I prefer very small fonts: on my MacBook I use full retina 2560x1600. My iPhone7 Plus can show a lot - if I can force chrome to stop making huge fonts on it. But how to do that? The desktop chrome allows to decrease magnification by hitting Command-Minus. There is no keyboard on the iPhone so then .. what is the equivalent?

By the way I already have the Text Size slider set to absolute smallest in the general Settings| Text Size

  • I don’t use Chrome for a number of reasons, but wouldn’t the standard “Pinch-to-Zoom” work for magnification (equivalent to Cmd-+). It works in Firefox and Edge – Allan Feb 12 '20 at 0:18
  • i am not looking to increase magnification (per title) but decrease it – StephenBoesch Feb 12 '20 at 0:20
  • You reference zoom in your question and ask for it’s equivalent. Cmd-plus and Cmd-minus is zoom – Allan Feb 12 '20 at 0:22
  • using finger/pinch does not work (had actually tried it: just momentarily gets smaller but does not incorporate new content/change layout). Saying zoom-in is a different animal than out because there are many accessibility features to help only with the former. – StephenBoesch Feb 12 '20 at 0:23

Try enabling “Text Accessibility”

  1. Type chrome://flags into a Chrome tab.
  2. Search for "Enable text accessibility in web pages"
  3. Select "Enable"

Force quit Chrome and restart.

Answer sourced from a Google help page about the same topic.

  • I am trying to make text/content smaller not larger – StephenBoesch Feb 12 '20 at 0:33
  • Then that’s probably as small as it’s going to get. iOS isn’t going to have features that the App doesn’t make available. – Allan Feb 12 '20 at 0:35

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