Generally, when we see a website that is “mobile ready” that is viewed as a good thing. I know from my end of things that requires some extra work on top of the standard desktop version to set up and it also gives off a faster load experience. Furthermore, you don’t have to use your fingers to adjust the screen because it is already made to fit your mobile browser; meaning that you can actually read the words because they are already big enough.

On the other end of the spectrum, it does have its downsides to do with losing revenue for the site and a few others, but these generally don’t concern the user. So excuse me for thinking naively when assuming that the user would always want the mobile ready version, because apparently that isn’t the case at all.

I recently found out that many people actually hate the mobile version of a website; they like to see the entire site instead. They know that what they are seeing is a watered down version of the site and it almost gives them a sense of claustrophobia. Well, if you are one of those people and you own a Windows Phone, there is some good news and that is you can have your phone so that it views the desktop version all the time.

1. When visiting a webpage, you will see 3 dots on the bottom of the page. This is situated on the black bar associated with the phone itself and not the webpage.

2. From there, scroll down the bottom to the settings and lick on it.

3. The first option in here will be: set to the mobile version of the website. Click on it to change it to the desktop.

It will now let you view websites as if you were surfing the web normally. If you ever want to change it back, simply follow the same procedure, but this time select the opposite thing instead.