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    Hi all,

    Recently (perhaps the last day, perhaps the last week....) I've been getting google's simplified mobile interface instead of their enhanced one (with tabs across the top) if I search from the universal search or from the browser address bar.

    If I go to google.com and search it gives me a 'modern' interface (the same one I had on my Pixi before the Pre 3), with 'tabs' on the top for images, etc... If I search from the address bar or universal search I get a cut-down mobile google that reformats all the pages I click through to, which is infuriating!

    So, is anyone else seeing this? Has google changed their browser/device identification code? Is there a good workaround?

    At the moment, I'm editing the URL to remove the '/m' after google.com. This works but is really irritating

    For example:
    From universal search:
    this is a test - Google Search

    Which takes me to the simple site.
    If I go to
    this is a test - Google Search

    I get the better version. I have to scroll up and down once to get the page to draw, though.

    Any thoughts?
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    Although this change to the Google search is less 'mobile friendly' than it was before, at least I can now tap on images in the Google image search to see a bigger version. I'd been missing this functionality previously.
    HP Pre 3 (UK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    Although this change to the Google search is less 'mobile friendly' than it was before, at least I can now tap on images in the Google image search to see a bigger version. I'd been missing this functionality previously.
    LOL funny google "breaking" its API fixes something it "broke" in the last API change.

    A functioning image search is nice, cuz bing sucks.
    I love physical keyboards... but there is two devices that would make me consider a slab, one is something running a full version of Open webOS. The other is an iPhone!!!! HA HA just kidding (about the iPhone that is)...
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    Search results are now easier to read
    Last edited by laingman; 08/22/2012 at 11:34 PM.

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