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Is there any way to force the desktop version of the site?

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    When I open YouTube in the phone's browser, the address starts with m.youtu.be - there's an M for "mobile".
    But in this site's case there isn't an "m", so the question is how do I force the browser to display the desktop version? I have received private messages which I can't read because the mobile version of this site won't let me. I can see the alert [1] up there next to my avatar but when I tap it, nothing happens and the inbox doesn't open.
     
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    On my tablet, which has the mobile version of the site, I thought it did the same because the envelope for messages was not there, nor was the alert flag. I am not sure if this is what you mean. Anyway, I thought the same until I had an alert come in and a red number showed up in the upper right, on the bar, next to my name. When I clicked it a slider opened on the right showing the alert list. Not sure if this helps, or if it totally what you are talking about.
     
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    The number is there but when I tap it, my account controls appear to the right, instead of opening the message or at least the alert for it, so that I can tap the alert and read the message.
     
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    Look to the top right of your account controls. There should be the envelope and alert flag. Tap on them and they should open. Sorry, I missed a step.
     
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    This is what I see. If there's what you said, it's hidden by the stupid ad which I can't hide bc the X doesn't work. Instead of hiding the ad, the X opens Google Play.

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    That is exactly it! The place you want is behind the add for Tapatalk. Not sure how to help with that. Have you tried turning your phone sideways to change the orientation and maybe make it more accessible? I am sure you have, but wanted to throw that out there.
     
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    I have. The ad just became longer still covering that part.
    /* me, sending best regards to Google's mothers */
     
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    Well that sucks! I use my tablet and my computer. Both have big enough screens not to have an issue with that.
     
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    Me too but RN I'm on vacation where I can take only my phone.
     
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    Answer to your question is quite uncomplicated... If you flip your phone/tablet for 90 degrees, it should change to desktop version. But you said the add than becomes just longer and buttons remain hidden... But why won't you tipp than link manually?
    https://lgbtchat.net/conversations/

    And directly i add, just in case, also link for alerts:
    https://lgbtchat.net/account/alerts
     
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    Because so far I hadn't payed attention to what their addresses are. But now that I have them, I'll add them to my mobile browser as shortcuts.
    Thanks. :) 
     
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    Anyway, problem that you reported, still exists. And need to be solved, because it's nonsense to tell everybody to use that links.

    @responisble mod (no clue who), please do something with that. Change design or remove Taptalk ad (not sure if it's possible as it comes in deafault in forum package).
     
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    I found a way to "fix" the problem. Apparently Opera for Android is the only mobile browser that has this option to request the desktop version of any site. With that option the ad disappeared and the upper right corner is clearly visible.
     
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    InBrowser (less popular but also good) does it as well, you can choose as which browser and what kind of device you want be recognised :) 
     
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    I'll try it but the reason I'm using Opera for android is only one: this site in particular loads so fast as if it's hosted on my phone and not on the other side of the world, whereas all other browsers I've tried so far take forever to load lgbtchat.net.
     
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    Every mobile browser that I have seen has a way to get the desktop version. Changing the URL doesn't usually work because the choice of which version is sent by default is controlled at the server end. When the server detects a mobile browser it sends the mobile version of the site.
     

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