Websites that force a mini/mobile view

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amazingdm, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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    How do I stop this from happening, I have full web.
     
  2. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Get the Perfect browser app on the app store. Activate desktop rendering mode.
     
  3. headcheese macrumors regular

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    If you're jailbroken...

    Download "UAFaker" from Cydia and enable in SBSettings.
     
  4. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    This is happening to me too. I can't go to the full Engadget.com page. It automatically directs me to the mobile page. Another page I use a lot is telling me to enable cookies but, I've tried every possible cookie setting and nothing changes.
     
  5. Adisah macrumors regular

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    Use the engadget app?
     
  6. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Another shortcoming on Mobile Safari, it would be nice if it had a "destop setting" like other mobile operating systems. Oh yeah! Fanboys will say "we don't need or want that!" :rolleyes:
     
  7. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    Perfect Browser does the job perfectly. I only wish they would add a download option to download vids.
     
  8. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    Then what is the point of the browser? It has worked fine until the past few days.
     
  9. Bloake macrumors 6502

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    OPERA mobile browser let's you trick the website into thinking you're not an iPhone (if that makes sense to you) so you get full websites.
     
  10. draz macrumors 6502a

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    This is a nice feature in Opera, but only if it rendered sites properly :(
     
  11. goobot macrumors 603

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    ^ only way
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Most mobile views of sites have links at the bottom for "view the full website".

    Facebook, Engadget, TUAW to name a few.

    At the bottom, there's a link for "full Engadget" and it'll always use that from then on.
     
  13. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    I click on that. It just reloads the i.engadget.com page. I've tried everything except restoring the phone

    Edit: everything is working now. I don't know what it was. Didn't do anything different just started working.
     
  14. celticpride678

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    Clicking the link works for me, so it must be an issue on your end.
     
  15. rmastbro macrumors member

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    I wish cnet would fix their site..

    Even if I click "Full View CNET site" it still goes the iphone.cnet.com :mad:
     
  16. insidmal macrumors 6502

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    it's because the phone so heavily caches webpages, when i view my blog on it a lot of times updates won't even display until i clear cache, but my button to view the normal version works
     
  17. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    There's also "CloudBrowse" which is useful for this.

    It loads the pages on a cloud-based server in Firefox, and sends the resulting Firefox page to your phone. So when nothing else works, that will. It also lets you view and use Flash-based pages properly on the iPhone.

    I don't use it all the time, my default browser is Perfect Browser, but in one-off situations like this it's very useful.
     

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