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Kindle HDX - Disable Mobile Web 'View for Websites

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Initial post: Feb 3, 2014 7:42:09 PM PST
L. G. Kinney says:
Does anyone know how to disable the settings on the Kindle HDX from automatically proceeding to mobile web sites rather than displaying the "desktop" view?

I personally do not like most mobile sites as they usually do not allow for pinching and expanding the screen. I know a while back when I had my old Kindle HD, someone explained a simple solution for one time viewing in desktop mode (it was ESPN) but it had to be completed every time I went to the ESPN website. That's cumbersome.


Posted on Jul 11, 2014 9:14:12 AM PDT
I have the same question? Anybody? The previous answer of going down the left side menu bar doesnt work on my new hdx. Please help--its driving me crazy!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 10:11:17 AM PDT
Go to settings. Go to apps. Scroll way down the pager and turn off Launcher. The launcher is what is taking you to the mobile sites as opposed to the full sites.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 4:22:59 PM PDT
L. G. Kinney says:
Actually, on the Kindle HDX the "Launcher" is under "settings," - "Manage all Applications" - and then you scroll down to the "Launcher." However, there is no "turn off" launcher feature. There is a feature called "Force Stop." There is a "Disable" feature but at least on my Kindle HDX it is grayed out and not accessible. When "Forced Stop" is swiped, a message is displayed that "Force stop will close this application and stop any of its background processes. It is usually unnecessary to force stop an application unless it is misbehaving or unresponsive."

In any event, when "Force Stop is closed, it does not disable the mobile site view and replace it with the desktop view.

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 11:45:21 AM PST
N. Fish says:
Actually, this can be solved on the HDX as well. Once you open your Silk Browser to a site you wish to visit, and it is directed to the mobile version, click on the three (3) vertical dots in the upper right hand corner of the screen to open the drop down menu (not the three horizontal bars on the upper left hand side of the screen). From the drop down menu, select "Request Another View" and from the pop-up window, select "Desktop".

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2015 12:07:00 PM PST
L. G. Kinney says:
Thanks for the answer but it is not a permanent solution. Sometimes at the first view, your solution will work; but after the first view, the screen will return to the mobile view.
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