global menus don't work well on small screens

Bug #756321 reported by Gannin on 2011-04-10
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

I have 11.04 installed on my eeePC 701, which has a small screen. When you load a program that has a longer menu, like Audacity, a good portion of the menu disappears behind the panel / system tray, and there's no way to access it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
DRM.card0.LVDS.1:
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 modes: 800x480
 edid-base64:
DRM.card0.VGA.1:
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 modes:
 edid-base64:
Date: Sat Apr 9 23:18:41 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2592] (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d9]
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d9]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 701
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=9e3ba7b7-ce5b-41bb-8ee6-158bc9e0025a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic 2.6.38.2
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic 2.6.38.2
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 03/11/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1302
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: 701
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: x.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0x00000000
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTek Computer INC.
dmi.chassis.version: x.x
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1302:bd03/11/2009:svnASUSTeKComputerINC.:pn701:pvrx.x:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rn701:rvrx.xx:cvnASUSTekComputerINC.:ct10:cvrx.x:
dmi.product.name: 701
dmi.product.version: x.x
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110407-0ubuntu2
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu6

Gannin (spacesword) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Does pressing Alt + (underlined key of a menu) and then moving sideways with the arrow keys, help?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 655184, so is being marked as such. Any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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