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Detecting Chromebooks

Post by andyh1234 » Fri May 29, 2020 9:28 pm

Hi

As standard the manifest file includes Chromebooks, but the exactfit scaling doesn't work, it had some quite odd effects.

Can anyone suggest a way to detect a Chromebook install so I can have it comment out the scaling, the app works perfectly well just left the default / designed size (but scaling is absolutely needed for phones and tablets).

All come back as android devices.

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Re: Detecting Chromebooks

Post by jacque » Sat May 30, 2020 4:53 pm

I use "the machine" which has the word "Chromebook" in it somewhere for my very limited number of test devices. No promises that's universal but so far it seems to work.
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Re: Detecting Chromebooks

Post by andyh1234 » Sat May 30, 2020 7:30 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Detecting Chromebooks

Post by andyh1234 » Sun May 31, 2020 9:01 pm

Frustratingly the machine returns 'coral' on my Asus Chromebook.

Thanks anyway, if anyone has any other suggestions Ill be happy to try them!

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Re: Detecting Chromebooks

Post by jacque » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:09 pm

That's too bad, but good to know. Sounds like my method won't work and I don't know any other way to get the info.
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Re: Detecting Chromebooks

Post by kdjanz » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:43 pm

From left field again...

Is there any way that you can identify them based on the screen rect? Are they bigger or are they a specific aspect ratio that you could get at runtime, and then disable the scaling routine?

Just throwing it out there...

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Re: Detecting Chromebooks

Post by andyh1234 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:15 am

Unfortunately not, the ones I have emulate androids so they throw out random screen rects, but it was worth a shot, thanks for the suggestion.

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