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Hi.

Could you tell me how to use the Mac Forums site on my iPhone? The site opens showing Featured Threads. I can open a thread but there is no Reply option. How do I get to see the full site? If I touch the Full Site link at the bottom of the page, it just reloads the same page.

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Download Atomic Web Browser. May as well give them the $2 they're asking for it. There is a free version, but it's been too long and I don't remember if it has the following options or not.

Once you launch it - touch the gear at the bottom - select 'Identify Browser As"
When I was experimenting, Firefox 15 worked the best.
That will give you access to the full site instead of the dumbed down mobile site.

PS. Took the liberty of editing out your contact info and moving the thread into the general forum. You're not likely to be the only one wondering what's up...

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+1 for the Atomic Web Browser. Although Safari does work to access our forums, it's cumbersome at best to move around where you can reply or even search threads. I rarely if ever, use my iPhone to access our forums for that reason. I use my iPad instead and that works great.
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Chrome has a "Request desktop site" option in the menu that will load the full page. It's also free.

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Chrome has a "Request desktop site" option in the menu that will load the full page. It's also free.
And iOS 8 Safari has also added this option.
In iOS 7, no matter what I did, it reverted me to the one the OP is talking about.

I still vote that they throw this into Tapatalk, because that App now is so cool and has many features, I'm sure the traffic here would be of a much higher % than it is now. . . . :cough: :cough:

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I still vote that they throw this into Tapatalk, because that App now is so cool and has many features, I'm sure the traffic here would be of a much higher % than it is now. . . . :cough: :cough:
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Thanks for all the info guys. I shall give it a try.
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