Safari desktop only button on iOS!!!!

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in iPhone edited May 2014
Please tell everyone at Apple that they are destroying the UX without an option to turn off the mobile web!!!
It is a HUGE problem. You get forced into not complete websites and shitty designs

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  • Reply 1 of 11

    There is also a problem watching videos with Safari without Flash, even although the website supports showing videos in html5 format.

    Without a useragent switch button, Safari on Desktop is totally useless for video content without Flash.

  • Reply 2 of 11
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    I only voted no because it’s not Apple doing this. They have no control over it nor any responsibility to fix any “problem”.

     

    Demand the websites with which you’re having this problem NOT redirect to a mobile version for the browser strings associated with iOS devices. That’s it; that’s all you need to do.

  • Reply 3 of 11

    No, I do not agree. The browser is a translation tool. The translation tool needs to know multiple languages. You can not wait for the web to speak one language.

     

    Right now Safari for desktop does not work without Flash for video content, but Safari for iOS does.

  • Reply 4 of 11

    I agree with TS's premise ... however...

    It would be much easier for Apple to put the "switch" in it's Safari prefs than convincing 62,493 different website designers to re-work their html.

  • Reply 5 of 11
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post

    It would be much easier for Apple to put the "switch" in it's Safari prefs than convincing 62,493 different website designers to re-work their html.

     

    There’s no “switch”. There’s no capability for a “switch”. It can’t exist. That’s why it’s not Apple’s problem.

  • Reply 6 of 11
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 19,818member
    I know the mobile version of Firefox has a setting to default to the desktop version of a website but it looks like it only works for Android and not iOS. There's also a way to get mobile Chrome to default to desktop versions altho there's no "switch" and again it looks like it won't work for iOS?
  • Reply 7 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    There’s no “switch”. There’s no capability for a “switch”. It can’t exist. That’s why it’s not Apple’s problem.




    What are you drinking??

    You are just stubborn

  • Reply 8 of 11

    It IS possible ... there are 3rd party browsers (for iOS) that have this functionality.  It a software setting that causes the browser to identify itself as a desktop version.  

    No, TS... it's not a physical switch, it's a setting within the software ... for individual browsers... but Apple could, as easily, have a setting to give the same ability to Safari.

  • Reply 9 of 11
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    Originally Posted by silverado View Post

     

    Right now Safari for desktop does not work without Flash for video content, but Safari for iOS does.


     

    If you mean Safari for OSX... well... sure it works without Flash.  Install "Click-2-Flash"... it forces websites to load the HTML5 (h264) version of videos instead of the Falsh (flv) version... (granted, there are still a few hold-outs that refuse to offer alternative formats, but they are few and getting fewer.)

    (The sites could also make HTML5 the default instead of Flash ... then you wouldn't need "Click-2-Flash" to force it.)

  • Reply 10 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    There’s no “switch”. There’s no capability for a “switch”. It can’t exist. That’s why it’s not Apple’s problem.


    While it's NOT Apple's problem... the "switch" CAN exist (and DOES in other browsers).

  • Reply 11 of 11
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post

    No, TS... it's not a physical switch, it's a setting within the software ... for individual browsers... but Apple could, as easily, have a setting to give the same ability to Safari.

     

    In no way did I claim it was a physical switch. It’s changing a browser string, which Apple shouldn’t have to do. It’s a misrepresentation of products in use.

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