Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218738
The default 'Open File' dialog size is ridiculously small.
Last modified: 2008-04-05 19:13:39 EDT
Description of problem:
The default size for the 'Open File' (or 'Save File') is way too small.
I'm going to attach a screen shot that has a picture of the default size on top
of an 800x700 browser window.
Not the following.
1. You can only see three lines in Places and in the file listing.
2. You can only read the first four or five letters of each file or folder in
the file lising. In fact, you can see more information about the date that the
3. The size of this dialog is 384x264 pixels (plus window wrappings.)
If the default was increased to 522x460 pixels (plus window wrappings.)
1. You can now read 12 lines for Places and in the file listing.
2. Almost all the file/folder names are completely visible in the file listing.
3. This window should still be small enough to fit on a 640x480 resolution
screen (should they still be used) and isn't extremely large on an 800x600 screen.
4. This size dialog can still be sized down, but is a far more useable default size.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Almost every application defaults to this size, so very I guess.
Created attachment 143031 [details]
A screen shot of an Open File dialog on a desktop.
Granted, this desktop has a resolution of 1920x1200.
I've included a browser window that is 800x700 below the 'Open File' dialog so
that can also be used for comparison.
Note how the open file dialog is almost useless at this size, requiring a
resize just to read file/folder names.
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