Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161236
Kmail:main window, minimized pane hard to enlarge with splitter
Last modified: 2008-02-16 22:47:07 EST
Description of problem:Kmail window has 3 panes whose sizes can be changed by
dragging the pane splitter. If a pane is completely minimized by dragging this
splitter, it is very difficult to undo the operation by dragging the splitter
in the opposite direction. In fact initially I thought it was impossible - it
took a lot of trying to get the mouse pointer to grab hold of the splitter
once one of the panes was minimized.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):Kmail 1.8 using
KDE 3.4.0-6 (Red Hat)
How reproducible: Always, especially between the message-list and
message-preview panes (i.e., using the horizontal pane splitter.)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.grab the horizontal splitter with mouse and push all the way up so
message-list pane disappears altogether.
2.let splitter go (now we have 2 panes)
3.try to grab the splitter again to pull it down from above the
message-preview pane (so as to expose the message-list pane again)
Actual results:The splitter is difficult (if not impossible) to pull down
Expected results:Pulling down the splitter to expose the message-list pane
again should be as easy as pushing it up (the reverse)
Additional info: The average user will give up in frustration. I ended up
deleting the appropriate portion of kmailrc to revert to the default pane
setup. When retesting I found that it was possible to reverse but difficult.
Created attachment 115755 [details]
graphic of Kmail with the message-list pane minimized completely
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
This should be reassigned to kdepim.
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.
Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.