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Bug 465408 - ui issues in the screen resolution capplet
Summary: ui issues in the screen resolution capplet
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10DesktopTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-03 06:36 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:10 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 06:29:23 UTC

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Description Matthias Clasen 2008-10-03 06:36:35 UTC
- The menuitem is called "Screen Resolution", but the capplet window has the title "Monitor Resolution Settings". 

The monitor label popup covers the panel. It would be nicer if it respected the workarea. 

The font color in the popup doesn't match the font color used in the graphical representation in the capplet.

The stretched out Detect button looks a bit odd.

The Help button does nothing.

Comment 1 Dan Winship 2008-10-23 20:02:03 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The monitor label popup covers the panel. It would be nicer if it respected the
> workarea. 

You think? That seems like it would just be weird to me...

The relevant bit of code has a comment:

	/* Should we center this at the top edge of the monitor, instead of using the upper-left corner? */

which seems maybe nicer-looking without weirdness.

Try installing

and then compare

  > gnome-display-properties
  > LABEL_POSITION=workspace gnome-display-properties
  > LABEL_POSITION=centered gnome-display-properties

what do you think?

Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-10-23 20:32:51 UTC
Not a big deal

What would probably even nicer would be some compositor niceness to make it apopear less like a window thats tacked on top of everything, and more like a watermark or something like that.

How about simply not showing that thing at all if there is only one monitor, btw.

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2008-10-23 20:43:49 UTC
Hmm, I've tried that build, and restarted gsd, but I still get the popup in the upper left...

More details:

- Borders seem excessive when compared with e.g. the appearance capplet

- Positioning of the combo boxes changes slightly the first time I click on the (single monitor representation in the blue 'play area'.

- It looks slightly odd to me to have the "Mirror Screens" checkbox above and all the other controls below. Should they all be below ?

Comment 4 Dan Winship 2008-10-23 21:15:13 UTC
you don't have to restart gsd, the window is created by gnome-display-properties directly, so you just need to launch it with the env var set to the right thing

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2008-10-23 21:31:56 UTC
Oh, I hadn't picked up that there was an env var.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:29:42 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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