darktable main window grows out of the screen on hi-res / small screens
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
#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
#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
- File Capture d_écran de 2017-02-03 21-23-16.png added
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.