1. MozzaJ's Avatar
    Hi there

    I've been looking for an answer to my issue for a couple of weeks now and despite trawling the internet and visiting various mobile stores and speaking to their "experts" I still haven't found the answer.

    I had a Note 4 for a week and despite trying virtually every browser in the play store I still couldn't find one that could give me the browser display option I'm looking for. I've a Samsung Note 2 and using the stock browser. There is a "Default Zoom" option in the settings that enables you to choose "close", "medium" or "far" options. Essentially this changes the viewport of the browser enabling you to get a different view of a web site. The "far" option gives a viewport size of 540 x 851. The "medium" option gives a viewport size of 360 x 615. I've noticed on the Note 3 and Note 4 and other newer mobiles that this "Default Zoom" option is no longer available in the browser settings. Does anyone know why this option has been removed?

    Because the Note 2 and the like have such a big screens I like to set the default zoom to far which gives me more of a tablet size view. Now it's time for a mobile upgrade I've been really disappointed to find newer mobiles including the Note 4 have removed this option.

    Anybody know more info on this?

    Cheers

    John
    01-07-2015 03:58 AM
  2. MozzaJ's Avatar
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    01-08-2015 07:49 AM
  3. eekboom's Avatar
    Sorry, no news on this. I just am in the same boat.

    I can't get it in to my head that nowadays no browser at all supports this.
    So far I have tried Dolphin, Opera, Firefox and UC Browser.
    I upgrade from Note 2 to Note Edge which has 4 times the pixels.
    However sites I frequently use show me only half the content.
    WTH?

    For now I mostly resort to the desktop version of the sites.
    03-17-2015 08:29 AM
  4. eekboom's Avatar
    Hooray! Found a browser that is configurable to give you exactly that.

    Use Firefox Mobile.
    Go to about:config
    Search for layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
    and change to 2.5
    (or experiment with values close to that).

    Tada! Now a phablet with high-res screen finally pays off!

    A big thanks to "snorp" on the Firefox Mobile IRC!
    03-17-2015 10:03 AM
  5. WilliamLundstrom's Avatar
    Could you be more specific how I do that? Do I need to open the app in some configuration app and search for the line?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2015 02:34 PM
  6. eekboom's Avatar
    Oh. Just Type "about:config" (without the quotes) in the adress bar.
    Take care not to accidentally change some other setting.

    Could you be more specific how I do that? Do I need to open the app in some configuration app and search for the line?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2015 02:40 PM
  7. WilliamLundstrom's Avatar
    Thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 09:40 AM

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