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Re: problems using fixed window sizes



On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:36 AM, David <dgboles gmail com> wrote:
> On 10/26/2009 10:30 AM, Fulko Hew wrote:
>> Forgive the rant that follows...
>>
>> This isn't F12 specific.  As a matter of fact, I was just trying to do some
>> 'packaging' development and SELinux on F11 when it bit me.  F12 and
>> its apps have the same issues, and its not even Fedora specific.
>> Now don't ask why I was doing it, its not relevant, but...
>>
>> While doing my work, I'm using a virtual machine, (VirtualBox right now)
>> and it presents a nice window for Fedora to present itself into.
>> The trouble is that VirtualBox's display is not a very high resolution window.
>> Thats OK, I can live with that.  The problem comes when there are
>> applications that throw up windows that are of fixed size, and don't
>> have scroll bars!
>>
>> For example,  system-config-selinux.  Using a limited resolution screen
>> the policy generation tool draws a window thats wider than the screen.
>> And unfortunately that places options and button on the window past
>> its right hand boundary.
>
>
> Three related questions:
>
> 1) Have you installed the GuestAdditions?

Nope, but I have now, and I'll look into it.

> 2) Have you switched to the fullscreen display mode?

Nope, but I see in the documentation that there is a way
to reconfig the OS to take advantage of 'full screen mode'.
(Just going into full screen mode isn't enough.)

> 3) Did you actually read the instructions?  :-)

As an co-worker said ~25 years ago:
"If you have to read the book... its too damn complicated.".

I've used that as a design guideline ever since, along with:
"If you have to ask me a question... I didn't do my job right."

... snip ...

But in the end, my rant isn't with VirtualBox,
its with the application developers.


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