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    Default Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    Hi,

    I'm using OpenSUSE 12.1 Live CD to try out the OS. When I use the Disk Utility application, few of the buttons (edit paritition) can't be clicked. It's not hidden, it's just that it lacks the scroll (vertically) button.

    The screen resolution I'm using is 1366x768.

    Is this the right place to report this sort of problem?

    Thanks
    Henry

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    On 01/05/2012 07:26 AM, gnulab wrote:
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    > The screen resolution I'm using is 1366x768.


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    i _think_ the problem is neither a missing vertical scroll button nor a
    poorly designed "Disk Utility" GUI, but rather the selected screen
    geometry is not allowing you to see all of the screen...i'd start by
    trying to use the screen's designed size...maybe 1440x900 will let you
    see everything..

    or, you can _try_ holding down the Alt key and left click to 'grab' the
    window and move it up to see what is below the bottom edge..

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    Hi Denver,

    That won't do since not all users have monitors that support such a high resolution. I'm pretty sure there are users who are still at the 800 x 600 era.

    Anyway, for my situation increasing the resolution is not an applicable solution as the laptop screen only supports up to a maximum of 1366 x 768 of resolution.

    I'd say it's a badly designed or the programmer left this aspect out.

    Know where to file this complaint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnulab View Post
    Hi Denver,

    That won't do since not all users have monitors that support such a high resolution. I'm pretty sure there are users who are still at the 800 x 600 era.

    Anyway, for my situation increasing the resolution is not an applicable solution as the laptop screen only supports up to a maximum of 1366 x 768 of resolution.

    I'd say it's a badly designed or the programmer left this aspect out.

    Know where to file this complaint?
    So are you saying you can not move your mouse pointer down to select the edit functions? These are the options you get when a single partition like sda1 is selected in the tree on the left. First off, if you select the main hard drive like sda in the left tree, all partitions show up in the list on the right. Then, you can right click with your mouse on sda1 and select edit from a right mouse click menu, if you wish. Further, for such a problem on a laptop, I suggest you try an external mouse to see if it makes any difference as it could be a hardware support issue, if we can assume your built-in laptop mouse works OK in other OS selections.

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by gnulab
    Hi,

    I'm using OpenSUSE 12.1 Live CD to try out the OS. When I use the Disk
    Utility application, few of the buttons (edit paritition) can't be
    clicked. It's not hidden, it's just that it lacks the scroll
    (vertically) button.

    The screen resolution I'm using is 1366x768.

    Is this the right place to report this sort of problem?

    ThankshHenry

    Hi
    Ensure the mouse pointer is on the active window, Hold the alt key then
    left click with the mouse button to move the window up.

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 06:26:03 +0000, gnulab wrote:

    > Is this the right place to report this sort of problem?


    Bugzilla would be the right place to report this as a bug.

    http://bugzilla.novell.com.

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    Attached is the screenshot of the problem that I'd faced. Will definitely filed it with bugzilla.novell.com

    But I find that even Fedora 16 also present me with the same problem.



    You see how there is no vertical scroll button on the Disk Utility. There are more options, including delete partition.

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    On 2012-01-13 13:36, gnulab wrote:
    > Attached is the screenshot of the problem that I'd faced. Will
    > definitely filed it with bugzilla.novell.com


    Yes, do.

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    I am experiencing an identical problem, and i must also note that when I try to re-size the window ( if the lower right of the window happens to be visible,) it automatically snaps to the same size as in the above screenshot.Annoying problem!

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    Default Re: Disk Utility OpenSuse 12.1

    fragment137 wrote:
    > I am experiencing an identical problem, and i must also note that when I
    > try to re-size the window ( if the lower right of the window happens to
    > be visible,) it automatically snaps to the same size as in the above
    > screenshot.Annoying problem!


    Add your name to the bug report.

    gnulab, what is the bug number?

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