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From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020310 BuildID: 2002031005 Certain Preferences panes don't properly fit into the Prferences window. The offenders are: Navigator/History Composer/New Page Settings Mail & Newsgroups/Message Display Advanced/Cache Debug Debug/Networking Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open the Mozilla Preferences dialog 2. Access each pane listed above Actual Results: For each pane, some part of its' content exceeds the dimensions of the Preferences dialog. Expected Results: Every Preferences pane should fit entirely into the Preferences dialog.
*** Bug 133628 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
WFM on a slightly later nightly (2002032808) - all the panes mentioned fit completely (and tidily) in the preferences window. Can't find an obvious bug that fixed this so will wait for someone else to comment. (And reporter, please can you see if a later nightly works.)
Using FizzillaCFM/2002032915 under the Modern skin, all but the Advanced/Cache pane now fit entirely in their allotted space.
Using the same build (FizzillaCFM/2002032915) and the Classic theme, all the original problem panes still exceed their allotted display box.
Also applies to Win32. Nightly build 0408-09, but observed it in the main 0.9.9 build as well. Running ME here, but observed the same thing on my Win2K notebbook at work. I observe it in the following panes: Navigator (too short) History (too narrow) Languages (too short) Smart Browser (too short) Colors (too short) Languages (too short) Composer (too short) Message (too short and too narrow) Send Format (too short) Addressing (too short) Return Receipt (too narrow) Images (too short) Forms (too narrow) Master Passwords (too short) SSL (too short) Certificates (too short) Validation (too short) Advanced (too short) Cache (too short and too narrow) Proxies (too short) Mouse Wheel (too narrow) DOM Inspector (too short) Debug (too narow) Events (too short) The obvious solution is to allow the Preferences window to be user-resizeable, so that platform variability is irrelevant; if the window's too small, the user can make it big enough.
Updating: the problems I described in Comment #5 remain in 1.0 Release Candidate 1 (Build ID: 2002041617). A large number of the preferences are just invisible and unreachable.
Marking Confirmed per Comment #5. (Also marking All/All and revising Summary to be a directive rather than an observation.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: Certain Preferences panes don't fit in the Preferences window → Ensure all Preferences panes fit entirely within the pane area
Summary: Ensure all Preferences panes fit entirely within the pane area → Ensure all Preferences panes fit entirely within the pane area using all bundled themes
i have been using bug 80392 as a meta/tracking bug for this issue... true, it's been marked verified fixed. marlon / ben, should this bug be made into the (more recent, and open) tracking bug for this issue? if yes, i don't mind moving over open bug as blockers to this (there are quite a few of 'em, already noted). if not, should this be marked a dup of bug 80392? i'm leaning towards the former ('yes') choice, but let me know which you'd prefer. thanks!
tentatively nominating... not sure if what (if any) near-term plans there are to: a. fix the content (time consuming, many ppl potentially involved, but ideal), or, b. increase size of the pref window (non-ideal, i know, but perhaps a temp workaround for the 1.0.0 branch?), or, c. make the pref window resizeable (again non-ideal, like (b))? after a couple of queries, i couldn't quite find bugs that'd cover either (b) or (c).
Keywords: nsbeta1, polish
Nav triage team: nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
This is still very much a problem in RC2 on win98. I think a resizable prefs window would be the best thing to do, but then I don't really know.
*** Bug 146493 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 134174 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 137281 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 137967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 139183 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I fail to see how this bug differs from bug 80392. I think it should be marked as a dup.
bug 80392 is a tracking bug, this (and its duplicates) were reports of a more general problem. I think "ensure all preferences panes fit within the window" is the problem that needs fixing - bug 80392 may not fully address this. I can see that it's pointless having both bugs though. I think sairuh's suggestion in comment 8, that bug 80392 is marked as a duplicate of this bug, and the blockers are moved over, makes sense.
*** Bug 154116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 156166 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 157855 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 130353 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 149028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
nominating for buffy (here we go again ;)...
Keywords: nsbeta1- → nsbeta1
*** Bug 165784 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This problem can also be created in Windows 2000 by changing the font for message boxes in the display properties to a larger size or type. The screenshots i uploaded show the preferences box for Mozilla 1.1 on Win2k Pro SP2. The first screenshot (right to left) shows the Orbit 3 theme with MS Sans Serif, the next is after changing the font to Verdana, and the third shows Verdana with the Classic theme.
