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Subject:iPad version of Safari problem
Time:01:54 pm
When I look at Livejournal with Safari on my Macbook I see my preferred page layouts. Some time in the last few weeks the iPad version has started showing a horrible layout with the right-hand third of the screen wasted showing a calendar I don't want and other crap.

Is there any way to make iPad Safari tell Livejournal it's on a desktop PC or similar? Alternatively, any other browser that will?

later - see draconin's solution, linked in the comments, which fixed things instantly.
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whswhs
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Time:2015-08-17 01:18 pm (UTC)
I've been seeing the same problem. Have you tried calling Apple? Or is your tech support expired? Mine isn't, but I've just gone to the desktop. . . .
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ffutures
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Time:2015-08-17 04:48 pm (UTC)
See Draconin's post referenced below!
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draconin
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Time:2015-08-17 01:51 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you're having the same problem I did. See my entry at http://draconin.livejournal.com/336816.html
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ffutures
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Time:2015-08-17 04:48 pm (UTC)
MANY thanks, that works.
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willibald
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Time:2015-08-17 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hope you get it sorted. My wife has had this happen on her laptop for no apparent reason.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-08-17 04:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the same problem I've encountered - see draconin's solution
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ffutures
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Time:2015-08-17 04:50 pm (UTC)
Really don't want another app just for this - I'm trying to get rid of apps due to lack of memory at the moment.
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alexmc
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Time:2015-08-17 02:42 pm (UTC)
I use the lastPass browser on the iPad, but I am not sure whether that fixes your problem.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-08-17 04:51 pm (UTC)
draconin's solution seems to have done the trick.
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ckd
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Time:2015-08-17 03:06 pm (UTC)
draconin's solution worked for me.

There is a somewhat hidden way to get Safari on iOS to request the desktop version of a site (which might enable the checkbox to switch back to not-broken mode): tap in the address/search field, then pull down on the favorites list to reveal a "Request Desktop Site" tap target.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-08-17 04:52 pm (UTC)
That works well as a one-off, but draconin's solution seems a better long-term fix.
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