Droid Incredible browser not scaling images!Support


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  1. plnelson

    plnelson Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm playing with a Droid Incredible my wife got from her company because I'm thinking of buying one.

    I do photography and I have a website. The images aren't huge - maybe 600 x 800 pixels - but that's bigger than the screen resolution of the Incredible so I can't view them on the built-in browser without panning around! A normal PC browser is smart enough to shrink the image to fit the browser window. Also, my wife's iPhone handles this with no problem. - How do I get the browser on the Droid Incredible to do that?

    My website is http://www.pnart.com and a good example of the problem is in some recent Alaska vacation photos: Alaska

    (warning - many parts of my website aren't quite as family-friendly as the above example)

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. cortecds

    cortecds Well-Known Member

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    you have tried just two finger pinching?
     
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    cortecds Well-Known Member

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    I use dolphin browser and it seems to work fine with the site you gave.
     
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    plnelson Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    plnelson Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's hard to imagine any browser that wouldn't work fine for this. But I'm asking how to get the Droid Incredible to do it with its native browser.

    If this is a limitation of the native browser in the Droid Incredible, it's a pretty serious flaw! It's hard to imagine that anyone would release a browser in 2010 that could only display images up to the screen resolution of the display, so surely there must be a setting or something.

    What do the other Droid phones (Droid 2, Droid X, etc) do?
     
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    cortecds Well-Known Member

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    Yah, it is a flaw. I tested it on the standard browser. I believe the reason for the problem is that it is showing a picture in a pop-up that is not full size.
     
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    plnelson Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What do you mean "not full size"?

    Are you saying there there is no work-around for this? That this is a bug baked-into Android? Or is it just this phone (the Incredible)?

    Also, what exactly do you mean by "pop-up"? The images are shown by javascript opening up a separate window. I don't think they are true "pop-ups" because the pop-up blockers on Firefox and IE both work fine on normal popups (e.g., commercial ones) but they don't block these windows.

    This is a very standard technique for showing images on photographers' web pages. So this seems like a serious limitation for Android!
     
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    cortecds Well-Known Member

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    It is a pop-up that comes from a click that is why it is not blocked by pop-up blockers.
    It is a flaw in the default browser and may be fixed in updates as android discovers it. Like I said before it works fine in the dolphin browser.
     
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    plnelson Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is this a problem unique to the Incredible or is it on all the Android phones?

    I went to dolphin-browser.com and only saw download instructions, no information on the publisher. Who makes it; is it open-source; is it some guy in his basement, is it a big company or what? How do you get support for it?

    I've seen lots of bad reviews of Dolphin browser on the web, especially WRT UI/UX and performance.
     
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    DizkoDan Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, those type of menu's are really not mobile friendly regardless of whether it's easier or harder to use on some other phone.

    Look at appbrain.com, you'll find info/reviews of most apps out there. Not to mention, it's an awesome app when combined with fast web installer. one click app installs from the web to your phone.
     

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