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Hicups on Android Phone
« on: May 20, 2013, 04:08:40 PM »
I've recently gotten a new Android Phone (Yay!), and when I am browsing the boards with chrome for android, I found that a lot of the times different posts are displayed in different sizes. The posts are marked by different backcolors (one grey, one white, alternating), and usually, the white ones are very small, while the grey ones are the size they should be to easily read them. If I zoom in enough to read the white posts, I can fit a handful of letters of the other size in the frame.

Not sure if that's my phone doing it, since I have never seen that happen on my desktop PC, but maybe there is something in the boards format that causes this.

It's not really a big deal, I can still read everything, but I would kind of like to know what's causing this, or if I can do something to fix it. Anyone got an idea?
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 09:46:45 PM »
Odd.  I have an iPhone, so I can't recreate the error.  Are any other Android users having trouble?

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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 10:30:26 PM »
Not I. It's rare that I visit the boards via my phone, but when I do, I don't get any of those problems. Display issue, maybe? Choose to follow single format? I seem to recall something about that on one of my settings.
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 10:48:45 PM »
I can't find an option for "single format" or something like it. I just found that it is not even all that consistent, there can be a whole page of good posts, and then there are 2 bad ones in a row and such. Really weird.

It looks like this:


Like I said, nothing major, as you can just zoom back and forth, it's just... weird.
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 10:57:13 PM »
Peculiar. Can you try a different browser, maybe? Or is that even a possibility on your phone?
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 11:24:16 PM »
Yeah, it doesn't happen on the native browser.

But Chrome is where all my stuff is. And it's much nicer and everything.  :(
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 10:11:05 AM »
It's normal for the posts to alternate color between light grey and a whiteish.  Odd about the lettering though.  Try googling something like:

chrome for android messes up "simple machines" font size

Edit:  It looks as though the acronym "SMF" is used commonly for Simple Machines Forum which might be a better search term in this case.
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 06:49:24 PM »
It could be that your phone just thinks Shecky is very loud.

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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 09:50:21 PM »
It could be that your phone just thinks Shecky is very loud.
Or that he shakes his cane rather vigorously. ;D
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Re: Hicups on Android Phone
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 01:18:52 AM »
It could be that your phone just thinks Shecky is very loud.

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