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    Default dialogue window to big

    A small thing disturbs me: If I go to the dialog box [open with:] its okay but if I go forward in the dialog box to [other] the dialog window is far to big horizontally and cannot be re-sized. This came up suddenly during a fast mouse click session. As root its OK.

    I would have liked to add a small image about this but i do not have any web site for this any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli_fin View Post
    A small thing disturbs me: If I go to the dialog box [open with:] its okay but if I go forward in the dialog box to [other] the dialog window is far to big horizontally and cannot be re-sized. This came up suddenly during a fast “mouse click session”. As root its OK.

    I would have liked to add a small image about this but i do not have any web site for this any more.
    Middle-click on the Min/Max icon. You accidently maximized horizontally by doing the same.
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    kalli fin wrote:
    > As root its OK.


    please do not log into KDE/Gnome/LXDE/XFCE/etc as root, doing so is
    never required for administrative duties and is always risky...

    instead please become root as needed from within a session of KDE/etc
    while logged in as yourself....see/learn how to do that here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root

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    @Knurpht It did not help. Only vertical size can be changed, not the horizontal. I have tried this before.

    @ DenverD I understand your concern and you are right. I really use root as you told.
    In my case I just looked only the behaviour of that specific dialog

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    kalli fin wrote:
    > @ DenverD I understand your concern and you are right. I really use
    > root as you told.
    > In my case I just looked only the behaviour of that specific dialog



    but, by doing that you only learn the problem doesn't exist if you log
    in in a way that you shouldn't...and, what is that knowledge good for?

    instead, try:
    - add a new user with YaST
    - log out as yourself
    - log back in as the new user
    - test to see if you have the same problem
    - if the problem goes away you know the bad actor is in some config
    file inside your /home/[you] and not /home/[newUser]

    and, that is info you can use....because you can use a tool like diff
    to track down what is different between [you] and [newUser]

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    Default Re: dialogue window to big

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli_fin View Post
    @Knurpht It did not help. Only vertical size can be changed, not the horizontal. I have tried this before.
    I'm getting older and older. Mixed up 'horizontal' and 'vertical'. Maybe that's why I sleep well lately . Try right-clicking the Min/Max icon, after one click you should be able to shrink the size to your taste.
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    I'm getting older and older. Mixed up 'horizontal' and 'vertical'. Maybe that's why I sleep well lately . Try right-clicking the Min/Max icon, after one click you should be able to shrink the size to your taste.
    So do I
    What I meant was, that the dialogue box is to brought and cannot be re-sized. How it is normally done I know, at least I think so. Otherwise I won't ask here.

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    Sounds like something is messed up in you desktop configuration files. But we do not know which desktop you use since you did not say. So it is very difficult to give you exact instructions. Creating a new test user and seeing if the problem is gone for that user will confirm this.

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    gogalthorp
    Sounds like something is messed up in you desktop configuration files. But we do not know which desktop you use since you did not say. So it is very difficult to give you exact instructions. Creating a new test user and seeing if the problem is gone for that user will confirm this.
    Sorry I really forgot to tell which desktop. It is KDE 4.4.4. "default" I thaught.
    Anyhow problem is solved. I had funny and a little bit unexpected things on the desktop like oversized windows etc. Yes, it was a messed up configuration.
    Especial in this and my case, I deleted the .kde4 director. Off course all desktop "fine tunings" had to be redone. Everything is now OK.
    It seems my KDE 4.4.4 on Suse 11.3 don't like fast "mouse sessions" and I mean really fast. I won't take it as a bug.
    Thanks to everybody for interest
    Kind Regards from the North

    Kalli

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