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Kai Hartmann

Prevent scrolling in on Android WebView (PhoneGap)

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I have a simple HTML page, which implements just a canvas. When I show it in a browser, everything looks ok, no scrollbars at all. After deploying it with PhoneGap to my device (Sony Experia U), it is possible to scroll just a little horizontally and a little more vertically.

I am sure it is because the device has a different aspect ratio and the content (1280 x 720) does not fit, but giving 100% to width (and height) of the canvas should do the trick. 


I do not know how to prevent the scrolling. Anybody had this problem, and/or does have a solution? 



This is my complete source:



<!DOCTYPE html><html>    <head>        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/index.css" />        <title>Game</title>    </head>    <body>        <canvas id="game" width="1280" height="720" style="border:1px solid #000000;"></canvas>    </body></html>


html, body {    margin: 0;      overflow:hidden;}canvas {    width: 100%;    height:100%;}


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Try adding this in your HTML <head>:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=0" />

And try to add/append this in your JavaScript (I forgot is it both or just touchstart):

window.addEventListener("touchstart", function(e) {    e.preventDefault();}, false);window.addEventListener("touchmove", function(e) {    e.preventDefault();}, false);

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The meta tag did not help, but the JavaScript does. Thanks.

I had hoped to do it declaratively, though. 


I am also not totally sure what the meta viewport tag does, cause I tried it before, and it never seems to have any effect, regardless what I sepcify in the content attribute.

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