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Re: can't get Evolution to fit on my screen - 04-12-2009, 02:58 PM
Try dragging on the window while ALT is held down.
(Use the left ALT key; the other one is ALT Gr and they
are not always mapped to the same function).
See what that does in every application you commonly
use; it should work everywhere (unless it works nowhere
at all; my mini 9's haven't shipped and I use a different
Linux--not Ubuntu--at present).
If it works in some applications but not others, that
usually means the app it doesn't work in is 'maximized'
(which is a toggle).
Definition of 'works': ALT + a mouse drag allows the
window the mouse pointer is in, to be moved to a new
location on the screen. What's special about this is
that the mouse pointer makes no use of the window's
border decorations; it is sufficient just to point to
any portion of the window's interior.
The smart money is on pointing to an area inside the
window that will not be adversely impacted if you forgot
to hold down ALT.
User feedback: ALT+Drag generally indicates it is working
by changing the mouse cursor from an arrow that points
northwest to a four-way set of arrows (a 'move' cursor).
Note that if you find some other way to enter the 'move'
mode it will behave similarly. Sometimes a pull-down menu
activated on the left of the title bar starts a move
operation; with that variant you release the mouse button
as it is already dragging when you clicked the menu
choice. Instead, you click to 'drop' this 'picked up'
Here's a link into the Evolution website's online
http://library.gnome.org/users/evolutio ... ro.html.en
If Evolution does not save its window size and placement
(and the toggle of 'maximize' in your preferred state)
it may be malfunctioning. Most programs in Linux will
save their window geometries upon proper exit, so that
next time they're as you like them.
Sylpheed (which I use daily) remembers all this and is
easily resized so that it will function well on a variety
of smaller displays. It is an e-mail client that supports
IMAP (so it can be used with Gmail) as well as POP (I
think it may be POP3). It is also a newsreader.
>> I have this same problem with many other windows
>> and applications as well. Is there a way to fix this,
>> or is it simply a downside to a small screen?
1024x600 is an odd mix -- to my thinking it is an
oversized 800x600 format.
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