[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#665700: Bug#665700: thunar scrolls erratically when hover-selecting files

Ulrich Eckhardt doomster at knuut.de
Sun Mar 25 13:32:37 UTC 2012

On Sunday 25 March 2012 14:05:28 Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> forwarded 665700 https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8597
> thanks
> On dim., 2012-03-25 at 11:40 +0200, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> > Package: thunar
> > Version: 1.2.3-3
> > 
> > There are two observations which are related, I guess. I'm using the
> > detailed list view (Control-2). The columns displayed are "Name", "Date
> > Modified", "Size". I have checked "Automatically expand columns as
> > needed" in the configuration.
> > 
> > 
> > Case I: Here, the size of the "Name" column is less than the width of the
> > window, but the other two columns exceed the width (just wondering,
> > doesn't that already contradict the settings?),
> Exactly the opposite, if you read the help text. That means the columns
> are expanded so the text is visible. So yes, that might means
> overflowing the window.

Yes, that's the fault in my expectations. I was expecting it to automatically 
resize the columns but within the limits set by the window. As a programmer, I 
guess that this would be very hard to program in a way that it works correctly 
under all corner cases.

> > Further notes:
> >  - I'm not sure if the auto-expand code behaves correctly when there
> >  simply isn't enough space.
> Why?

Wrong expectations, see above.

> >  - I'm not sure if the auto-expand code works at all. I have seen it
> >  change layout sometimes, but I couldn't find a rule to it.
> That's pretty not clear at all. Care to explain?

Wrong expectations, I was assuming that Thunar auto-adjusted when resizing the 
window, but as you said it only adjusts to the required size of the columns.

Thanks for the quick feedback!


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