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General What happened to my HTC Sense and pinch-to-zoom in Browser?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by elliot46, May 15, 2010.

  1. elliot46

    elliot46 Member
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    Before I upgraded to Eclair last night, pinch-to-zoom worked in my browser. Now it doesn't. I must double-tap to zoom. How do I get my pinch-to-zoom back? Browsing w/o it is tough.

    Also, I used to have the clock and weather on my home screen, in large font. Where did it go? How do I get it back? The best I can do is an analog clock.

    I'm disappointed. I want them back. Any help you can offer is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. jordn613

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    My pinch to zoom still works, but not nearly as well. Honestly, this update has screwed more stuff up than it fixed.
     
  3. hklevi

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    Lost my pinch zoom....not happy...
     
  4. sed

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    Swype will cause you to lose pinch to zoom. Reboot your phone to fix it.

    The clock you want should be located under HTC widget. Press the + sign next to Phone then go to HTC widget > Clock > it's the third one.
     
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  5. jps

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    just use dolphin browser hd, its pretty neat. it could just be me, but it seems to load pages faster than stock browser also.
     
  6. elliot46

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    Thanks for the reply, sed. I rebooted after I installed swype - still no pinch to zoom. It's driving me nuts.

    Also, I don't have a Clock option when I click + HTC Widget. I only have these options: Get more HTC Widgets, Mail, Messages, People, Photo album, Photo frame, Search, Settings.
     
  7. jreed2560

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    I find that if you have swype, you can just disable it, and your pinch to zoom comes back. Just long press on a text field and change the input method back to your standard keyboard and viola!
     
  8. elliot46

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    That hardly seems like a solution. I don't want to disable Swype for multi-touch.
     
  9. Chopstick2U

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    Unfortunately, since swype is beta software, we'll just have to deal with some bugs until the final product. You should head over to the swype forums and make sure they know about this bug. It might help them fix it in the final release build.

    The clock thing is weird... That might be a reason to talk to tech support.
     
  10. jreed2560

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    I never said it was a good solution, just a solution ;) and as was stated above, this is beta software. Can't expect everything to work perfectly.
     
  11. elliot46

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    I did report this to HTC Technical Support. The lady was surprised and told me to either a) wait a few more days and call back; perhaps others will have called in the same problem, or b) factory reset.

    I'm opting for (a) of course and hoping for a solution.
     
  12. Rich214

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    I don't think this is a Swype-related issue. I just upgraded to 2.1 last night and checked my browser after seeing this post. Pinch-to-zoom is no longer working on any webpage. And I've never installed Swype. However, double tap does but it's not a good...bummer!

    Any solutions out there? Haven't tried Dolphin Browser yet, any review on their zoom and accessing bookmarks?
     
  13. Papadroid

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    I would try clearing all cache and if that doesn't work do a factory reset.
     
  14. jreed2560

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    Just got the OTA after a couple of hard resets, and cache clearing, I can confirm (for myself atleast) that the issue is 100% related to swype. Not sure whats going on for everyone else.
     
  15. elliot46

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    pinch-to-zoom started working on my phone, mysteriously. I'm removing Dolphin HD. Swype is still installed and working well, so I doubt Swype is the culprit.
     
  16. tsandroid

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    Same here on Eris 2.1. No pinch to zoom in browser (dolphin hd) or on homescreen. Both worked earlier today. Very frustrating. So far pressing home still zooms out but I'll see if that keeps working or not.
     
  17. homer169

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    My pinch zoom wasn't working either. After reading this thread, I changed my input to the touch keyboard and the pinch zoom started working. When I switched back to swype, pinch zoom continued to work. I'm using Xscope.
     
  18. tsandroid

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    I had the same problem with pinch to zoom not working in dolphin browser hd, & on the home screen. I finally figured out it started working after resetting ultra keyboard, so it's not only swype to blame.
     
  19. Jazzy79

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    pinch to zoom still works on my phone sometimes....
     
  20. jreed2560

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    I too have also notice that p2z is intermediate now. I wonder what the root cause of this is.
     
  21. Joe Eris

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    well after reading this thread i, set my keyboard to stock touch input, then went into settings> language & keyboards,& unchecked all :rolleyes::rolleyes:3 of my other keyboards (swype,thick bottons,&vlingo) then cleared cache & finally, rebooted. MY PINCH ZOOM IS BACK!!! so i put swype back on & pinch still works! not quite sure which one of these actions fixed the problem just glad its fixed. Thanks everyone
     
  22. LED

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    What cache did you clear. Swype is definitely killing my pinch to zoom.
     

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