after I switched the User Agent when testing a website. Resetting Safari didn't fix it however deleting the safari plist files [] in /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences fixed the problem.

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