The "full site" setting seems to be stored in a cookie that has a frequent expiry time, and it's unique for every SE site.

Whenever it expires, it is a pain to have to click on the tiny link on the bottom for each SE site you visit (I visit a lot of them) only to have to do the same after a few weeks.

Would it be possible to have a setting in the network profile to force "full site" for all SE sites?

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    Yes, please! Seeing that phasing out the mobile site isn't going to happen the next 6-8 cookie expiries thus would be a neat solution ad interim.
    – Luuklag
    Commented Jun 20, 2021 at 22:01
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    If you're on iOS, you can make Safari request the desktop site for you, but you must apply this setting to every site and meta site separately (I visit a lot of sites too but it's not as bad as it sounds). I've never had it switch back.
    – Laurel
    Commented Jun 21, 2021 at 11:02
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    @Laurel: That's a good idea, unfortunately on firefox when you select "request desktop site" the result is extremely zoomed out: i.sstatic.net/CrQeQ.png. With "full site" it looks like this: i.sstatic.net/ItPhJ.png
    – user000001
    Commented Jun 21, 2021 at 11:16
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    Just FYI, this was posted by the front-end designer recently and might be of interest to you: Deprecating our mobile views. The full-site view will soon be the default (at least by the end of the year). Commented Aug 1, 2021 at 17:55
  • @CaveJohnson: that's great news!
    – user000001
    Commented Aug 1, 2021 at 19:11


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