I'm using a Lumia 1520, so it has a 1080p resolution, except websites don't seem to realise this half the time and it rarely displays websites as they do on my PC. I've told it in the settings to request desktop versions of sites, and Bootstrap seems to have a particularly large amount of problems with doing this. It often loads the page zoomed in about 50% on the top left corner and sometimes things like navigational bars will stay at this width even when zoomed out, making them only half page width. It also has this really annoying issue where it's making text a lot bigger in random places, such as Facebook posts on the web version, but this issue is occurring across the web.

I felt this might just be me doing something wrong in my websites, so I checked out some websites which should definitely not have issues of this magnitude, here's some pictures (In some, the red bar is still there signifying it's loaded but I have loaded them fully prior and I've only taken screenshots when they look as they do when fully loaded):

http://getbootstrap.com/ upon page load enter image description here

http://getbootstrap.com/ after zooming out enter image description here

http://facebook.com/ enlarging text enter image description here

http://google.com/ enlarging text, automatically zooming into top-left corner upon load enter image description here

I recognise some of these may be intentional to make it more accessible however the larger text and automatic zooming and other such things which I've discussed are frustrating me more than they help me and I want to know if there's a way to turn these behaviours off and just display as if it was a regular 1080p display. I'm perfectly okay with manually zooming on every page load and such. I'm running the most recent Lumia Black on the HK CV.

I think this might be an issue with some sites since it seems okay on some like https://stackoverflow.com/ but I think it may be some trigger on the device so I want to rule this possibility out before any further investigation into the issues.

  • Is your phone updated to 8.1, or is it still on 8.0?
    – Rowland Shaw
    Aug 5 '14 at 8:06
  • It's still on 8.0 right now, eagerly anticipating Cyan though. Aug 5 '14 at 8:15
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    According to Nokia the Cyan update should be available for you (might need to force a check), and as that uses a different version of Internet Explorer, it may improve the issue for you?
    – Rowland Shaw
    Aug 5 '14 at 9:03
  • Oh, I've been checking it every day consistently in anticipation for weeks, and the one day I don't check it's out! Thanks for informing me; I'll check if the issue still persists :) Aug 5 '14 at 18:07
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    ...and I've just been reading that one of the things coming in 8.1 GDR1 (currently with developers for preview) is improvements for rendering webpages, especially on larger screen phones
    – Rowland Shaw
    Aug 6 '14 at 7:42

Within Windows Phone 8.0, there is no control over the display size for text within Internet Explorer 10.

Windows Phone 8.1 updates the browser to Internet Explorer 11, which is now available as the Nokia Cyan update for your specific phone. These updates should make some improvements in how some websites render, but GDR1 is set to improve website compatibility further, when it's released (currently at developer preview).

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