SharePoint 2010: Mobile Devices and Scrolling
By Randy Drisgill
May 10, 2011 —
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I get a lot of different SharePoint branding questions these days when I speak or work our booth at trade shows (like
), but one of the more popular questions has to do with SharePoint 2010 and mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android.
SharePoint 2010 has a mobile view that displays by default for many devices, but it’s primarily focused on getting you access to the content of your SharePoint site without much consideration for the look and feel. It’s really better suited for an intranet environment and does a great job of making sure mobile devices can access SharePoint 2010.
When most people ask me about mobile devices, they are wondering about public-facing Internet sites or blogs that are accessed by anonymous visitors. Until recently I hadn’t looked into this problem too closely... but then one of my coworkers, Todd Klindt, was complaining about how Android and iPad visitors weren’t able to scroll on his blog. Maybe it was because of Todd’s booming voice and boyish good looks, or perhaps it was because he asked at just the right time (when I had a SP2010 virtual machine open), but I took some time to help him fix the issue, and I’ll share the results with you now.
The first thing you need to do is turn off the mobile view for the browsers that will show the full view of your website. This can be done by editing the compat.browser file on your Web server. The exact path to the file is dependent on the directory in which your Web files are stored, but an example path would be:
Then find the
node for the particular device you are interested in and change the value of
isMobileDevice to false
. You can find more information here:
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