[browser] Zoom needed for better readability

Bug #1447395 reported by lgd on 2015-04-23
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This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical Pocket Desktop
High
Unassigned
Canonical System Image
High
Bill Filler
Oxide
High
Olivier Tilloy
Ubuntu UX
Undecided
James Mulholland
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
High
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

Missing: Many people need a customizable zoom or at least text size for websites because they need bigger text (and pictures) for easy reading. The zoom should not result in horizontal scrolling but wrap text on the end of line.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-04-30
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-06-08
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu RTM):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu RTM):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
TenLeftFingers (tenleftfingers) wrote :

Or maybe just a reader view like FF on the desktop or Safari on IOS?

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Not the best of all workflows, but there is a "readability" app in the store that you can install, and then from the browser menu select share and use that app as a destination, this will open the current URL in a new webview in readability mode. Very nice for reading news articles.

TenLeftFingers (tenleftfingers) wrote :

Thanks Olivier. I have readability but as you say, it's not the best work flow. Perhaps I should file a wishlist for this if it's tangiental to the zoom issue.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

No need for a new report, this one is already marked 'confirmed', let’s use it.

no longer affects: webbrowser-app
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

This would be especially useful for the desktop, where layouts tend to be larger and text smaller.

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

raising the priority, this is super important for the desktop/convergence use case

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Changed in canonical-pocket-desktop:
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Zoom needed for better readability
+ [browser] Zoom needed for better readability
no longer affects: webbrowser-app (Ubuntu RTM)
Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

should add keyboard shortcuts for this when it's availabe:
ctrl+ to zoom
ctrl- to unzoom

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-01-15
tags: added: convergence
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-01-20
Changed in oxide:
importance: Undecided → High
information type: Public → Public Security
information type: Public Security → Public
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-03-23
Changed in oxide:
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in oxide:
status: New → In Progress
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-03-23
Changed in oxide:
milestone: none → branch-1.15
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-04-18
Changed in oxide:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

Which update?

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bq-feedback
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

@Pat: assuming we’ll ship OTA-11 with an early build of oxide 1.15, we could try and squeeze that one in.

Note that we’ll need to make sure to land oxide in both vivid and xenial, as we do dual-landings for webbrowser-app.

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → 11
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-04-22
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2016-04-22
tags: added: system-apps-11
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: 11 → 12
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-06-09
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
milestone: none → ubuntu-16.10
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Paty Davila (dizzypaty) on 2016-08-26
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → James Mulholland (jamesmulholland)
status: New → Triaged
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