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Phone not automatically making web pages fit screen, help pls.

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by miniature45, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. miniature45

    miniature45 Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi

    I have a first generation moto E which I love but there is one problem.
    When I pull up a web page, it's often a bit too small to read, as I have bad eyesight.
    On all my old android phones, I could enlarge the writing on the page, and I would not need to horizontally scroll, as the phone would automatically put less words on each line, making the page automatically fit the screen, which was handy.
    Now, when I make the letters on the page a bit bigger, the page won't fit, so I have to scroll horizontally each time I read a line and it is a right pain, it puts me off viewing the web.
    Does anyone have a solution for this please?
    I'vve looked through the settings, but cannot find anything that would sort my problem out.
    Many thanks
     


  2. Pugs1957

    Pugs1957 Guest

    I am not familiar with that device but I'm viewing this page using Dolphin Browser which will do what you want
     
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    This is a "feature" of newer versions of Android as far as I'm aware. For some reason they removed text wrapping.

    It's the same on my device with multiple browsers and is pretty stupid it you ask me...

    Some browsers allow it i think, I'll see if I can dig out some more info.
     
  4. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    yeah, somewhere around 4.4.2 word wrap was deleted, and that is just about the most stupid thing I can think of.

    some browsers will do word wrapping , on some sites, but not others...

    I usually have to flip to Landscape mode and do the pinch 'n spread thing, but that don't help a lot if the original font is 8 points. just not enough spread available.

    some websites offer a 'font size setting'...
    it depends on the type of themes that the websites choose.

    I created a website for a friend with WordPress, and it automatically adjusts for cellphones w/o me having to do anything special to the coding.... In fact, there isn't any coding. The theme I chose is a "point and click" thing that gives you "WYSIWYG" just like the editor does here that we are using Now.
     
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