Project

General

Profile

Bug #16807

Impossible to maximize GIMP and see all its widgets

Added by sajolida about 1 month ago. Updated 1 day ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:

Description

In bc022ef71e I can maximize GIMP (the "Maximize" option of GNOME is deactivated) and the window is cropped at the bottom and I can't access all the widgets in the window.

Screenshot_tails-buster-3.17-20190711T2034Z-bd70bf68ef-GIMP-on-1280x800.png View (102 KB) segfault, 07/14/2019 02:57 PM

gimp.png View (129 KB) sajolida, 07/20/2019 05:59 PM


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed 03/22/2019

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

(the "Maximize" option of GNOME is deactivated)

I can reproduce this but only with a very low screen resolution that's pretty rare on hardware less than 10 years old. Otherwise the "Maximize" option is available and the corresponding square button is visible in the title bar.

and the window is cropped at the bottom and I can't access all the widgets in the window.

Ouch :/

So, I'm afraid GIMP's "Single-Window Mode" (configurable in the "Windows" menu), which is now enabled by default, does not correctly support this kind of screen resolution. What we could do:

  • In any case, ensure this is known upstream.
  • Decide that better support for rare low screen resolution is worth reverting upstream's switch to "Single-Window Mode", at the risk of losing a UX improvement for everyone else (I find the single-window mode way more usable myself).
  • Given the defaults will work fine for the vast majority of our users, and disabling single-window mode is 2 clicks, decide that sorry, too bad, folks with this kind of rare low screen resolutions will need to disable single-window mode themselves.

@sajolida, now that I've clarified what subset of our users is affected either way, what do you think?

#2 Updated by sajolida about 1 month ago

I can reproduce this but only with a very low screen resolution that's pretty rare on hardware less than 10 years old.

I have 1280x800 on my Thinkpad which is... close to 10 yo indeed :)

But from the Mozilla hardware database 30% of Firefox users these days have 1366x766 displays (HD 720p) and would be affect by this bug:

https://data.firefox.com/dashboard/hardware

What made you think that is was "rare"?

I love the single-window mode of GIMP and always switch it on (with no problem) in Tails 3.x.

"Fun" fact, elouann proposed it as an improvement for Tails at the 2016 summit and we rejected it.

  • In any case, ensure this is known upstream.

Who does that?

#3 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

#4 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

But from the Mozilla hardware database 30% of Firefox users these days have 1366x766 displays (HD 720p) and would be affect by this bug: https://data.firefox.com/dashboard/hardware

Thanks!!! We should definitely add a link to this tool somewhere and either way, I really should get used to looking there.

What made you think that is was "rare"?

Silly guesses not backed with any actual data :]

I love the single-window mode of GIMP and always switch it on (with no problem) in Tails 3.x.

Ah, then it's a regression in the single-window mode. I was incorrectly assuming you were using the default (non-single-window) mode in 3.x and that the only regression here was switching by default to a mode that's broken for you.

  • In any case, ensure this is known upstream.

Who does that?

FT

#5 Updated by segfault 8 days ago

I can't reproduce this with an image built from the latest buster branch in a VM with a resolution of 1280x800. I don't see any cropped widgets. Attaching a screenshot.

#6 Updated by sajolida 1 day ago

It's still the case for me on my spare X201 in a64f183bae. See screenshot in attachment.

#7 Updated by sajolida 1 day ago

I cannot maximize either on a X200 and the MacBook Pro.

Also available in: Atom PDF