Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Switch Between Desktop View and Mobile View in the Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

For those of users who are tight with data usage or those who don't have unlimited data plan, any option to save more data of course will be helpful for them. It may becomes one of the reason why the stock Browser app in the Samsung Galaxy SIV provides an option that will let you to load or not images in webpages. When this option is disabled, the Internet app won't load the images in the webpages. No image means save more data.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Load Image in the Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

If you notice, by default the Internet app will display the webpage in the mobile view. It's done to speed up the internet access and also help you to save more data. Even so, if you want to view a webpage in the desktop view, you don't need to worry because the Internet app also has provided an option named desktop view(by default this option is disabled) which will let you easily switch between desktop and mobile view.

How to switch between desktop view and mobile view in the Internet app?
You can do so by following the steps listed below:
  1. Open Internet app.
  2. Tap the Menu key and then depending on your current settings tap Desktop view to enable or disable this option. When the box next to this option is ticked means this option is enabled and the Internet app will display the currently opened webpage in the desktop view, while if it's disabled then the Internet app will display the currently opened webpage in the mobile view.

FYI, this option only applied in the currently opened webpage, so you need to enable this option again when you want to open a webpage in the desktop view in the new tab.

1 comment:

  1. Is there a way do change the default? I would rather that it always used the desktop view


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