Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Aere Greenway 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 
problem direction.

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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