The Amazon Kindle Fire may display the mobile version of a web page instead of the full version. On a tablet like this, I like to always get the full-featured version of a website since I have a strong Wi-Fi connection and a big screen. You can set the Kindle Fire’s Silk browser to always display the full desktop version of web pages with this setting.
5th Generation and Newer Fire Models
- Open the Silk browser.
- Visit the website you wish to view in full desktop mode.
- Select the “Menu” icon located at the upper-right corner on the address bar.
- Select “Desktop site“.
Older Versions of Kindle Fire
- Open the “Browser“.
- Tap the “Menu” button and select “Settings“.
- Scroll down and tap the “Desktop or mobile view” setting.
- Choose “Desktop: Optimize for desktop view“.
The Kindle Fire will now only display full version of web pages and never display the mobile version.
Stephanie Tackett says
I have to CONSTANTLY hit DESKTOP SITE on my Amazon Fire Tablet due to HACKING INTERFERENCE.
When I click on desktop site it don’t change. It sstill looks the same.
As of 2019 May 30, YouTube will not stay in desktop ( “www.” reverts to “m.” ). Silk is in desktop (dropdown options show “mobile site”, meaning that you are in desktop mode)
Kindle Fire, 5th generation.
It was fine yesterday
She Thompson says
I have a Kindle Fire 8 2018 version and I have to constantly hit desktop site from all sites that I visit. It does not stay on the desktop version. How do I keep it there or is that even possible? I’m beginning to think not.
Luis Saltiel says
I’m trying to do the same, but using an Amazon Fire tv Cube. I can’t scroll sideways on Silk nor on Firefox, which makes the box useless for viewing tv websites. Any suggestions?