cant view full websites. desire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gorkycat, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Gorkycat

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    Hi. I used to be able to view full websites but now I am only seeing mobile versions of some sites (BBC for example). I have reset browser settings to default. Mobile view is not ticked in settings. I am stuck. Can anyone help please? Thanks
     

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  2. nacatomi

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    Which browser are you using? I always get full versions using Dolphin
     
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  3. Gorkycat

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    I am using stock browser. Tried using dolphin but same problem on BBC. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  4. nacatomi

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    I just tried BBC and it loaded the mobile site but if you scroll to the bottom you can choose Desktop site and in dolphin settings you can change user agent to be desktop so should force most\all sites to full mode. Any Use?

    Edit..
    Just tried stock browser with show mobile pages switched off and bbc.co.uk rendered the desktop version. Hell of a lot slower than Dolphin though and laggy when scrolling around after zooming.
     
  5. homborg

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    You should probably change the User Agent (in settings) to Desktop
     
  6. Gorkycat

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    Yes changing to desktop works but. Then click BBC news and it goes back to mobile version. Grrr! Can't find a desktop mode on the news site. Have changed the setting to desktop in dolphin too.

    I have been looking at full version of BBC news for weeks on the stock browser with no problems until today. Weird.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Anymore ideas please?
     
  7. nacatomi

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    Scroll all the way to the bottom... Its there honest ;)
    The BBC changed their website yesterday\day before... I know this because it created problems for me in our office because then for some reason Kaspersky wouldn't let anybody onto the BBC site.
     
  8. SUroot

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    Can you get the full site over wifi on your home network?
     
  9. Gorkycat

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    I can find desktop version on main BBC site but not on BBC news. Sorry of I am being thick but had a long hard look for it

    Same on WiFi
     
  10. nacatomi

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    Sorry my fault... I was talking about bbc.co.uk (Teach me to read posts properly!!!).

    But just had a check of news.bbc.co.uk using Dolphin over wifi and still get the desktop page
     
  11. Gorkycat

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    Thanks for trying nacatomi! Still can't view full site and getting frustrated as hell now. Is it factory reset time. I do hope not!
     
  12. snowmobile

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    I've just tried news.bbc.co.uk on mine using the stock browser and I get the full version. Have you tried deleting your browsing history and cookies in case it is storing the mobile version somehow.
     
  13. Gorkycat

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    Hi.

    Yes cleared history cache and cookies but still only getting mobile sites. On all websites not just BBC news I have just discovered.

    Any thoughts?
     
  14. Scary

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    It is possible, I managed it yesterday.

    I went into the desktop site by following the link on the mobile version, then bookmarked the page that appeared.

    There's also a setting you need to change. Go to the web browser, press 'menu', then 'more', then 'settings' and then deselect 'mobile view'
     
  15. Gorkycat

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    Scary

    Thanks but read the above and you will see we have been there.

    Anyone Any ideas?
     
  16. Mushhushshu

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    This isnt actually a problem with the desire, its something to do with the bbc site, I've seen it on several phones running different os/browsers. Its very frustrating, bbc news is just very stubborn and likes to default to mobile for whatever reason.

    Clear your cache and cookies, try visiting BBC News - Home which should be the full link for the full desktop version. Hopefully that shouldnt default to mobile if cookies are cleared.

    EDIT- its formatted the link :p Its news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/default.stm
     
  17. nx1977

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    Websites always have a link at the bottom to show the full desktop version.

    Once you change on the BBC site it used to ask if you wanted the site to remember your choice. I always get the desktop version now.
     
  18. Scary

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    In that case it's almost certainly the right answer :cool: I did exactly that and never get the mobile site now :D
     
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