Temporary Mobile View

Temporary Mobile View

View current page in the mobile-friendly format by spoofing Android or iOS user-agent string on request header and JavaScript sides

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What is Temporary Mobile View?

The 'Temporary Mobile View' is an Edge extension that provides a mobile-friendly browsing experience on desktop. It switches the view mode of a web page, simulating an Android, iOS, or Kindle device. Users can customize CSS rules for this view and select different simulated devices. It reverts to regular mode with one click, and allows toggling between modes from the context menu. Some sites might redirect to their mobile-specific URLs by default. This extension temporarily modifies the user-agent string leading to a seamless browsing experience.

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Stats
By: Bermet
Users: 3,724 ▲ 39
Rating: 3.70 (3)
Version: 0.2.1 (Last updated: 2023-09-06)
Creation date: 2022-01-12
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • declarativeNetRequestWithHostAccess
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 47.45K
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Summary

This extension toggles a website's view to its mobile version if the server supports a mobile-friendly option. Please note that this change is temporary, and you can return to the default desktop view by clicking the action button once more. Additionally, you can select different devices, such as Android, iOS, and Kindle, from the right-click context menu. The user-agent string for each device can be configured on the options page.

Important Points:

  1. Users can insert custom CSS rules when switching to mobile view, which can help adjust the browser window width or customize font settings (not available on the manifest v3 version yet).
  2. To revert to the regular mode, click the browser's action button.
  3. To switch between view modes, use the right-click context menu options.
  4. Some websites employ distinct URLs for their mobile-friendly versions, often redirecting users to the mobile version (e.g., en.wikipedia.org => en.m.wikipedia.org). In such cases, even after a refresh, you will remain on the mobile-friendly hostname. Be sure to correct the address in the address bar before refreshing the page.
User reviews
Works as intended
by Faith, 2023-09-26

2023, does not work.
by Lucas, 2023-03-28

Works wonderfully
by Wayra, 2022-04-14
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Safety
Risk impact

Temporary Mobile View may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Temporary Mobile View is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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