Pinch zoom, Double tap debateSupport


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  1. daffyduck

    daffyduck Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, a bit worried to start this debate over again but having tried both on the Nexus, I quite like the double-tap to zoom down on a web page.

    Main reason being that the web text resizes to fit the phone screen size (e.g. forum threads) that is more difficult to achieve quickly with pinch-zoom.
     

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  2. oniongirl

    oniongirl Well-Known Member

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    Luckily we have the option to do either :) I always chose double-tap!
     
  3. markie-m8

    markie-m8 Well-Known Member

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    Double tap for me too.
     
  4. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    only double tap will readjust the column width of web pages to fit the screen... so both are quite useful... sometimes I use double tap - for reading articles and such, and sometimes I use pinch-to-zoom, for maps, pics, etc.
     
  5. seeking

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    xscope browser has the best implimentation of zoom. the pin and zoom or whatever they call it, basically you double tap but on the second tap you hold it and either drag your finger up to zoom in or down to zoom out. best of both worlds
     
  6. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    that sounds like the worst of both worlds...

    what came with 2.1 update 1, is the best of both worlds...
     
  7. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    Double tap. Not only because of the column wrap, but also the fact that I can do it with my thumb, i.e. use the phone one-handed.

    Pinch-zoom has it uses, though, but if I'm browsing then double-tap is my preferred method.
     
  8. RedMist

    RedMist Well-Known Member

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    I double tap, and if that doesn't work as well as I'd like, I pinch and zoom. Simples.
     
  9. giomasterg

    giomasterg Well-Known Member

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    If you pinch to zoom then double tap the text readjusts to fit the screen... that's what I do
     
  10. oniongirl

    oniongirl Well-Known Member

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    Lol, why don't you just double-tap then if you're doing it anyway? :D Still, whatever feels right ;)
     
  11. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    yup - it's awesome! :D
     
  12. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I tend to do what everyone else is doing, but occasionally double-tap zooms more than I want. This is another nice thing about having pinch to zoom. I concur with mi_canuck about P2Z being a preferred method on maps. Its extremely helpful there.
     
  13. ikon

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    Double-tap here as well, it just works great in the browser; the only time I use p2z in the browser is for zooming in on pictures.
     
  14. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member

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    Guess I'm a loner here. Pinch/Zoom always.

    Double-tap leaves me with really BIG or reeeaally tiny letters. With Pinch/Zoom I can zoom to a comfortable level.
     
  15. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    One thing I'd love to see is the option to lose the zoom/zoom out buttons. They get in the way of scrolling sometimes.
     
  16. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member

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    YES!! the buttons are stupid. if anything have a transparent strip at the bottom that fades in/out with the left being double tap for zoom in, middle double tap for middle zoom, and left double tap for zoom out. I can picture it now, + | o | - fading in at the bottom of my screen if I tap once, and double tapping the three different areas as I please.

    The more I imagine it there the more I like my idea. I'm not crazy I swear.
     
  17. seeking

    seeking Well-Known Member

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    actually the pin to zoom is better. You can choose how much to zoom in and out all still while using one hand where as in the case of pinch and zoom you can only do it comfortably with two hands, and double tapping doesnt allow you to choose how far to zoom in or out. pin to zoom = best of both worlds
     
  18. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member

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    I disagree, I pinch-zoom with one hand all the time and with no problems. Use your thumb and index finger. It's not difficult at all.
     
  19. mi_canuck

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    i think he means with the same one hand that is holding the phone... maybe he's an amputee?

    i'm just glad we have BOTH options - double tap AND pinch-to-zoom... as I use BOTH
     
  20. AnotherFatalEpic

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    Yes, I am starting to think that I am the only one that holds the phone in one hand and pinch/zooms with the same hand.
     
  21. bluehaze013

    bluehaze013 Well-Known Member

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    Double Tap is better for Browser, pinch to zoom better for Gallery and Maps. We have best of both worlds now.
     
  22. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    Indeed we do! :D
     
  23. pdf

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    either is fine, and having both is great. what i desperately want to get rid of is the +/- icon floating at the bottom right corner which adds nothing.
     
  24. moto1907

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    Na. Not the only one. I use one hand also. I p2z to the size text I want and then a quick double tap to fit the screen. Best of both worlds. Now If they would just update the ui on the windows more like Dolphin would be great and also the ability to go between windows like dolphin and steel. That would make it complete for me as of now.
     
  25. zillah

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    Incremental zooming for maximizing the right zoomage. Agree, they get in the way though.
     

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