Ever tried to pinch-to-zoom on a website and been annoyed that you can’t? Sadly this is something the website disabled on purpose. There’s a line of code they added to the webpage to prevent zooming. As a web developer I don’t believe in doing this, because it’s a major hindrance to many readers. Luckily there’s a workaround. You can make a bookmarklet that will let you enabling zooming on any website!
You can create the bookmarklet with a desktop browser or directly on your mobile device, but it’s a little easier on a desktop. Below are the instructions for both.
Make the Bookmarklet Using a Desktop Browser
Drag this link into your bookmarks: Enable Page Zoom
After your desktop’s bookmarks sync to your mobile device you’ll be able to use it.
Make the Bookmarklet Using a Mobile Browser
Copy this code:
- Bookmark any webpage (such as this one).
- Edit the bookmark’s URL (address) and paste the code.
- Name the bookmark something useful, such as Enable Page Zoom.
Using the Bookmarklet
When you’re on a webpage that won’t let you zoom, choose your Enable Page Zoom bookmarklet. Try zooming again and it should now work!