Windows 10 Mobile 10149: Microsoft Edge can now open desktop version of websites


Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile Build 10149 yesterday. The latest build of Windows 10 Mobile packs some new features, and especially, performance and stability improvements. Alongside the new features and enhancements, the latest build also introduces Microsoft Edge branding and removes the Project Spartan branding.  Build 10149 also introduces a much-needed feature that users have been waiting for on Microsoft Edge – the ability to request Desktop Versions of websites. With the latest build, you can now view desktop websites on Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately though, the option affects all websites, and you can not enable desktop version for a particular site just yet.

It’s worth pointing out that Microsoft has moved the address bar from the top to the bottom with the latest Windows 10 Mobile build. The latest also improves Microsoft Edge’s performance improves slightly – the browser now gets an HTML5 Test score of 401 (without enabling any experimental features) and it gets the same HTML5 Test score if the experimental features are enabled.

Alongside these improvements, there isn’t any other new features for Microsoft Edge on Build 10149. If you’ve noticed a new feature, make sure to share it with others in the comment section below!

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