Why does Firefox insist that I use the mobile YouTube?
This problem has kept annoying me for months now: When I load my youtube subscriptions page on my tablet, Firefox keeps kicking me over to the mobile site (m.youtube.com instead of www.youtube.com) which is bloody annoying. Changing the m to www manually will do me no good, it gets changed back to m as soon as i hit enter. Turning on the desktop site switch in the menu will only work temporarily, it's only a matter of time before I get kicked back to the mobile site. It's not a question of IF it happens, it's a question of WHEN it happens.
The thing is that this ONLY happens with youtube in Firefox on my tablet, but not in Firefox on my phone, my computer or other websites, and it does not happen in opera on the tablet either. That tells me that it is a Firefox problem (maybe some setting?), not a YouTube problem.
So why does Firefox do this, and how can I stop it?
PS. It's the latest version of Firefox on a galaxy tab s2 running Android 7. No, updating to a newer version of Android is not an option :-( Thanks, Samsung!
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If you are using a mobile device (phone or tablet), YouTube has been designed to provide a mobile experience in web browsers.
You think it's a YouTube problem? So did I, but then it should happen in opera too, but it ONLY happens in Firefox, and only on my tablet, not on the phone. You might say that this behaviour (kicking me over to the mobile site) would make sense on the phone, but the phone doesn't do this. It only happens on the tablet, and only in Firefox, where it does not make any sense.
Are you able to provide a screenshot of what you are seeing on your tablet?