Document Properties dialogue is too large to use - buttons off-screen

Bug #1666098 reported by Krishan Bhattacharya on 2017-02-20
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Inkscape
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Jabiertxof

Bug Description

Using Manjaro 16.10.2 XFCE stable release.

Inkscape's "Document Properties" dialogue box from the FILE menu is too large to use. The window is so large that the bottom half of the dialogue box is off screen. As far as I can tell, there is no workaround that I can find.

SCREENSHOT ATTACHED

Tags: ui Edit Tag help

You're not really missing half the dialog, but only the last 3 or 4 lines.

But the good news - yes, there is a workaround. If you just dock the dialog (which I realize seems counterintuitive, but it works) you will be able to scroll to the bottom.

I'm pretty sure developers are aware of this, and have been discussing various solutions.

Jabiertxof (jabiertxof) wrote :

This patch remove the warning message and put it on the disabled Scale Y widget as tooltip

Jabiertxof (jabiertxof) wrote :

I want to do a simple thing not backported from trunk as a 0.92LTS fix. I also want in the future work over this dialog but for 0.93 and GTK3.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Jabiertxof (jabiertxof)
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Earlier reports about the same issue (this report is a duplicate):
* Bug #1510831 “UI: Compact layout for Document Properties (0.92)”
* Bug #1655321 “undocked Document Properties dialog too tall, not resizable”

tags: added: ui
removed: interface
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

@Jabiertxof - could the warning message be displayed as tooltip somewhere in the expanded 'Viewbox' section, or maybe even better for the (insensitive) 'Scale y:' widget (the tooltip would explain why the option is inactive)?

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

nevermind, the tooltip is already there ;-)

Patch tested successfully with lp:inkscape/0.92.x r15381 on OS X 10.7.5. The height reduction is not "huge" (depending of course on theme, and GUI font size), but might help to have the bottom-most option accessible ('Display > Use antialiasing') for some affected users with small(er) screens or gtk themes with larger UI elements.

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → In Progress
Jabiertxof (jabiertxof) wrote :

Hi su_v sorry dont view your reply :(.
Thanks for the feedback I retain the patcvh and add rolando improvement in bug #1510831 and put here the new patch soon. I hope we can close this bug for 0.92 soon and focus on it for 0.93

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