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Make Chrome open desktop mode by default for all the websites on Android

If you’re a Chrome browser user on Android and browse the internet and sites most of the time, you may have noticed that there is a Desktop Site option available in the ‘Settings’ menu. This option will let you use or view the webpage in a dekstop-like experience rather than the mobile version.

But if you use this option, it will only enable the desktop version for once and whenever you close the Chrome browser, the default mode will go back to the mobile version automatically. Here in this guide, we will share with you the guide to Make Chrome open desktop mode by default for all the websites on Android.

The desktop version of a webpage sometimes offers more engaging content or user experience than a mobile version. These days, Google’s AMP version for websites or the built-in Lite mode in mobile browsers offer faster and simpler UI than the original. Therefore, you may not get an eye-catching experience of the design of a webpage, theme, advertisements, contents, images, etc. As there is no by default option available yet on Chrome mobile browser in order to set the desktop mode for all websites.

Make Chrome open desktop mode by default on Android

Make Chrome open desktop mode by default for all the websites on Android

Thanks to the XDA Forum for sharing the trick to permanently use desktop mode on Chrome for Android. Let’s take a look.

For Rooted Users:

  • First of all, you have to download the chrome-command-line.txt file and remove the (.txt) extension while saving on your computer.
  • Then paste it into the /data/local/ path (root directory of your device). Use ES File Explorer app.
  • Now, long press on the file and it will open Properties option > select Change and set the file permission to 755. [set read, write, execute for User and read, execute for Group & Other]
  • Restart the Google Chrome app on your device and you’re done.

For Non-Rooted Users:

  • First, you have to install ADB & Fastboot on your computer.
  • Now, open the command prompt via ADB and type the following line & hit enter button.
adb push /chrome-command-line /data/local/chrome-command-line
[Make sure to replace the path where you’ve saved the chrome-command-line file]
  • That’s it. Reboot your device and open the Chrome app and you can now browse webpages in desktop mode by default.

Bonus Trick:

We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you’ve easily set the desktop mode on your Chrome as a default on Android.

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Ravis Sharma

An Android enthusiast who loves to read and write about Android.

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