Issue 84475 - recovery dialogue too tall on small displays (i.e. eeePC)
Summary: recovery dialogue too tall on small displays (i.e. eeePC)
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Blocks: 81913
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Reported: 2007-12-11 21:12 UTC by mcr
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:02 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description mcr 2007-12-11 21:12:59 UTC
on a small screen, such as an eeePC, when displaying a remote desktop, if OO has
to open the Document Recovery window, it gets stuck.

The OK/CANCEL/continue buttons are drawn off screen, and it's very hard to get
them on the screen.

Worse, the OO 2.2 splash screen doesn't go away.
Comment 1 mcr 2007-12-11 21:17:51 UTC
Even after switching to a bigger display (without resetting the remote desktop),
I see that the recover window had drawn a window only big enough for the display
size. There are no buttons hidden below.

This means that even if I had figured out how to drag the relevant part of the
window onto the display, I would still not have a button to click.
Comment 2 kpalagin 2008-01-09 12:00:45 UTC
Confirming with 2.4m241 on WinXP - recovery dialog is too tall for absolutely 
no reason, barely fitting into 640 pixels.
As small screen devices are going to be very popular in coming years I set 
priority to P2.

please consider targeting this trivial issue for 3.0.
Thanks a ton.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2008-09-05 12:57:00 UTC
The Office readme tells that a 1024x768 screen resolution is required.
-> This issue is invalid.

However, I had a look at an EEPC with an 800x400 Display. The file recovery
dialog is a little cut at the bottom when the task bar is displayed so that the
buttons are not readable at first.

Easy Workaround: Shrink the Office display:
 - Tools-Options-OOo - View
-> In the "User Interface" area, set the scaling to 80%, OK
-> Now the users favorite dialog (file recovery) displays competely.

Note: Those who uprefer smaller displays must live with limitations. While
smaller and smaller devices get on the market (think of the growing computing
power of mobile phones), at the same time bigger and bigger desktop screens with
higher and higher resolutions come along cheaper and cheaper and spread as well.
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2008-09-05 15:12:55 UTC
Closing issue.
Comment 5 ccheney 2009-01-17 23:18:02 UTC
Then the minimum resolution screen needs to be rethought. Closing this bug
because OOo documents its requirements are too high is missing the point. This
is a valid issue and will cause OOo to be displaced from the desktop in time.
Netbooks are selling very well and are expected to displace a large chunk of
laptop sales. Perhaps supporting the eeepc 800x480 resolution is too hard to do
but most newer netbooks still only have 1024x576 (or 1024x600) resolution. I
have not seen any newer netbooks with the tiny 800x480 screen resolution myself.
Comment 6 ccheney 2009-01-17 23:20:45 UTC
And actually currently with OOo 3.0.1 it appears it needs about 1080 pixels
width to not hide some of the icons on the bars. Hiding the icons is ok in
theory but exposes some other bugs with respect to the Font
Color/Highlighting/etc buttons. I don't recall their bug numbers at the moment.
Comment 7 kpalagin 2009-01-27 18:35:32 UTC
"With netbooks a lot of the desktops have trouble going to smaller screens. 
All of sudden you can't press the okay button because its outside the screen. 
As screens go as small as phones, Google's Android could be a contender for 
netbooks so you may see Android growing up instead of desktops growing down".
Linus Torvalds

Besides, there is really no reason for this dialog to be that tall and wide.
Comment 8 stefan.baltzer 2009-03-09 12:27:11 UTC
Adjusting summary.
SBA->FL: This "big screen" vs. "small screen" thing fits into the User
Experience renaissace project efforts, I believe. Please proceed.
Comment 9 stefan.baltzer 2009-03-09 12:32:49 UTC
Reassigned to FL.
Comment 10 miryamshoresh 2011-07-13 20:15:21 UTC
I need help with this problem! What does your last comment mean? How do I find out what to do next? I would really like to use Open Office, but I can't until I get this problem taken care of!