I am still getting panes too big in Moz 1.1 (20020826) on Win98. It affects: Navigator/History Navigator/Helper Applications Mail & Newsgroups Mail & Newsgroups/Message Display Mail & Newsgroups/Send Format Mail & Newsgroups/Return Receipts Privacy & Security/Master Passwords Advanced/Cache
This has got to be a simple fix? It is in 1.0.1 on win98 too. If I knew how to fix I would.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
any single example would probably not too much trouble to fix. but each panel needs to be fixed to fit, on the full range of platforms, fonts and resolutions, and as I understand it, the various people responsible for each of the pref settings would need to be involved as well, to make sure nothing got broken. so while the code changes are probably simple, there needs to be a lot of people interaction, and that's a hassle... and please don't change bugs to ASSIGNED unless you are the owner of the bug...
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Keywords: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.2
*** Bug 171029 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 171470 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 174526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A number of Preferences texts still don't fit into the pages in Build 2002101703. (Modern or Classic theme. G3 (old beige), OS 9.2.2.)
*** Bug 150406 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 157362 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
nsbeta1=/adt3 per the nav triage team.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1+
*** Bug 180506 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 160149 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 185543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Over to Shuehan.
Assignee: ben → shliang
*** Bug 189050 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
From bug reports for my localization, I often see that buttons and other widgets are bigger in Windows XP, which also can cause such problems. Therefore, you should try Windows XP Classic theme to be sure everything fits there...
I fixed the helper apps panelf or another bug - is a there a list with allthe problem panels?
Doron - well helper apps is a good start :) for a list there's comment 5 here, but I think the clearest/best list is in bug 134174 comment 3.
the blocker list in bug 80392 is also a good place to look.
So should this finally just be duped to bug 80392? I'm weary of seeing bugmails from this one.
think it should be the other way around - see comment 19.
i don't mind either way --but if bug 80392 is dup'd to this one, its blocker list will need to be moved here (more bugmail). shuehan, do you care either way?
sarah: no, that's fine, you can go ahead and dupe bug 80392 to this one if it makes more sense.
*** Bug 80392 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What about adding bug 189786 to the list?
bug 189786 is still unconfirmed - I'll believe it's real though I can't check it. Is this bug going to cover prefs panel fit issues with international language packs though? If so, bug 189786 belongs here. If not, then bug 194711 is also a language pack issue and shouldn't be here (and the dependency seems to be backwards).
The problem with bug 189786 is that the translated text is longer than the original english one, so it's getting truncated instead of wordwrapped. If another translator can check this for another language, we can confirm the bug. Don't know how to solve the dependecy tho.
I would like to chime in w/some of the previous posters suggesting that the setup dialg shoudl be user-resizeable. If I remember correctly, it was resizeable in some of the very early builds, and then changed at some point prior to 1.0. I notice the problem most often on Windows systems running at higher resolutions (1280x1024 and above). It's annoying enough with stuff that just doesn't "fit well," it's much worse when there are options that you can't even reach. (And makes me wonder if there're more that I don't even see :)
Another chimer here. Even if the prefs content is fixed, any time preferences are changed or added, this bug will likely resurface. Why not make prefs resizable, save the programmers from a lot of headache, and give the users the opportunity now to use/configure the settings that don't currently fit in their prefs window? Here's a list of subs that are resizable, and that everyone can use/view in mozilla 1.4b (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507): Cookie Manager Image Manager About Popups Password Manager Customize Character Coding Page Info I found a few more that I would like to resize, but Preferences is my biggest dissapointment.
Yes, I agree with Damian. If the dialog can be resized, and then _remember its size the next time it's opened_, then the problem is solved. This seems like a simple issue to me, and a simple fix. I commented on it 9 months ago or so, in one of the other bugs that's now been subsumed into this one. But we're still waiting. I don't like to complain, because I'm not doing any of the work. But come on, this has gone on long enough. Let's finish it off.
