Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu
Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Fri May 16 17:37:59 UTC 2014
On 05/16/2014 11:12 AM, Ali Linx wrote:
> Not really. This is true ONLY if that window allows you to do that.
> Most of the painful cases where you can't do anything but to hit
> 'Enter' key blindly assuming that would mean 'Ok' or press 'Esc' or
> just close the window.
This surprises me. Admittedly, I haven't tried this on every Ubuntu
variant. I have only tried it on the systems I have on my HP Mini.
I have a Linux Mint partition on that machine. I will try the test there.
I am not aware of any way the application can prevent the OS from moving
the window via Alt-click-drag. The application can prevent re-sizing,
and it can limit some of the title-bar buttons from being there. I know
of no way it can prevent dragging.
As far as I know, Windows only allows you to drag the window by clicking
on the title-bar and dragging. The Alt-click-drag seems to be a Linux
I definitely sympathize with the plight of people with small screens.
On my own application, I thought a lot about what absolutely had to be
in the main window. There is a certain set of controls that you need to
be able to use without resorting to an additional dialog.
On the HP Mini, I can actually use my application because I can position
the window (using alt-click-drag) so that the important controls (on the
main pane) are all on the screen at the same time. And I did put a fix
in so that if the window doesn't fit on the screen (in either or both
directions) that it re-sizes the window to use the minimum size in each
I can't use my application on Windows XP (on the HP Mini) because the
title-bar has to be visible to drag the window, and the title-bar is one
of the non-necessary parts of the window.
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