Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72167
partially off screen window placement of dialog boxes
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I bring up various dialog boxes, they are placed in close proximity to the
mouse, frequently with part of the box off screen at the bottom.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(this is just one example; others do this too, but this is the worst I've seen)
1. Right click the panel
2. Click 'Add to panel' ... 'Launcher...'
Actual Results: Dialog box is mostly off screen at the bottom. Has to be moved
to use it.
Expected Results: Dialog box entirely visible.
I hope this isn't a duplicate (seems pretty easy to spot); I tried about 6
different searches. ;-)
I think the Launcher dialog is a panel problem.
Let me know about other specific dialogs.
OK, I tested this also w/ 'Dia', which is why I originally filed against metacity:
- Open 'dia'
- Drag dia to bottom of screen (partially off screen), such that clicking the
file menu still (but just barely) puts the menu below (instead of flipping it up)
- Click 'File'...'Open'
The 'Ok' & 'Cancel' buttons are buried in the panel.
I tried 'gnome-mines', too:
- Drag gnome-mines mostly off-screen at bottom
- Click 'Settings'...'Preferences'
Dialog is mostly off screen.
Essentially, any time there's a dialog that pops up 'close to the mouse', it
might be off screen on the bottom if the mouse happens to be near the bottom.
The Panel - Launcher example is just the most common occurence.
Right, but metacity can't really do anything about it if apps are dumb and
insist their dialog should be there. Since there's a spec that says you have to
do what apps say. Need to track down and destroy these app bugs.
Ok, agreed; so this is just a panel bug that should be fixed. I don't think
it's worth bothering with the others at this point, since you have to go out of
your way to trigger them.
2.0.6-6 gnome-panel should fix this. dialogs probably come up centered now.
The menu flip-up issue is resolved with gnome-panel-2.0.6-9, but the dialog box
for gnome-mines still comes up off screen. A couple of others apps come up
off-screen as well, but the majority of them are centered, so closing out.