Long AP names force the dialog to grow; no way to resize back

Bug #97337 reported by era on 2007-03-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wifi-radar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wifi-radar

Just for fun, I left wifi-radar open during my morning commute ...

(It became unresponsive when it had been running for some ten to twenty minutes. I guess that's not how it's supposed to be used, so not reporting that as a bug.)

Some of the access points along the way had long names, and the dialog box would grow to accommodate them. This is a problem because somebody could basically DoS you by giving their access point a really long name; when the dialog grows enough, you can no longer access the close buttons on the title bar and in the dialog itself.

If you're knowledgeable with Linux and the command line, you can at least switch to a terminal and kill wifi-radar, but not all users are like that.

Anyway, as a simple workaround, it would be useful (for other reasons too) if the columns in the dialog box were resizable.

Ante Karamatić (ivoks) wrote :

Or close it with alt+f4 or whatever keyboard shortcut user has. I'm marking this as a wishlist since, imho, this is not a real threat, but an UI inconvenience.

Changed in wifi-radar:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ante Karamatić (ivoks) on 2007-03-28
Changed in wifi-radar:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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