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configuring aweb

configuring aweb

When I log into aweb on a tablet, it seems to recognise that I am accessing the site from a mobile device and takes me to
Http://m.accountingweb.co.uk
However my tablet has 10.1 inches of screen real estate and I would like the option at least of viewing the site in desktop mode.
But I cannot find any option to switch, and if I manually type "www" instead of "m" in the address bar it insists on redirecting me to back to the mobile view. Any ideas?

With kind regards

Clint Westwood

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25th Feb 2013 09:03

Is there a 'view as web page'? Button somewhere?  AW looks ok on my iPad(2), not sure if I get the mobile version though.

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25th Feb 2013 09:25

Which tablet

Hi Clint

Can you let us know which tablet this is happening on? Tablets should show the full site rather than the mobile site.

 

Thanks

 

Jenny

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25th Feb 2013 09:29

That's what I had hoped

But I couldn't find one anywhere.  Could just be my eyesight.  I am back in office now, separated from my toy, so cannot look again until this evening.

The BBC news home page certainly behaves that way:  It starts by taking you to a "m" version, but there is a link there to switch to "www" version, which it then remembers (presumably by way of cookie).

With kind regards

Clint Westwood

PS. @ Jenny

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, running Jellybean (Android 4.1.something)

 

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25th Feb 2013 09:45

Chrome Solution (Android / iOS)

If you're using Chrome (and, as a mobile / tablet browser I'd recommend it over many default options), you can select "request desktop site" from the settings bar (here's a quick guide). This should prevent it from automatically switching to the mobile version.

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25th Feb 2013 10:48

Thanks, maybe I will switch

Currently using the default "stock" browser, but don't know what it is (or how to find out - you don't get a help/about menu structure in these things).

I was thinking of switching to Dolphin, but may add Chrome to the list.  Anyone care to comment on how they compare?

With kind regards

Clint Westwood

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25th Feb 2013 10:59

Dolphin

I've used Dolphin and really liked it - it feels a lot more powerful than Safari and keeps some of the more interesting features as well. Chrome feels a bit less "fully featured" but it does a great job of integrating into all of your Google services (if you use them - I've long resigned to giving my life & away to the big G for the sake of convenience!) and supports a lot of other apps, making it easier to share content between them (tweeting, blogging, saving for later etc.).

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25th Feb 2013 11:24

iPad

Just tried Aweb on the iPad and iPad mini - totally the same as the desktop version as far as I can see.

Like most things, Samsung, Google etc just don't cut the mustard in this area - iPad is WAY better!

...let forward the Apple haters...

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25th Feb 2013 21:28

A lot of websites default to showing the Mobile version when the User Agent is flagged as "Android". You need to see if the browser has a "User Agent" option somewhere in the settings and change this to "Desktop" if it's there.

From memory, I don't think the stock browser lets you change the User Agent as it is but  you can download an Add-on to Chrome that lets you do it

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher-for-c/djfl...

Or an easier option is to use the Opera Mobile browser which I find much quicker with a "cleaner" interface - and has the User Agent option in settings.

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