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Bug 154378 - Nautilis default window sizes are inappropriate
Summary: Nautilis default window sizes are inappropriate
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-11 08:33 UTC by Stephen Warren
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:52:29 UTC

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Description Stephen Warren 2005-04-11 08:33:47 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
Double-clicking "swarren's Home" on the desktop starts a new nautilus window. This is initially sized to about 1/4 my screen resolution, meaning that most of the information in "View as List" view is cut off, and a horizontal scrollbar is added. There's plenty of room on my screen for the initial window size to show all the information without resorting to a scrollbar. The window should be given an initial size that is sensible. Or, the system should remember the window size when it's closed, and restore that same size when I open the window again from that icon.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run nautilus by e.g. double-clicking the home dir icon on the desktop.
2. Note that window is too small horizontally to display all available information, even though there is *more* than enough screen space to do so.
3. Resize window to an appropriate size
4. Close window
5. Re-open window. Note that it again has an inappropriate size.

Actual Results:  See "Steps to reproduce"

Expected Results:  At step 2 in "Steps to reproduce", the system should pick a sensible default size for the window, or at step 5, the system should have remembered the users's explicit size selection.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 22:33:22 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 2 Stephen Warren 2007-11-11 22:29:54 UTC
This is partially still present in F8 (nautilus-2.20.0-6.fc8).

The default size of windows is still a little too narrow (~10% in my case).

At least when I resize the window it does remember that size when it's re-opened

[This is why bugs in old releases should be closed out just because the release
is old - the bug won't magically go away or get fixed if it's ignored]

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 06:49:50 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:52:29 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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