How to make the documentation theme sidebar show up when rendering page on iPad?

Using safari or chrome, the sidebar doesn't show up when viewing the page (regular browser mode) on an iPad.

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Joseph Clark Atlassian Team Oct 16, 2012

I did some digging in the Doc Theme source code and found that the sidebar is explicitly disabled for any mobile user agent string (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc.). Presumably this is because the original author of the theme couldn't get it to work. Here's the offending code in doctheme.js:

// Don't display the sidebard on the iPhone. Will need to support other phones in the future.
if(DetectMobile()) {

If you're feeling adventurous, try removing this code from the bundled doc theme (unjar -> edit -> re-jar -> install via plugin manager) and see what happens?

I only care about this for my OnDemand instance, so it has to be something that is shipped. Specifically, I would think tablet support (larger screen) should be highest priority to fix.

Joseph Clark Atlassian Team Oct 16, 2012

Raised - please vote/comment/watch.

Joseph Clark Atlassian Team Oct 16, 2012

I found but it was "Closed: Won't Fix" back when we didn't support mobile browsers.

I'll raise a new improvement/bug on and see if I can get the bug-fix team to have a look at it.

Done. Thanks :).

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