Format > Style window is too large

• Sep 20, 2018 - 20:29
Reported version
3.0
Priority
P3 - Low
Type
Graphical (UI)
Frequency
Few
Severity
S3 - Major
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.0.0, revision: 26ad655

For MS 2.2: The minimum dimensions of the Style window are 21 x 17 cm.
For MS 3.0.0: The minimum dimensions of the Style window are 22.5 x 21cm.

Clearly, the Style window in 3.0.0 is too large. The width has increased by 1.5 cm, the height by 4 cm, over MS 2.2! The style window must be small enough to allow the user a clear view of the score when making on-the-fly adjustments such as those from the "Page" dialog.

Please allow the user to reduce the Style window even further.


Comments

I fully agere that something needs to be done about the size.
Though most of the options use only a small part of the screen, there are a few that take up the whole space. Also, because the list og options cannot be scrolled, the height seems to have been set based on the number of options.
Of course it must be possible to allow to make the window smaller, but it will mean that some fields will dissapear, and you may have to rezise to see the entry fields you wish to use.

Have you though about how this could be solved?

Severity S4 - Minor S3 - Major
Regression No
Workaround No

I don't know about others, but with the second beta I can't even see the buttons on the window to click OK, Cancel or whatever the other button says.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Currently at 1440x900, but changing resolution (e.g 800x600) in Windows does not change the size of the dialog.

EDIT.
The dialogue seems to open at it's maximu height. Suggest it could be changed to minimum, which is large enough to show all the different pages.

My resolution is 1024 x 768. If I remember correctly, my scree is 21" diagonal. It's at least close to that.

Both the "Header, footer" and the "System" pages use the entire window. I would suggest that on header,footer, the metatag boxes be made smaller, like there are in version 2. In the "System" page put the dividers options next to each other. On this page it's also possible to put Font Style and Align starting on the same line. They are spread out to the point the buttons seem rather random than related.

Images? What are the new sizes? Seems it still won't fit x600, but would x768, right? So 1024x768 might be the new minimum screen size we can support

If my PR https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/pull/4159 gets merged, we can conceivably remove almost all of the font controls from the individual pages of this dialog, thus reducing height requirements for most of them. Not sure if that would be enough to reduce it overall below 600px; probably not. But it would probably simplify make the task of rearranging those few pages that exceed this.

Reducing the height will mean that the user will have to scroll the Pagelist to reach the last pages. I dont particularly like that.

It's unclear to me what objective you have about the size. If I reduce the screen setting from 1440x900 - which I normally use - to 1024x768, the height increases from 16 to 18,5 cm, but that only changes the footprint, and I cant see how that relates to a recommendation for say min. x768, or indeed to the height setting in Qt designer.

Status PR created fixed

Fixed in branch master, commit 0c99e1f4b6

Fix #276404: Format->Style too large

Format changes to System and Tuplet pages to make sizes more even.
Size constraints and policies changed to open dialogue at minimum size.
Toool button added to hide/show pagelist.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Two of my laptops are also 1024x768. One is too old for MuseScore, the other belongs to my employer, not me.

I also have another Linux laptop which can run MuseScore. It has 1024x600. I’d expect it to work there. (Although I can use RDP from the old 1024x768 laptop to access MS running on the EeePC. But 1000x750 (a little less due to window decorations) is an absolute must.)

We should stop discussing the required size.
(Even though the title of this topic is "Style window is too large".)

The problem is NOT the number of pixels required.
The ploblem is that some windows are neither resizable nor scrollable.

cf."Palettes" panel (as a Good Example)

We can handle many settings even if the main window is small because "Palettes" panel is scrollable.

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