Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 808287
File dialogs are too wide to fit on screen and cannot be resized
Last modified: 2013-02-13 17:04:33 EST
Created attachment 573872 [details]
Screen shot of a typical file dialog on Fedora 16
Description of problem:
Frequently, when I am using a program that requires me to interact with a file system dialog box, the file dialog opens in a size that is much larger than the width of the screen, making the controls unreachable. Further, the dialog cannot be resized horizontally (it can be resized vertical but that's not very useful). The only way to use the dialog is to drag it to the right to reach the left-hand controls and then drag it left to reach the enter/cancel buttons. This problem is not new to Fedora 16, it was also present on Fedora 13 and 14 (I didn't use Fedora 15 but I assume it was broken as well).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Only affects certain programs. Most browser dialogs do this when uploading to flickr. GIMP dialogs, UFRAW dialogs (I do lots of photo processing so most of the programs I use are involved in the digital photography work flow).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load firefox
2. Visit Flickr
3. Try to upload some images
Gigantic, unusable large file dialog is opened.
A file dialog that fits on the available screen.
My screen resolution is 1920x1080 on my laptop and 1920x1200 on my desktop. The laptop is running Fedora 16 and the desktop is running Fedora 14. I've attached a screen shot showing a typical file dialog on my Dell laptop running Fedora 16 on a 1920x1080 screen showing a file dialog that's around 2800px wide.
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