I'm using Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android Lollipop. As you see in this picture, there is a button "Reply" (Svara) and then a button "Mark as read" (Markera som L...). But the buttons are so large, it causes the third button "Delete" to be hidden to the right, e.g. after the "..." shown.

How can I decrease the text/button size in the notification area?

  • Don't think it possible without root
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 16:00
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    And rooting is illegal in my country of residence due to strict "DMCA" type of laws. However, it was possible on my phone to grant certain (I don't know which, but language settings was possible to grant) system permissions via adb (pm grant ....) so such a solution with adb is acceptable too, if I in some way can permanently reduce the font size in notifications. It doesn't matter if the text gets small, I have good eyes. Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 16:41

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What you are asking most likely cannot be done (at least easily, anyway). Those buttons might be controlled by the system UI or the app creating the notification. You can try your System Settings > Display > Font size, but this will alter the font size on everything.

Alternatively, here's an easier fix- tilt the phone to landscape to widen the notification window.

After installing the K-9 App for Android, I find that my notifications on my Galaxy S3 are a bit different. Can you confirm that you have the Delete button set to show in the settings?

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  • Font size is smallest already. Tilting the phone wont work in launcher. Only when inside some app. Should try and see if it helps to download a extremely small custom font, but I don't think it will affect notifications. Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 17:23
  • @sebastiannielsen Hmm... tilting the phone should work if you tap that Screen Rotation icon in your Quick Settings. But I know what you mean- I have my launcher set to "force portrait" too.
    – paulmz
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 17:30
  • I tried to enable screen rotation. Im not dumb :-) But forcing potrait is not a option, I need something that I can act on when I get the notification, and then go back again. Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 18:04
  • @sebastiannielsen - Sorry, I didn't mean to imply a lack of intelligence. I don't use K-9 but just installed to test how the notifications look on my Galaxy S3 (took me a while as K-9 wouldn't accept three of the four email accounts I tried- weird). I edited the answer above.
    – paulmz
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 19:35
  • yes, "Delete" button is enabled. However, I can clearly see that your phone is not Lollipop. This issue only exist on lollipop. Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 20:44

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