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  1. rahjawn

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    Okay for some strange reason the default web browser on my Moment has been doing me wrong. Well not wrong but it's acting up on Facebook. I can't access the full site, like I always get the touchscreen one no matter if I touch [full site] or type in the url. Does anyone know if/what other browsing apps are better or will let me accuuss the facebook website??

     

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    I use the Opera Mini browser (in Market) and it will let you use the full site. There is also a Facebook app in the Market as well.
     
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    Me To !
    I never had this problem until I did the update to cl14 and now Im having the same problem. Glad I ran across this post cause I was very temted to start the exact same topic !

    Unless .... its a problem they are having with the "full site" link ?
     
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    The fact that you're using a MOBILE browser should give away the fact that you won't be getting the full website. Even in Opera Mini. Facebook.com with chat and all the stuff you see on your desktop is not possible with a mobile browser. Why? Because Facebook uses stylesheets to display the site certain ways depending on the browser and the user agent that the browser reports. Mobile browsers don't identify the same way, thus you will not see the full version on any browser on Android or any mobile OS.

    That said, you do have options:

    1) http://m.facebook.com - the generic mobile site (this is also what Opera loads). Works a little better than...
    2) http://touch.facebook.com - designed for touch interface browsers but lacks some functionality.
    3) Facebook Android app - also lacks some functionality but works fairly well.
     
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    actually, my Moment was able to access the full website (facebook chat, tag people in pictures, and so forth) so it's not a matter of incapability.
    I think it may be something wrong with the link because I was on the full site a few days ago.
    But I will try Opera Mini, thanks Kingp!
     
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    Mine to,
    If I type in on google "facebook.com", it shows me the results. I click on the 1st link from there, and the mobile version still shows up as the webpage. It never used to do that before. Strange thing is is that If I click on certain "friends" and view their profile and scroll to the bottom and click "full site" on some of them it will take me to the full site. But when I click on "full site" it maske me log in again. It has to be a facebook link problem.
     
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    I've experienced that bug but you shouldn't rely on getting that. The full site is not meant for mobile devices and there's no way to reliably force it unless you have a browser that lets you change your User Agent String to resemble a desktop browser and OS. And really, why would you want the full site on such a small screen? It'd look horrible and you wouldn't be able to do much on it efficiently. If you want your friend updates, there's many ways to get that without actually using Facebook.
     
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    the easiest way to access the full site would probably be to download dolphin browser off the market and then go to settings and change the user agent to desktop which will then always load the full site for every website you visit
     
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    The problem is you dont have the options to "delete, edit,or hide," someones comments or posts with the mobile version.
     
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    Bloo is a facebook app made by some russian guy in california. Anyway.. I tried m.; touch.; facebook for android; and bloo. I have to say.. FB for Android was terrible, Bloo was pretty awesome but its a pain setting up because you gotta keep going to browser and allowing all the permissions for it on the m.facebook page.. (eventually you dont have to do that anymore of course), and then.. touch.facebook is nice.. m.facebook is.. pretty standard.
     

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