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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cenozoite, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. cenozoite

    cenozoite Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2010
    Can anyone using a Dell Streak streak confirm this for me? I've read many conflicting reports online about whether or not the default stock web browser does "text reflow" the way pretty much every other Android phone in existence does. Meaning, when you pinch-zoom to make text size larger, does it automatically re-adjust the text/column width to fit/wrap to the screen width, thus eliminating the need to ever have to scroll horizontally? As I say every other Android web browser does this.

    So with the Streak, does it:

    1. Reflow/word-wrap the text as soon as you pinch zoom a web page

    2. Not reflow as soon as you pinch zoom, but reflow once you double-tap the text after pinch zooming? (some other Androids do this)

    3. Not reflow text at all ever, even after pinch zooming and then double tapping?

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


  2. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    It works the same as other Android devices if I remember correctly or you could just use Dolphin HD browser which is better anyways and you can turn that feature on and off.
  3. martinio1

    martinio1 Active Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    I would say it is option 3 on the current default browser/droid version. 2.2 could change that but we will have to wait and see. Anyway, with the streaks larger screen, you will find that you rarely need to zoom in to read text anyway. I can read text perfectly fine with the entire page displayed on screen (bbc.co.uk/news as an example) with out having to zoom at all.

    Edit: With Dolphin HD browser installed and auto-fit enabled it would still be option 3. I guess this must be a 2.2 feature. On the other hand, I now have a decent browser with tabs, thanks dsjr2006 :p.

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