Bug 372974 - need to see dialog's bottom buttons
Summary: need to see dialog's bottom buttons
Alias: None
Product: kmail2
Classification: Applications
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version: 4.14.10
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-27 00:30 UTC by Nick Levinson
Modified: 2017-06-15 06:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2016-11-27 00:30 UTC, Nick Levinson

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Description Nick Levinson 2016-11-27 00:30:49 UTC
Created attachment 102462 [details]

I opened the KMail dialog at Settings > Configure KMail but the bottom was below the screen and therefore, when I was finished with it, I could only guess how to dismiss the dialog. I typed the Enter key on my keyboard and that worked, but I'd rather see an OK button before I do that, and likewise for a Cancel button operable with the Esc key. I recommend that the buttons be visible on a screen of almost any size (not for the smallest screens but for them another method needs to be clear).

I'm running KMail on openSuse 13.2 Linux, kept evergreen. I don't know if this is KMail2, but your bug tracking system doesn't list KMail as a product, so I guess this is the same thing.
Comment 1 Laurent Montel 2016-11-29 06:41:29 UTC
what is the size of your screen ?
Comment 2 Christoph Feck 2016-11-30 14:40:41 UTC
If your screen is only 768 pixels height, then you cannot expect all applications to work with
- large fonts
- big window title bars

I suggest to reduce the size of those elements. If you cannot read them if they are smaller, you need a bigger screen, as several desktop applications expect a certain minimum number of text lines fitting on the screen.
Comment 3 Nick Levinson 2016-12-03 02:52:13 UTC
My screen is 768 pixels high. I don't remember another app having this effect. Regardless, 768 is not very short, the fonts are not unusually large, and the title bar hardly seems big enough to account for the buttons at the bottom being entirely out of view so as to force users to guess. Not all users are geeks. Even if we were using a cell phone's browser, the buttons or other indicia of equivalent functionality should be visible to users.
Comment 4 Laurent Montel 2017-06-15 06:06:28 UTC
By default we don't support small dialog.
We can't do it in kmail as we have a lot of settings.