1. MatthewSchenker's Avatar
    Hello,
    Sorry if this has already been asked before, but here goes...

    I'm getting ready to purchase a WiFi-only Xoom. I tested a 3G model today at my local Verizon store, and I like everything except...

    I noticed lots of sites I visited with the Xoom browser automatically went into "m" mode -- for mobile devices. I asked the guy in the store about this and he said it's built into the system. That didn't sound right to me.

    There is a way to stop the Xoom from automatically going into mobile mode on the browser, right?

    Thanks,
    Matthew
    03-21-2011 09:26 PM
  2. REHolt218's Avatar
    Yes there is. A lot of sites allow you to choose Mobile. Or full web mode. Also in the browser settings you can tell it to use desktop mode so that it identifies itself to the website as a full browser.
    03-21-2011 09:39 PM
  3. p08757's Avatar
    The key is to enter about:debug into your browser then change the UAString to desktop under settings.

    Someone should sticky a how-to on this.
    03-21-2011 09:44 PM
  4. MatthewSchenker's Avatar
    REHolt218,
    OK, that's good. It would be a real waste of a nice screen otherwise! I didn't have time to get into all the settings, but the comment from the Verizon Store employee didn't sound right.

    I had a feeling the guy at the Verizon Store didn't know much. My first clue... When I said I was waiting for the WiFi-only version, he said, "well, any Xoom can be WiFi only." He said he hadn't heard anything about a WiFi-only model.

    So I opened the Xoom browser and Googled an article on it to show him!

    Thanks,
    Matthew
    03-21-2011 09:45 PM
  5. MatthewSchenker's Avatar
    The key is to enter about:debug into your browser then change the UAString to desktop under settings.

    Someone should sticky a how-to on this.
    Sorry... I was typing when your response posted.

    Guess I'm not the only one who has asked this question! But it doesn't sound like a big deal to remedy it.

    Thanks,
    Matthew
    03-21-2011 09:59 PM
  6. Drew2u's Avatar
    It's called Desktop mode ... see a [How To] that someone created for it. (Search --> Subject: How To)
    03-21-2011 10:12 PM
  7. tntdroid's Avatar
    Only problem with about debug once you turn off or reboot you have to do the steps again.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-21-2011 10:14 PM
  8. Drew2u's Avatar
    Only problem with about debug once you turn off or reboot you have to do the steps again.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    That's why I recommend seeing the How To thread... there are some tips for toggling desktop/mobile modes on and off fairly quickly.

    Here it is: [HOW TO] Make Honeycombs browser load Desktop Sites

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/moto...tml#post660768

    Well this just isn't my night to post links.... do a search on "How to Browser" and look for the thread title above.
    03-21-2011 10:30 PM
  9. p08757's Avatar
    Sorry... I was typing when your response posted.

    Guess I'm not the only one who has asked this question! But it doesn't sound like a big deal to remedy it.

    Thanks,
    Matthew
    No need to say sorry. You are right, this quetion has been asked several times. I vote we should "sticky" a how-to on this so people can find the info they need.
    03-21-2011 10:55 PM
  10. tntdroid's Avatar
    We are keeping the sticky section to 5 Max. Lets put together a Xoom tips and trick thread and ill make it happen. Post all tips and I will link them all.
    p08757 likes this.
    03-21-2011 10:59 PM
  11. azxoom23's Avatar
    Pardon my numbness, but is this the same thing I should try to get the Groupwise email to display correctly on my Xoom?? Thanks..
    03-21-2011 11:50 PM
  12. MatthewSchenker's Avatar
    Good Morning,
    I also suggest a "tips & tricks" area. As I get up to speed on using Android, I'd be happy to contribute.

    After looking at this and other discussions, it seems there are decent solutions for "desktop" mode, although I'd rather not do it every time I start the device. Some sites that force a mobile version are ones I use all the time. Maybe there will be a better solution in Android at some point?

    Thanks,
    Matthew

    PS: By the way, I'm really impressed with this community. I'm a big fan of forums where people treat each other the way they would in the "real" world. I have some experience making this happen, having created and managed a major woodworking forum.
    03-22-2011 05:58 AM
  13. p08757's Avatar
    We are keeping the sticky section to 5 Max. Lets put together a Xoom tips and trick thread and ill make it happen. Post all tips and I will link them all.
    Thanks!
    03-22-2011 07:11 AM
  14. p08757's Avatar
    Pardon my numbness, but is this the same thing I should try to get the Groupwise email to display correctly on my Xoom?? Thanks..
    I doubt it, but you can give it a try.
    03-22-2011 07:14 AM
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