Opened 14 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1996 closed defect (fixed)

'My Settings' overflows on the right

Reported by: timclicks Owned by: timclicks
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
Severity: Minor Keywords: r!
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


There are five columns in the 'My Settings' dialogue. This creates a messy overflow on the right on small screens, such as the XO-1.

Changing the _MAX_COLUMNS variable to 4 avoids this problem.

Attachments (1)

0004-_MAX_COLUMNS-now-4.patch (893 bytes) - added by timclicks 14 years ago.

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Change History (8)

Changed 14 years ago by timclicks


comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by timclicks

  • Summary changed from 'My Settings' dialogue to 'My Settings' overflows on the right

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by bernie

I think this patch is very useful.

Reviewed-by: Bernie Innocenti <bernie@…>

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by tomeu

  • Keywords r! added; r? removed

I'm a bit concerned about this being an improvement on the XO screen but a regression in other screen sizes. Could we check with the initial committer? git blame says Simon.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by timclicks

I forgot to mention earlier that I've also tested it in larger screen sizes, e.g. my 15.6' monitor. Each of the icons scale nicely.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by erikos

This code has always been stupid - fixed sizes meant to break :/ One could even argue that changing it to 3 looks better in many cases. I would like to see a real fix of the issue.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by timclicks

To an extent, I agree. However, I would prefer that the first viable workable solution (this change) were implemeted, and a new ticket raised that problem. Admittedly, this is a hack - but so is the current situation. I don't see why an easy change that makes a big difference to users is being held back.

Waiting for the perfect solution every time defeats the purpose of iterative development.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by godiard

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as fixed

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