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Bug 312359 - settings pane much too big and not resizeable
settings pane much too big and not resizeable
Product: l10n
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: German [de]
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Hendrik Richter
Hendrik Richter
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-02 13:52 UTC by Thilo
Modified: 2009-02-16 00:37 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.9/2.10

initial size and position of settings window. (123.21 KB, image/png)
2005-08-02 13:56 UTC, Thilo
sub tab for email settings (102.25 KB, image/png)
2006-02-20 17:31 UTC, Thilo
oversized settings pane (47.09 KB, image/png)
2008-04-03 16:33 UTC, Thilo
evo setup assistant (33.61 KB, image/png)
2008-08-14 07:28 UTC, 28872d13

Description Thilo 2005-08-02 13:52:38 UTC
If i open the settings dialog it takes about 1000 pixels in size and I can not
resize it. This is huge - I have to drag the window so that it fits inside the
screen. Sometimes one wants to copy settings from a mail to the settings box -
but  I can not have both open if it is so large.

Other information:
I use Fedora Core 4.
Comment 1 Thilo 2005-08-02 13:56:13 UTC
Created attachment 50134 [details]
initial size and position of settings window.

This is how the settings windows starts up.
Comment 2 André Klapper 2005-08-03 20:52:07 UTC
adding UI keyword
Comment 3 Karsten Bräckelmann 2006-02-19 20:03:32 UTC
Please note, that the size of the Preferences window is effected by the *translation* in this case.

Translated strings, if much longer than the original strings, do have an impact on the size of this window. This basically is an L10N issue, if the dimensions differ significantly from the untranslated ones, and translators need to find shorter translations, if possible.

For the records: The Preferences window is 813x649 pixels large (including window decorations) in Evo 2.4.x, using English locale.

Bug 267787 already covers the "Preferences too large" issue (default strings in that case), and I recall another bug specifically dealing with the Preferences window dimensions issue.

Since this translated window is about 200 pixels (25%) wider, this is an L10N bug IMHO. Moving over, to make the translators aware.

Thilo, it would be useful, if you could have a look at all Preferences and spot the strings, that seem to be the cuplrit and force the window to be that large. Thanks.
Comment 4 Karsten Bräckelmann 2006-02-19 20:04:30 UTC
Originally reported against Evolution 2.2.
Comment 5 Hendrik Richter 2006-02-19 20:10:22 UTC
The longest translated string I could find at a first glance is "Periodically synchronize contact information and images from my instant messenger". I have to check if shorten its translation helps or if there are more too long strings, though.
Comment 6 Thilo 2006-02-20 17:31:40 UTC
Created attachment 59782 [details]
sub tab for email settings
Comment 7 Thilo 2006-02-20 17:34:04 UTC
I would think that the problem seems to be the "email settings" ("Email_Einstellungen in englishg) tab if the preferences are changed by the widest sub tab?
I can make another attachment.
Comment 8 Frank Arnold 2006-02-20 17:57:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> I would think that the problem seems to be the "email settings"
> ("Email_Einstellungen in englishg) tab if the preferences are changed by the
> widest sub tab?
> I can make another attachment.

Main problem seems to be the number of tabs in "Mail Preferences". I wonder why there's a "Calendar and Tasks" tab in "Mail Preferences", although there is an explicit preferences section with the same name.

Moving this tab would help us much, but it's too late now for GNOME 2.14.
Comment 9 André Klapper 2006-05-22 08:28:54 UTC
the "calendar and tasks" tab under "mail preferences" does not exist anymore.
Comment 10 Harish Krishnaswamy 2006-05-22 09:26:55 UTC
See comment #4 in bug #333722.
Comment 11 Thilo 2008-04-03 16:33:24 UTC
Created attachment 108555 [details]
oversized settings pane
Comment 12 Thilo 2008-04-03 16:34:11 UTC
oh come on its 2008 and Evolution has still not changed a bit in that sense!!? I attached a screenshot.
Comment 13 28872d13 2008-08-14 07:25:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> Created an attachment (id=108555) [edit]
> oversized settings pane
I can't reproduce this problem. I just tested it and for me the German and the English setup assistant have about the same size.
Comment 14 28872d13 2008-08-14 07:28:34 UTC
Created attachment 116547 [details]
evo setup assistant
Comment 15 Thilo 2008-08-14 11:09:15 UTC
ACK, seems to be fixed in version on Ubuntu 8.04, finally.
Comment 16 André Klapper 2009-02-16 00:37:55 UTC
Closing as per last comment.