Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu
Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Fri May 16 18:57:12 UTC 2014
On 05/16/2014 11:37 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> 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
> 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 thing.
> 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.
I tried it on Linux Mint (which uses the Gnome desktop) on my HP Mini
It appears to work the same there, with a few minor differences.
When I tried to move the Firefox window using the alt-click-drag method,
it worked, but it first re-sized the window to where it didn't fill up
the whole screen. The alt-click-drag method of moving the window worked.
I could move the Synaptic Package Manager window using the
My application behaved the same way as on Lubuntu. Per my fix, I
display the window in its minimum vertical dimensions, which was still
too large for the screen, but better than before. I could move the
window around using the alt-click-drag method.
There was one notable difference I noticed. The "maximize window"
button was not on the title-bar. There was still a "minimize (iconify)
window" button, but no "maximize window" button. Also, the Java/Swing
function-key (F11) to make the current window full-screen had no effect.
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