Text-Scaling Doesn't Impact Line-Height on Windows 10 Mobile

Issue #8478829


Jonathan S.
Aug 12, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
Reported by 14 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Set text-scaling to 100%
  2. Navigate to http://jsbin.com/yocacadejo/
  3. Note that font-size is 16px, and line-height is 21px
  4. Increase text-scaling to 200%
  5. Refresh Edge Tab
  6. Note that font-size is 35.46px, and line-height is still 21px

Users who require the UI to be larger wind up with hard-to-read text on some websites. One common example is Wikipedia, which as a line-height of 26.4px and a font-size: 16px on mobile.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

  • I uploaded 2 screenshots as well demonstrating issue on m.twitter.com

  • I had this issue with mobile.twitter.com too.

  • This issue also impacts disqus comments across the web. Screenshot added.

  • Mobile Twitter settings bug. Also in twitter.com Edge web page

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

  • Same issue here for my app that uses WebView to display Disqus comments, Disqus sends a fixed line height in the CSS that cannot be changed from me so the user settings in the system mess up the whole comments section. Same as one user posted in a screenshot above for windowsblogitalia.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status

  • Duping all mobile text scaling issue to the internal pm task.

  • This issue has been resolved External. This means this issue may require a new feature to be implemented or other work that is more significant than a typical bug. You may be able to find more information on this issue by searching for related features on status.microsoftedge.com and uservoice.microsoftedge.com.

  • Everything is already written in above comments, nothing additional to add.

  • The whole point of end users buying these phones as a) a high end “works like a Windows 10 computer, but it’s your mobile phone” device and b) it has a svelte, sleek and one of the largest reasonable screen sizes that still fits in your hand/pocket, why was the Anniversary build not tested and why are the (obvious) needs of larger screen users being back-burnered? The combination of Screen Display Text Size and Ease of Use Text Scaling functioned much better BEFORE the Anniversary build (which is a required update). The iterations of the effects of these two functions should have been thoroughly tested in the Mail app and the Edge browser especially because both of these are quite commonly used. Meanwhile, users are left to wait for ANY kind of accountable action. If Microsoft wanted to kill their phone share, this was a surefire way to do it.

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