Issue 53736 - increase the default drop down line count of list/combo boxes
Summary: increase the default drop down line count of list/combo boxes
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
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Reported: 2005-08-24 15:50 UTC by Frank Schönheit
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description Frank Schönheit 2005-08-24 15:50:02 UTC
A lot of list/combo boxes in OOo have a drop down line count (the number of
visible rows when you "pop up" the list) of 5 - this is the VCL-level default.

For examples, look at a nearly arbitrary list box in Tools|Options.

On nowadays screens (and probably also on those from yesterday and the day
before), this means that a list containing, say, 20 entries is displayed with 5
entries, occupying only 3 or so percent of the screen height, and forcing the
user to scroll.

It makes me sick (yeah, that could be only me) to see those tiny little lists,
which arrogantly ignore all the miles of free space around them which they could
use, too. They force me to scroll through this little list, instead of offering
all entries at once, making selection of the desired entry much faster this way.

We should increase the VCL-side default for this drop down line count to
something more reasonable, at least 10, better 20.
Comment 1 philipp.lohmann 2005-08-25 07:13:43 UTC
We can do that, alas it will not help much. The size of the dropdowns comes
directly out of the resources, so 99 percent of all dropdowns in the office are
not affected at all by whatever default entry count vcl reserves in its
non-ResId constructors.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:41:57 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 2+ years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
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