Fedora install support for netbooks -- small screen size

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 23:08:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 12:26 -0500, Fulko Hew wrote:
>> Auto-scroll bar's would at least make it possible to work (even if its
>> inconvenient); but without it, it's _impossible_ to use.
>> The only alternative would be to re-design the UI based on expected
>> hardware limitations.
> It's funny you should say that.
> We've had 800x600 as the expected minimum for _years_.  Like, since it
> was called Red Hat Linux.  It's not even a particularly egregious
> assumption, that's the fallback resolution for Windows 2k and later, and
> it's the Gnome HIG minimum design size.
> That's why anaconda has a fixed-size UI, and why that fixed size happens
> to be 800x600.

Well minimum is fine; but it is also the maximum which is rather
sucks, it shouldn't be hardcoded to be always 800x600 even on a
1980x1200 screen...

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