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    Default Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Who is the retard at Samsung that decided to use the VOLUME ROCKER to determine the font size in the native texting application in the S4? I like the font size at the smallest setting but in order to keep the font setting at the smallest size I need to permanently leave the following setting on "USE VOLUME KEY TO CHANGE TEXT SIZE". If I uncheck it after I use the rocker to bring the text size down to the smallest setting the font size resets to the larger size! So every time I am using my texting application I can't change the volume on my music player, media player, phone call, NOTHING. All it does it make my text big and small. I constantly find myself backing out of the native texting program just to adjust the volume on my phone. Amazingly stupid feature. I think it must be a bug that the text size resets to the larger size after unchecking the use volume key to adjust text size feature. Because nobody could possibly be that dumb to design it this way. Anyone know of a fix? I don't want to use a third party texting app (had some bad experiences with them). I like a simple, clean application as the native one is... but would prefer to have smaller text. I'm not blind (yet). Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Uncheck the box in the settings to not use the volume rocker?
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    I guess it defaults to the font size of what's chosen in the OS with the volume rocker toggle off. Try changing the devices font size if you don't mind smaller fonts elsewhere on your phone.?

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveDoc143 View Post
    Uncheck the box in the settings to not use the volume rocker?
    The problem is that if you check the box you can toggle the font size down to a fairly small font. If you uncheck the box any change you made previously is undone and you are stuck with the "default" text size. In other words, the only way you can have your text permanently downsized is to keep the adjust text by volume rocker checked.
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Quote Originally Posted by vasekvi View Post
    I guess it defaults to the font size of what's chosen in the OS with the volume rocker toggle off. Try changing the devices font size if you don't mind smaller fonts elsewhere on your phone.?

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    Thanks, I did that but the font size in the texting application is 100% independent from the devices font size. That's how ridiculous it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveDoc143 View Post
    Uncheck the box in the settings to not use the volume rocker?
    Sorry, I responded to you but for some reason the moderators said it needed approval.
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Anyone have a solution to keep the text size permanently small in the native texting application without requiring the volume rocker option to be on?
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Thank, could not figure out for the life of me how the hell that my fonts size got so huge. Then i read your post. Cracked me up. But I am the retard that could not figure that out. lol
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Thanks, could not figure out for the life of me how the hell that my fonts size got so huge. Then i read your post. Cracked me up. But I am the retard that could not figure that out. lol
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    I've had the same problem. Fixed it by reading the answers to your question. Really a poor design.
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    I totally agree
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    I agree this is an issue. Mine was stuck large and I didn't know how it got like that and couldn't get it smaller. Very frustrating. TY for your thread. Stupid vol button/text font changer button
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Yup. It's crazy stupid... You'd think there would be a settings option for "text size" within the native messaging/texting app. There's not! But you can adjust it with your volume rocker! Yay!!!!!! If you don't want to adjust it with your volume rocker than you can't adjust it at all!!! Hahahahahahah PWND!
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    3rd party messaging app. Problem solved and make it look how you want .

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    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 4 using AC Forums.
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    how do i turn the feature off that makes the font size larger or smaller from the volume
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    Default Re: Text size in SMS is way too big and volume rocker to adjust size is a half-baked solution

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Ratner View Post
    how do i turn the feature off that makes the font size larger or smaller from the volume
    It's in the messaging app settings.

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