Overlapping buttons in software centre

Bug #557798 reported by Seb on 2010-04-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

The "More Info" and "Remove/Install" buttons cover the package descriptions if the font size is too large. See attached screenshots.
Last reproduced with 1.1.26

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: software-center 1.1.23
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Apr 8 13:39:12 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100328)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center

Seb (sebas-home1) wrote :
Seb (sebas-home1) wrote :
Monkey (monkey-libre) wrote :

Sorry but I can´t reproduce this, I have the same software center version and Spanish language by default. I´ve attached screenshot.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Monkey (monkey-libre) wrote :
Matthew McGowan (mmcg069) wrote :


What font size are/were you using? Did you launch S-C with a smaller font size and subsequently increase the font-size?

Matthew McGowan (mmcg069) wrote :

I do see a bug on increasing the font size.

With S-C running
1. set font size to 9
2. set font size to 14
3. navigate to the application list, i.e Get Software > Accessories
4. you will see misaligned buttons in the listview

Seb (sebas-home1) wrote :


No I didn't change the font at all.

A recent update (just updated a day ago) mostly fixed this problem. Only the selected item has the description and the install button overlapping. Everything else displays properly.

  But I just now experimented and if I drop the font size to 12 there is no overlap. The problem only occurs when you set front size to 13+ for applications.

It's a fairly minor issue so feel free to close this

Seb (sebas-home1) wrote :

If you do want to debug further I'm happy to provide any info needed -- I'll attach a more recent screenshot.

Seb (sebas-home1) wrote :

New screenshot after update with font size 14 [sans].

Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Might be a minor bug but I can confirm that it looks unpolished with the overlapping buttons.

summary: - Overlapping descriptions in software centre
+ Overlapping buttons in software centre
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-04-14
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 2.0

software-center (2.0) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/view/channelpane.py:
    - fix crash when gdk window is not (yet) available (LP: #560320)
  * softwarecenter/view/appdetailsview.py,
    - do not show "Free" for packages from the partner repository, we
      don't know the status of the freeness there (LP: #552830)
  * merged lp:~vish.../software-center/avoidmonochromeicon, many thanks
  * re-enable action button if confirm dialog got canceled (LP: #562810)
  * merged lp:~zkrynicki/software-center/improve-html, many thanks
    (final bits for LP: #455320), add simple test

  [ Matthew McGowan ]
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py:
    - ensure we have a model before sending changed signal (LP: #560967)
  * softwarecenter/view/dialogs.py:
    - ensure image size does not grow out of proportion (LP: #560021)
  * softwarecenter/view/appview.py:
    - make rows more dynamic (LP: #557798)
  * softwarecenter/view/widgets/pathbar_gtk_atk.py:
    - fix resizing bugs in style-set events

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/navhistory.py:
    - clear forward navigation history items from the
      stack on an direct navigation, fixes regression
      (LP: #563128)
  * softwarecenter/view/channelpane.py:
    - ensure we have a model before sending app-list-changed
      signal (LP: #560716)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:25:12 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Paul Philippov (themactep) wrote :

Even with a normal font size buttons sometimes overlap information. It does not happen every time, but occasionally. If I click the same repository in the left pane again, button becomes re-aligned properly. See attached record.

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