How do I force a website to open in desktop mode?

Answered by Cody Janus

To force a website to open in desktop mode on your Android phone, you can configure the Microsoft Edge browser to display sites as if you were using a desktop browser. This can be useful if you prefer the desktop view of a website or if a website’s mobile version lacks certain features or functionality.

Here are the steps to enable desktop mode in Microsoft Edge on your Android phone:

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your Android phone.

2. Tap the menu button (three dots) located at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

3. From the menu, tap on “Settings.”

4. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “General.”

5. Under the General settings, tap on “Site Display Settings.”

6. In the Site Display Settings, you will find an option labeled “Show desktop site as default.” Activate the radio button next to this option.

By enabling this setting, Microsoft Edge will automatically load websites in desktop mode instead of the mobile version. This means that websites will appear as they would on a desktop computer, with all the features and elements optimized for larger screens.

It’s important to note that not all websites have a dedicated desktop version, so enabling desktop mode may not always provide the desired experience. Additionally, some websites may have responsive designs that adapt to different screen sizes, so they may already display well on your mobile device without needing to force desktop mode.

If you encounter any issues with a website while using desktop mode, you can try disabling it and accessing the site in its default mobile view.

Forcing a website to open in desktop mode can be a helpful option when you prefer the desktop layout or need access to certain features that may not be available in the mobile version.