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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DDustiNN, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast
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    Is it possible to open the regular Facebook page in the browser? I am almost able to log in to it, but then it asks me for my birthday because I'm not browsing from a "familiar location". So I select my correct birth date from the drop-down menus, but the Login button stays grayed out for some reason and I can't go any further... Has anyone else had any success?

    My reason for wanting this is so I can access the actual Notifications page. The way I currently have it set up, I get an e-mail notification in Gmail. Then when I click the link in the e-mail for whatever update it's supposed to take me to, it just takes me to the homepage of Facebook Mobile. Then sometimes it won't even list the New Notifications link. This makes it very inconvenient if I want to go find where to reply to a comment or something. I have to know exactly where it is, which is difficult if it's not recent. It's just difficult to navigate.

    Just wondering if anyone had any luck with this. Thanks!

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  2. Chopstick2U

    Chopstick2U Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I logged in, but it really sucks because the chat/notifications bar on the bottom floats somewhere in the middle of an infinitely scrolling feed page and it's hard to find and impossible to use. Have you tried clicking the little red number on the top left of the touch site page? Do those notifications not do the trick for you?
  3. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast
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    Hmm that would be ok I guess, I didn't even know there was a touch site page. Mine always takes me to the mobile one, m.facebook.com. How can I set it to default to touch.facebook.com instead? Or do I just have to create a shortcut to it? I'd like the e-mail link to take me there, instead of the mobile page.

  4. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast
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    Ok actually for some reason it worked today, when I tried the regular site (couldn't get it to work yesterday). Now my links take me to the regular page just fine (after disabling mobile pages in the Settings). Also, like you said, the bottom bar is in the middle of the page, but only when you are in horizontal view. If you're in vertical view, it is perfect and seems functional. Good enough for me ;)
  5. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    have you tried touch.facebook.com? kinda nice...
  6. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    Just activated my wife's new eris, and after going to the settings>social network>Facebook, and it keeps saying "service not available at this time, try again?" Am I doing something wrong? Didn't have any problems with my Eris.
  7. BabyStoreLady

    BabyStoreLady Lurker

    Yes, it is possible to default to open the classic view instead of the mobile view! I hate the mobile view...my phone has the ability to function like a desktop and therefore I feel cheated by aobile view. Here is the easy way to do it. Open your browser on your phone, click on the Menu, then Settings, then Uncheck the Mobile View box. Exit to save your settings. Now when you open facebook, amazon, eBay, etc, you will see the traditional desktop version.

    Hope this helps,

    The Baby Store Lady :)

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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