Support Pinch to zoom no longer working on HTC Desire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DanielF, May 10, 2010.

  1. DanielF

    DanielF Member
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    Hi,

    I've had my Desire for about a week end enjoyed pinch to zoom in many applications over the first few days. Somehow the feature was disabled or removed and I struggle to enable it again. Other threads mentioned an update followed by a reboot. I'm not aware of any OS updates and I've done several reboots without any change to the issue. Also, these threads seemed to be US related and about other and slightly older phones.

    HTC Desire, firmware 2.1-update1, baseband 32.30.00.28U_4.05.00.11, software 1.15.405.4, Vodafone Ireland network, no visible branding, not rooted

    Please could someone point me how to re-enable pinch to zoom? Thanks a million!

    Regards
    Daniel
     

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  2. DanielF

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    I must correct myself. I did yet another reboot and this time I pinch to zoom functionality resumed working. I must have tried the wrong apps like Gmail where p2z isn't available anyway. The default browser, maps, and other apps are working again.

    Sorry for the confusion.
     
  3. Lol mahmood

    Lol mahmood Well-Known Member
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    My pinch to zoom has just suddenly stopped working! It was fine earlier today, now it's not. To zoom into a website I gave double tap. WTF?
     
  4. X-QlusioN

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    Check which apps you have installed...
    Had an app once which (if installed) disabled pinch to zoom anywhere...
    Don't know which one though
     
  5. Lol mahmood

    Lol mahmood Well-Known Member
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    I haven't installed anything new for a few days and it was working ok today until about an hour or so ago, when it suddenly stopped working.
     
  6. Lol mahmood

    Lol mahmood Well-Known Member
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    Rebooted phone and pinch to zoom is working again. If I wanted a buggy phone with crappy battery life I'd have bought a Nokia!
     
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  7. Oduvan

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    I got same problem... After restart the phenomenon disappeared...
    Thanks!
     
  8. SurfXombie

    SurfXombie Well-Known Member
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    Yep had this and reboot fixed.
    It's a computer really not a phone, so reboot every so often seems to be expected.
     
  9. lekky

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    lol, well i have a spare nokia i'd be more than happy to exchange for your crappy phone, drop me a pm if interested :p
     
  10. NZtechfreak

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    This happened to me for the first time yesterday, rebooted immediately and fixed. Happened after installation of Swype, too bad Swype is too good to uninstall...
     
  11. Lol mahmood

    Lol mahmood Well-Known Member
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    offer me an iPhone 3gs and I might be interested, but I thought my post made it fairly clear that I think nokias are buggy! ;-p
     
  12. jauhari

    jauhari Well-Known Member
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    You said Nokia and now Apple iPhone 3GS :thinking:
     
  13. Lol mahmood

    Lol mahmood Well-Known Member
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    that's right. If I wanted a buggy phone I'd have gone for a Nokia. This statement implies that I didn't want a buggy phone. When Lekky offered me an old Nokia in exchange for my desire (having clearly not understood that I don't want a buggy old Nokia) I replied truthfully (but also jokingly) that I might be interested in an iPhone 3gs (and, by implication, not a Nokia).

    Any more questions?


    I've just come to HTC and Android after about a decade of Nokia phones with good, sometimes great, specs but unreliable firmware. The desire hasn't been quite as bad yet, but I am a bit peeved by the odd little bugs, occasional crash and really crappy battery life.
     
  14. matttye

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    Smartphones are computers, and just like computers they tend to work better after a restart. When a smartphone/computer has been left on for a long time lots of memory issues and other problems can occur that are cleared by a good old fashioned reboot.

    You should really reboot daily but I leave mine for about 4-5 days or until a problem occurs.

    No bug here, move along now :)
     
  15. Lol mahmood

    Lol mahmood Well-Known Member
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    So it's a software issue, right? The phone doesn't manage memory when kept on continuously. AFAIK, if that's an unintended issue, then it's a bug. It might be a very common bug, but it's still a bug.

    I've only had the desire for 2 weeks, and it's already crashed once, and now there's a bug in the browser. Apart from that, any texts my bank send me apparently come from one of my Facebook friends. That's due to another bug, unless someone has a different word for it.
    My macbook gets a lot of use, and is often either on or on standby/sleep mode continuously for weeks at a time (i use it, close it, carry it, use it, charge it, etc... It manages to not crash, the browser works fine and there's no confusion over contacts.
     
  16. comsense

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    Had the same problem after swype install, reboot fixed it and it hasn't come back.
     
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