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jondmml 08/26/2011 04:30 PM

Changing Browser User Agent?
 
Hey,

Does anyone know how to change the user agent on the Touchpad? Would be nice to get access to websites optimized for the Ipad..

rush_ad 08/27/2011 02:02 PM

haha this is the million dollar question since the fire sale

Kratus 08/27/2011 02:05 PM

See the hulu fix thread.

ngirardi 08/27/2011 02:59 PM

[QUOTE=Kratus;3108129]See the hulu fix thread.[/QUOTE]



Can you link to the page in the thread that has the user string fix? Thanks alot

viper151 08/27/2011 03:04 PM

I just responded to the same question here:
[url]http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad/294852-identify-browser-ipad.html#post3108220[/url]

Please use search before you start a new thread. It saves you from time

cgk 08/27/2011 03:06 PM

Am I reading this wrong or is the answer currently "no" - I skimmed the Hulu thread and can't see the fix?

db_white 08/31/2011 06:32 PM

Hulu fix
 
Did you see [url]http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad/294167-there-hulu-fix.html[/url] ?

It's got a couple of ways to fix it, depending on your skill level...

Cube1701 08/31/2011 07:32 PM

[QUOTE=viper151;3108279]I just responded to the same question here:
[url]http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad/294852-identify-browser-ipad.html#post3108220[/url]

Please use search before you start a new thread. It saves you from time[/QUOTE]

To be fair, neither that thread nor the ones it links to have clear instructions on making the Touchpad appear as an iPad (or whatever you want).

farooknaji 09/01/2011 10:20 AM

I'm actually surprised this topic hasn't received more attention. There are quite a few sites/web apps that look great in their tablet specific presentations. There's a number of similar threads (including this one: [url]http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad-tips-information-resources/295085-wanted-enabling-mobile-versions-websites-hp-touchpad.html[/url] ) but they all seem to be fairly quiet.

patapoof 01/07/2013 08:27 PM

so now pops up 3 user agent overrides on preware ...for ipad, chrome, firefox ...what would these do for me ...only thing I tried was the ipad one and hulu.com still won't play ...took it off...

comments?

GMMan 01/07/2013 08:51 PM

It works for the browser but not Flash. It's hardcoded in Flash.

patapoof 01/07/2013 08:55 PM

[QUOTE=GMMan;3372152]It works for the browser but not Flash. It's hardcoded in Flash.[/QUOTE]
so what are these spoofs good for ?

GMMan 01/07/2013 08:57 PM

Possibly using tablet versions of Google services, or viewing pages that normally get sent as a severely limited mobile/WAP version.

creepingmee 01/07/2013 10:53 PM

[QUOTE=patapoof;3372153]so what are these spoofs good for ?[/QUOTE]


Beating a dead horse with this thread aren't we? Ok, There are many threads about the user agent and a are patches running around to change same. The hulu fix changes both the user agent and the version report for flash, it works at playing Please search the forum for the hulu patch and install that. Keep in mind that it breaks the app catalog and you have to uninstall hulu patch to use the app catalog. This is all well documented if you READ the forums...

patapoof 01/08/2013 02:33 AM

[QUOTE=GMMan;3372155]Possibly using tablet versions of Google services, or viewing pages that normally get sent as a severely limited mobile/WAP version.[/QUOTE]
true some send as wap version but those usually show a "full version" link... Any disadvantages to spoofing as iPad
ff, or chrome ?

GMMan 01/08/2013 06:07 AM

You may get mobile only versions of some sites if they don't have an option to switch back to full, at least with the iPad patch. I'm not sure if the others are the full or mobile versions.

Vistaus 01/08/2013 06:23 AM

[QUOTE=creepingmee;3372168]Beating a dead horse with this thread aren't we? Ok, There are many threads about the user agent and a are patches running around to change same. The hulu fix changes both the user agent and the version report for flash, it works at playing Please search the forum for the hulu patch and install that. Keep in mind that it breaks the app catalog and you have to uninstall hulu patch to use the app catalog. This is all well documented if you READ the forums...[/QUOTE]

Dead horse? The user agent patched just got updated a few days ago. If it was dead it wouldn't get updated anymore.


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