Can I force my phone to use desktop sites?

Can I force my Samsung Galaxy S II to automatically load desktop - instead of mobile - versions of sites by default?

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 2, 2011 at 18:28

I believe you can somewhere in the browser settings, but I'm currently fresh out of an SGS2 - can't check. OPERA MOBILE lets you change the user agent to desktop browser. As do other 3rd party browsers.

MasterMunt  Nov. 4, 2011 at 16:28

You can also use dolphin browser, that lets you change to desktop mode too. Pretty handy.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 4, 2011 at 17:14

Yes, it's possible, there's a temporary fix that'll change back every time you clear the internet history and a permanent fix which is WAY more complicated, I'll link to it on XDA, it'd take forever to write it all out.

Easy Temp. Fix:

Type "About:Useragent", minus the quote marks, into the browser bar, a box will automatically pop up with a list of options, click the desktop option. This forces sites to open their desktop version.

Harder Permanent Fix:

I hope one of these helps, though if not, Dolphin Browser is very good. Or you could flash Cyanogen Mod 7.1, which has useragent settings (permenent), built into the browser.


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