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Make Calamares work well with smaller screens
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Calamares should work better with smaller screens.

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tsimonq2 created this task.Mar 30 2019, 2:52 PM
tsimonq2 triaged this task as Normal priority.
kc2bez added a subscriber: kc2bez.Apr 14 2019, 10:08 PM

For the easy win we could set windowExpanding: fullscreen in the branding.desc file to force calamares into full screen mode.

wxl added a subscriber: wxl.Apr 15 2019, 1:35 AM

Just created a bug regarding an 800x600 screen (default in VirtualBox). Fullscreen would fix this regardless of the solution upstream comes up with. I will note they don't like scroll bars so the code currently enlarges the window and adds a scroll bar only if necessary. Ew.

I said on the devel channel yesterday(?) that I think it's too late for release, but seeing as it's default in Virtualbox, it makes it much more urgent in my eyes. If we want to retest everything, Adam did say this on Thursday...

[20:53] <infinity> tsimonq2: Ultimately, for packages only you seed, you have final say anyway (up to a point).  If you want to upload something and respin and retest all your crap 6 hours before release, be my guest.
[20:53] <infinity> tsimonq2: If you want to do it an hour before release, you might have missed your window. :P

That being said, I want @guiverc's input on this, because he's the AWESOME (seriously!) tester who has been plowing through the testcases.

wxl added a comment.Apr 15 2019, 10:22 AM

Well here's a weird thing: I haven't had any problem with 19.04 in VirtualBox booting to a reasonable size, i.e. not a little 800x600 screen. Whether or not that's true, I don't think we need to make it so urgent, especially when the release notes link to a bug that provides a simple workaround: go full screen.

wxl added a comment.Apr 15 2019, 10:22 AM

And VirtualBox 6 I might add. That might also have something to do with it.

wxl added a comment.Apr 15 2019, 10:28 AM

Just to make it easily accessible here's the line in the branding.desc that deals with window behavior.