Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79263
Standard window sizes are too large to display on screen at 800x600
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
With the display set to 800x600 the standard window modules are too large for
the screen. An example is menu => configure panel => preferences. This window
is resizable horizontally but not vertically which pushes the buttons at the
bottom down behind the task bar and the bottom edge of the window is off the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set screen resolution to 800x600 (and restart if necessary)
2.Click menu => configure panel => preferences
3.Try to click the OK button on the resulting window
Actual Results: The ok and cancel buttons are hidden behind the applications
bar. Moving the applications bar to one side, I still cannot get to the bottom
edge of the window to resize it.
Expected Results: I expected the window to resize to the available screen area
and display scroll bars if needed.
I managed to force my video card into 1024x768 by lying to it about how much
memory it had (not a recommended practise). I then tried to resize the same
window - it is fixed to the size of the content of the 'look & feel' tab as a
OK, it isn't a big deal, but it blows the whole idea of 'running linux on an
old box' out of the water for good!
This is not the only window with this behaviour - I'll make a list if you feel
that the problem is worth addressing.
It does not more sense to run KDE in 800x600 or 640x480 resolution.
The default resolution is 1024x768.
It will look very bad, if the we do that.
In your case i recommend that you should resize such window at the first
start. If you start this application later again, it should have the correct
size, which you had before.
I close this bug as wontfix.
1. Many users have older computers that won't go to 1024x768, and that includes
some of the machines I use here on a regular basis.
2. My preferred setting is 800x600 so I can read what is on the screen without
having to resort to wearing glasses or getting headaches after a few hours.
3. It is bad programming practise to force your preferences on the end user -
who said that KDE looks bad at 800x600? According to web hits counted by
Fri Nov 1 00:05:01 2002 - Sat Nov 30 23:55:05 2002 30.0 Days
800x600 150120300 (48%)
1024x768 121282316 (39%)
1280x1024 13722590 (4%)
1152x864 9663894 (3%)
640x480 8603330 (2%)
Unknown 3853206 (1%)
1600x1200 2355187 (0%)
My point is that you shouldn't discount 48% (the clear majority) of the users -
I can name a few presidents that wished they'd had a margin as wide as that!
Your comment about resizing is ridiculous - I did state that I had to force the
card into believeing it had more memory than it has in order to get it up to
1024x768 just to try the resizing operation - I would not dream of trying to
run it at that setting for any period of time, and neither would anyone else
with over 25 years of experience.
Give me a couple of months to get linux figured out and I'll help you add in
the scrollbars if I have to!
>1. Many users have older computers that won't go to 1024x768, and that includes
> some of the machines I use here on a regular basis.
i don't recommend to run KDE on such old machine.
>2. My preferred setting is 800x600 so I can read what is on the screen without
>having to resort to wearing glasses or getting headaches after a few hours.
Hmm, you could change for example the font size ...
thanks for nice stats. But i don't think that this problem should be fixed.
Sorry, i close this bug.