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"Smart" zoom for browser?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by evo678, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. evo678

    evo678 Well-Known Member
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    I guess that's what it's called? Basically where the web page/text reformats to fit the width of the screen when zoomed. There is a video floating around from The Street TV where the "reviewer" says the DX doesn't do this.

    I really like this feature (Evo does this quite well) and is one of my pet peeves with browsing on my Ipod Touch.

    Does anyone know for sure whether DX does or doesn't have this capability? I asked the guy who did the AC benchmark test and he said that the DX does do this. Someone else said that it's a setting in the browser. Others are saying that it doesn't do it...

    Seems like such a basic feature that I can't imagine a phone like the DX would not be able to do this.
     

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  2. swazedahustla

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    Its not that it isn't able to do it, the browser that comes with it just doesn't have that function for some reason. Maybe its a HTC thing, who knows.
     
  3. lexluthor

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    xScope does that, but I thought the stock browser on the Inc did that too. Are there different android "stock" browsers?
     
  4. e5116

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    Yeah, I'm very curious about this functionality too.

    So, you're saying that one could easily just install a different browser and this functionality would then be in place, right?
     
  5. gwlaw99

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    The stock android browser doesnt automatically "fit to page" even when this option is checked. This is so when you zoom in on a picture the "fit to page" feature doesn't move the picture off the screen--this would be very annoying. What you need to do is zoom into the text size that you want with pinch zoom and then double tap the screen and it will "fit to page" based on the size text on the screen at that moment.
     
  6. swazedahustla

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    Well not "easy" per say, but theoretically it would be as simple as taking the frameworks of the HTC browser and porting them over to the X. But the hard part would be actually obtaining root on the phone in order to change that up. It seems Motorola is taking a no nonsense stand in terms of root, and they are locking this phone down like crazy. So if someone were to figure out how to root, then it would be pretty simple to get a different browser.
     
  7. swazedahustla

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    I think different phone browsers operate differently. Both my Hero and Evo use the double tap feature and automatically size the text on the page so that it fits. My wife's moment doesn't do that, it just makes the text really big but you still have to pinch it in until all the words are on the screen. Im not sure why that is, but it seems each manufacturer has the ability to tweak that and some just dont do it.
     
  8. soapinmouth

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    Yes it has it I saw it on one off the.video reviews on youtube.
     
  9. mahers

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    Mobile Burn's Part 2 review shows double tap "smart zoom" and pinch to zoom on web pages at the 3:00 mark.

    YouTube - Motorola DROID X review - part 2

    Looks smooth.
     
  10. dylo22

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    The video shows double tap zoom, but it doesn't show the text rearranging to fit the screen.
     

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