Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1011463
default window size too wide and short
Last modified: 2013-11-04 20:46:46 EST
My display configuration is two 1920x1080 monitors rotated to a vertical orientation: so my viewport is effectively 2160x1920.
When I did 'yum install gnome-software' and ran it for the very first time (from the Overview), the window that popped up was sized rather oddly. A screenshot of it tells me it's 1353x775 in size: wider than one of my monitors (it's usually conventional to make your window not span multiple displays by default), but very short, even though I have acres of vertical space available. 775 isn't enough vertical pixels to show all the Categories, so I have to scroll to see them, completely unnecessarily.
It looks like I can make the window taller, but no narrower. I think the big banner image for the 'featured' app - GIMP - is forcing the window width to be at least 1353.
on my first opening of gnome-software, the window was not sized in this manner.
is this still happening in newer versions of gnome-software?
I cannot tell for a few weeks, I'm away from the system in question. It may well depend on your display configuration.
okay, on the most recent packaged version gnome-software-3.10.0-1.fc20, the min-width i can shrink the window to is approx 882px.
882px was for the details page.
on the front page, with the banner, i am able to shrink it to approx 856px (see screenshot)
by your explaination that you counldnt resize the width, then the window most definity would have spread over two displays.
However, those minimum width values seem to be a lot smaller now, so i think this one is a non-issue.
Created attachment 806639 [details]
min-width of the gnome-software main window
well, I'm not sure I'd agree with 'non-issue'. People often run in VMs, and 1024x768 is still the industry standard VM desktop size. We still try quite hard to make anaconda fit in 800x600, never mind 1024x768; we only gave up holding the line on 640x480 a couple of releases back.
Actually, 1366x768 is a perfectly standard resolution for many new systems still.
(In reply to Adam Williamson from comment #8)
> Actually, 1366x768 is a perfectly standard resolution for many new systems
last time i checked, 1366 is most defintely greater than 856, so i am not sure a screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 wont have any issues with an application that has a min-width of 856 pixels.
Have you had a chance to test on your double-portrait setup yet?
Sorry, still not on the same continent. I'm back in Canada on Oct 19th, should be able to check it then.
I don't think it's a bug to have a min width of 856. We've got to lay out the content somehow....
Ryan: your math is entirely correct, btw. :) it'd be nice to fit in 800x600, but not world-ending.