Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235955
Rhythmbox Column resizing does not follow cursor
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:41:24 EDT
Description of problem:
When you resize a column in the song list, as soon as you grab any column resize
handle except the first one, the column size jumps to much large and, other than
a vague trend, it does not follow the cursor.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open rhythmbox
2. Import some songs
3. select an album so that there is a list of songs in the lower right pane
4. try to resize the 2nd through last column in any sane manner
The column sizes jump around wildly
The column edges should follow the cursor allowing you to resize the column to
This has been a bug for a long long long time. I am certain that I have reported
this in the past but maybe I just intended to as I cannot seem to find it.
It's a known upstream bug. See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=316087
There seems to be a patch listed in the gnome bugzilla entry cited in comment #1
for the GtkTreeView freakiness that is causing this. Would you consider
including it in the F7 version of gtk2 ? Or at least in rawhide to we can see if
it regresses anything.
Reassigning to gtk+ and reopening. It's not my call to add this patch...
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Still happens with rawhide. This behavior is an embarrassment of UI disaster
that shouldn't be tolerated in a primary Fedora app. I propose that we either
fix or workaround this ASAP, or replace rhythmbox with something else as the
primary music playing app that doesn't exhibit this poor behavior. Putting on
Column resizing seems to be troublesome in most gtk apps but this is a shining
example of nastiness. Most of the other apps that I have ran across just keep a
fixed amount of width on the last column causing the horizontal scroll bar to
pop up unnecessarily when resizing the window. They do resize columns normally
though. I am not sure what crazy things RB is doing.
Not even close to a blocker.
I'm going to wait for Kris to come up with a patch that is good enough for upstream.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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