The mobile UI is great when we are using the smartphone. The mobile sites are built-in responsive UI, which means it will automatically change the structure and size based on the screen size.
However, not every element can fit into the mobile site due to its screen size limitation. But, if you’re looking to load the desktop site version on the mobile phone, then Microsoft Edge has the feature to enable the desktop version.
Often when I am accessing my college website, I find it difficult to access the whole site properly. This problem is faced by most of my friends when they are accessing it on Microsoft edge mobile view. I had to find a solution to the same.
When we enable the desktop site view, the webpage is rendered in the full-size desktop version. The screen and pixel size of the mobile is smaller, hence, the website elements and images also appear smaller than the regular mobile site.
How to View Desktop Site on Edge Android?
Switching from the mobile site view to the desktop site in Edge (chromium) will unlock website features that were only available on the desktop screens. The edge desktop view is very useful.
Here are the steps to view the desktop site on an Android phone using Microsoft Edge Android:
- Launch Microsoft Edge for Android app.
- Open the website that you want to view as a desktop site.
- Tap on the menu for options.
- Select the Desktop site from the list.
The webpage will reload automatically and display the desktop site version on the smartphone. You can also navigate through the site to continue the desktop experience.
To switch back to the mobile site, tap on the menu option again, and select the Mobile site from the same list.
Video on enabling Desktop site on Edge Android
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Bottom Line: Edge Android View Desktop Site
The Edge (Chromium) for Android desktop site view is great for switching from the mobile site to the desktop version of the website. We can experience the full desktop version on the mobile browser with the Desktop site option. We can always switch back to the mobile site view using the same option under the options menu page.
Whenever I am accessing a website that requires the edge desktop view, I make sure to do so immediately. I have done it time and again with my college website loads properly only when viewed in edge desktop view. I suggested my friends follow the same.
The Desktop View mode of Edge is easy to navigate and does not lag as in other browsers. You can smoothly view the site in desktop mode on your Android phone. Also, you can switch it back following the same process and view the site in normal Mobile view mode.
Similarly, we can view the mobile site on a desktop browser using the Edge (chromium). We need to invoke the developer console and enable the device toggle button to switch to the mobile view on the Edge computer browser.
Have you ever used the edge desktop site view in the edge android browser? Which website did you use it for recently?
How to view desktop Site in Edge Android?
Firstly, launch the site that you want to view in the Desktop Site then tap on the three dots at the bottom of the screen. Now, tap on the three dots at the bottom of the screen. Thereafter, scroll through the options and tap on the View Desktop Site.
How to switch the Desktop Site back to the Mobile Site in Edge Android?
To switch back the desktop Site into the Mobile site again tap on the three dots at the bottom and scroll down to tap on the View Mobile Site.
What can I do if the site is not loading properly and cutting out in Edge Android?
If your entire site page is not able to adjust in the screen of your Android then you can switch it to desktop mode. To switch the site to desktop mode, desktop mode tap on three dots at the bottom and scroll down and tap on View Desktop site.