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A question on Opera Mini behaviour...

  • I really like Opera Mini on my iPad. However, I get some quirky behaviour from time to time. One is always being forced to view the mobile versions of websites. The second quirky behaviour is that some of the mobile sites just return a white page, unless I change the URL manually from "m." to "www.". I'm wondering if there is a setting I've missed where one could prevent Opera Mini from defaulting to mobile websites?

    Thanks for any advice in advance.

  • It's not Mini that defaults to mobile versions - the websites redirect it.

    I don't use Mini, on other versions of Opera there is a setting "Identify as ..." with various options. If you change that to "Desktop" it should reduce the number of sites that redirect you.

  • Thank you for the correction. It's a shame that there isn't an Internet option similar to "don't track me", but in this case "don't mobile me". 🙂

  • Modern mobiles can handle anything desktops can - except Flash I guess. I certainly don't want to see mobile sites on my Android tablet ...

    Moved to Opera Mini forum, where someone might actually know if there's an "Identify as" setting for Mini.