Tip of the Day: View the Desktop Version of a Website in Safari

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Tip of the Day: View the Desktop Version of a Website in Safari

One of the most useful features of Safari—and one that saves a lot of frustration—is the ability to view the desktop version of a website rather than the mobile version. For years I’ve had a personalized Yahoo page that's well organized into three columns: 1) stocks, sports, weather, 2) top news, science news, Doonesbury, and 3) Apple news sites. So it was really disorienting when I would go to my Yahoo page on my iPad and all the news feeds would be in two columns with the order all jumbled up. When I learned how to view the desktop version of a site, my response was: hallelujah!

 

To request the desktop version of a web page, simply tap and hold on the Refresh symbol in the address bar. This will bring up the option to Request Desktop Site. 



 

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Jim Karpen

Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.