Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sat May 10 19:30:24 UTC 2014

On 05/10/2014 10:49 AM, brendanperrine wrote:
> I wonder if there could be a hard workaround using the openbox per application settings to change the suggested size for the application to make it fit.

If there is such a thing, I can't think of any way it would be 
communicated to the application, and if it were, making the screen 
dimensions smaller than what is required to hold all of the components 
could also have bad consequences.

When using a layout manager (as most applications probably do), 
individual panes/sub-panes of a window are populated with their 
components until there is no more room.  When the available space is 
exhausted, the remaining components are still linked to their panes, but 
they are not visible (and therefore can't be used).  If you resize the 
window to make it larger, such 'invisible' components become visible again.

Since "OK" buttons tend to be at the bottom of a window, and to the 
right, if there isn't enough space for one of the buttons, the "OK" 
button could very well be the one that becomes invisible, so you still 
have the problem.

By sticking to the minimum screen dimensions, at least you can 
Alt-Click-Drag the window to expose the needed controls (buttons).


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