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Desktop IE 8 defaulting to mobile web?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by James D, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. James D

    James D Flightless Bird

    Hi all.

    I cannot seem to figure this one out.

    Every now and then on this or that webpage my browser will default to
    "mobile web". As in phone-first non-html web browsing cell phone devices.

    A recent example would be http://www.drpepper.com is what I type in. What
    shows up is http://www.drpepper.com/mobile/

    I try deleting the /mobile/ and pressing enter, but no go. It defaults back
    to /mobile/.

    This also happens on Yahoo and random sites here and there.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "James D" <James D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0F203BD2-5B4C-4CC8-AE89-309E5B46FA6A@microsoft.com...
    > Hi all.
    >
    > I cannot seem to figure this one out.
    >
    > Every now and then on this or that webpage my browser will default to
    > "mobile web". As in phone-first non-html web browsing cell phone devices.
    >
    > A recent example would be http://www.drpepper.com is what I type in. What
    > shows up is http://www.drpepper.com/mobile/
    >
    > I try deleting the /mobile/ and pressing enter, but no go. It defaults
    > back
    > to /mobile/.
    >
    > This also happens on Yahoo and random sites here and there.
    >
    > Any suggestions?


    Hi,

    Have you examined your User Agent String as a possible culprit?
    Visit:
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    Post back with the results of your UA String.

    If you are using IE8 on Windows XP SP3 your User Agent String would look
    something like this:

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
  3. James D

    James D Flightless Bird

    "Donald Anadell" wrote:

    >
    > "James D" <James D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0F203BD2-5B4C-4CC8-AE89-309E5B46FA6A@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi all.
    > >
    > > I cannot seem to figure this one out.
    > >
    > > Every now and then on this or that webpage my browser will default to
    > > "mobile web". As in phone-first non-html web browsing cell phone devices.
    > >
    > > A recent example would be http://www.drpepper.com is what I type in. What
    > > shows up is http://www.drpepper.com/mobile/
    > >
    > > I try deleting the /mobile/ and pressing enter, but no go. It defaults
    > > back
    > > to /mobile/.
    > >
    > > This also happens on Yahoo and random sites here and there.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions?

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Have you examined your User Agent String as a possible culprit?
    > Visit:
    > http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    > Post back with the results of your UA String.
    >
    > If you are using IE8 on Windows XP SP3 your User Agent String would look
    > something like this:
    >
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >


    This is what it shows:

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
    SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR
    3.0.30729; Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.01)

    Mobile UA Warning: Your User-Agent string contains the characters 'pda',
    which some poorly-coded sites will assume means that you're using a mobile
    browser. You may need to remove these characters to visit such sites. More
    Information is available about this problem and how to fix it.

    I guess that explains it!! I shall do some research.

    Thx for the link. If I have any other issues I shall reply.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    I think 'Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.01' is your troublemaker.

    James D wrote:
    > "Donald Anadell" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "James D" <James D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0F203BD2-5B4C-4CC8-AE89-309E5B46FA6A@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi all.
    >>>
    >>> I cannot seem to figure this one out.
    >>>
    >>> Every now and then on this or that webpage my browser will default to
    >>> "mobile web". As in phone-first non-html web browsing cell phone
    >>> devices.
    >>>
    >>> A recent example would be http://www.drpepper.com is what I type in.
    >>> What
    >>> shows up is http://www.drpepper.com/mobile/
    >>>
    >>> I try deleting the /mobile/ and pressing enter, but no go. It defaults
    >>> back
    >>> to /mobile/.
    >>>
    >>> This also happens on Yahoo and random sites here and there.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions?

    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Have you examined your User Agent String as a possible culprit?
    >> Visit:
    >> http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    >> Post back with the results of your UA String.
    >>
    >> If you are using IE8 on Windows XP SP3 your User Agent String would look
    >> something like this:
    >>
    >> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > This is what it shows:
    >
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
    > SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET
    > CLR
    > 3.0.30729; Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.01)
    >
    > Mobile UA Warning: Your User-Agent string contains the characters 'pda',
    > which some poorly-coded sites will assume means that you're using a mobile
    > browser. You may need to remove these characters to visit such sites. More
    > Information is available about this problem and how to fix it.
    >
    > I guess that explains it!! I shall do some research.
    >
    > Thx for the link. If I have any other issues I shall reply.
     
