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How do I switch to mobile view?
« on: December 29, 2018, 07:50:45 PM »
I want to switch the forum view on my phone to mobile, it is very difficult to read everything in desktop view on such a small screen.
Somehow I can't change it?
Never used my phone for the forum but my tablet is away for repair.
I have an Android phone (Moto) with Chrome as browser.
Already tried to clear all browser history and made sure the box for desktop view is not ticked but I'm still in desktop view.

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 08:01:00 PM »
Down the bottom of the page, in the footer:

SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Mobile
© N Gauge Forum (NGF) 2010-2018

My bold. I personally always do the opposite, I can't stand the mobile view and always view in desktop mode!

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 08:05:49 PM »
I had forgotten that I already tried that too. Still in desktop view  :'(

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 08:07:03 PM »
Yes, seems to be broken still.  Will put it on the list!  My iPhone still switches over automatically.

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 08:12:33 PM »
Yes, mine does too periodically. I'm sure I've set something somewhere to say "no mobile view", certainly refreshing the page always works.

On iPhones holding down the refresh button in the address bar gives you the option to request desktop/mobile site (whichever you're not on).

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 08:14:20 PM »
Ok, I'll wait patiently then  :)
And I hope to get my tablet back soon...

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 09:23:28 PM »
I must be a bit weird. I like the desktop view on my mobile as it's what I'm used to. It often switches to the red mobile view automatically, and I find it extremely annoying!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2018, 09:45:44 PM »
Maybe I am weird?  :confused1:
On my tablet it also switches to mobile view regularly but I always switch back to 'normal'.
Had it on my phone only once and of course I clicked the desktop button immediately without thinking  :D
That was almost two weeks ago....

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2020, 12:09:19 PM »
 :helpneededsign:

Hello,

I'm trying to access the Forum using Firefox on a mobile running Android Oreo 8.1.  I keep getting the desktop view which is too small to read. 

Is there a mobile version I can access please?  Or should I try a different browser? 

The link on the desktop view to switch to mobile produces a Not Found message, and I haven't yet found any useful facility on the handset. 

 :thankyousign:

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2020, 08:50:38 PM »
you're right, the mobile version seems to be gone.
I was about to point out the link to the mobile version at the very bottom of each forum page, but it does not work anymore, tested on tablet and phone.

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2020, 09:38:04 PM »
Still get it periodically on iOS, but I still always want to switch to desktop mode, so pay it little attention!

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 09:58:50 PM »
On my old  iPod, the link doesn't do anything except refresh the page.  iOS is not upgradable from 9.3.5. 

Would it work on a new iPhone or iPad, I wonder? 

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2020, 10:17:12 PM »
Iím on an iPhone XR and yes, if Iíve not been on for a day or so it always brings up mobile view.

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2020, 11:20:23 PM »
My Android phone switches to the red mobile view often throughout the day. For example, it's 8.15am here and I'm checking the forum while still lying in bed! Sure enough, when I logged in, it was mobile view.

I find this mildly irritating as I prefer the desktop version. I'm typing this on the phone in desktop now. I don't find the small print a problem as it's so easy to zoom in and out on the phone.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: How do I switch to mobile view?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2020, 12:15:29 AM »
....and there we go, in the space of an hour, I've gotten up, had a shower and it's reverted back to mobile mode. It's annoying, but I'm told by @Only Me there's no way I can stop that.

Ah well, there's worse things happening in the world, I suppose  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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