Preferences -> ChatZilla , click on the "What do these mean?" button. The bottom of the page now moves outside of the view. I wonder what is the benefit of preventing the user from resizing windows...
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This bug used to exist, and now IT'S BACK in both 1.6beta AND the nightly of 1/7/04 with mathml etc. for w32. You can't deal with preferences with this bug happening (pinball theme, no fancy fonts). Much as I LOVE Seamonkey, this thing is horrendous. I really don't know why it is not obvious that the ONLY way to fix this is for the preferences dialog EITHER to be resizeable OR to have elevators. You cannot size for x platforms with x themes with x fonts/x character sets in x languages -- the very thought is absurd. It has to auto-adjust OR be adjustable OR have elevators. And, it has to be fixed. If you ask me, this should have been a blocker since year zero !!
to late for 1.6. try for 1.7.
Flags: blocking1.6? → blocking1.6-
*** Bug 183533 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
requesting for 1.7f
please nominate specific bugs with specific preference panels and not metabugs like this one. thanks.
Flags: blocking1.7? → blocking1.7-
Could this be related to a problem I'm having with Page Setup. I have a (mostly) RedHat installation that came with Mozilla 1.2.1 . I recently downloaded Mozilla 1.7 and installed it in a different place to try it out. When I go into File/Page Setup the dialog is very tall, as in the bottom is below the screen -- way below. I can do a lot of moving and resizing to get the dialog to fit but the border in the content runs off the right and bottom of the dialog so there's no way to see the OK or Cancel buttons. If I switch to the Margins & Header/Footer I just see the left-top corner of the page and can't get to the margin settings. My preferences dialogs seem to fit fine.
Target Milestone: mozilla1.4beta → ---
When I click icon on desktop the page that comes up is enlarged at lease ten times normal page Thank You if you can tell me what is going on, I have removed and reinstalled item.Thanks Clifford Newbold
sadly, a long standing bug - obvious fix mentioned in eg #62: Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 (20071031) - Preferences: all panes in prefs window have no scrollbars/ elevators, so if the window+screen+fontsize+translation combination yields too small a window, part of the controls are out of reach. Only way out is, enlarge the window beyond screen limits, via some WM trick and pane around. - Accounts setup window pops up without regard to actual screen size and/or WM constraints. On WM with no window move/resize key-binding, it's nearly unusable. Firefox 22.214.171.124 (20071127) - Preferences: like above Seamonkey 1.1.7 2007112809 - Preferences: like above
Assignee: shliang → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → prefs
Reporting additional incomplete text displays in Options panels Build Date: Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 (20080421) FRENCH port (translation folks referred me to bugzilla) or Firefox 188.8.131.52 OS: Windows XP SP2 with Fly-a-kite interface installed using NON-STANDARD Font settings, ie in Display -> Appearance: Windows and buttons: Tiger Color scheme: Apple Blue Font size: Lucida Grande Summary: In some Firefox & Thunderbird Option panels, text runs outside of viewable window when using a non-standard system font. Description: In some Firefox/Thunderbird windows that can be resized, the text sometimes is wider/longer than the window so we can't read the end of line and/or see the button's completely. Does not occur when using Tahoma as System wide font. Steps to Reproduce: 1. In Windows XP, go to Pref Panel Display -> Appearance 2. In Font size, choose Lucida Grande, click Apply. 3. In Firefox, go to Options -> Main -> Systems Defaults (this part does not appear completely, and we only see the top half of the 'Check Now' button, cf attached screencap firefox_option1.gif) 4. In Firefox, go to Options -> Content -> Colors (the sentence 'Allow pages...' does not appear completely, cf attached screencap firefox_option1.gif) 5. In Thunderbird, french version, go to Outils -> Options -> General. The last box 'Quand un message arrive' does not display completely and we only see the top half of the button (cf attached screencap Tbird_FR_option1.gif) 6. In Thunderbird, french version, go to Outils -> Options -> Affichage -> Formatage. The 'Polices et encodage' box does not display completely and we only see the top half of the button (cf attached screencap Tbird_FR_option2.gif) Actual Results: The messages/buttons do NOT appear completely. Expected Results: The messages/buttons SHOULD appear completely. Reproducible: Always Note: this is not a problem when using Tahoma as System wide font.
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