Closed Bug 652392 Opened 9 years ago Closed 1 year ago

Text content extends beyond indicated boxes.


(Bugzilla :: User Interface, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: david, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110320 SeaMonkey/2.0.13
Build Identifier: Bugzilla version 4.0+

At the cited URI, the timestamps for Reported and Modified and the E-mail addresses for CC List all extend to the right, beyond display box of the bug report.  To the right of the Description, the links for "Collapse All Comments" and "Expand All Comments" are scrunched up and mostly beyond the display box.  

Note that, while composing this bug report, I observed the same problem with the Enter a Bug form.  I had to do some right-left scrolling to read the instructions for various text entry areas.  

It appears that the user interface fails to adapt to various browser window sizes and monitor resolutions.  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
With a 17-inch monitor set for 800x600 resolution:

1.  View the bug report at the cited URI.  

2.  Start to enter a new bug report.  

While many users have larger monitors than I do and set their resolution to more pixels, that does not excuse a failure to adapt to smaller browser windows and fewer pixels of resolution.  Some users do not expand (maximize) their browser windows to fill the available desktop.  Some users (me included) have old eyes that cannot deal with 1280x1024 resolution or even 1024x768 resolution.
(In reply to comment #0)
> With a 17-inch monitor set for 800x600 resolution:

800x600 is honestly not our top priority. shows that more than 80% of screen resolutions are larger than that. I'm not sure we will do anything about it.
Severity: normal → minor
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → 4.0
With 1024x768 or 1280x1024 resolution, this is still a problem if the browser window is below some size.  Furthermore, this is NOT a problem when viewing a bug report if I am not logged in, even when using 800x600 resolution.  Thus, the problem lies within differences between the way HTML is generated for users logged-in and users not logged-in.  

Ignoring problems with 800x600 resolution might be a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) if finer resolutions create problems for individuals with visual handicaps.  The Target Corporation paid $6,000,000 in 2008 to settle an ADA lawsuit when its Web site was found inaccessible for individuals with visual handicaps.  

In any case, designing Web pages for specific monitor resolutions is a bad practice.
Severity: minor → normal
Flags: testcase+
Flags: documentation+
Flags: approval?
Flags: testcase+
Flags: documentation+
Flags: approval?

Bugzilla 6.0 will ship with the new modal UI created for BMO, so this is no longer the case. We don’t support 800x600 resolution anyway.

Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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