Tools -> Options... dialog window is too big for 800x600




16 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: krennwallner, Assigned: bugzilla)



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(Whiteboard: needs reproducing)


(1 attachment)



16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030416 Phoenix/0.5+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030416 Phoenix/0.5+

I have a laptop with a small resolution of 800x600. When I try to set some
preferences in Tools -> Options... I get a window which is actually larger than
800x600. I hardly can see the OK and Cancel buttons and what preference I'm
about to configure is out of my sight as the left navicons are nearly invisible.
The upper region is also out of my sight so I'm not sure if every preference is
editable. But the proxy settings are editable so at least I can configure them.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Resolution of 800x600
2. open Tools -> Options...
Actual Results:  
Preferences dialog is bigger than 800x600

Expected Results:  
A proper dialog which scales down to 800x600. Maybe with sort of tabs as the
preferences navigation icons are big and take too much space.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Please attach a screenshot of the problem.
Whiteboard: dup.164730?

Comment 2

16 years ago
Created attachment 121116 [details]
Screenshot of whole screen

This is the requested screenshot. As I can see this it's a similar bug to
164730. But I'm using a nightly build from And I'm using Debian
testing as of this writing.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Thank you for your help.
Would you test if this can also reproduce with mozilla?

Comment 4

16 years ago
Both Debian mozilla 1.0.0 and the latest nightly build from seems to
do it right. Both Preferences dialogs appear much smaller than 800x600.

Comment 5

16 years ago

Can anybody reproduce it?
Keywords: qawanted
Whiteboard: dup.164730? → needs reproducing

Comment 6

16 years ago
I don't have access to my Linux box at the moment - I'll take a look on
Wednesday when I do.

Comment 7

16 years ago
I'm not getting that problem at 800x600... there's something about your fonts
that is different though. Did you build from CVS with xft enabled?

Comment 8

16 years ago
No, it's a nightly build from I don't have libxft installed. I have
a running xfs as it's default on a debian host.

Comment 9

16 years ago
This bug is also somewhat similar to bug #171454

Comment 10

16 years ago
Reporter, is this still happening to you? What DPI is Mozilla using? Do this to
discover system resolution:

     xdpyinfo -display :0 | grep resolution

Using a lower DPI will shrink the UI fonts and the prefs dialog. See for an alternative to the
clunky 'prefs->appearance->fonts' method of setting Mozilla to use a different DPI.

Comment 11

16 years ago
My resolution is 100x100 dpi.

I downloaded the last nightly build and it works now! The Preferences Dialog is
now small, beautiful and useable. Thanks!

Comment 12

16 years ago
marking WFM per reporter comment 11
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 13

16 years ago
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