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quickymart
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  #2060102 21-Jul-2018 18:12
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I'm finding it slow to load the front page as well.

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  #2060108 21-Jul-2018 18:26
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I tried using GZ on my partner's cellphone when we've been away. It's a painful experience (but that goes for all websites via cellphones). So I just stick to visiting websites on the laptop at home or on someone else's computer.


 
 
 
 


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  #2060150 21-Jul-2018 20:38
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quickymart: I'm finding it slow to load the front page as well.

 

 

Very interesting. I use it constantly on mobile and it's very fast - I actually know it because there are some scripts removed from the mobile version. I'm just setting up a new phone and it's fast on this one too.





 

 

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  #2060193 21-Jul-2018 22:47
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Any way to stop the page zooming in massively by default when composing a reply?

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  #2060197 21-Jul-2018 23:11
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Definitely agree with using Opera. It's the only browser I've found that let's you reflow the text just by pinching the zoom in and out.

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  #2060242 22-Jul-2018 09:00
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I've pretty well never used the mobile site. The full site has always been so much better for me on mobile. My first visit on a new device would take me to the mobile site, I would immediately select the full site and bookmark that.

Another vote here for Opera browser. For me it is the gold standard for mobile browsers, the text reflow function is out on its own.

I also rate the Opera desktop browser as well. One good feature is being able to sync bookmarks etc between devices. The screenshot function is very good, allowing you to take a snapshot of just the bits you want rather than the complete screen.




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  #2060300 22-Jul-2018 09:37
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I always found the mobile site more difficult to use and would switch to the full site forums straight away. I could not see what advantage the mobile site gave. It seemed like a step backwards so glad this has been changed.





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  #2060301 22-Jul-2018 09:39
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I must be a lone voice then in liking the mobile site :(

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  #2060319 22-Jul-2018 10:01
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This spookily coincided almost exactly with me switching to desktop view, then for the last day I've been trying to puzzle out why I can't switch back to mobile view.

I much much prefer the mobile view for browsing, switch quickly to desktop for posting then back to mobile usually for reading again . Since I spend far more time reading than posting the uncluttered and always correct zoom level of the mobile display was much better. These last couple of days I've ended up visiting less because text reflow and zoom level never seem quite right on desktop and I ended up doing a lot of zooming in or out or scrolling left to right, which is a big no no for mobile use.

There's just two much info to fit horizontally and to still be able to read it in the desktop view without zooming in on each thread I open.

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  #2060335 22-Jul-2018 10:31
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Batwing: 

There's just two much info to fit horizontally and to still be able to read it in the desktop view without zooming in on each thread I open.

 

Yes, there is a lot of info but if you zoom in it's no problem to read on Opera. For example on the Geekzone Home page there is three columns. Zoom in on one of them and Opera reflows the text for that one column and you read it as a column with no need to swipe left and right to read the magnified text. 

 

I'd recommend giving Opera a try. Make sure you go into the Content section of Settings and select "Text Wrap" and "Force Enable Zoom".

 

I've never felt the need to swap between mobile and desktop view while using Opera.





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  #2060340 22-Jul-2018 10:37
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I'll switch to Opera, there's a slight absurdity to it though in that it's just for GZ *shrug*

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  #2060342 22-Jul-2018 10:52
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For me it's not just Geekzone. There's other sites that have mobile and desktop sites and on all of them I use the desktop site.

 

Take the time time get familiar with Opera, not that it's all that much different to any other browser. If you decide to keep using it and put it on multiple devices get yourself an Opera account then you can sync between devices, including your desktop/laptop if you put Opera on it as well.

 

What have you been using as a browser up till now? I'm confident you'll find Opera better than what you are currently using.





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  #2060353 22-Jul-2018 11:31
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If you are on mobile and not using the Request Desktop browser feature then we identify it and serve less ads, also hide the forum right hand side column. It is faster than before actually and you have more features.




 

 

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  #2060356 22-Jul-2018 11:35
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Technofreak:

 

For me it's not just Geekzone. There's other sites that have mobile and desktop sites and on all of them I use the desktop site.

 

Take the time time get familiar with Opera, not that it's all that much different to any other browser. If you decide to keep using it and put it on multiple devices get yourself an Opera account then you can sync between devices, including your desktop/laptop if you put Opera on it as well.

 

What have you been using as a browser up till now? I'm confident you'll find Opera better than what you are currently using.

 

 

Chrome and the mobile version looked really good. Not really sold on installing another browser just to view one site though (never been a huge fan of Opera).

 

If, however, the mobile site was switched off for cost reasons, I would understand :)


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  #2060358 22-Jul-2018 11:39
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There is no cost involved. Only features that we release only on main site.

Opera is a superior browser for all sites on mobile, not only Geekzone. But you can continue using Chrome and all features still work.




 

 

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