06 April 2013

378. Briefly: Windows/Dialogues that are too large for a laptop screen

Short post which is probably just revealing something which a lot of people are already familiar with.

A really annoying thing with Evolution (and ECCE as well, actually) is that it doesn't play well with notebook screen. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad SL410 which has a 1366x768 screen and this is what I see when e.g. editing an account in Evolution:

Note the lack of buttons to click -- the Close and Apply dialogues don't show on the screen

I might be imagining, but I get the impression that GNOME projects don't like you to resize windows -- and you can't resize this dialogue.

The workaround:
In gnome, use alt+click and drag to move the window so that the buttons are revealed.

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