Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Ali Linx ali.linux at amjjawad.net
Fri May 9 17:09:02 UTC 2014

On 05/09/2014 08:36 PM, Ali Linx wrote:
> On 04/28/2014 09:56 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>> 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?!
>> Ali:
> Hello Aere and everyone :)
>> 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 dimensions.
> I'm not 100% sure yet that you and others understand what I'm talking 
> about - maybe a screenshot? or that is not needed? :D
> Thanks a lot, I'm aware of this but the problem is, I just can't see 
> the bottom of any big window because I can't resize it to the point I 
> can actually see the whole window.
>> Often, developers (having fast machines, and large-screen monitors), 
>> forget to think of users with less-capable machines, and small monitors.
> If that is true and if you want my honest opinion, this would be 
> seriously bad :D
> I mean, if they expect to present the best software, they 'should' 
> think of each and every possible case. To me, it seems they have 
> totally forgotten about the notebook with 11" inch screen :/
>> 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.
> If this is true, this is really really bad and if Julien does not 
> share a word in this regards, a side from reporting a bug, I should 
> stop using Lubuntu when I convert people ... I guess I will use 
> Xubuntu even though that would be a slower machine (a bit) - I don't 
> think Xubuntu is so slow anyway, I love it.
>> 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).
> My dear friend, this should be a 'basic' and 'default' feature in each 
> and every system. I'm still stunned that Lubuntu fail to do it :(
>> 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.
> With MS Windows, IIRC, each time you change the resolution of the 
> screen, the applications/windows will be smaller as well. With 
> Lubuntu, it seems different case.
> I haven't tested Xubuntu for example on that machine. Not sure if I 
> have time to do that but I guess I can always run it from the LiveUSB 
> and test it.
> @Everyone
> Any idea against what package should I report this? because it seems 
> emails are useless and the best way after all is to report a bug ;)
> Thank you!
Hi again,

This is what I'm trying to explain: 

Thank you!


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