Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140147
compose window size too large
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 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):
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.
Window too long.
Re-sizable window that when the contents are too large to view visible
text, a scroll bar appears.
Fedora Core 3, Evolution 2.02, Resolution 1600x1200
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?
[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,
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
Ok to close issue.
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...
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
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.
As per my #2 comment, okay to close.