They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

Godammit Google and Wikipedia

Once AGAIN, for no particular reason, yesterday BOTH fucking Google AND damned Wikipedia have decided that in the Silk browser on my Kindle Fire HD, that they MUST default to the Mobile version over the desktop. This despite the fact that I am using a web browser that is PERFECTLY capable of displaying the desktop version.

As with eBay, the option to switch from Mobile to Desktop is on the bottom of the page. So you have to scroll through the whole thing -- and then the change might not be sticky. Utterly ironic on Wikipedia's Settings page that Save doesn't remember that you changed to Desktop.

I don't want your shitty Mobile versions. This is not a phone. I want the same experience on my Kindle Fire HD that I get on my laptops. Period.

Is this so bloody hard to understand?

You assholes roll out useless feature after useless feature -- and then ruin it. With Google, I had to think about whether this was April 1st and Google was introducing Handholding Mode For Making You Feel Stupid beta.

And it sure doesn't help matters when stomping out a good rant, I have to keep kicking Nanny Auto correct to give me the fucking damned words to curse the assholes to hell with!



Dr. Phil

NOTE: It may be that Amazon pushed a new Silk update on Tuesday night and so it's Silk being unhelpfully "helpful".

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