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Old 11-16-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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How to view this site in Firefox on Android?


For whatwever reason the "text reflow" addon for Firefox ceased to work when it last updated.
So, how do people who don't have perfect eyesight read and use this website in Firefox on Android without spending hours scrolling the text around?
 
Old 11-07-2018, 02:04 PM   #2
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Anyone? I have (had) been posting less frequently recently due to not "playing with" linux as muc recently but I find myself back "massing around" but attempting to read and post on this site on android seems to mean constant squinting and scrolling with no apparent way to just make posts flow so that the textx isn't tiony or requiring scrolling in all dirrections to read.
Surely there miust be a way of making this, and other sites, readable on a phone?
 
Old 11-07-2018, 03:08 PM   #3
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how do people who don't have perfect eyesight read and use this website in Firefox on Android without spending hours scrolling the text around?
tbh, i don't.
i don't do forums on my phone at all, for that precise reason.
only very few forums are mobile friendly.
a few more sold their soul to tapatalk.
and everybody is waiting for LQ's software upgrade, who knows what that will bring...
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:25 PM   #4
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Thank you. It is good to know I am not alone in this. And, yes, I have seen "tapatalk" but not been convinced.
 
Old 11-07-2018, 03:35 PM   #5
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there's something about expressing myself by typing on a real keyboard... can't really recreate that feeling on a phone...
 
Old 11-07-2018, 03:39 PM   #6
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there's something about expressing myself by typing on a real keyboard... can't really recreate that feeling on a phone...
The keyboard on this phone is smaller than I'd like but it is a real keyboard (though I have no idea what to do when it dies).
 
Old 01-24-2019, 02:07 PM   #7
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Sadly, this is still ans issue for me and has resulted in even more typo's than I would ordinarily produce.
I'm seriously considering a Planet Gemini, or similar, to replace this so I would still have issues. Heck, even wih a slab of glass I would but, then, I'd have no keyboard either.
 
Old 01-24-2019, 08:58 PM   #8
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There is an LQ app that works acceptably. It's in the Play Store.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 02:02 PM   #9
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There is an LQ app that works acceptably. It's in the Play Store.
I just tried to install the app but was told I must give it permission to see my contacts, location and other things. I'm willing to pay money to this site, but that's just stupid.
 
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There is an LQ app that works acceptably. It's in the Play Store.
There's a LQ app? guees i'll check it. I suggest the OP try Sakura Browser which shows up as Piggy Browser in the Play Store. Great Android Browser I use it to browse LQ.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 02:18 PM   #11
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This is still, very much, an issue and, to add to it, I cannot use any of the popup text boxes for things like leaving feedback or searchoing because as soon as I try to type in them they disappear.
Is this site usable on Chrome on Android? I don't like the browser but it is clear it's not going to work with Firefox.
 
Old 11-29-2019, 03:57 AM   #12
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While I'll admit I do sometimes use the LQ app to post (but mostly to just read posts); I hate using a web browser to read or make posts on my phone. The text is too small, and I hate using a "soft keyboard" as I nearly always end up clicking "tapping" the wrong "key" or the wrong link. And if I resize the screen, the screen bounces around all over the place. So I much prefer a proper desktop machine to do my "LQ'ing".

So I share your frustration 273
 
Old 11-29-2019, 05:16 AM   #13
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Without new forum software or "tapatalk", etc, it's probably not going to be "smartphone friendly".

It's worth noting that this site uses what looks like vBulletin 4, if not older and that the site hardly looks any different to how it did when I first joined: https://web.archive.org/web/20050328...org/questions/

vBulletin 4 is about 10 years old and went end of life 2 years ago.

It was obviously never designed for smartphones or tablets. The Android/ChromeOS questions sites both use a newer version of the software, version 5 and I believe, work better with mobile devices.
 
Old 11-29-2019, 01:58 PM   #14
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The idiotic thing is that Windows Phone Edition used to work fine with websites designed for desktops. Yes, it altered them when asked to reflow text and the like but it worked.
The rendering of websites, in general, on Android is pathetic with the "phone versions" being crippled for nop good reason.
Sorry, I felt it necessary to rant at Android as it's not just this site I have issues with. Though I seem to recall the old BBthingy worked better on even Android?
 
  


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