Disk management maximize problems

Bug #568907 reported by robbanl
This bug affects 6 people
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gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-disk-utility

On the netbook edition when opening the disk manager it maximizes like it should. When choosing a hard drive the window becomes to big to fit on screen and there is no scrolling option, so all the menus can't be reached without minimizing the window and using alt+mouse. Then if i click on a partition sometimes the window gets minimized in a weird way. The window list object stays on the panel but the application gets separated from it (see picture). When this happens it's impossible to maximize the windows again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-disk-utility 2.30.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 23 12:27:07 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release Candidate i386 (20100419.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-disk-utility

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robbanl (robert-lindberg1978) wrote :
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Tiago Hillebrandt (tiagohillebrandt) wrote :

This bug also affects desktop edition.

When I select a hard disk and try to maximize, the window doesn't fit to screen. The problem occurs only if I click on hard drive when the window isn't maximized.

Follows attached a screenshot of problem. The window state is maximized but the window isn't fit to screen.

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Bunnyavengers (bunnyavengers) wrote :

Happens to me too,
On two different computers 32 bit and 64 bit both,
Happens when selecting pen-drives too, I think it has the problem when selecting devices with defined partitions.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version. Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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taylorkh (taylorkh2-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I can add some good news on this bug! I just booted my netbook from a 11.04 Live CD (well on a flash drive actually). The resolution is 1024 x 600 and it is running the Unity interface. When I call up gnome-disk-utility it is too big to fit on the screen both vertically and horizontally. HOWEVER, there are tiny scroll indicators on the right and bottom edges of the window. When I click the mouse on one of these indicators an up/down or left/right arrow widget which allow me to scroll the contents of the window. VERY COOL!

So the bug which I reported in 10.04, and which is still present in 10.04, has been resolved in 11.04. Will it be back ported to 10.04 which is an LTS release?


p.s. I cannot figure out how to run the Live CD in Ubuntu Classic Desktop mode so I cannot say if Unit fixed the bug or if it was fixed by Gnome 3.

p.p.s. Not to be stopped by that limitation... I just fired up a VMWare 11.04 virtual machine. It is running Ubuntu Classic Desktop due to limitations of the VMWare video services. I cannot change the resolution to 1024 x 600 but I did change it to 800 x 600. The gnome-disk-utility window it too big for this display. Again the scroll indicators and scrolling arrow widgets are present. B.I.F. (bug is fixed!)

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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