Version: (using KDE KDE 3.2.1)
Installed from: Slackware Packages
Some of the window decorations provided with KDE 3.2.1 present an excessive lower margin with some apps. An example is the levelmeter of AlsaPlayer 0.99.x. This is not consistent, especially because there are other window decorations that use all the correct margins.
Here is the list of decorations that draw the windows correctly:
Here is the list of decorations that draw the windows incorrectly:
I have comparative screenshots and intend to attach them.
Please consider fixing this issue. Thanks for all your hard work.
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screenshot of AlsaPlayer levelmeter using the Redmond windek
This is a screenshot of the levelmeter window of AlsaPlayer 0.99x showing the
increased lower margin in the Redmond window decoration.
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Screenshot of the Alsaplayer levelmeter using the Quartz windec
This is a screenshot of the AlsaPlayer 0.99x levelmeter using the Quartz window
decoration. This is the expected behavior.
On Tuesday 30 March 2004 15:17, email@example.com wrote:
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Some styles can treat "Tool Windows" differently. Maybe the problem is related to
that feature. I have never seen the problem though, since I don't have AlsaPlayer.
Can you try to increase the Window title font size to something large, like a 24pt,
and report the result? I am most familiar with the b2 code. Is the window resizable?
Hi Luciano, thanks for commenting. I did what you requested. I changed the window title font to Tahoma 24 Bold and I can report that in BII and Redmond the lower border is still incorrect. There is no change.
I forgot to answer your second question. The window is not resizable. The window menu (Alt + F3 in the KDE default scheme) grays out the Resize command and the resize pointers do not appear on mouseover on the window borders.
pasting some email from Luciano and my answer:
On Tuesday 30 March 2004 11:12, Luciano wrote:
> Thanks for the tests. What about the other styles? Is Quartz still
> working correctly? And does B2 decorate the border with the
> resizing handle (a small tab in the lower right corner) or without?
> If it doesn't, that would be a useful hint at where to look for
> possible problems.
> I'll try to check the decoration code this weekend.
Luciano, here are my results:
Behavior of window decorations in the Levelmeter AlsaPlayer window,
using Tahoma 24 Bold as title font.
Windec Works correctly? Resize handle?
BII no no
CDE no (1) no
Glow yes no
IceWM yes (2) no
KDE1 no (6) no
KDE2 no no
KStep no (3) no
Keramik no (3) no
Laptop yes no
ModSystem no yes (4)
Open Look no yes (5)
Plastik no (3) no
Quartz yes no
Redmond no no
System++ yes (2) yes (5)
Web no no
Hope this is useful.
more mail from Luciano, my answer is here:
> Thanks for the additional information.
> Can you add these findings to the bug report, so that it is not lost, and
> others can look at it? Since it does not affect one decoration only,
> it could be a KWin problem, or an alsaplayer problem.
> The problems marked (4) and (5) could be reported also as a different
> bug (or wish).
> (2) is a problem of the IceWM decoration;
I don't think it is an Alsaplayer problem because there was no such issue as far as I can remember in KDE versions 3.1x or lower. I remember clearly using alsaplayer with the KDE 1 and Redmond windecs (both of them affected by the bug) with no problem at all. Thus, it is highly likely that this is a KWin issue.
Those styles specify their minimum size larger than the window's size. At least for some of them the specified minimum size is unnecessarily large.
Styles are not what they were a 7 years ago ;)