Tips Stop being hijacked to useless "mobile" websites

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mojomojo, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. mojomojo

    mojomojo Well-Known Member
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    To make any and all websites see your phone as a desktop

    "Open your browser, enter "about:debug" (without quotes )into the address bar, then hit the "Go" button on your keyboard—don't tap the search/URL suggestion that comes up. You'll notice that the browser now does, well, nothing. But hit your Menu key, choose the "More" option, then select Settings. Scroll down some, and you'll see a new collection of advanced options there, including a "UAString" option. Click that, then choose between Android, desktop, or iPhone user strings to change what browser web sites think you're visiting with. "

    SELECT "DESKTOP"
     

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  2. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member
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    I'll try this out. But I actually don't mind being sent to the mobile sites since they load faster.
     
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  3. JDubbleTrouble

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    thanx a million i hate mobile sites i didnt get this phone to look at the mobile web
     
  4. Matty Mo

    Matty Mo Well-Known Member
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    Love this trick also... Now i can view all my porn sites without this 1 dollar bullsh#$ hahaha jkin... does anyone else know what these extra settings control???
     
  5. inoh

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    wow, i been looking for a way to do this, I use fake chrome hoping it would do this, was a little faster but didnt do it alone. thanks for the tip
     
  6. swanysto

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    This does not work for every site btw. Try espn.com it is the mobile version. It even shows the m.espn.com in the address bar.
     
  7. JDubbleTrouble

    JDubbleTrouble Well-Known Member
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    so this does work but i have to do it again when i close my browser itll still say its set to desktop but it will still pull up a mobile site unless i do the whole about debug process again if theres anyway to keep it like that or a shortcut to doin this id like to know
     
  8. mojomojo

    mojomojo Well-Known Member
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    I had trouble with the stock browser on Ebay, even after the "desktop" fix.
    Ebays mobile site is worthless,and their cookies are evil.
    I gave up and now am trying Dolphin, set to "desktop".
    Works for now ,my fingers are crossed .
     
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  9. iwillfearnoevil

    iwillfearnoevil Well-Known Member
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    yep less ads and no scrolling ftw!
     
  10. BookLover

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    You can set Opera Mini to view "full / desktop" sites via a simple setting change.

    I usually stay in mobile view myself, but occassionally will go into desktop view in Opera Mini. Either view is superfast for rendering as webpages go through compression before it gets to your phone. But this happens almost instantaneously. In the time it takes Dolphin to load one page, I will have surfed 3-4 pages already.
     
  11. jmsnyc

    jmsnyc Active Member
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    I do not see the settings for this :thinking:

    Under advanced settings, there is a "Website Settings" but it is greyed out.

    Nevermind, I was typing about:config :eek:. Got it. Thanks for tip.
     
  12. ryfraf

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    This isnt working for me.In advanced settings I only see set search,web settings, and rest .If someone could help out greatly appreciated.
     
  13. EAD13721

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    Opera use to work awesome for me on my Blackberry as CBS wouldn't let you view fantasy hockey on their mobile sites. A-holes!

    Awesome trick!
     
  14. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member
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    Looks as though Dolphin already has this option without about:debug, but thanks for pointing out the option itself.
     
  15. lainab22

    lainab22 New Member
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    Hi! I just got my Epic last week and I tried following the above directions to view desktop mode but when I go into my settings menu (after about:debug), I don't have a UAString option but it does show the other debug options (like v8 counter) to know the the debug went through. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  16. icecold

    icecold Well-Known Member
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    Go under settings...all the way at the bottom...
     
  17. MRedmon

    MRedmon New Member
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    It's not there on my Epic either (just purchased a few days ago). When I bring up the menu, hit More, and scroll to the bottom, I get:
    Downloads
    Settings
    Start performance testing
    Dump V8 counters

    When I hit Settings and scroll down, I get under the Debug header:

    Show JavaScript console
    Single column rendering
    Use wide viewport
    Normal rendering
    Enable tracing
    Enable light touch
    Enable navigation cache d
    Set JS flags
     

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