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Bug 140147 - compose window size too large
compose window size too large
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Reported: 2004-11-20 02:39 EST by Mike Kinney
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-10 20:18:27 EDT
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Description Mike Kinney 2004-11-20 02:39:06 EST
Description of problem:
The compose email window's size is too large (vertically). I cannot
scroll down passed a few paragraphs. I have tried to resize from the
top and drag up, but it seems to go on and on an on... (the energizer
bunny of windows)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Compose email or Reply to Email.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compose new email.
2. Try to re-size window to be less than 100% of vertical size of window.

Actual results:
Window too long.

Expected results:
Re-sizable window that when the contents are too large to view visible
text, a scroll bar appears.

Additional info:
Fedora Core 3, Evolution 2.02, Resolution 1600x1200
Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2004-11-22 13:51:14 EST
My guess is that your GConf database is malfunctioning.

What value do you get if you run:
gconftool-2 --get /apps/evolution/mail/composer/width
gconftool-2 --get /apps/evolution/mail/composer/height

What values do you see if you run gconf-editor ?

Does it help if you exit the user's session and log back in?
Comment 2 Mike Kinney 2004-11-22 22:23:03 EST
[kinneym@aguila ~]$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/evolution/mail/composer/width
[kinneym@aguila ~]$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/evolution/mail/composer/height

in gconf-editor, /, apps, evolution, mail, composer, height=1129,
width=1600 (same)

Nope. Logged out/in. Rebooted. Neither affected the change.

Ahh... but changing them in gconf-editor does fix my problem. Never
knew about that program. Thanks! Not sure how it got borked, but it is
fixed now.

Ok to close issue.
Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2004-11-24 20:24:16 EST
Did you install the evolution package whilst a session was running? 
That might have caused the problem (the gconf daemon might not have
picked up a default value for the width/height keys from the schema
file).  Otherwise, I'm not sure about this one...
Comment 4 Mike Kinney 2004-11-24 20:40:29 EST
No. I did the Fedora Core 2 -> Fedora Core 3 upgrade. It went well.
The window was fine after I converted the Evolution from 1.4 to 2.02.
After a week or so of using Evolution, the window got messed up. It
was messed up until you showed the gconf-editor tip.

I have tried to set the options back to the those settings, but it
does not seem to mess up like it was doing before.

I would not worry about it. "If you cannot replicate it, you cannot
fix it." 

Comment 6 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 19:14:13 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 7 Mike Kinney 2006-07-10 20:18:27 EDT
As per my #2 comment, okay to close.
Comment 8 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 11:39:16 EDT

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