How can I specify through the browser when to use the mobile stylesheet for a website, and when not to.

This is a specific issue for me on the ipad running Safari.

If this can't be done through the browswer, are any generic User-Agent spoofing tools for ipad that I can employ to accomplish this?

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UserAgent Faker for jailbroken devices (in Cydia) changes the User Agent to ones of a desktop browser. Probably some third party browsers too, e.g. User Agent Browser (free ad supported or $.99 to remove the ads), but haven't used them.

  • This did work very well. But it's pretty annoying that I have to go to jailbreak tools for this sort of thing. Apr 13, 2012 at 20:36
  • I assume that Apple doesn't want people to mess up with Mobile Safari, that's why there is no UA changing progmam in the App store. Bot that doesn't prevent third-party browsers for non-jailbroken phones/ipads that support that. But if you have already jailbroken your ipad, it's just a small app to add.
    – lupincho
    Apr 13, 2012 at 20:41

Yes - get the Journey web browser and fake whatever user agent you prefer without needing to jailbreak your device.

It's a great second browser in it's own right, but the UA flexibility is worth far more than the cost of the app to me.

  • Thanks, I'll give this a shot. I would have thought that the safari browser would at least have a switch for specifying safari or safari mobile. Apr 13, 2012 at 20:37
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    Desktop Safari has this sort of debug switch coded with a user interface, but not the mobile version.
    – bmike
    Apr 13, 2012 at 23:30

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