Gnome disk-utility on netbook

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Gnome disk-utility on netbook

Postby yerc on Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:39 pm

Is there a way to show the vertical and horizontal scrollbars? On my netbook, the "mount"/ "unmount" buttons get off the screen defeating the purpose of having this utility :(
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Re: Gnome disk-utility on netbook

Postby ThistleWeb on Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:57 pm

Sadly some developer think it's a good idea to have fixed window sizes which look great on their high resolution monitors, not realizing that it makes their apps difficult to use on smaller screens. At least in Linux you can hold the alt key down, click and drag the window up / down / left / right to see the buttons and release so you can click them. Microsoft aren't quite that advanced, you can only click and drag from the title bar, which you sometimes can't see, then when you release, it pops back to the original place, hiding the buttons you just exposed and want to click.

Not ideal but it does work.
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Re: Gnome disk-utility on netbook

Postby yerc on Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:35 pm

ThistleWeb wrote:Sadly some developer think it's a good idea to have fixed window sizes which look great on their high resolution monitors, not realizing that it makes their apps difficult to use on smaller screens. At least in Linux you can hold the alt key down, click and drag the window up / down / left / right to see the buttons and release so you can click them. Microsoft aren't quite that advanced, you can only click and drag from the title bar, which you sometimes can't see, then when you release, it pops back to the original place, hiding the buttons you just exposed and want to click.

Not ideal but it does work.


Thanks for that.
It does work although not ideal as you stated.

I wish there's a better point and click way of mounting & unmounting partitions/media on LM Fluxbox the way it's done on Puppy...

UPDATE: It appears that this is fixed in version 2.32 and would be available with the stable release of Ubuntu Natty
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