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    Default Set Browser UA String to Desktop?

    Is there a way to set the Galaxy Nexus stock browser UA string to Desktop instead of mobile?
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    While on a page hit the 3 dots up top right and select to use desktop site


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    Default Re: Set Browser UA String to Desktop?

    Short way: check off the "Request desktop site" option.

    Long way: in the address bar, type in "about:debug" and hit Go. Then hit the menu button > Settings > Debug > UAString and select whichever user agent you want. These are your options.

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    Is the long way a permanent fix. As in it will always use thebdesktop version or is it like the easier option and need to be done for every website that has a mobile version?
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    Default Re: Set Browser UA String to Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
    Short way: check off the "Request desktop site" option.

    Long way: in the address bar, type in "about:debug" and hit Go. Then hit the menu button > Settings > Debug > UAString and select whichever user agent you want. These are your options.

    Awesome tip - Thanks you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jafels View Post
    Is the long way a permanent fix. As in it will always use thebdesktop version or is it like the easier option and need to be done for every website that has a mobile version?
    I don't believe there is a way to make it permanent, which is one of the reasons people use alternate browsers.
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    Default Re: Set Browser UA String to Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by jafels View Post
    Is the long way a permanent fix. As in it will always use thebdesktop version or is it like the easier option and need to be done for every website that has a mobile version?
    It should be permanent. I say permanent, though you can manually change it back at any time.
    Last edited by Channan; 12-22-2011 at 09:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
    It should be permanent. I say permanent, though you can manually change it back at any time.

    I'm finding even know the string remains on desktop, the browser still renders the mobile version of the website sometimes. Any idea how to make it always stay on desktop.
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    Default Re: Set Browser UA String to Desktop?

    Yeah it must be a bug in 4.0.2. Once you close the browser, anything you do in the debug settings stops working until you type in about:debug again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
    Yeah it must be a bug in 4.0.2. Once you close the browser, anything you do in the debug settings stops working until you type in about:debug again.
    Thanks - I hope they fix it! Is there an easy way to submit issues to the ICS team that we find?
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    Default Re: Set Browser UA String to Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
    Yeah it must be a bug in 4.0.2. Once you close the browser, anything you do in the debug settings stops working until you type in about:debug again.
    It's been that way on every android device that I've owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pool_shark View Post
    It's been that way on every android device that I've owned.
    Yup. Its not permanent. A reboot or full close of the browser kills it. Dolphin works great with no issues.

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