  5. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "James D" <JamesD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9504A411-4876-4AD2-ADF6-44269718E288@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Donald Anadell" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "James D" <James D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0F203BD2-5B4C-4CC8-AE89-309E5B46FA6A@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi all.
    >> >
    >> > I cannot seem to figure this one out.
    >> >
    >> > Every now and then on this or that webpage my browser will default to
    >> > "mobile web". As in phone-first non-html web browsing cell phone
    >> > devices.
    >> >
    >> > A recent example would be http://www.drpepper.com is what I type in.
    >> > What
    >> > shows up is http://www.drpepper.com/mobile/
    >> >
    >> > I try deleting the /mobile/ and pressing enter, but no go. It defaults
    >> > back
    >> > to /mobile/.
    >> >
    >> > This also happens on Yahoo and random sites here and there.
    >> >
    >> > Any suggestions?

    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Have you examined your User Agent String as a possible culprit?
    >> Visit:
    >> http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    >> Post back with the results of your UA String.
    >>
    >> If you are using IE8 on Windows XP SP3 your User Agent String would look
    >> something like this:
    >>
    >> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > This is what it shows:
    >
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
    > SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET
    > CLR
    > 3.0.30729; Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.01)
    >
    > Mobile UA Warning: Your User-Agent string contains the characters 'pda',
    > which some poorly-coded sites will assume means that you're using a mobile
    > browser. You may need to remove these characters to visit such sites. More
    > Information is available about this problem and how to fix it.
    >
    > I guess that explains it!! I shall do some research.
    >
    > Thx for the link. If I have any other issues I shall reply.


    You're welcome, please see PA Bear's reply in this thread. Others have
    reported that removing the reference to "Creative AutoUdater" from the UA
    String has resolved similar issues with redirects to mobile sites..

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
  6. mcbulgaro

    mcbulgaro Flightless Bird

    Donald Anadell wrote on 02/08/2010 20:41 ET :
    > &quot;James D&quot; wrote in message
    > news:
    >>
    >>
    >> &quot;Donald Anadell&quot; wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> &quot;James D&quot; &lt;James wrote in
    >>> message
    >>> news:
    >>> &gt; Hi all.
    >>> &gt;
    >>> &gt; I cannot seem to figure this one out.
    >>> &gt;
    >>> &gt; Every now and then on this or that webpage my browser will default to
    >>> &gt; &quot;mobile web&quot;. As in phone-first non-html web browsing cell
    >>> phone
    >>> &gt; devices.
    >>> &gt;
    >>> &gt; A recent example would be http://www.drpepper.com is what I type in.
    >>> &gt; What
    >>> &gt; shows up is http://www.drpepper.com/mobile/
    >>> &gt;
    >>> &gt; I try deleting the /mobile/ and pressing enter, but no go. It

    defaults
    >>> &gt; back
    >>> &gt; to /mobile/.
    >>> &gt;
    >>> &gt; This also happens on Yahoo and random sites here and there.
    >>> &gt;
    >>> &gt; Any suggestions?
    >>>
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Have you examined your User Agent String as a possible culprit?
    >>> Visit:
    >>> http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    >>> Post back with the results of your UA String.
    >>>
    >>> If you are using IE8 on Windows XP SP3 your User Agent String would look
    >>> something like this:
    >>>
    >>> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
    >>>
    >>> Good luck,
    >>>
    >>> Donald Anadell
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> .
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> This is what it shows:
    >>
    >> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
    >> SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET
    >> CLR
    >> 3.0.30729; Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.01)
    >>
    >> Mobile UA Warning: Your User-Agent string contains the characters 'pda',
    >> which some poorly-coded sites will assume means that you're using a mobile
    >> browser. You may need to remove these characters to visit such sites. More
    >> Information is available about this problem and how to fix it.
    >>
    >> I guess that explains it!! I shall do some research.
    >>
    >> Thx for the link. If I have any other issues I shall reply.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You're welcome, please see PA Bear's reply in this thread. Others have
    > reported that removing the reference to &quot;Creative AutoUdater&quot; from
    > the UA
    > String has resolved similar issues with redirects to mobile sites..
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >

    hi i dont have that create thing and im still being redirected to mobile
    version
    of sites.. cam you plz help me?

    Your User-Agent String

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pt-PT; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401
    Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
     

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