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Reflow text in browser

asked 2013-12-26 02:28:11 +0300

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updated 2014-12-17 00:48:33 +0300

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As a Jolla user I would like to be able to read text on web pages without scrolling sideways. This could be achieved by reflowing the text according to the window/screen width.

At best this would be a preference option.

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+1. Basic feature for a browser. Without text reflow I find it uncomfortable to browse non mobile web pages even with Nexus 7. Landscape mode can only do so much if your text does not flow. Please fix it!

Jolla095 ( 2014-02-23 17:03:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-10 11:23:47 +0300

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Android browser handles this pretty well by reflowing on double tap but not if you are zooming in manually. This gives the user the choice or reflowing or not and I would love to see similar features in the Jolla browser.

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answered 2013-12-26 02:46:48 +0300

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like opera mini

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Opera mobile also does that. :)

MartinK ( 2013-12-26 04:20:01 +0300 )edit

These are only Android apps for the time being, multi-tasking with them is nothing to write home about. So the need for text reflow inside a native browser remains. Unfortunately, I remember it being somehow patented by HTC, as this function has largely disappeared from many Android devices as well.

Jolly ( 2013-12-31 04:34:56 +0300 )edit

Gosh, I hope this isn't really true. A commenter there says how formatting killed standard HTML. There's something to that.

andrew_dotdot ( 2014-01-19 11:28:31 +0300 )edit
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