Windows Tablet Mode breaks Responsive Site Design

Duplicate Issue #8102102 • See Issue #7970618

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Author
Shawn K.
Created
Jul 7, 2016
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Duplicates
See progress on Bug #7970618
Found in build #
14.14379
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Reported by 8 people

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Steps to reproduce

Split screen between Edge and any other program, then open a responsive site. Notice how at the narrow width, Edge uses the mobile view of the site as you would expect for a responsive site, right?

Now turn on Tablet mode, but keep the exact same two-app split. Suddenly edge zooms way out until the page is not usable or able to even read.

Why does a tablet user get punished? Just because you want a finger-friendly UI shouldn’t force you to abandon the mobile/tablet optimized view of a page. In fact quite the opposite: you SHOULD have a nice responsive view.

(The same test works fine in every other browser, including IE. Only Edge breaks the site).

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