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regarding pinch-to-zoom and text reflow behavior in auroua


after I turned on the text reflow on the browser, whenever I want to enlarge the text with my fingers, it automatically rearrange the whole page and redirect me to the top of the page, instead of just focus on the text I wanted to read like the default android browser and it's annoying.

Is that the correct behavior? and do you guys have any solution to this? thanks in advance!

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  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r115


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:20.0) Gecko/20.0 Firefox/20.0

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  • Top 10 Contributor
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Double tap the website to zoom in.

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Helpful Reply

We are still working on this feature. We hope to have it sorted out in Firefox 21 or 22.

Scott Johnson 0 solutions 4 answers

As kbrosnan mentioned, this feature, which we are currently calling 'Pinch to reflow text' isn't completed yet. it's possible it was accidentally triggered on your build, and then during a recent upgrade, removed from the settings menu.

To disable it, open settings by clicking the menu button from within firefox for android. If there is a 'Pinch to reflow text' option, then simply disable it. If you don't see this option, then follow these steps:

1) Return to your main home page in firefox by clicking the 'back' button. 2) Click in the address bar, and type in 'about:config'. Click return. 3) The configuration screen this brings up should show a search bar at the top. In this search bar, search for 'reflow'. 4) The configuration option you want is called 'browser.zoom.reflowOnZoom'. Make sure that this is set to 'false', or simply click the 'Reset' button after this option.

Question owner

A small update here after nearly a month...with the recent updates, I can definitely feel it happening less frequent. This browser has been awesome and as a long-term firefox fan on desktop, thank you guys for the prompt answer :D (Just hoping navigate the support forum weren't such a pita...)