How do I stop Twitter from showing me the mobile website?

Some time ago I started using Twitter’s mobile website on my desktop due to problems I had with script timeouts. I now want to switch back to Twitter’s Desktop site, but I just can’t find out how to do this. Can you help?


An interesting question this. I was helping a friend with this issue. She was typing http://www.twitter.com in her browser and getting redirected to http://mobile.twitter.com, and we just couldn’t find a way to get the desktop version to stick. To make things worse, she was on a corporate machine, so we didn’t have the ability to clear cookies or any of the standard way one deals with sites getting stuck in a state like this.

Turns out that there’s a URL you can access to switch your UI out of the mobile view. All you need to do is point your browser at:

http://mobile.twitter.com/settings/change_ui
and voila’ problem solved!

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