Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154378
Nautilis default window sizes are inappropriate
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:27:49 EST
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Description of problem:
Double-clicking "swarren's Home" on the desktop starts a new nautilus window. This is initially sized to about 1/4 my screen resolution, meaning that most of the information in "View as List" view is cut off, and a horizontal scrollbar is added. There's plenty of room on my screen for the initial window size to show all the information without resorting to a scrollbar. The window should be given an initial size that is sensible. Or, the system should remember the window size when it's closed, and restore that same size when I open the window again from that icon.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run nautilus by e.g. double-clicking the home dir icon on the desktop.
2. Note that window is too small horizontally to display all available information, even though there is *more* than enough screen space to do so.
3. Resize window to an appropriate size
4. Close window
5. Re-open window. Note that it again has an inappropriate size.
Actual Results: See "Steps to reproduce"
Expected Results: At step 2 in "Steps to reproduce", the system should pick a sensible default size for the window, or at step 5, the system should have remembered the users's explicit size selection.
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This is partially still present in F8 (nautilus-2.20.0-6.fc8).
The default size of windows is still a little too narrow (~10% in my case).
At least when I resize the window it does remember that size when it's re-opened
[This is why bugs in old releases should be closed out just because the release
is old - the bug won't magically go away or get fixed if it's ignored]
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