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Please make Firefox for Android reflow the text when zooming, like Opera does. Tnx.

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This is not about the browser I'm using to write this; I'm at my desktop right now. This is about Firefox on my Android phone and my tablet. Far too many web sites (most) do not have mobile versions (WAP) of their pages. and when viewing a desktop site on a small phone screen, it becomes necessary to zoom in. After zooming in, instead of the text re-flowing to stay within the sides of the screen, it extends beyond the edges of the screen, which requires sideways scrolling to view it. Sideways scrolling, back and forth for every line of the text when reading an article, is a serious inconvenience, and causes me to avoid using Firefox. Opera Mobile has and always has had text re-flow such that when zooming a desktop page on a mobile screen, the text is reformatted (re-flowed) so that no sideways scrolling is ever necessary. Firefox needs this feature very badly. My friends also complain about it. It's a good browser in other ways, and would be a GREAT browser if it only had the text re-flow feature like Opera Mobile has. Please make this a top priority! Thanks.

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We have the feature on Nightly builds of Firefox for Android but so far we have not been happy with the performance of the feature to release it. http://nightly.mozilla.org/ - the plain 'Android' download link works for most phones.

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Can you explain the steps necessary to get Text Reflow to work in the Nightly? I have been following the nightly builds for months now, checking every so often just for this particular feature. So far I haven't been able to get it working.

I would immediately switch to Firefox as my primary browser Text Reflow functionality could be restored. I am currently using Opera.

I have tried various about:config settings to no avail. I have also cleared data for Nightly so I'd have a clean slate. Still, toggling the checkbox in Settings > Display does not enable Text Reflow.

Is there a particular combination of about:config settings I need to change in order to get it working in the latest Nightly?