How To Run Opera Mobile In Full Desktop Mode

Opera Mobile 11 is the latest android browser release from Opera. Its quite possibly the smoothest browser at scrolling through webpages on an android phone due to the tech Opera implements. One of the negative points is there is seemingly no way to change the user agent to something other than mobile. The user agent is used by the websites you visit to decide if they should serve you the mobile version of their webpage or the full desktop version.

Many of us prefer to see the full version, we have fast data connections and big colourful screens just waiting for full versions of websites. There is a way to change the user agent used by Opera Mobile however, and the full instructions are given below:

  1. In the browser address bar type opera:config
  2. Scroll down to User preferences and click on it
  3. Scroll to custom user agent
  4. Type this into the text box Opera/9.80 (Linux; en) Presto/2.7.81 Version/11.00
  5. Click save
  6. Restart the app
You should now be able to browse to any site and see the webpage in its full glory, especially useful on your android tablet!

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