Evolution doesn't work well with netbook monitor

Bug #665936 reported by Daniele Costarella on 2010-10-24
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #23810: Evolution is unusable in 1024x768. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

The problem is the visualization on netbook monitor (10inches). You can click on "Calendar" and try to return to "Mail" section.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: evolution 2.30.3-1ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 24 17:45:40 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=it_IT.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: evolution

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:
1. Is this reproducible?
2. If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug? Be as detailed as possible.
This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

1. Yes, it's absolutely reproducible.
2. For example, open Evolution, go to mail section and resize the window at minimum possible. The click on "Calendar"... the set size is lost.
On my netwook, an eee 10 inch, when I click on Calendar I can't manage to return on Mail. It's impossible. The only way is to kill the application (by console, obviously) and run again Evolution.

Then, the first configuration is impossible with a 10 inch screen.... unless, as in my case, you do not remember the button layout
"Cancel", "Next" etc...
Sure, you can use the Account Setup Utility in Administrator menu of Gnome but it is not the right way!

In my opinion, this bug should be marked as very urgent. Everyone using a netbook can't use Evolution well. We can't configure it. Try to see the Preferences dialog.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

thank you, it's very important... there are no valid alternatives in gnome

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