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Switch to Desktop Sites View in Firefox on Android

Are you looking to switch to a desktop site on Firefox on your Android? Learn how you can view the desktop site view on your phone screen.

Mozilla Firefox app has the feature to load the desktop site view on a small screen. The webpage will automatically switch to a desktop look, and you can interact with it as you would on your computer browser.

To switch and view the desktop site on the phone, tap the Menu and enable the toggle switch for the Desktop Site option. If you wish to return to the original mobile site view, then you can use the same toggle switch to turn off the desktop site feature.

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Note: The content on the page, when viewed in Desktop mode, might not be optimized for small screens. Hence, you may notice improper page elements and font sizes.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to enable the desktop site view in the Firefox browser.

Enable the Desktop Site option

Follow these steps to enable desktop layout mode:

  1. Open the Firefox app on your Android device.
  2. Access any website on the browser.
  3. Tap the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and toggle the switch to turn on the Desktop Site option.
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Now, the desktop site will be enabled. The content will appear as if you are browsing on Firefox using a computer. The content on the screen will be small in size; you can pinch zoom to enlarge.

Limitations of Desktop Site feature

The Desktop site toggle switch is not permanent.

If you close and relaunch a browser tab on Firefox while viewing it on the desktop site, the tab will load in mobile view. To switch the viewing mode, you have to re-enable the toggle switch manually.

Secondly, when you close the Firefox app from Recent Apps/App Manager and relaunch it, even though the tab will be active, it will load in mobile view.

Bottom Line

The desktop site feature is helpful when viewing the full page experience on a small screen. You can use the Desktop site option in the Firefox app under the menu options.

You can find a similar feature to switch to a mobile layout on the computer in the Firefox browser. It will use the developer mode to load the phone mode.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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