1. Dexter505's Avatar
    I just got the surface and I think it s a really nice device bit I cannot figure out how to get webpages in desktop view. I am getting the mobile site.
    10-22-2013 04:12 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    Mobile site? You mean you have websites come up as though they're on a mobile device?
    10-22-2013 05:49 PM
  3. Dexter505's Avatar
    Yes I have websites coming like I am on a smart phone. I don't see an option to prevent it.
    10-22-2013 06:00 PM
  4. Daniel Curry's Avatar
    What websites? I've not had this issue.
    10-22-2013 06:10 PM
  5. chinesepiratefood's Avatar
    The only way I know of to change that on IE is just a temporary change I think. Go to the desktop IE, press F12 to open the developer tools, go to the emulation side bar option. In browser profile pick desktop. I have never seen a mobile version of any site on my surface though.
    10-22-2013 06:21 PM
  6. emigrating's Avatar
    This has happened on my original RT since I updated to the Windows 8.1 preview. The websites in question are using a "bad" browser detection algorithm. On most websites it helps putting the domain into IEs compatibility list (open desktop IE, go to the tools menu and look for compatibility).

    Most likely this will rectify itself within a month or so though as more people upgrade and complain to the websites in question.
    Pete likes this.
    10-23-2013 03:35 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Seems like a good explanation to me. Examples of these "mobile" websites would be good, so we could confirm this is the case.
    10-23-2013 03:37 AM
  8. sinic999's Avatar
    try window button + D if you have a keyboard or covers.
    10-23-2013 01:26 PM
  9. segana's Avatar
    Might not be the same cause, but I experienced the same issue after an update and simply found that the zoom setting for IE11 had been set at over 200%.

    This meant the viewport was very small and thus responsive websites served the mobile versions.

    Changing the zoom back to normal solved this for me.
    10-23-2013 04:14 PM
  10. lokiduck's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. It only has happened to me for the wpcentral forums. It loads the mobile version of it for what ever reason.
    10-23-2013 07:51 PM
  11. Dexter505's Avatar
    I just tried redtube.com and i defaults to the mobile version with no way to get the desktop version. On the iPad I get the desktop version.
    10-23-2013 08:38 PM
  12. Dexter505's Avatar
    Anyone ever figured this out
    10-25-2013 06:15 PM
  13. Benjamin Preston's Avatar
    Might not be the same cause, but I experienced the same issue after an update and simply found that the zoom setting for IE11 had been set at over 200%.

    This meant the viewport was very small and thus responsive websites served the mobile versions.

    Changing the zoom back to normal solved this for me.
    its 2018 and i just bought a surface 3, i had my zoom set to 200 as well, this fixed it for me, thanks a lot haha
    08-31-2018 03:16 PM

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