Bug #53984 workbench not usuable on 16/9 screens
Submitted: 26 May 2010 8:34 Modified: 4 Mar 2011 15:27
Reporter: Shenouda Bertel Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.2.21 OS:Linux
Assigned to: Alfredo Kojima CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: maximizing, workbench

[26 May 2010 8:34] Shenouda Bertel
on using mysql workbench on ubuntulinux .. the application window is not working fine when resizing or maximizing.
as you can't access the actions you want to execute.
and also the workbench window is not fitting the screen. as there is some actions didn't appear.

How to repeat:
open workbench on ubuntu linux 10.04 or 9.10.
you will find that not all the window appears. and there is some features below the screen.

try to maximize the window from the maximizing button, and you will find the case ..
 that you will not be able to pointing to any actions from the actions appears on the window ..
[26 May 2010 11:07] Johannes Taxacher
what is the screen-resolution you are using workbench on?
[26 May 2010 11:21] Shenouda Bertel
My Screen resolution is 1280 * 720 Ubuntu 10.04 Linux (Gnome)
[26 May 2010 12:01] MySQL Verification Team
Are you able to provide a screen-shot showing the issue reported?. Thanks in advance.
[26 May 2010 12:31] Shenouda Bertel
After Opening Workbench and Maximizing its window

Attachment: Workbench - Maximized.png (image/png, text), 186.14 KiB.

[26 May 2010 12:33] Shenouda Bertel
When Trying to Click on any Action when the window is maximized, that screenshot happen .. and you can't access any action.

Attachment: Workbench - When Trying to Click.png (image/png, text), 188.05 KiB.

[28 May 2010 7:18] Hartmut Holzgraefe
The actual problem is not the 16:9 format but the vertical resolution of less than 800 pixels. WB on Linux assumes that it is running in a default gnome shell on a screen at least 800p high, so it sets the window size to a minimum of 752 (including the title bar) aka. 800 minus the two 24p high top and bottom gnome panels.

When running it on a screen with smaller vertical size, or on 800p with one of the gnome panels increased to use more than 24 pixel vertically (i increased the bottom one on my 1280x800 screen to get a more usable workspace switcher display)
parts of the window start hiding behind the panel bars or even off screen
[28 May 2010 16:57] Alfredo Kojima
[1 Jun 2010 15:51] Johannes Taxacher
fix confirmed in repository
[4 Mar 2011 15:27] Tony Bedford
An entry has been added to the 5.2.22 changelog: 

        Workbench did not size its application window correctly on 
        screen sizes with a 16/9 aspect ratio.