Can I "turn off" the mobile detecting so that my site looks like the desktop version even when it's being viewed on a mobile device?

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I understand that a Websitebuilder site detects the type of device someone is using and then displays either the desktop or mobile version accordingly.

But my mobile version looks horrible... so until I can get it looking better, is there a way to just make sure the desktop version is displayed on all devices?
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  • hopeful that this is possible...

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In the mobile editor, go to the settings. That should show desktop on all devices.
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Thank you so much! I appreciate your help.  :)
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You're welcome
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Is there a disadvantage to doing this?
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Potentially. Search engines do lower ranking on mobile searches if the site is not mobile friendly. You can look at site stats to determine if you are viewed on mobile devices or not.
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Almost 1/2 of my visitors are from mobile devices ... so it's a no-brainer for me to maintain both.
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Ah, this is a good thing for me to think about (the potential disadvantages and the fact that so many people view sites from mobile devices).

Thanks to both of you for the compelling conversation! (By the way, Cathy: I really like your site. It's beautiful.)

I just found out this morning that Google has a Mobile Friendly Test that people can run their sites through to see if they are mobile friendly. Well, one of my sites (that doesn't have the mobile enabled) failed this test... so I guess I'll have to start maintaining my mobile site!    :)
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Thank you A.
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I would like to use the mobile device but it come up distorted .
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We can take a look. What page are you seeing this? and what elements?

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