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Forum incomptible with Edge on mobile phone?

    Question

  • I have a Microsoft Lumia 640 (Win 10 pre-installed) - everything works fine with the forum EXCEPT that I can find no way to get the Keyboard to come up when I hit the Reply (or any other relevant) button.

    Is this an Edge thing, a Forum Thing - or specific to my phone??

    Ideas, anyone?


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:57 PM
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Answers

  • There is no official support for phone browsers.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/ff395928.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396#What_browsers_are_supported

    For android phones running chrome it does only works if you request desktop site from within chrome application. You could try similar on windows phone.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:10 PM
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  • There's nothing in there that tells you how to access the option, that I could see?

    I think it would be the  Website preference  option and think they should have had it selected instead of  Mobile version  for clarity.

    But I'm still curious about whether you have anything equivalent to Developer Tools under Edge or IE and if so what all you would be able to do there.  Notice that right-click  Inspect element  is just one way of several for getting into it.  Do you have to use Edge?



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:19 PM
  • Ah - I discovered the problem!

    The ... menu is actually longer than the screen (but there's no obvious way to see that is the case) - if you scroll down you can get to Settings, where the appropriate mode can be selected!

    Thanks for helping to solve a VERY confused person's problem!

    ...oh - and that didn't help any with the F12 alternatives in mobile :(


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.


    Thursday, September 1, 2016 2:35 PM
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All replies

  • There is no official support for phone browsers.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/ff395928.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396#What_browsers_are_supported

    For android phones running chrome it does only works if you request desktop site from within chrome application. You could try similar on windows phone.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:10 PM
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  • Rats!

    So much for dogfooding then? ;)

    EDIT - Chrome is only for Android Mobiles :(


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.


    Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:38 PM
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  • EDIT - Chrome is only for Android Mobiles :(



    Correct, I'd look for a similar option with your phone OS using edge browser.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:18 PM
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  • That's a major PITA - one of the reasons I opted for the Lumia was for forum compatibility :(

    The System Requirements on the forum states that Edge is compatible - but neglects to say that it's for Desktops only :( :(


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 8:36 PM
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  • I just got that FAQ somewhat updated. I also asked them to add details of possible phone issues but did not happen. It sounds like you're saying you know for a fact that phone-edge does not have a possibility to launch a desktop site? If so you might mention it via the phone feedback app

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 2:26 AM
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  • All I know is that the forums work fine until I hit a Reply button - and then there's no cursor, and no Keyboard:(

    Since I can access the Wikis fine and post there, it's something in the Forums that seems adrift - or that Edge Mobile doesn't support (or is broke on my phone!)


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 8:04 AM
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  • They may know over here if desktop site on phone is possible.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mobiledevices/forum/mdw10phone?

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-msedge?

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 1:16 PM
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  • Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:21 PM
    Moderator
  • Is this an Edge thing, a Forum Thing - or specific to my phone??

    What all can you do in Edge on your phone?  Does right-click Inspect element work?  FWIW I just did that and switched Emulation to a phone.  It reproduced your symptom.  Can you switch Emulation to Desktop?  Maybe you will be able to use the forum scripts then.

    Good luck



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:09 PM
  • Hi Robert,

    I can use just about every other function on these forums - just not the 'Reply' - I can move posts and give the reason, I can split, etc.

    What I can't do is find any way to emulate the desktop :(


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:57 AM
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  • What I can't do is find any way to emulate the desktop :(


    Did you check this one?

    http://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-edge-can-now-open-desktop-version-of-websites/

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:54 AM
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  • There's nothing in there that tells you how to access the option, that I could see?

    FWIW, my build no is... 10.0.14905.1000

    I've put a request for assistance in to a specialist Win10 forum - and I'll post the results here ;)

     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:18 PM
    Answerer
  • There's nothing in there that tells you how to access the option, that I could see?

    I think it would be the  Website preference  option and think they should have had it selected instead of  Mobile version  for clarity.

    But I'm still curious about whether you have anything equivalent to Developer Tools under Edge or IE and if so what all you would be able to do there.  Notice that right-click  Inspect element  is just one way of several for getting into it.  Do you have to use Edge?



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:19 PM
  • I can find no such option anywhere (sensible, at least)

    No, there's no equivalent that I've found to the F12 option of desktop Edge.

    Chrome isn't offered for Win10 Mobile and there's no way I want to use Firefox. I can't install IE of any flavour that I'm aware of.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:54 PM
    Answerer
  • Ah - I discovered the problem!

    The ... menu is actually longer than the screen (but there's no obvious way to see that is the case) - if you scroll down you can get to Settings, where the appropriate mode can be selected!

    Thanks for helping to solve a VERY confused person's problem!

    ...oh - and that didn't help any with the F12 alternatives in mobile :(


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.


    Thursday, September 1, 2016 2:35 PM
    Answerer
  • ... I do hope that they give us the option on a site-by-site basis soon!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 2:37 PM
    Answerer