[plt-dev] Re: drscheme window sizes

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (spdegabrielle at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Apr 16 10:44:47 EDT 2009

I have the same problem(early asus netbook), but I can't even see the
preferences option in the file menu because it is too long - I'm
assuming X11 is misleading DrScheme about the height of the screen.

I normally get by using the tab button to jump between invisible
fields, moving the window top above the screen and attempting a
resize, and just editing the config file by hand.



On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM, Jose A. Ortega Ruiz <jao at gnu.org> wrote:
> Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
> writes:
>> There isn't anything you can easily do, I'm sorry to say (besides
>> trying the keyboard, things like return or esc). Is there a way to get
>> a WM that has a larger virtual space than the physical space? Or maybe
>> setting a smaller font (temporarily?)
> The virtual space size can be tweaked in the X11 configuration, yes
> (although it's a bit inconvenient). I already tried reducing the font
> size, but it was not enough. What i've finally done is configuring things
> in another machine and copying plt-prefs.ss to the netbook, manually
> editing it as needed.
>> The only thing to do at the drscheme level is to change the dialog so
>> that it has fewer controls (or re-distribute them to take less
>> vertical space).
> Given the raising popularity of netbooks with small vertical space
> available, perhaps it'd be a good thing (in a future release) to
> redistribute controls automatically if the situation is detected... just
> a thought (unfortunately, i know nearly nothing about Framework, so i'm
> talking out of my hat).
> Thanks for the quick response anyway!
> Cheers,
> jao
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