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Bug 346893 - the popup window is too small
the popup window is too small
Product: gnome-utils
Classification: Deprecated
Component: gdict-applet
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-utils Maintainers
gnome-utils Maintainers
: 332753 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-07 14:17 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2006-07-21 22:50 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

hard to read... (12.78 KB, image/png)
2006-07-19 20:14 UTC, Matthias Clasen

Description Matthias Clasen 2006-07-07 14:17:54 UTC
it should be larger, and ideally resizable. I kind of think that every window
that contains a scrolled window needs to be resizable so that the user has a chance to enlarge the area and make the scrollbars go away. Denying him that is just teasing...
Comment 1 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2006-07-08 09:26:40 UTC
the window resizes itself when receiving the definitions from the dictionary source.  if it doesn't, it's a bug (I've received notifications of that, but I can't get it to reproduce either with the stable or HEAD versions).

I can't make the definitions text reflow with the dialog, unless I remove the formatting done by the dictionary, which would be a refression for some.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-19 19:58:46 UTC
How about making the window resizable ?
Comment 3 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2006-07-19 20:09:09 UTC
it's a docked window: it's not meant to be resized by the user in the same way that the clock applet window with calendar + tasks is not meant to be resized by the user, or like the drawer applet is meant to resize itself when the icon size changes.
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-19 20:13:14 UTC
I claim that it would be useful to make this docked window behave differently
that the clock window, if only to give the user a way out if things go wrong,
like in the attached screenshot
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-19 20:14:45 UTC
Created attachment 69192 [details]
hard to read...
Comment 6 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2006-07-19 20:34:13 UTC
that is the bug that I was referring to.  it seems that I cannot reproduce it in any way, searching through various dictionaries.
Comment 7 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2006-07-20 22:47:47 UTC
it seems that I've been successful to reproduce the bug.  it happens if the window is exposed before there's a definition, so it means that the resizing function is not called after that.

I'll fix this ASAP.
Comment 8 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2006-07-20 23:12:56 UTC
2006-07-21  Emmanuele Bassi  <>

	(gdict_applet_error_cb): Resize the definition window when
	the look up ends, for good or evil. (#346893, reported by
	Matthias Clasen et al.)
Comment 9 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2006-07-21 22:50:41 UTC
*** Bug 332753 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***