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Old 08/26/2011, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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..
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Old 08/27/2011, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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haha this is the million dollar question since the fire sale
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Old 08/27/2011, 02:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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See the hulu fix thread.
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Old 08/27/2011, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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See the hulu fix thread.


Can you link to the page in the thread that has the user string fix? Thanks alot
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Old 08/27/2011, 03:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just responded to the same question here:
http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touc...ml#post3108220

Please use search before you start a new thread. It saves you from time
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Old 08/27/2011, 03:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Am I reading this wrong or is the answer currently "no" - I skimmed the Hulu thread and can't see the fix?
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Old 08/31/2011, 06:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Did you see http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touc...-hulu-fix.html ?

It's got a couple of ways to fix it, depending on your skill level...
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Old 08/31/2011, 07:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just responded to the same question here:
http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touc...ml#post3108220

Please use search before you start a new thread. It saves you from time
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).
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Old 09/01/2011, 10:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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: http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touc...-touchpad.html ) but they all seem to be fairly quiet.
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Old 01/07/2013, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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...

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Old 01/07/2013, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It works for the browser but not Flash. It's hardcoded in Flash.
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Old 01/07/2013, 08:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It works for the browser but not Flash. It's hardcoded in Flash.
so what are these spoofs good for ?
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Old 01/07/2013, 08:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Possibly using tablet versions of Google services, or viewing pages that normally get sent as a severely limited mobile/WAP version.
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Old 01/07/2013, 10:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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so what are these spoofs good for ?

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...
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Old 01/08/2013, 02:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Possibly using tablet versions of Google services, or viewing pages that normally get sent as a severely limited mobile/WAP version.
true some send as wap version but those usually show a "full version" link... Any disadvantages to spoofing as iPad
ff, or chrome ?
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Old 01/08/2013, 06:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01/08/2013, 06:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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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...
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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