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manowaraz

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec 2009, 06:33    Post subject:  Scroll Bars?
Subject description: Where are they when working in 800x600?
 

I know that these days most people have large displays, but not everyone has them. When working in 4.3.1 (the standard version) in resolution 800x600 there seems to be a lot of configuration windows that pop up and that you can not scroll in because there are no scroll bars on the sides of the windows. I was forced to scale up to the next resolution, and while this would work for me, it would not work for the kids who I am trying to customize puppy for. Is there a simple way to turn that scroll feature back on? Sometimes windows are too tall and you can not move them up because they are already hitting the top of the screen, and it also sucks to have to move a window left or right to choose settings since you can not scroll.
Thanks in advance,
Tom
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec 2009, 07:19    Post subject:  

Unfortunately this is a limitation of gtkdialog, which most of the problematic windows are made with. I think it would be relatively easy for someone who knows what they are doing to add the feature we need to gtkdialog, but since I don't know what I'm doing I don't really know Smile
Start here and follow the link for some ways to move the offending windows so you can access the rest of them http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=342712

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manowaraz

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec 2009, 11:28    Post subject:  

Thank you for the link leading me to this information.
Tom

disciple wrote:
Yes, some of Puppy's guis like that could do with improvements (scrollbars Smile ) in that respect, but I think it is unlikely to happen soon.

If a window is off the bottom of the screen, you can move it up by middle-clicking on the border and dragging. If you have a 2-button mouse clicking both buttons at once is treated as a middle click (unless you disabled 3-button emulation).
Or you can hold [Alt] and right-click and drag.
Or you can right click on the window in the pager (One of the two little squares down by the Start button), and drag it around there.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec 2009, 13:48    Post subject:  

If it helps the people who know this script better these two links could provide insight into fixing this problem.

http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/GtkScrolledWindow.html#GtkScrolledWindow-struct

http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk-tutorial/2.15/c635.html



I also read somewhere that this could even be something taken care of in the /mnt/home/.gtkrc-2.0 file, however these guys were trying to put the scroll bars on the left of the window (odd).

Quoted from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=519769
Code:

gtk-scrolled-window-placement = top-right

gtk-menu-popup-delay=0

gtk-icon-sizes = "panel-menu=26,26:gtk-large-toolbar=26,26"
#gtk-icon-sizes = "gtk-large-toolbar=16,16:panel-menu=16,16:gtk-button=16,16:gtk-dialog=16,16:gtk-menu=16,16"
#gtk-font-name = "EaglefeatherFormalRegular 14"

style "my_color"
{
#font_name = "URW Gothic L Book 12"
fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
}

widget "*PanelWidget*" style "my_color"
#widget "*PanelApplet*" style "my_color"
widget_class "*.Panel*GtkLabel" style "my_color"


Currently our /mnt/home/.gtkrc-2.0 file reads as such:
Code:
#! /bin/sh


In looking around, I did find that there is another .gtkrc-2.0 file in /mnt/home/root However it states not to edit this file when viewed with a text editor.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec 2009, 15:40    Post subject:  

I think it's a bit more complicated than that - the gtkscrolled window would have to be implemented in the gtkdialog (C) source code.
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