Mobile site does not automatically redirect to desktop version
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This is something I could have sworn was reported previously, but I cannot find the bug for it.

Going to en.m.wikipedia.org from a desktop browser stays on the mobile site rather than redirecting back to the desktop version. This makes it extraordinarily inconvenient when somebody shares a mobile link and a desktop user follows it.

This also breaks the functionality in Google Chrome Mobile where you can check "Request desktop version".


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Severity: normal

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bingle-admin wrote:

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://wikimedia.mingle.thoughtworks.com/projects/mobile/cards/1506

This is intended behavior - if you've accidentally ended up on mobile site, there's always a link back to desktop. However, mobile site is not restricted to mobile devices and there are even some people who prefer to use it from their PCs.

  • Bug 49653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

(In reply to comment #2)

However, mobile site is not restricted
to mobile devices and there are even some people who prefer to use it from
their PCs.

I would think there are far more people who hate clicking links on sites like Reddit only to realise it's a mobile link.

Florian reopened this task as "Open".Apr 23 2016, 3:30 PM
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Task T59127: user pref to bypass mobile redirection doesn't seem to be a duplicate of this task, and having in mind, that some users (e.g. https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?Action=AgentTicketZoom;TicketID=9112721#) still would love to get this feature, I'll reopen this task.

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