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    Palm phones all have fantastic form factor but one downside compared with a slab phone is when reading large text articles online. With WebOS, when zooming in text on a web page doesn't reformat to stay within the sides of the screen.

    This problem is particularly apparent on the veer as its small screen means websites need to be zoomed right up to make text legible.

    This means that not only do you have to scroll down a page but constantly scroll side to side as you read along the line.

    If someone could make a patch for the browser that wraps a column of text to the screens width at any zoom level this would be fantastic. I am more than willing to donate to any developer who can make this happen.
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    That would be (almost?) impossible to do, as the box size in which the text is displayed comes out of the HTML code. Even a responsive web design wouldn’t work, because it can’t check the device’s zooming functionality.
    webOS is simply fabulous

    TouchPad’s Virtual Keyboard Layouts: http://forums.webosnation.com/member...d-layouts.html
    in isagar2004’s post: http://forums.webosnation.com/hp-tou...rrow-keys.html
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    Would it be possible to copy some of the code from the android browser?

    The touchpad has text wrapping in android but not webOS, presumably its not a hardware thing.
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    I’m not deep into webOS, but at least when it’s open sourced, our Homebrewers shall give this a try. :-)
    webOS is simply fabulous

    TouchPad’s Virtual Keyboard Layouts: http://forums.webosnation.com/member...d-layouts.html
    in isagar2004’s post: http://forums.webosnation.com/hp-tou...rrow-keys.html
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    I think the real issue is that the browser is formatting things for a virtual page that is much wider than the actual screen. It would be nice if you could force it to reflow the page as if it was on a page exactly the width of the screen.
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    Just use an Instapaper client. The whole point of it is to deliver text-based web content to your phone in a readable format. There are patch plugins for the browser, and Carbon has a button for it to make it easier to use.
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    Want this patch or functionality more than anything else on webOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
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