Ubuntu

Scrollbars aren't needed if screensize is at least 800x600

Reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2011-03-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Quantal
Low
Unassigned
Raring
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

Ubuntu has for a while carried a patch to add scrollbars to Pidgin's preferences window if the screen resolution is less than 600 pixels high. In version 1:2.6.2-1ubuntu7 for some reason the patch was changed to add scrollbars if the screen is less than 700 pixels high. This is unncessary and actually degrades the experience for users with 600 pixel high screens as they now have to scroll to use the preferences window even though the window is only about 524 pixels high.

To demonstrate, open Pidgin's preferences window. Next, change your screen resolution to 800x600. The preferences window is usable at this resolution. Close the preferences window and reopen it to see how the preferences window now doesn't work as well.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: pidgin 1:2.7.9-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-6-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Mar 14 02:41:24 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: pidgin
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-01-01 (72 days ago)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2011-11-07
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

it's pretty straight-forward to accept or reject the request. Adding milestone and setting status to triaged.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → precise-alpha-1
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-12-01
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
milestone: precise-alpha-1 → precise-alpha-2
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Daniel Polehn (dpolehn-gmail)
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
assignee: Daniel Polehn (dpolehn-gmail) → nobody
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-02-06
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
milestone: precise-alpha-2 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-1
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-02
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-2
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Assigning this to be looked at for Q release. Its too late for this sort of UI interface change for 12.04

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-2 → ubuntu-12.04
milestone: ubuntu-12.04 → none
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The change was made in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/346840 I asked by then about the 600 to 700 change but that was not sorted out before upload, we can probably go back to 600, do you want to do the change Jeremy?

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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