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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ifb-online, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
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    I am trying to get text format reflow in a browser. I read that it is supposed to work in the stock browser but I can't get it to work. I tried Opera Mini, didn't like that, now have installed Dolphin HD, but I still don't see how to enable it. Can anyone help? Is it worth trying Opera Mobile?


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  2. frdmspoplr

    frdmspoplr Well-Known Member

    In Dolphin I believe its in Settings > Page Content Settings > Auto-fit pages.
  3. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
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    OK, I have Auto-fit working in both Dolphin HD and the stock browser, but it's not the same as the HTC browser. The text doesn't re-flow, the zoom simply adjusts to the margins of the text column. On the HTC browser if you pinch to zoom, the text re-flows to fit the screen automatically. You are never left with the beginning and end of lines off the edge of the screen. Are there any Note-compatible browsers that offer this feature? Also, I can see how to change the font size in Dolphin, but not on the stock browser - any ideas?

  4. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    I use Opera Mobile because the dynamic reflow you see in the HTC browsers works properly.
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  5. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks - I will try that, Opera Mini was a bit of a mess on the Note so I didn't bother with the Mobile version. I will let you know how I get on.

  6. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
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    Have downloaded Opera Moble - so far so good and the text reflow is exactly what I was looking for :) It's a shame Opera are a bit non-standard, though (the Note's menu button is not supported, for a start) and so far even though I have enabled Flash in Opera, flash videos are being a bit temperamental.

  7. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Well-Known Member

    I had this coming from the HTC Desire with its brilliant stock browser. I tried all the browsers I could find and none of them are quite as good as the HTC one. Opera mobile was the one I stuck with just because it has text reflow (a poor implementation of it, but at least it's there), though I loved Dolphin's gesture bookmarks, that's great feature I wish Opera would add.

    BTW, you can get the Samsung stock browser to reflow text by double tapping on the area you want to zoom in on. Unfortunately it only does one level of zoom, but I'd still say that 7 out of 10 times this is OK.
  8. OldSmoky

    OldSmoky Member

    There seems to be a problem with the Dolphin HD browser concerning text reflow on the Note. The workaround I've found is to use the + / - zoom button. The text will reflow the way you want it. I can live with that.
  9. OldSmoky

    OldSmoky Member

    Text reflow no longer works with the Dolphin Browswer HD and ICS 4 on the Galaxy Note using the method I described.
  10. mrsimps

    mrsimps Lurker

    Funny, I just finished pressing the -/+ buttons in Dolphin and thought "that junk doesn't work." Then, I looked at your last post and saw that you commented that something had changed. Glad to know I wasn't going crazy. Funny how HTC spoiled me to expect certain things that Samsung doesn't deliver.
  11. dvo

    dvo Lurker

    Using Dolphin with Dolphin Jetpack, you get extremely fast page rendering with automatic text reflow.
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