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File Open/Save/Select dialog boxes are off center [SOLVED]
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 15:53    Post_subject:  File Open/Save/Select dialog boxes are off center [SOLVED]
Sub_title: on laptops @ 1280x800 and other resolutions
 

I realize this is one of those "niggly bits", But after several months of noticing it, It is beginning to wear on me....

With the main program maximized, Whenever I open a File Management Dialog Box in:

Abiword
Geany
Nico Edit
ePDFView
GNumeric
Home Bank
And I'm sure other programs I can't remember now.

The dialog box displays off-center with the mouse buttons totally off screen. So each time I have to drag the box to the center to get to the mouse buttons.



This is on my 1280 x 800 laptop. It is not a problem on my 1280 x 1024 desktop.

I guess the loss of the 224 pixels of vertical resolution is the culprit.

Does anyone have ideas as how to fix this? Is there a file I can tweak?

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar 2010, 10:19    Post_subject:  

Anybody?
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar 2010, 13:46    Post_subject:  

Don't know but I would like to know too.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar 2010, 17:28    Post_subject:  

I never reported it, but I have the same in 1024x768 in xorg.
And even in different puppies.

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar 2010, 19:32    Post_subject:  

I've had it since I started using 4.3.1. Most of the file management boxes appear with the upper-left corner close to the center, more or less (I think I'm running at 1280x), and the OK/Cancel buttons run off the bottom of the screen, if I don't move the box.

Is this a GTK issue? It seems to only happen with the ones that look like the standard GTK file dialogs (or at least the ones I've encountered).

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar 2010, 20:17    Post_subject:  

Makoto, Yes, Now that you mention it, It probably is a GTK issue. Does anyone know which settings file effects this?

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Mar 2010, 20:36    Post_subject:  

I found /root/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini

Inside I found:

[Filechooser Settings]
LocationMode=path-bar
ShowHidden=false
ExpandFolders=false

I edited "ShowHidden=true" and it now displays everything, So I now know it is a actively read file. Does anyone know of any other commands the ini file understands? Or is window position a JWM issue?

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Mar 2010, 21:27    Post_subject:  

I also have problems and dialog boxes are off center

I have a widescreen monitor at 1440x900 resolution

it's a very annoying problem

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Mar 2010, 21:48    Post_subject:  

I found this info in a ubuntu version of the ini file:

ShowSizeColumn=true
GeometryX=0
GeometryY=0
GeometryWidth=770
GeometryHeight=518

Unfortunatly it had no effect. Not even the ShowSizeColumn statement....

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We have to figure something as simple as this out...Anybody???

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Mar 2010, 11:55    Post_subject:  

I installed IceWM today and out of the box it does the same thing. Also SeaMonkey has the same problem. Now I am pretty sure it is solely related to programs using GTKFileChooser. I was thinking maybe it was JWM's execution of GTKFileChooser, now I don't think that is true.

Still looking for ideas...

Any input appreciated....

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Mar 2010, 23:42    Post_subject:  

Looking to see if the problem occurs in other distros, I downloaded and tried the latest KNOPPIX cd. (700megs bloat WooHoo!) I tried Gimp (assuming it uses GTKFileChooser) and the dialog box opened correctly in the upper left corner. So now I'm thinking we are:

A. missing a needed lib file
B. or maybe using a wrong version.

Can anyone else confirm another distro does / does not have a problem with GTKFileChooser on a system that also uses Puppy and has the problem?

Are their any other LiveCD distros anyone else can recommend to test that uses X and GTK apps and doesn't require HD install?

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Mar 2010, 09:30    Post_subject:  

Hello, I found :

ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/gtk+-2.18.3-p4.pet

installed it and the problem went away. Hopefully this will be used in the next Puppy release.

UPDATE: After installing, I noticed it broke Geany. It closes unexpectedly when I try to open filechooser.ini

Soooo back to the drawing board.... Sad

UPDATE 2: I also installed
ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/glib-2.22.2-p4.pet

and now Geany works Very Happy

I'll test this for a while before I mark this solved though.

UPDATE 3: April 4th, 2010

Don't use these. It seams they may introduce a sporadic screen refresh problem on some systems. Read further down for a link to GTK-2.16x. 2.16x is the version Barry finally settled on for Quirky and it has worked well with no problems reported.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Mar 2010, 14:27    Post_subject:  

Stuff me! It works! There goes one of my pet hates at last. Brilliant thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Mar 2010, 19:57    Post_subject:  

Cool! Glad to be of some help!! Can you please put all your usual apps through their paces to see if this broke anything else and then check back in here with your results?

I'd like to get as much feedback as possible before I mark this solved.

Also, I'd like to say thanks to whoever made those lib updates available. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Mar 2010, 20:53    Post_subject:  

I installed suggested packages and then...

Tried Geany - OK
Tried Seamonkey - OK
Tried some other apps - OK

at moment I tried only on live Cd, not in my frugal install, but seems prosiming, I will try again to find possible problems, at moment I don't have

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