Tablet/desktop mode not working for me?

I have a pro plan and n the preview the tablet/desktop mode works, but when I view it on tablet or laptop the screen formats like a larger phone screen with no side column?

Any ideas? I have tablet mode enabled to be automatic.

Can you attach some screenshots here? Thank you.

I see the same, just the same as on a big phone.
I gave for granted that that’s the “tablet mode”

That is the tablet mode.

this is what I have on live site

This is what I have in the preview.

It’s odd, I checked my app and it works fine for me.

System Windows 10, Google Chrome

I believe the preview isn’t entirely accurate. I’ve noticed the same thing, but Tablet/Desktop view has always been set up to only show two panels if the top level tab view is one of the list style layouts. With a details style layout, like what you have, there will only be one panel that’s centered on the screen.

I believe Glide is working on building the process to allow more customization of the tablet/desktop view, but it’s not completely finished yet. The preview for table/desktop views in the builder is quite new, but since we can’t design for each view yet, the preview isn’t quite accurate. I can understand that it appears like a bug, but I believe it’s working how tablet/desktop view has always been designed to work in the past. Once Glide rolls out more updates it will make more sense.

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Well, what sense does this make if they claim this on their site?

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that’s exactly it for me.
I have not tested on a real tablet but on my computer it works fine.

That’s a list style view on the left hand side in that example. In your case, you have a details style view.

ah yes, @Jeff_Hager is right, your page is in detail mode, so the display on the tablet is correct.
There might be a little bug in the editor for you to present a view.
To display on two columns, the left column must be in “List, Tiles, Calendar, Map, Checklist, Cards” mode and therefore automatically the center view is in item details mode.


Judging by your latest screenshot…with the back button…you are not viewing a top tab level.

I would think that would work, but I would confirm that you have enabled tablet/desktop mode and that your screen resolution is wide enough for it to switch over to the correct mode.

Tanks, I have done both. And no change


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I’m not sure then. I’d have to see it in action myself. I don’t use tablet/desktop very often, but any time I have, it’s worked as I expected it to work.

Unless you have a link we can try here, you may want to create a support link and submit it to glide support.


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Mine act such an enlarged phone as well, my front page is an inline list and its really important in order to show the home screen as it is now…,can we have the inline details in a 2 columns view or is there something i don’t understand?