1. leprechaunshawn's Avatar
    Im not sure if Im posting this in the right forum since its happening on both of my Android devices, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Tab. So, I figure Ill put it here since this forum gets a bit more traffic than the tablet forum.

    I have a particular website I like to visit. Its nothing dirty, just the website for my local newspaper, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Breaking news, sports, business, watchdog journalism in Wisconsin. Ive tried the stock browser, Chrome and Dolphin and it seems that no matter what I do, my phone and tablet will not open the desktop version of the website. I mostly use Chrome and have selected the option to request desktop version and it still opens the mobile version.

    Could it be something with that particular website that wont allow the full version to open on a mobile device, or am I missing a setting somewhere?
    11-28-2012 11:44 AM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    yeah it could be a poorly coded website that will not allow a redirect to the desktop version if a mobile device it detected.
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    11-28-2012 11:47 AM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yeah seems like its the website coding...usually websites with mobile versions allow a link to change to the desktop version...I don't see it on this website
    11-28-2012 11:50 AM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    Try deleting "m." (M dot) from start of address bar and reload. Then bookmark it if it works

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    11-28-2012 12:50 PM
  5. funkylogik's Avatar
    UPDATE. doesent seem to have a DT version.. does it work on PC?

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    11-28-2012 12:54 PM
  6. piizzadude's Avatar
    Yeah it does have a desktop version. I think, and I only took a quick glance at the code, that instead of having a m. Version, they actually scale to meet the device. Like I said, bad code

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    funkylogik likes this.
    11-28-2012 01:00 PM
  7. leprechaunshawn's Avatar
    These are the kind of answers I was hoping not to get. Worst part is, I pay for access to that website.
    funkylogik likes this.
    11-28-2012 02:33 PM
  8. piizzadude's Avatar
    maybe use the e-edition in the upper corner
    11-28-2012 02:42 PM
  9. MichaelBR's Avatar
    Im not sure if Im posting this in the right forum since its happening on both of my Android devices, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Tab. So, I figure Ill put it here since this forum gets a bit more traffic than the tablet forum.

    I have a particular website I like to visit. Its nothing dirty, just the website for my local newspaper, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Breaking news, sports, business, watchdog journalism in Wisconsin. Ive tried the stock browser, Chrome and Dolphin and it seems that no matter what I do, my phone and tablet will not open the desktop version of the website. I mostly use Chrome and have selected the option to request desktop version and it still opens the mobile version.

    Could it be something with that particular website that wont allow the full version to open on a mobile device, or am I missing a setting somewhere?
    What's happening in your situation is the following:
    • The browser connects to the website
    • The website receives the connection, and identifies what type of browser/device is accessing the site
    • The site identifies that it's a mobile device, and redirects the browser to the mobile version of the website


    Removing the "m" or "mobile" from the start of the address won't help, as you go back to the first step above.

    How to solve it: you must change the browser's User Agent setting. In Dolphin Browser, for instance, go to Toolbox / User Agent, and you'll find four options:
    1. Android (default)
    2. Desktop (this is the option you want)
    3. iPhone
    4. iPad


    Once you select "Desktop" as the user agent, Dolphin will identify itself as a desktop browser. The website will be happy with that and not redirect it to the mobile version.

    The same setting should exist in any decent browser.
    leprechaunshawn likes this.
    11-28-2012 03:43 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    It exists in chrome but doesnt work.
    Id try Opera Mobile as a last resort. Set user agent to desktop..
    Maybe try Firefox.. a lot of sites dont yet recognise it as a mobile browser.. just a thought.
    Id mail the site n complain tbh since u pay for it

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    11-28-2012 08:24 PM
  11. leprechaunshawn's Avatar
    Thanks Michael! Your instructions worked perfectly.
    11-29-2012 10:20 AM

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