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#1 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:11 PM

Whenever I visit the site on my iPad, it loads the mobile theme. I'm on wifi, so I don't need or want that. Can I permanently disable it?

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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:58 AM

Nobody?

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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:35 AM

I hate this too, I am on my iPhone and still prefer the original site. Sometimes when I log in it won't give me the option for the original site.

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:48 PM

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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:45 AM

I have the same question; however, I would like the mobile version if I could go straight to the most recent post. I've tried tapping all over the place to find a link for that, but I always end up at the 1st post, then having to go through page after page until I reach the most recent. There's no way I'd do that with long threads. If it's more than about 5 or 6 pages I say forget it or just load the full version.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:11 AM

I'm having this problem too. I had a few false alarms before, where my cookies setting got switched on my iPhone, but now I can only access the mobile forum no matter what I do... I've clicked the full version button just to bring me right back to the mobile site.. The regular site works great on iPhones..

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:12 AM

I have the same question; however, I would like the mobile version if I could go straight to the most recent post. I've tried tapping all over the place to find a link for that, but I always end up at the 1st post, then having to go through page after page until I reach the most recent. There's no way I'd do that with long threads. If it's more than about 5 or 6 pages I say forget it or just load the full version.

That is the exact reason I hate the mobile version.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:30 AM

Yes, after the update I can no longer switch back and forth between the mobile and full versions on my iPad. Tried clearing the cache and history but no dice.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:31 AM

I'll take a look at this and see what I can do to fix it.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:43 AM

I have the same question; however, I would like the mobile version if I could go straight to the most recent post. I've tried tapping all over the place to find a link for that, but I always end up at the 1st post, then having to go through page after page until I reach the most recent. There's no way I'd do that with long threads. If it's more than about 5 or 6 pages I say forget it or just load the full version.


I agree, it's pretty ridiculous and this has been complained about on Invision's forum.

Have you tried Tapatalk yet? It's a nice, native app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry devices that allows you to navigate the forums quite quickly:

http://www.tapatalk.com/

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 AM

I have fixed the Mobile Skin so the link to "Full Version" at the bottom of the page works. You can now switch back and forth between the normal skin and the Mobile Skin easily. If anyone runs into further issues related to this, please let me know!

Thanks,

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:03 AM

Whenever I visit the site on my iPad, it loads the mobile theme. I'm on wifi, so I don't need or want that. Can I permanently disable it?


There's no built-in functionality for the forum to disable the mobile theme entirely, unfortunately.

..Al

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:08 PM

I have fixed the Mobile Skin so the link to "Full Version" at the bottom of the page works. You can now switch back and forth between the normal skin and the Mobile Skin easily. If anyone runs into further issues related to this, please let me know!

Thanks,

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Thanks! Works perfectly!

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:36 PM

After leaving and coming back after an hour, the site has completely forgot my preference... I'm noticing this all over the Internet, not just on this forum.. They used to remember, now I have to choose full site on every visit.. Is it an iPhone problem, with it deleting the preference cookie, or are website admins trying to force the mobile themes on us?

I can't think of one website that doesn't work great on my phone. What kinds of phones do people have that prefer the mobile theme? Can their browser not handle full sites?

It's not the biggest problem in the world, but it is annoying...

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:43 PM

After leaving and coming back after an hour, the site has completely forgot my preference... I'm noticing this all over the Internet, not just on this forum.. They used to remember, now I have to choose full site on every visit.. Is it an iPhone problem, with it deleting the preference cookie, or are website admins trying to force the mobile themes on us?

I can't think of one website that doesn't work great on my phone. What kinds of phones do people have that prefer the mobile theme? Can their browser not handle full sites?

It's not the biggest problem in the world, but it is annoying...


It's certainly not being done on purpose here, but I can check to see how long the cookie is supposed to last. Are you seeing this just on Invision forums, or other types of forums?
I think there are two reasons for mobile versions of sites. One is to cut down on the amount of bandwidth being used, since many people do have caps on their usage before they have to either pay more or their access is throttle down. The mobile version of AtariAge transfers considerably less information than the full skin. Second is that the mobile version is tailored for a smaller screen size. Even though the full skin does work fine on the iPhone, you still need to do a lot of zooming in and scrolling about to see everything clearly (even with the 4S). The mobile skin is tailored for a small screen and is intended to be used without your having to zoom in/out, and links are generally easy to hit with your fingers.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:56 PM

I gotcha, Al.. I don't think it's an evil conspiracy, or anything, lol...I'm just noticing a recent trend... Just as an example, since I posted and you replied, it switched back to mobile without me closing safari in the backgrounder...

The other sites are not message boards at all, but just regular websites..

I just want to clarify that it's not that big of a deal... It's good that I can still access the full site, so thanks for fixing that!

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:57 PM

I gotcha, Al.. I don't think it's an evil conspiracy, or anything, lol...I'm just noticing a recent trend... Just as an example, since I posted and you replied, it switched back to mobile without me closing safari in the backgrounder...


I'm using the regular skin on my iPhone and I'll see how long it takes before it switches back to the Mobile skin, if it does.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:15 PM

Maybe another route to go: There are a few different iPhone browsers that have user agent fakers without jail breaking.. Here's the one I'm currently checking out:

http://itunes.apple....29165?mt=8&ls=1

It has a switch to toggle back and forth between themes...

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:28 PM

The button to switch to Full Version was working fine until today, but now whenever I press it, it just takes me right back to the mobile site. I'm using this on an iPad 2, FWIW.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:24 PM

...ok, and now it's fixed. That was quick!


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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:26 PM

...ok, and now it's fixed. That was quick!


I didn't fix anything in the last hour--it's possible you had a page cached. The fix I applied earlier today should have fixed the behavior you were seeing. However, I still cannot select the other themes (Splat, Deflection, Gravity Blue) as they end up causing the Mobile theme to appear. I haven't looked at that problem yet.

..Al




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