Application GUI failing

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collectordave
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Application GUI failing

Post by collectordave » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:50 am

Looking at some programmes including some of my own the combo gadget and others appear to resize themselves obscuring other gadgets on the application GUI.

After some research I have found these bits
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/388633

and

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=129463

These concern the lots of whitespace above and below the list when opening a combobox which some users find quite alarming.

They appear to suggest that the whitepsace and to me by inference the resizeing are "features" which I believe is thought to enhance the Linux experience but far from being a feature they appear to be more of a bug breaking once running applications.

I have tried this with a simple combobox first loading with short strings and after programme start adding a much longer string and yes the combo resizes without me telling it to.

Is there a way to stop this behaviour?

Please somebody say 'Yes it is simple do it this way' as my only other option is to stop porting my applications to Linux.

Frustrated

collectordave
Last edited by karlchen on Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Complaint, based on 10 year old bug reports, about any Linux distribution in general, had to go to "Chat on Linux". Not a support request. Not even specifically about Mint.

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Re: Application GUI failing

Post by collectordave » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:02 am

After yet another email from a linux user I have resolved the problem by taking my linux applications offline and telling visitors that I will not be offerring any linux support for my applications anymore.

Of course only until the problems are fixed as Linux mint is too good.

I will keep my eye on things.

collectordave

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