While using the mobile Chrome browser for browsing the chat sites it repeatedly zoom in even after I zoom out by using the pinch gesture. While in zoom mode the full site look weird.

Normal State after zoom out

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As I tap on ChatBox it automatically gets zoomed in and then remains zoomed

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I can't even click on the send button without zooming out. The issue re-happens whenever I tap or touch the ChatBox.

It happens on Chat on MSE as well as on Chat on SO

  • Oh, this... fear it's a browser feature. You can still submit the message by pressing the ENTER key. Oct 13, 2014 at 15:09
  • @ShadowWizard yup thanks that worked. but can't we fixed zooming issue or functionality? Oct 13, 2014 at 15:12
  • Well, that's not SE's fault and I doubt Google will change this behavior. Oct 13, 2014 at 16:19

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We aren't doing any special zooming. Mobile browsers for some reason like to, though.

I agree that it's a pain, but the best I can offer here is to use the mobile chat view instead of the full desktop mode.

  • In mobile chat view i cant reply to particular message and can't see/read removed messages too. :( Oct 14, 2014 at 12:44
  • Mobile chat view lack all features, you can only read messages and write messages. No stars. No replying. Nada. Gave up on using it long ago. :/ Oct 14, 2014 at 12:48
  • @ShadowWizard I don't disagree.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Oct 14, 2014 at 12:53

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