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asked 2014-10-29 22:37:47 +0200

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updated 2014-10-30 16:20:52 +0200

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Remember? Formerly (don't remember which SailfishOS version), I could zoom in and out easily (without pinching) after double tap within the native browser. Was this functionality removed? Or should I restore it with some secret setting?

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I haven't tried 1.1 yet, but for me the Browser in 1.0.8 is frequently unusable and the worst iteration yet. The zoom / input loss / looping crashes / individual tabs ceasing function and requiring restart of app are absolutely terrible.

midnightoil ( 2014-10-29 23:00:29 +0200 )edit

I'm using 1.1.0.39. I can double tap to zoom in on most webpages, but selected images are a no-no, they have to be pinched. Some webpages respond to double tap after the page has been pinched-to-zoom.

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Edz ( 2014-10-30 01:38:28 +0200 )edit

@objectifnul: Huh?

(citing you from the comments to the answer)

Actually, my question was not enough accurate: what I meant is that formerly, I could zoom in an out continuously, moving my stylus up and down (at 45°) after double tap. Currently running Sailfish 1.1 and this gesture doesn't work any more.

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No, this continuous zoom gesture used to work with one finger too. Disappeared unfortunately. Couldn't remember which Sailfish version.

This sounds very much like the moving cursor gesture - I can zoom in the browser address field, but that gesture doesn't work in the web page ...

(then again, I'm also not able to mark any web page text - not now (Sailfish OS version 1.0.8.21), not previously - and I'm grateful for any pointers on how to achieve that ... if it's at all possible?)

... were you maybe using some OpenRepos add-on?

phle ( 2014-10-31 02:56:25 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-10-29 23:06:35 +0200

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It still works for me and always has, so the function was not removed if that answers your question.

Which version of Sailfish are you on? I'm on 1.1 currently.

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Actually, my question was not enough accurate: what I meant is that formerly, I could zoom in an out continuously, moving my stylus up and down (at 45°) after double tap. Currently running Sailfish 1.1 and this gesture doesn't work any more.

objectifnul ( 2014-10-30 09:02:51 +0200 )edit

Woah, wait, what? That's possible?? I'm using 1.0.8.21. In the native browser, I can double tap for a small "smart zoom in" or I can pinch to zoom in as much as I want. Is there another way to zoom? Does it require a stylus?

drcouzelis ( 2014-10-30 16:37:32 +0200 )edit

No, this continuous zoom gesture used to work with one finger too. Disappeared unfortunately. Couldn't remember which Sailfish version.

objectifnul ( 2014-10-30 16:41:09 +0200 )edit

How did you find out this gesture even existed? Cant recall reading about it anywhere... Maybe it was something the Mozilla guys tried out with a specific build Jolla used but never officially implemented?

ossi1967 ( 2014-10-30 17:09:19 +0200 )edit

Discovered by chance (which makes sense: if you don't need to learn a gesture, it's probably a good idea). Well, maybe that was a Gecko feature indeed. And perhaps it was removed for some patent issue.

objectifnul ( 2014-10-30 17:25:45 +0200 )edit
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