Get Desktop Mode For Websites in Chrome for Android. Requesting the desktop version of a Web site can be done in just a couple of steps. When viewing the mobile version of a site, open the menu and check the box located next to Request Desktop site. The Web page will automatically begin to reload in the background. With the box checked, you will see the desktop version of the site loaded for only in that tab. As you can see in the background of the screenshot above, the desktop version of Google has loaded. To change back to the mobile version of a site, simply uncheck the same box. The page will again automatically refresh for you.