Website format

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  1. jvcalandra

    jvcalandra New Member

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    I recently received an insurance replacement for my Droid Pro which was lost. My old phone formated all websites (most notably Wikipedia) perfectly for the phone. The replacement only seems to format some pages. Wikipedia is viewed as it would be on a PC, which makes the article difficult to read. Any help out there?

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  2. StingRay

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    What browser are you using?
     
  3. jvcalandra

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    Stock phone browser. Same as before. I noticed that if I manually enter the Mobile address in the address bar, it will take me to the mobile site. I can then search all I want while on the site and each page is correctly formatted. But if I do a google search and follow a link to wikipedia, that link will still only open up in standard PC web view, even though according to wikipedia's help page, all pages looked up on android phones (as well as phonies and certain other smartphones/tablets) should automatically redirect to the mobile site

    By the way, I also noticed that this issue seems to be solely related to wikipedia's site, not multiple sites as I thought before.

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  4. jvcalandra

    jvcalandra New Member

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    "Phonies" should have been" I-Phones" smartype is prejudiced.

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    open the browser, type in "about:debug" into the address bar. Then, menu>more>settings, scroll down to UAString and select "Android"
     
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    Disable mobile sites altogether?

    I bought this awesome phone with it's 4.3" screen, 800 pixel width and flash capabilities so I could view websites in their full glory. Some sites let you choose the full versions, but others don't. I'm also tired of not being redirected to the page I was viewing when I switch to the full site. Is there any way to completely disable mobile sites?

    I would be thrilled to never see one again.
     
  7. Dr. Carpenter

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    Set your user agent to desktop. Not sure if/how it can be done on stock browser; I use dolphin HD and its in settings. Restart browser after change and no more mobile sites :)

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    Hmm...Ill need to try this! Its really only a real pain when some sites (**cough** gizmodo...) don't even offer a link to the full site from their mobile!

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  9. Slow88lx

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    My thread was about disabiling mobile sites, why did it get merged with a thread about the exact opposite request?
     
  10. Dr. Carpenter

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    Lol no clue :) Although they are both about mobile sites...
    Edit: looks like google123 has the solution for the stock browser
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    @slow88lx
    Sometimes tapatalk only shows the few most recent posts, as is in my case. I didn't even see the OP until your reply. Forgive the extraneous contribution.

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  12. bthomp21

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    mods arent smart here.
     
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