Bug 470159 - Gwenview minimum window height is too large when editing tools are shown (accessibility, cut off, 768)
Summary: Gwenview minimum window height is too large when editing tools are shown (acc...
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Product: gwenview
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 23.04.1
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gwenview Bugs
Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2023-05-23 09:57 UTC by John Veness
Modified: 2023-09-06 04:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description John Veness 2023-05-23 09:57:18 UTC

When the Show Editing Tools sidebar is on, Gwenview has a minimum window height of around 768 pixels, which can cause problems for:

- Users with smallish resolution screens
- Users with accessibility needs who are using increased font sizes
- Users with non-default themes or settings, such as having a menu bar always shown, or having themes with large borders or padding around items
- Users who for whatever reason, want to be able to resize Gwenview, even if Editing Tools are shown

1. Open an image in Gwenview
2. Make sure Show Editing Tools is enabled
3. Try to resize window vertically 

Window cannot be made smaller than around 768 pixels vertically.

Window can be made smaller than around 768 pixels vertically.

See Bug 458987 for additional discussion. This bug was created to discuss the general UX problem, and to think of possible solutions, e.g. a scrollable Editing Tools sidebar, or other solutions.
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2023-05-23 17:49:24 UTC
Yeah. Options include:
- Remove even more items from the tool view until it fits (lol, probably not a great idea)
- Reduce the spacing between tool view items as the view becomes shorter, to make them all fit
- Put the tool view in a scroll view
- Some combination of the above
- Something else
Comment 2 fluffy bunny 2023-05-29 09:51:33 UTC
how about placing the "editing buttons" on the top menu (arranged horizontally, you can use drop down to save space)?

(now they are on the left)
Comment 3 adch99 2023-07-20 20:08:12 UTC
Is there any particular reason why adding a scrollbar is a bad option here? Dolphin has the same problem of too many options when all the side panels are enabled but the scrollbar makes it fine to use. I am having this issue even on a 14" screen (1920x1080) with a 30px panel set to "always visible". It is only in the image view that this problem occurs for me i.e. when the three extra options of "Crop", "Adjust Colours" and "Reduce Red Eyes" are added to the list.
Comment 4 fluffy bunny 2023-09-06 04:59:53 UTC
i found workaround for this case, my laptop has 1366x768 resolution screen (then this bug occurs on gwenview)

what i did : change the resolution to 1280x720, then zoom out 80%, this will make the screen become 1600x900 (virtually), then gwenview doesn't have this problem anymore