Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Mon Apr 28 17:56:20 UTC 2014

On 04/28/2014 10:03 AM, Ali Linx wrote:
> I'm afraid that didn't change the fact the window is huge compared to 
> the size of the display which is really really pain and as I 
> explained, while I can live with, the newcomers I'm converting to 
> GNU/Linux using Lubuntu will not be happy at all.
> Thank you!
> P.S.
> There should be nothing to be pressed by default. Logically, the 
> window should be auto adjusted to the size of the display. I have no 
> idea why Lubuntu can't do that?!

Be aware that the application has control over the preferred, maximum, 
and minimum dimensions of the application window.  In resizing a window, 
it will not allow you to re-size it smaller than the minimum screen 

Often, developers (having fast machines, and large-screen monitors), 
forget to think of users with less-capable machines, and small monitors.

If the application (perhaps from lack of thinking by the developer) sets 
a minimum size which won't fit on a netbook screen, the application just 
can't be used on such a netbook unless they have another monitor they 
can connect it to, that meets the window dimension requirements.

I am not aware of an operating system being able to scale an application 
window to fit a screen (though my not being aware of it doesn't mean it 
doesn't exist).

An example of this I am familiar with, it that my main application 
window will not fit on the netbook's screen.  The minimum system 
requirements I have, clearly state the screen dimensions required, and 
the netbook's screen doesn't quite conform in the vertical dimension.

Yet, I can use that application on the netbook, by using the Alt-drag 
trick, positioning the window so that all of the important controls are 
visible.  On Windows (on that same machine), I can't use my application 
at all, because I can only reposition the window by clicking and 
dragging on the title-bar.


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