This occurs in the Stack Exchange android app released recently to the public.

When someone posts a code block in their question or answer, the code block is cut off on the right hand side, and I can't scroll to the right to view the rest of it. How can I view these code blocks?

  • No repro on an android; code blocks appear and are even word-wrapped so there's no horizontal cut-off. VTC as unclear because we're missing information like the mobile phone and browser in question. Jan 30, 2014 at 1:09
  • I've loaded the stack exchange app on my samsung galaxy S2. I've accessed stack over through the app. ~ It shows the code block but when I try to slide to see the rest of the code to the right, it stops. Jan 30, 2014 at 1:22
  • Oh, is this the Android app? Jan 30, 2014 at 1:23
  • Yes this is the Android app. Jan 30, 2014 at 1:27
  • @user2638098 do you have a specific post that you are experience this issue with? And are you zoomed in at all? Jan 30, 2014 at 1:30
  • A screen shot would go a long way.
    – ale
    Jan 30, 2014 at 1:31
  • On my phone tapping on the code block brings up a window which you can then be scrolled by dragging. Jan 30, 2014 at 1:32
  • @psubsee2003 This is a universal thing for the Android app. Code blocks can't be scrolled right - you have to tap on them to open them up for scrolling. Jan 30, 2014 at 1:32
  • What I've experienced is that the code block scrolls a few pixels then the scroll gesture gets handled by the viewpager that switches between question and the answers tab.
    – frozenkoi
    Jan 31, 2014 at 6:56

1 Answer 1


It's not made obvious* but you need to tap code blocks to view them in full. That will open them up for viewing and they'll be scrollable.

* It really needs to be since you're not the first to be confused about this, and there's nothing suggesting you can do this. This is actually bad user experience design at the moment.


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