Issue 61589 - resize or make some dialogues as well as dropped down menus and other text showing controls resizable (as well as save their size + back to default option) in order to get rid of some scrollbars in them or to avoid users having to scroll the text
Summary: resize or make some dialogues as well as dropped down menus and other text sh...
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok, usability
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Reported: 2006-02-03 18:39 UTC by roland38
Modified: 2014-03-26 12:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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unnecessary Scrollbars in GUI Subwindows (67.30 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-02-03 19:02 UTC, roland38
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Description roland38 2006-02-03 18:39:54 UTC
OOo 2.0.1 has many unnecessary Scrollbars in the GUI which fast and brisk
working obstruct. 

In the URL you see a Link to (a German) Forum-Thread where i post some Images
who shows the unnecessary Scrollbars for example in the "Literature data base"
Edit/Insert-Windows on Windows XP, marked wiht a red circle. 
But also Linux and W2K have these small Subwindows. Also many many form fields
are too small to show the whole Text and Words. You must rezise every the Fields
ervery time and there is no way to save this correct size to show all.

On 17'' or 19'' Monitors with 1024 Pixel and greater there is enough place to
make Subwindos bigger without unnecessary Scrollbars, so you can work faster
with OOo.
Comment 1 roland38 2006-02-03 19:02:26 UTC
Created attachment 33827 [details]
unnecessary Scrollbars in GUI Subwindows
Comment 2 lars 2006-02-04 17:07:22 UTC
most of the scrollbars look necessary; if one wants to get rid of them one would 
have to be able to resize the dialogue (which is possible for some). At other 
places the drop down menus could be enlarged. I reword the summary accordingly 
and reassign it to requirements (they evaluate user suggestions).
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2006-02-27 11:08:54 UTC
Yes, it is a real need to enhance UI. I've changed the component to framework,
as this problem needs to be considered application-wide. 
Comment 4 Martin Hollmichel 2008-06-12 09:48:06 UTC
nobody took care about this, -> 3.x
Comment 5 claudionieder 2014-03-26 12:05:03 UTC
I stumbled upon this bug while wanting to enter a similar request. In my case I am using the Template Management dialog. While I have a screen estate of 1920x1200 pixel I am constrained scrolling around a 600x320 pixel large or more appropriately said 600x320 pixel small dialog holding two scrollable areas of just 200x260 pixel small.

I don't mind if you open the dialog small so it will fit even on ultra cheap second hand 20th century gear, but PLEASE make it resizable so it is also useful to anybody using 21st century equipment, and don't force the user to limit themselves to 10% of their screen area (and soon with 4K screens, just 2.5%). 

Thank you for listening!