10-28-2012 10:23 PM
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  1. Jaymil's Avatar
    So yeah.. We don't have a flash.. not a huge deal anymore. On my android tablet I could use porn sites because I had flash and I could set the user agent to desktop. On an ipad I could use porn sites because most sites made an ipad html5 version. On an android tablet with no flash (jellybean) I could set the user agent to ipad and run the sites..

    I have none of these options on the surface. I can't change the user agent far as I know.. the sites view IE as a mobile browser for some reason.. Anyone found a solution or what?
    10-26-2012 06:41 PM
  2. ndschris's Avatar
    Gotta admire your honesty haha

    I don't have a Surface yet but this should work...

    Load up the desktop IE browser
    Select F12 Developer Tools from the settings cog in the top-right of the window
    Select Tools > User Agent String > Apple Safari (iPad)
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    10-26-2012 06:48 PM
  3. Blackwood504's Avatar
    I think desktop IE will work for you.
    LOL at least he is honest about it.
    10-26-2012 07:09 PM
  4. Jaymil's Avatar
    That worked... nice. Strictly in the name of knowledge of course.

    Seriously though you may have just prevented a return.
    10-26-2012 07:18 PM
  5. Stormwatch342's Avatar
    Desktop IE has flash. No need to change it to iPad etc
    10-26-2012 07:23 PM
  6. Jaymil's Avatar
    Desktop IE has flash. No need to change it to iPad etc
    It wasn't working.. said the version of flash was out of date.. ipad mode works fine though. (HTML5)
    10-26-2012 07:24 PM
  7. Stormwatch342's Avatar
    It wasn't working.. said the version of flash was out of date.. ipad mode works fine though. (HTML5)
    Windows update. I think there was a update for flash. I tested some flash sites. Worked great.

    Edit: just wanted to add html5 is always the better option in my opinion, so much smoother. So setting to iPad is probably a good idea
    Last edited by Stormwatch342; 10-26-2012 at 07:33 PM.
    10-26-2012 07:27 PM
  8. Jaymil's Avatar
    Windows update. I think there was a update for flash. I tested some flash sites. Worked great.
    I had already done the windows update when I tried.. must not be one of the whitelisted sites. Tried pornhub and tube8 both.
    10-26-2012 07:32 PM
  9. si49's Avatar
    Hello WPCentral Community!!

    Do websites like ESPN3 work on the RT? If a broadcast is not allowed on mobile devices like Monday Night Football on androids, will it work on a SURFACE RT?

    I guess the main question is, will Surface be considered a mobile device or computer by content limiting websites?
    10-26-2012 07:33 PM
  10. Stormwatch342's Avatar
    just wanted to add html5 is always the better option in my opinion, so much smoother. So setting to iPad is probably a good idea

    Edit: Just ran across the same issue as you on a flash site. Sigh.
    Last edited by Stormwatch342; 10-26-2012 at 07:39 PM.
    10-26-2012 07:33 PM
  11. anotherhawkeye's Avatar
    People changing user agent...is going to make it look like there is only fewer windows rt machines than actual number...
    10-26-2012 08:05 PM
  12. Jaymil's Avatar
    People changing user agent...is going to make it look like there is only fewer windows rt machines than actual number...
    Welcome to Android for the last year and a half. Not much we can do.. I'm not gonna gimp myself just to make Microsoft look better..they chose not to support full flash not me.
    10-26-2012 08:11 PM
  13. Blackwood504's Avatar
    IE 10 has flash but it's only for "white listed sites" - sites that Microsoft has okayed (that list is always being updated I believe). ESPN 3 works fine...actually watching it right now. Desktop IE I think will work on any site...I really don't go to the desktop very often. I've actually unpinned it.
    10-27-2012 12:36 AM
  14. squire777's Avatar
    Welcome to Android for the last year and a half. Not much we can do.. I'm not gonna gimp myself just to make Microsoft look better..they chose not to support full flash not me.
    After you are done your business can you change it back :P
    10-27-2012 12:55 AM
  15. Gken's Avatar
    so im confused my porn sites worked.
    10-27-2012 07:41 AM
  16. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I'm surprised it took this long for somebody to be blunt. Porn drives most emergent technology. Not a fan personally, but no judgment...
    10-27-2012 08:05 AM
  17. blackprince's Avatar
    I'm surprised it took this long for somebody to be blunt. Porn drives most emergent technology. Not a fan personally, but no judgment...
    Then why haven't they all jumped on the HTML5 video wagon?
    10-27-2012 10:03 AM
  18. j_hall_in's Avatar
    Hello WPCentral Community!!

    Do websites like ESPN3 work on the RT? If a broadcast is not allowed on mobile devices like Monday Night Football on androids, will it work on a SURFACE RT?

    I guess the main question is, will Surface be considered a mobile device or computer by content limiting websites?
    Yes sites like HBOGo, WatchESPN (ESPN3), and Amazon Instant Video all work on my surface. Whether or not they will filter broadcasts for it, I don't know. I don't have any android, but if the android only uses ESPN3 through an app, since on the surface you can access via Internet Explorer you may get lucky in them not noticing it's a 'mobile' device. Not sure though
    10-27-2012 02:18 PM
  19. Jaybotics's Avatar
    I would love to get Xtube working, and can't. I've tried running it on the desktop mode, and tried changing user agents, but it still takes me to the mobile site.
    10-27-2012 06:31 PM
  20. Flagz's Avatar
    how do you change user agents? I would love to run pornhub... :|
    10-27-2012 06:52 PM
  21. illidanx's Avatar
    how do you change user agents? I would love to run pornhub... :|
    the 2nd post of this thread. FYI, the desktop IE has much more options than the metro IE but what you change in the desktop IE applies to both versions. wow.
    10-27-2012 07:06 PM
  22. jdevenberg's Avatar
    the 2nd post of this thread. FYI, the desktop IE has much more options than the metro IE but what you change in the desktop IE applies to both versions. wow.
    Are you sure? I changed user agent to iPad in the Desktop but am still getting desktop IE versions of sites on Modern IE
    10-27-2012 07:13 PM
  23. illidanx's Avatar
    Are you sure? I changed user agent to iPad in the Desktop but am still getting desktop IE versions of sites on Modern IE
    Well, maybe i'm wrong. The one setting that they share is the favorite list. Once i wanted to delete a favorite entry in metro IE but could not find out how. So I went to the desktop IE and deleted the favorite entry from there. So I thought other settings may be shared as well...
    10-27-2012 07:17 PM
  24. Stormwatch342's Avatar
    Well, maybe i'm wrong. The one setting that they share is the favorite list. Once i wanted to delete a favorite entry in metro IE but could not find out how. So I went to the desktop IE and deleted the favorite entry from there. So I thought other settings may be shared as well...

    Favourites get stored on your drive as links in a folder which both metro and desktop look at to make their list. Settings are separate.
    10-27-2012 08:47 PM
  25. mrmprince's Avatar
    IE 10 has flash but it's only for "white listed sites" - sites that Microsoft has okayed (that list is always being updated I believe). ESPN 3 works fine...actually watching it right now. Desktop IE I think will work on any site...I really don't go to the desktop very often. I've actually unpinned it.
    How do we get sites to be on Microsoft's White list? got tons of streaming sites not working :(
    10-27-2012 11:45 PM
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