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Allow pinch-to-zoom on webpages that want to prohibit it

Added by Soren Stoutner 10 months ago. Updated 6 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
4.x
Start date:
11/23/2021
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Description

If a website sets `maximum-scale=1.0` on the viewport, WebView will follow those instructions and prevent pinch-to-zoom.

https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/beautiful-colorized-photos-of-helsinki-finland-in-the-1930s/

Some browsers, like Bromite and Chromium ignore or overwrite this setting. It should be possible to change this behavior with Privacy WebView.

More information at:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27236676/why-does-pinch-to-zoom-not-work-in-my-android-webview/47236804

Actions #1

Updated by Prince Cooper 6 days ago

How would you consider features like this with higher priority, when there are lot of important ones tucked under 3.x, which makes user experience better?

Actions #2

Updated by Soren Stoutner 6 days ago

The 3.x series contains all the features that can be implemented with Android's standard WebView. The 4.x series contains all the changes that will require the creation of the custom Privacy WebView. There are a number of features in the 4.x series that are more desirable than some listed in the 3.x series, but their dependence upon Privacy WebView requires their waiting to be implemented.

You can read more about this at https://www.stoutner.com/3-x-series-roadmap/. I would also recommend you read over all of the information found at https://www.stoutner.com/category/privacy-browser-android-roadmap/.

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