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Why is text on web pages so small?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rlb4, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member
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    I was looking at the Captivate and the iphone4 in store today and when comparing the same web pages in full page view the text on the Captivate was much smaller than the iphone4, even though the iphone screen is smaller. Zoom just made everything bigger so it wasn't in full page anymore. Is there a way to make the text bigger while in full page view? On a side note, that iphone4 screen is super sharp for text and the whites were much whiter vs the blueish tint on the Captivate.
     

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  2. Thare187

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    What I've learned is that if you double tap the screen while viewing a web page, it will zoom in and attempt to format the text to fit your screen. It works pretty well.
     
  3. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member
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    When I did that it just zoomed in, same as if I pinch zoomed, and it was now not in full page view.
     
  4. BigCiX

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    you should just be able to double tap and it'll fit the screen just well.
     
  5. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member
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    Double tap just zooms in. It does not keep the full page view. Check out this comparison with the iphone4. Go to 5:15 and 8:00 in the video to see what I mean about the iphone text being bigger in full page view and also what double tap does. I thought I read somewhere you could change the text size in the browser.

    YouTube - Browser Speed Test! Captivate, iPhone 4, Nexus One!
     
  6. lilbluu

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    browser open > menu > more > settings > text size 'large'
     
  7. lilo

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    Good find, thanks. Most of us would probably figure this out eventually but every bit of advice helps.
     
  8. rlb4

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    Thanks. That was exactly what I was looking for. I will try it next time I go to the ATT store.
     
  9. theres also a setting to set the default zoom level to far, medium and close
     

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