Bug 77622 - Display Settings Dialog should use Slider, not Radio Buttons
Summary: Display Settings Dialog should use Slider, not Radio Buttons
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
URL: http://tkmame.retrogames.com/DisplayS...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-11 04:57 UTC by Christopher Stone
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:29:40 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot of the new UI (30.63 KB, image/png)
2003-01-06 02:56 UTC, Brent Fox
no flags Details

Description Christopher Stone 2002-11-11 04:57:18 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
Anyone who has a large number of screen resolutions is going to get a messed up
dialog box as shown in the picutre provided in the URL section above.  The
display settings should be a slider widget, not a group of radio buttons.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Add about 30 modelines to your CXF86Config file
2.  Open the Change Display dialog box
3.  Observe how the dialog box does not even fit on the screen.

Actual Results:  The massive number of radio buttons causes the dialog box to
become so large that it no longer fits onto my screen.

Expected Results:  The display modes should be selectable from a slider widget
so that all your display resolutions will fit within the dialog box no matter
how many are set.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christopher Stone 2002-11-11 05:40:11 UTC
I just saw a picture of how OS X does it.  OS X uses a fixed length listbox with
a scrollbar.  This also would be an acceptable solution.

Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2002-11-11 11:12:18 UTC
It should probably also filter out some of the resolutions...

Comment 3 Christopher Stone 2002-11-11 19:28:53 UTC
If you do decide to filter out resolutions below 640x480 there should be a
checkbox to display them (the checkbox would only be visible if resolutions are
actually filtered).  There are times when I like to zoom in on a windows (say a
movie or game) and changing to a resoultion below 640x480 should be an option
from the GUI if you have those modelines in your X config file.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-01-06 02:56:06 UTC
I've decided not to filter out any of the resolutions, mainly because I think it
is pretty uncommon for people to have so many modelines in their config file.

I have replaced the RadioButtons with OptionMenus, so this will accomodate
systems with many mode lines just fine.  I will attach a screenshot.

This should appear in redhat-config-xfree86-0.7.1-1, which should appear in
Rawhide soon.  QA, please verify.

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-01-06 02:56:48 UTC
Created attachment 89147 [details]
screenshot of the new UI

Comment 6 Peter van Egdom 2003-03-15 11:36:18 UTC
Added a lot of display modes to my "/etc/X11/XF86Config" file and tried out

The OptionMenus seems to work fine in presenting the different resolutions, much
better than in the old version (http://tkmame.retrogames.com/DisplaySettings.png).

Verified fixed with "redhat-config-xfree86-0.7.3-2" on Phoebe 8.0.94.

Comment 7 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:29:40 UTC
There is a stack of 64 bugs that have been in Modified state for a long period
of time.  I am closing these as Rawhide now.  If you find that the issue is not
fixed, please reopen this report.

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