It’s tiny but it’s all there!
Saturday, April 24, 2021
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I am trying to figure out how to reconnect over here using my phone. It just isn’t feasible to set it up as a hotspot for the laptop every time I want to check in.
I’ve run into lots of problems and limitations trying to use the app for iOS and the mobile website, ranging from limited functionality to my text having all the carriage returns stripped, and inability to post photos. Tonight I got a tip that is a game changer for me.
You can get desktop mode from within a Safari setting. I can’t link to directions here but I can summarize: At the top left of the browser window there’s a settings tab, labeled “Aa.” Tapping that will open a menu, where one of the choices is, “Request desktop site.” Voila! All the functionality of the desktop interface, really tiny, right here on my phone. Phew, what a relief! Also, bonus- reopening the run-together content without carriage returns and saving in desktop mode fixes the formatting! (Merle saw my plea and told me about this. Thanks, Merle!)
*There is also a way to do this in the Chrome browser (both iOS and Android). See the “browserhow” website, which is where Merle originally pointed me.
So, while I may have to squint a bit, I can at least do everything. Yay.