How can you get Chrome to always use the desktop version of websites? I am on a Jelly Bean tablet and I can't see any reason to use the mobile versions at all.

  • 3
    From the menu? The checkbox that says 'Request desktop site'. Jul 12, 2013 at 22:03
  • Are you asking about SO or your own website?
    – Lie Ryan
    Jul 12, 2013 at 22:17
  • @MorrisonChang I think you should add that as an answer, instead of a comment. :)
    – geffchang
    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:52

1 Answer 1


You could try adding a chrome-command-line file which causes chrome to load sites in desktop mode by default. The only way to stop this however, is to remove the file. See here

Or you could install the Chrome UA Switcher app although this requires root access so may not be suitable if you're not rooted.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .