How to make Google Chrome definitely remain as the desktop version?
Every time I use Google Chrome it returns to the setting for mobile.
First Method: Download a file (
chrome-command-line) mentioned in the article, change it's properties and place in appropriate directory, relaunch Chrome
Second Method: From the XDA thread linked, download
ChromeDE.zip and flash
Since I don't have access to PC, tried the second method and it worked. Chrome now opens in default desktop mode ( Moto X Play, 6.0.1, Chrome 52.0. 2743.91)
Download the file mentioned in first method above
adb , enter
adb push /chrome-command-line /data/local/chrome-command-line
Thanks for asking this, I have been wanting to do this but was too lazy to search
Edit: User Agent Switcher app for rooted devices can do the same, and in addition offers a host of other choices and creating shortcuts
New method for Un-rooted devices
There is a new flag that's just been implemented to enable this on un-rooted devices in Chrome but its just in the Canary version currently.
Download the chrome-command-line.txt file as in the XDA article and rename it without the .txt on the end. The content will be:
chrome --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/22.0.1207.1 Safari/537.1"
Using ADB you can now transfer the chrome-command-line file over to the /tmp folder, which does not need root permissions, using:
adb push c:\tempadb\chrome-command-line /data/local/tmp/chrome-command-line
Restart Chrome and you should now effectively have desktop mode all the time.
According to the change log, the feature was implemented by Lei Tian, so a big thanks to him. Details of the change can be found here:
If you are running any specific web based application through Android tablets that need zoom in out by default (That is request desktop site ) setting as default
Then open the short cut in desktop, the settings will be saved by default to request desktop site
Now you can Zoom in out anytime as per your need when ever you use that short cut