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I have a Windows touchscreen netbook and would like to see websites as they appear to a iPad user (i know many sites have special versions for the iPad). I'm using Chrome.

None of the solutions found searching on Google seem to work...

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Changing user-agent would be the first way I'd try. However, keep in mind that this is completely site dependent. It all depends on how the developers implement their browser detection algorithm. – Belmin Fernandez Jan 10 '11 at 16:54
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This might be useful if you've not tried it already: iPad Peek.

For more information: whether a site will show an iPad version of the site is likely to depend on the HTTP request sent by the browser; it contains what browser has sent the request and the site would decide to send the iPad version back (search for "HTTP request" and "User-Agent" if you're interested in any further reading).

You could build a HTTP request that uses the iPad User-Agent:

Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10

using: Fiddler and see the response.

EDIT: Here's information on changing your user-agent in Chrome. That is a bit simpler than building your HTTP requests.

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