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Bug #11456

darktable main window grows out of the screen on hi-res / small screens

Added by Denis Saint-Marcoux over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
Fixed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
General
Target version:
Start date:
01/13/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Affected Version:
2.2.1
System:
Ubuntu
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

Hi there,

I recently found a bug when running darktable on my 13" laptop (xps 13, HD screen). I'm running ubuntu-gnome on this machine and I had to increase the size of the police in gnome shell to make the top bar readable. I think the police used for the menus in darktable has its size linked to the size of the shell because now the menu police is very big (see darktable OK).
It wouldn't be a major problem if it had not the side effect of eating space for the contextual description associated with tools. With some tools like drawing masks, the description pushes the menu which in turn pushes darktable window out of the screen (see darktable out of screen). The second effect is that because the whole interface moves to the right, it's nearly impossible to catch properly the handles to resize of turn around the mask.

Maybe adding an option to increase/decrease the menus police size or put the contextual description on several lines would not be a lot of work and would solve the issue?

In any ways, thanks for the job you guys are doing with this software, it's really a masterpiece
Denis

Capture d_écran de 2017-01-13 22-46-09.png - darktable ok (1.91 MB) Denis Saint-Marcoux, 01/13/2017 11:47 PM

Capture d_écran de 2017-01-13 22-46-25.png - darktable out of screen (1.92 MB) Denis Saint-Marcoux, 01/13/2017 11:47 PM

Capture d_écran de 2017-02-03 21-23-16.png (1.25 MB) Denis Saint-Marcoux, 02/03/2017 10:34 PM

History

#1 Updated by Heiko Bauke over 2 years ago

Changing the values for panel_width, screen_dpi_overwrite, and/or screen_ppd_overwrite in your .config/darktable/darktablerc may help to avoid the observed problem.

Heiko

#2 Updated by Denis Saint-Marcoux about 2 years ago

- panel_width can give some room to the upper display of course but it's enough and it makes tools quickly unusable
- I could not get anything working with the 2 other values. If set > 0, the police size seems equal to 0 (no more text in the UI); if set <= 0, there is no change <hatever is the value

Denis

#3 Updated by Denis Saint-Marcoux about 2 years ago

"but it's enough and it makes tools quickly unusable" should be read "but it's not enough and it makes tools quickly unusable"

#4 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 2 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Fixed

What values > 0 did you try? And please show a screen shot of the state. That being said, please update darktable as that specific issue was fixed already.

PS: What do you mean with "police"?

#5 Updated by Denis Saint-Marcoux about 2 years ago

Hi Taubias,

I confirm it's fixed in 2.2.3, great!

The attached screen shot is with screen_dpi_overwrite = 1. If you try to use an UI element, darktable crashes.

PS: "police" is french word for font (and also police!); I sometimes get confused :)!

#6 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 2 years ago

Good to hear that it's fixed. About the value for screen_dpi_overwrite, 1 DPI doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? That would mean that the pixels in your monitor are 1 inch wide and 1 inch high. That sounds more like mosaic tiles on a wall than a monitor. :-) Try setting it to 100 and move up/down as desired. Or leave it at -1 if you are happy with the fixed default.

#7 Updated by Denis Saint-Marcoux about 2 years ago

"1 DPI doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? That would mean that the pixels in your monitor are 1 inch wide and 1 inch high."

Huhu, indeed now that you say it, no sense at all!

#8 Updated by Roman Lebedev about 2 years ago

  • Target version set to 2.4.0

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