Mobile Users: Mobile Skin Poll

Mobile Skin

  • Keep It

    Votes: 12 80.0%
  • Drop It

    Votes: 3 20.0%

  • Total voters
    15
  • #26
disregardthat
Science Advisor
1,854
33
The mobile skin appears in my opera browser on my computer, does anyone know how to disable it? For chrome it's regular though, I don't know what's wrong.
 
  • #27
708
7
The mobile skin appears in my opera browser on my computer, does anyone know how to disable it?
Because Opera makes a mobile browser that is used in a lot of mobile devices, many sites (wrongly) think that you want a mobile layout.

You can tell Opera to pretend to be Firefox on any site that does this. This fools the site into giving you the right page layout for a desktop browser. I sometimes also do this on sites that complain that I am not using an "up to date browser" and then direct me to go download Netscape (which hasn't existed for years)!

Right-click on the page and click "Edit Site Preferences." Go to the "Network" tab at the far right and the bottom entry is "Browser Identification." See what works best for you.

Once set, Opera will remember to "mask" itself every time you come back to that site.
 
  • #28
disregardthat
Science Advisor
1,854
33
Right-click on the page and click "Edit Site Preferences." Go to the "Network" tab at the far right and the bottom entry is "Browser Identification." See what works best for you.
Thanks, that worked!
 
  • #29
708
7
Now if I set to "Identify as Firefox" I get a 502 Bad Gateway page and physicsforums is essentially broken. Yikes.

I have to completely "Mask as Firefox" to get the site usable. Personally, I think feeding different pages to different browsers is the wrong approach. But maybe I am just a luddite.
 
  • #30
18,037
7,390
the opera problem has been fixed
 
  • #31
708
7
the opera problem has been fixed
Much appreciated. I can confirm it is working normally for me again...
 

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