Resize dialog box issue

• Nov 23, 2016 - 15:49
Reported version
3.0
Type
Graphical (UI)
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project
Tags

Win 7 / eb36276

The resizing of dialog boxes has recently been changed in the nightlies (#120096: Some window size follow-ups). However, if you open the "General Style" dialog box ("Format >General Style") you cannot reduce the height of the dialog at all. And there is limited scope to reduce the width still further.

IMV, the user should have full control over the height and width of the box so that s/he can reduce the box to any dimension they want. At the moment there seems to be a lot of empty grey space in some sections and the value fields seem wider than necessary.


Comments

This could be by design. That chance did not alter how small/large the dialogs may become, it only saves/restores what they are.

For that dialog I think the current Qt components used to display it all force the minimum size of the dialog, which will equal the biggest area required to fit all of its child options.

Severity S4 - Minor  
Status (old) active needs info
Status active needs info
Tags View Changes

"IMV, the user should have full control over the height and width of the box so that s/he can reduce the box to any dimension they want" - it is not true and contradicts with design guides from Microsoft and Apple.

I agree, that there are a lot of grey space, so the layout may be redesigned, but the minimal window size will definitely stay to show all the required elements.

Severity S5 - Suggestion
Status needs info active
Type Functional Graphical (UI)
Frequency Once
Regression No
Workaround No