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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Default size on Linux
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:03:42 GMT
On 7/9/13 4:57 PM, Andre Fischer wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I would like to propose another small enhancement: a change of the
> default size of application windows on Linux.  In some cases--Writer,
> start center, Math, Base--the application window is almost square by
> default (for Calc, Impress and Draw it is fullscreen).  This does not
> work well with the new sidebar, which was designed with widescreen
> displays in mind.
> 
> I would like to change that to what is used on Mac, use 80% of width and
> height of the screen, on which the application starts.For screen widths
> of 1024 and below I would still use the current values (therefore you
> will see no differences in the 1024x768 and 800x600 screen shots.)  As
> this sizing scheme is already in use on the Mac platform  it is tried
> and accepted (at least I know of no complaints).  The default fullscreen
> mode for Calc, Impress and Draw would not be changed.
> 
> Here are some comparisons for the current state (left side) and the
> proposed sizes (right side).  To speed up download I have provided
> smaller versions (25% and 50%) along with the original sizes:
> 
>  800x 600  25% [1],  50% [2],  100% [3]
> 1024x 768  25% [4],  50% [5],  100% [6]
> 1280x1024  25% [7],  50% [8],  100% [9]
> 1680x1050  25% [10], 50% [11], 100% [12]
> 1920x1200  25% [13], 50% [14], 100% [15]
> 
> The change is rather small and restricted to Linux (the GTK module) and
> should have low risk of introducing regressions.

+1, I remember we have discussed this several times and always postponed
it because of other things. Easy fix with a huge improvement and an
improved first start experience

Juergen


> 
> Best regards,
> Andre
> 
> 
> 
> [1] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-800-600-h-25.png
> [2] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-800-600-h-50.png
> [3] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-800-600-h-100.png
> [4] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1024-768-h-25.png
> [5] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1024-768-h-50.png
> [6] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1024-768-h-100.png
> [7] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1280-1024-h-25.png
> [8] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1280-1024-h-50.png
> [9] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1280-1024-h-100.png
> [10] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1680-1050-h-25.png
> [11] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1680-1050-h-50.png
> [12] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1680-1050-h-100.png
> [13] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1920-1200-25-h.png
> [14] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1920-1200-50-h.png
> [15] http://people.apache.org/~af/images/scale/writer-1920-1200-h-100.png
> 
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