Some menu items not visible when selecting a session on login.

Bug #1050013 reported by Roland (Rolandixor) Taylor on 2012-09-12
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I need to change my session, some menu items (including the necessary okay button) are not visible because of my screen resolution. This means that I have to use the tab key and guess my way to the okay button.

I only have this problem on an external monitor which is 1280x1024. My laptop's screen is broken, so I have no other option. My other laptop has a different resolution (I forgot exactly what it is off hand but IIRC it's like 1600x1050 or something?), but on there I have fewer sessions installed.

A reasonable solution IMO would be a scroll bar.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: unity-greeter 12.10.2-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.15-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 12 15:19:04 2012
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity-greeter
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2010-01-19 (966 days ago)

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

How many items do you have listed? Can you attach a screenshot? (unity-greeter --test-mode or a camera shot)

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

On Fri 25 Jan 2013 12:34:32 AM AST, Adolfo Jayme Barrientos wrote:
> How many items do you have listed? Can you attach a screenshot? (unity-
> greeter --test-mode or a camera shot)
> ** Changed in: unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

Well currently I have XFCE, Unity, Gnome Shell and Classic (Classic has
2 entries), Openbox, KDE, Pantheon and Enlightenment. And yes, I use
them all (except shell and classic, which I have only to track changes
in them). I'll probably post a screenshot later.

Either way, I don't see why this can't simply be remedied by adding a
scroll bar or allowing the list to scroll either when you reach the
bottom (with the mouse) or with the scroll wheel.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-01-27
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
tags: added: needs-design
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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