Cartesian Grid dialogue box bottom under dock

Bug #1659446 reported by Jess on 2017-01-26
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Bug Description

It is that simple, and prevents me from being able to hit apply to create anything. Using Mac OS Sierra 10.12.2 and Inkscape 0.91.
Thanks so much

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Application windows like dialogs rendered underneath the Dock on OS X is a toolkit issue (GTK+, happens with both available backends (X11, Quartz), and with GTK2 as well as GTK3), not specific to Inkscape (AFAIU this can't be changed within the project itself).

The dialog of the mentioned is rather long (high), which poses general accessibility issues for users with small screens (or with larger UI font sizes and other theme settings like spacing and padding), not only on OS X.

Possibly the options could be split into two tabs, as demonstrated in attached screenshot.

tags: added: extensions-plugins ui
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Attaching diff (for review) used to create the mockup described in comment 1.

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Very good idea!
Tested successfully on Xubuntu 16.04, with lp:inkscape rev. 15450 with a fixed patch (the original fails because the --tab option is not handled correctly in the Python code). Not only the dialog is smaller, but it also is clearer.
Proposing to commit to 0.93 and backport to 0.92.2 later.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.93
status: New → In Progress
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

@JazzyNico - patch v2 tested successfully with 0.92.x r15345 as expected ;-) (sorry, I was lazy earlier and only quickly modified the INX file for the screenshot without testing the extension itself). It is fine with me if this is committed to trunk now, and backport-proposed for 0.92.2.

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Patch applied, lp:inkscape rev. 15457.
Thanks su_v!

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → su_v (suv-lp)
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Fixed in lp:inkscape/0.92.x rev. 15382.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2017-02-23
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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