Web sites that don't work completely with a table

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  1. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member

    I've tried a couple of tablets in the past (Kindle Fire and Asus Transformer) and haven't been satisfied. The Kindle's problem is obvious; it just wasn't designed for what I wanted. But the Asus looked like a winner to replace my laptop when it dies, except for problems with some web sites.

    Using Mint and Gmail, for example, I found some of the features I need are not available. If I access Mint on my laptop, I can adjust budget categories, but when I tried it on the tablet, no dice. And Gmail on the tablet doesn't support emails to groups I have set up (on the laptop, I can type the group name and it expands to all of the email addresses; on the tablet, it simply shows up as an invalid address). To make matters worse, the GroupU app on my phone didn't seem to be available for the tablet.

    I followed the instructions to tell the web browser (and I tried several) to appear as a full browser, not a mobile, but apparently some web sites are just too smart to be fooled.

    I haven't experimented in the last six months and am wondering if any of the newer tablets have found a way to avoid these problems?

  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide


    Have you tried using the Mint for Android app rather than trying to use the browser?
  3. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member

    Yes, but it only has limited functions. I need to access Mint.com on the web to get the full range of options.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Have you tried using a different browser where you can change the user agent string to so it appears as a desktop PC rather than mobile, to fool the websites? Not sure which browsers support this though.
  5. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member

    Yes, I tried it with several different ones. The one I use on my phone is Dolphin, but I download three or four others and tested them as well. None that I tried did the job, though obviously I could have missed the magic one.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Just a thought, is the Mint website using Java for some of its functionality? There being no Java in Android browsers. Cant test Mint myself, as it's not available here.

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