#1384 Manage MIDI BAnks and Programs window doesn't resize - Minimum size is too big

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As in the title, this is on a 1280x800 laptop screen. I can't downsize the window so that the buttons on the bottom left are inaccessible, and make the window (and the newly created device - because there seems no way to set programme) unusable


  • D. Michael McIntyre

    The MIDI device manager has an initial size of 886 x 732 here. Tall for an 800-pixel tall display, yes, but it should fit.

    Would you mind taking a screen capture of your window so I can compare it to mine? Maybe you have bigger fonts, bigger window decorations, etc. that are causing the difference.

    In the meantime, it does seem odd that the window can't be resized at all. I'll go experiment with flipping a toggle somewhere and see how it behaves. There may have been a reason for this behavior, but there probably wasn't.

    • Lorenzo

      Lorenzo - 2013-01-28

      My font is Sans 10 on XFCE 4.8 - Here is a screenshot attached.
      Thanks for such a quick reply :)

      Last edit: Lorenzo 2013-01-28
  • D. Michael McIntyre

    I guess it's an XFCE thing. I tried using Qt's qtconfig utility to set my fonts to be larger than normal, and I still couldn't repeat this. Your window is DEFINITELY a lot larger than mine though. Everything is spaced out a lot more than it should be, and a lot more than one point of font size would likely explain too.

    No idea, since I've never run XFCE.

    Can you just live with using the alt key to drag the window around? The only other thing I can think to try is to try harder to force the font size. Even that isn't going to be enough for the bank editor. That thing is just a lost cause if you don't have at least 1024 vertical resolution. People rarely use it anyway. Most people create new device definitions in a variety of other ways instead.

    To solve your problem with numbers, there's a file in the library that ships with Rosegarden called raw-numbers.rgd

    See if you can get that loaded, and see if it does the trick for you. That might be all you really need to bother with to solve your underlying problem, Lorenzo.

  • D. Michael McIntyre

    I messed around trying to do something about this, and there's just nothing we can really do differently. Live with it is all I can offer. Sorry.

    The alt key is your friend, I'm afraid.

    Last edit: D. Michael McIntyre 2013-03-05
  • D. Michael McIntyre

    • status: open --> wont-fix
    • milestone: None --> Live With It

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