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Email: Font size and zooming

asked 2019-01-02 12:43:54 +0200

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The default font size of the email app is rather small, so very often, to be able to read comfortably, I have to zoom. The problem then is, that the lines are not broken to fit the new "line width" and I have to scroll left and right to be able to read a full line. Changing the font size of the UI does have an effect on the font size in the overview, but when I open the email to read it, the font size is standard again.

My question: Am I missing a configuration option?

If not: Please add a new line break, when zooming in the email viewer, or at least add a configuration option to permanently increase the font size in the email editor.

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Sadly, there is no such configuration for jolla-email, WYSIWYG.

Edz ( 2019-01-02 13:24:36 +0200 )edit

Are you talking about plain-text or HTML mails? For the latter, it could be difficult to implement I guess.

bomo ( 2019-01-02 14:28:51 +0200 )edit

So yes, the behavior I mentioned was for HTML mails. Plain text mails cannot be zoomed at all. Now even with plain text mails, the font size appears rather small: In setting "huge" an uppercase L is 3mm high in the overview but only 2mm high in the mail view. Why? Then with HTML mails: Why are the lines broken newly when switching to landscape view? Other apps I have seen allow at least to get some magnification when switching to landscape view. Indeed, they do not break the lines newly when zooming either, nevertheless, this would in my opinion be a great or even GREAT feature.

ausgeregelt ( 2019-01-02 15:18:37 +0200 )edit

The missing line break when zooming is annoying. "Profimail Go" for Android adjusts line breaks in html emails when zooming. Doesn't every browser work like this when zooming in a webpage?

rasmarc ( 2019-01-04 00:08:01 +0200 )edit

This is why I have outlook installed (along with slide to delete)

rfa ( 2019-01-04 03:42:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-01-05 12:38:58 +0200

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Plain Text Mail, you could change in file:


change Fontsize from:

Theme.fontSizeSmall : Theme.fontSizeExtraSmall


Theme.fontSizeMedium : Theme.fontSizeSmall

My plain text mails looking like this:

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Indeed, and in the file /usr/share/jolla-email/pages/HtmlViewer.qml there is property double _scale: Math.round((1.5 * Theme.pixelRatio) / .5) * .5 that has a very similar effect (increase the 1.5 to your guise). Why did Jolla not make them configurable?

ausgeregelt ( 2019-01-05 16:30:59 +0200 )edit

Both sound like a perfect reason to make a patch for PM ;-)

bomo ( 2019-01-05 16:36:45 +0200 )edit

In file HtmlViewer.qml I set:

experimental.customLayoutWidth = 300

for xperiax

poddl ( 2019-01-06 01:17:52 +0200 )edit

Change the scale factor in HtmlViewer.qml didn't make any noticeable change, even when I set that factor to 10 I can't see an effect. Of course I restarted email, even tried a reboot.

Did it work for you?

jollajo ( 2019-01-08 22:00:21 +0200 )edit
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