Log file viewer window too tall and it will not resize.

Asked by Denis H.

Log Viewer 3.4.1 launches into a window which is taller than my screen. I can resize the width by various methods, but the height remains unchanged. The maximize option is greyed. If I move the entire window down, so that the top of the window is below the black bar, I can then resize to bring the bottom of the window onto the screen, but only to the position that bottom of the window is exactly at the bottom of the screen. (It "snaps" into location.) In this condition I can then scroll to the bottom of the file, but if I move the window at all, it snaps into the original size with the bottom off-screen. I calculate that about 9 lines are hidden.

This is certainly inconvenient. I can view files by this latter method, but I cannot move the window without loss of the bottom lines. I would like normal window behavior.

I am running 12.04 LTS. My screen resolution is 1680 x 1050. I have observed no issues with other programs.

Thanks,
-Denis

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy gnome-system-log

Thanks

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Denis H. (denis-heidtmann) said :
#2

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM, actionparsnip
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #245927 on gnome-system-log in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-system-log/+question/245927
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the output of:
>
> lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy gnome-system-log
>
> Thanks

 lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy gnome-system-log

LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux R2D4 3.2.0-36-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 8 21:44:52 UTC 2013
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
gnome-system-log:
  Installed: 3.4.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.4.1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.4.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

If you hold ALT, you can drag the windows from any part of the window.

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Denis H. (denis-heidtmann) said :
#4

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM, actionparsnip
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #245927 on gnome-system-log in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-system-log/+question/245927
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> If you hold ALT, you can drag the windows from any part of the window.

Yes, that helps, but the window is still stuck at too large
vertically. It cannot be shrunk. Strange behavior.

-Denis

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

Can you double click the window decoration and maximise it to full screen?

You do realise that using grep on the files in /var/log will find what you need and faster. ..

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