Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sat May 10 16:14:09 UTC 2014

On 05/10/2014 05:53 AM, Ali Linx wrote:
> Yes, I can resize that - not sure I explained that? - but not all the 
> application allows you to do so. Some applications/tools by default, 
> are drawn in a way that none of the edges or borders are cut-off so I 
> can read exactly everything without resizing and sometimes with 
> resizing. However, some applications/tools don't actually allow you to 
> do that or these do but to a certain point where you can't go further 
> and after all, it is useless and you still miss the bottom part.

The application I tested, is the one I have developed, and I used it for 
testing because I understand how it works internally, and because of 
developing it, I am aware of the internal things the developer can specify.

It is written in Java, and uses the Swing GUI.  So it differs from most 
applications on Linux, which are written in C++, and likely use QT (or 
GTK) for the GUI.

I am assuming that the things available to the developer in Java/Swing 
are similar to what is available to developers using Qt and C++.  That 
assumption could very well be wrong.  I don't actually know.

Certainly, there is the capability to maximize the window available.  I 
didn't mention it because we were addressing cases where part of the 
window is cut-off.  Maximizing would introduce the possibility of it 
being cut-off width-wise as well.

In your paragraph above, you have a good point.

Normally, when you paint a window, it will display it using the 
'preferred' dimensions.

However (and I may fix this in my application - I hadn't thought of it), 
the application is (or can be) aware of the screen dimensions available, 
and can act accordingly.

To fix it, if the screen is too small for the window, I could (and 
should) at least set the window size to its minimum dimensions, rather 
than allowing it to be painted in its 'preferred' dimensions.  In the 
case of my application, the minimum dimensions will still not be enough, 
but it would help.  Thank you for pointing out a bug in my application!

As for what package you would report the problem, it would be each 
individual application that exhibits the problem, which is probably a 
lot of packages.

By the way, when my web-site goes live (which will be soon), I plan to 
post a short e-mail to this list (if it is permissible) giving the URL 
of my web-site, and people (if they are interested) can take a look at 
what I have been doing since January of 2012.  It is a MIDI music 
application, which (I think) is amazing in what it can do.

Anyway, I hope this information helps.  I need to go make a small fix to 
my application.


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