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How to scale android apps ??? All apps are way too small - buttons and fonts. 0 Recommended Answers 5 Replies 37 Upvotes
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With the newest beta it is not possible to scale android (apps) seperatly from Chrome OS / Linux Apps.
With Chrome OS 81, I was able to go to the android settings and change the scaling for all android apps as well as the font settings. It was not accessible in a direct way I had to search for "Bedienungshilfen" and modify the settings mentioned above. The only problem with that method was, I had to do it on every update/reboot. Now this option is removed and all android apps are way too small. I can barely read the text. Does anybody know a method to fix this or is some guy of google/chromium in this forum ? My device is an Asus C434 / rammus / M83beta
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Settings -> Displays -> Display Size
Browser Settings -> Appearance -> Font size
Browser Settings -> Appearance -> Page zoom
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It doesn't work for Android apps in Chromebook with OS 81 and Android 9
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I have the same Problem, the Chrome OS Font is good to read, and the Android APP's Font's is to small !!!
What can i do for this ???
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The Chrome team removed the ability to scale android apps separately from the rest of the Chrome OS user interface a few versions ago. This was covered in the discussion of  issue 842004 (now closed). There is ongoing discussion about whether and how to bring back this type of scaling in issue 913228 (still open).

Independently of this, the default scaling of Android apps in Chrome OS seems way too small, at least on high resolution displays. In my testing this is not a matter of opinion and at least on some displays the default scaling objectively makes Android apps unusable unless you scale up the whole of the Chrome OS user interface past where it would otherwise need to be, resulting in a significant loss of screen space.

I am not sure the Chrome team is aware of this issue, I haven't found any bug in their database suggesting they are. I will create a bug report for this but it will take me a bit of time to characterise the issue so that  the problem can be systematically reproduced and objectively measured in their testing. Then, if the bug report is not closed, it will take some time for it to make its way to the appropriate developer, for a fix to be implemented, and for that fix to make its way to a version of Chrome OS we can use.

In the meantime, I would recommend: 1) Clicking here to open issue 913228 and clicking on the star there so the Chrome team has an indication of how many people are interested in the ability to scale Android apps; and 2) Using Alt-Shift-i to provide feedback to Google about the Android app size issue and/or the need for a way to scale Android apps in Chrome OS. These steps are important as they are the only way to communicate to Google and the Chrome team that this problem is affecting you (they typically don't read self-help support forums like this one).

Additionally, here is a workaround that will allow you to temporarily scale individual Android apps. This come from comment #25 in the issue 913228 discussion, with a bit more explanation of the steps involved:
  1. Open the Android settings in your Chrome OS device (you can get there starting with the Chrome OS settings by clicking on "Apps", then "Google Play Store", then "Manage Android Preferences").
  2. In the (small :-) Android settings window, click on "System", then "About device", then click seven times on the "Build number" at the bottom of the resulting page (it's a hidden feature, hence the need to click seven times).
  3. Using the back arrow to get back to the "System" page, you'll now see a new "Develop options" item there. Click on it.
  4. Click on the "Enable application zoom" toggle to enable this feature. This toggle is towards the bottom of the page, on the current version of Android it's the third from last.
  5. Now whenever you have an Android app window selection you will be able to press Ctrl-+ or Ctrl-- (Ctrl-minus) to scale the window's contents up or down. You will however need to do this every time you open or reopen and Android app.
Let's hope the Chrome team fixes this soon. In the meantime I hope this information is useful to you.
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There is an open bug report about this issue. It's being worked on.
 
Next time it happens, file a feedback report so that the engineering and development teams can get details from your logs.
 
 
You can also go to that bug report, log into the site, and "star" the bug. That will add a vote for your interest, and you will receive emails whenever comments are added.
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