iPad mini Default font override in Perfect Browser makes things much easier to read

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    It has made me enjoy the screen in my mini more, because I am not having problems reading text like I was. I highly recommend it.
     
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    Is that an app? I don't see it in the App Store.
     
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    Yep. It's there. Try perfect browser or perfect web browser.
     
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    This just might be a game saver for the mini (for me at least), thanks for the constructive post!
     
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    Glad to help!


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    Yep.
     
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    Unfortunately none of these 3rd party apps use the nitro JS engine like the built in safari does. Therefore all of three browsers are slower than safari. You ca simply use the JavaScript bookmark trick in safari it works great and you get the speeds of safari in ios6! Which is a big improvement. There is a hack you can install in a jail broken ios device which allows 3rd party browsers to use the nitro engine. This gaining significant speeds just like the safari browser except you get huge options vs no options in safari
     
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    I did that also. But every web page I kept having to press the font + button. I wish it would just stay there.
     
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    Perfect Web Browser

    The only one I see for 99 cents is 360 Web Browser with a green globe.
     
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    That's the one.
     
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    Does Perfect Browser do it any better than Atomic Web or iCab? They both allow you to increase the font too.
     
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    Thanks for the tip re Perfect Browser. I'm finding it a much better browsing experience, without any tweaking at all.
     
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    I tried iCab, as it seems to be the best option other than safari. But the auto-text increase mangles things. Hopefully the add something just for the mini.

    Perfect browser doesn't look appealing to the eye at all. If you can't make an app look good, you're not getting my $1.
     
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    I agree. I like icab much better. But perfect browser does a great job with fixing the text problem.

     
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    Excellent browser.

    Am I right in thinking that you have to increase the font size with every new page though?
     
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    Atomic requires that you adjust the font setting for individual sites. That is, you can't set a default size. Also, increasing the font size once in Atomic increases the font too much for many sites. Perfect Browser allows for more degrees in size.
     
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    Just noticed that you can choose the font size that suits you and then save that for the particular site, à la Atomic.

    All is good! :)
     
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    Can somebody please tell me what exactly in the settings of the browser I have to chose to get the desired effect? I seem to be doing something wrong...
     
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    You can either increase the text size globally for all sites via the Preferences -> Settings -> Font size override -> On and pick a value. The Preferences is on the toolbar next to the address bar.

    Alternatively, you can increase the text size for Individual sites. First change via the Preferences -> Default Font Size. Once you are satisfied with the font for a particular site then you can set it via Preferences -> Save Font for Site.
     
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    Just to put my 2 cents in on this browser... I'm loving having the text be bigger on my Mini (set it to +140%). I agree with others that the browser is not much to look but a way around that is to keep it in full screen mode (which increases screen real estate as well) It even lets you take off ios's top bar with the time, battery, etc. Since it lets you program gestures, I have a 3 finger swipe down to make the address and tab bars appear when I need it. Not perfect but it should do nicely!
     
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    Another tip for Perfect Browser: Set the desktop rending to "safari phone." This triggers mobile versions of websites. It's necessary for some sites such as theverge.com, which will load incorrectly if you use font override.
     
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    Very helpful! Thank you!


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    This helped! Thank you!
     
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