Android: can't read line pre-formatted lines

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  • Updated 3 years ago
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Pre-formatted text (code snippets on most blogs) do not line wrap on Android. There is also no way to scroll horizontally as that changes articles. Give me some way to either scroll just the pre-formatted block horizontally or line wrap it please!

app version: 4.8.0
android version: 6.0.1 (MTC19T)
device: Huawei Nexus 6P (angler)
sqlite version:
username: ca_peterson
memory: normal
speed: 92 feeds in conn:7476 read:74 parse:352 store:433
pending actions: pre:0 post:0
premium: yes
prefetch: yes
keepread: yes
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Chris Peterson

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Posted 3 years ago

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This was a conscious design decision.  Horizontal scrolling is incompatible with a swipe-left-and-right navigation system, and word-wraping code makes the problem worse, not better.  This is almost certainly an edge case where the answer is to open the story in a fully-featuerd browser for perusal or save the story for later viewing on a bigger screen.