[Lon-capa-users] Re: [LON-CAPA-dev] interface bugs

Scott Harrison lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sat, 16 Feb 2002 14:58:33 -0500

On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 01:19:45PM -0500, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:

> and the Macintosh Dock and/or Application Menu. Unfortunately, the Linux Gnome
> taskbar takes up more than double the real estate on the bottom of the screen than
> the Windows bar. That is where Scott ran into problems.

To clarify, even when removing the taskbar, I could still not reach the
bottom border.

I agree that maybe some form of browser detection might be in order
(if you are running Linux, then no assumption is made about window
manager, but if you are running windows, then whatever is userfriendly,

> I would encourage us to re-instate this feature - maybe with the content window
> even shorter, so that Linux windows managers do not overlap with the bottom
> scrollbars. On the other hand, I would assume that Linux users can handle more than
> one window. There also might be a property in the JavaScript screen object that
> indicates usable real estate rather than total screen.
> - Gerd.
> Matthew Brian Hall wrote:
> > Scott, et al.
> >
> > Let me know if you see any more strangeness with the remote and the window
> > resizing.  Gerd had added the auto-resizing of the window to deal with cases
> > where the students had a maximized window and were unable to deal with the
> > remote.  Suggestions as to how to deal with this that don't involve mental or
> > physical abuse of the users would be appreciated.
> >

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Scott Harrison, harris41@msu.edu

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