The Nexus 7 is fast becoming my browsing tablet, and that’s no surprise considering how easy it is to take anywhere.
However, the smaller screen means I usually have to zoom in more to make the text readable. This requires the use of two hands rather than a simple double tap with the thumb.
If the default zoom is too small, Chrome for Android allows users to adjust the size of the text with a double tap to get a perfect two-handed zoom.
Chrome for Android has this option built in and includes an option to take control of web pages that normally don’t allow users to zoom.
Resize Text in Chrome for Android
Setting a custom text size for zoom in Chrome takes a few minutes and will work on any site you visit.
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- Tap the button in the top right. It looks like three dots.
- Tap on it.
- Tap on it.
- Move the slider until the text in the box at the top of the page is the correct size.
I think 115% – 120% is correct for me, but the slider goes all the way up to 200% for easy readability.
The next option is to force-enable zoom. This forces websites to let you zoom. Since locking zoom on websites is a growing trend, I suggest you turn this on.
When enabled, you can even zoom in on websites that normally lock the zoom and are otherwise unreadable.
To do more with the Nexus 7 tablet, check out our Nexus 7 case brief and our Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboards.