[scribus] Story Editor Toolbars Bug?

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Tue Aug 18 08:50:26 CEST 2009

On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:45:37 -0400
John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> dijo:

> On Monday 17 August 2009 09:36:16 pm John Jason Jordan wrote:
> > Until a discussion here earlier today (re: getting the coyness of
> > the kerning box) I was unaware that the toolbars in the Story
> > Editor could be detached. I knew about the main Scribus window,
> > but it never dawned on me that I could also detach the toolbars
> > in the Story Editor. So I did so, and I am thrilled to discover
> > that there is no longer a problem with the kerning box.
> >
> > However, the detached toolbars stay on the desktop even when I
> > minimize Scribus. Right now I am writing this e-mail and I have
> > to drag the window away from the toolbars lest they obscure the
> > e-mail compose window.
> >
> > I also have this problem with Inkscape, but not with any floating
> > toolbars in any other application.
> >
> > I have Scribus 1.3.5 Rc3 on Ubuntu Jaunty x86_64. My video chip
> > is nVidia Quadro 140M and I am using the open source driver. The
> > desktop is standard Ubuntu Gnome 2.26.1, at 1680 x 1050.
> >
> > I don't know if the problem is in Scribus, Gnome or the video
> > driver. Or maybe all three are not playing nice with each other.
> >
> > Before I file a bug report, has anyone else experienced this?

> The "bug" if you want to call it that, was not displaying the  full  
> content of the toolbars in the first place. I was able to display 
> all the tools on two rows with room left over. That should be the 
> default setup. There is no logical reason for not using two rows. .  
> Just because we can put things on drop down mini menus doesn't mean 
> that is what we should do. 

I just discovered something. If you undock all the toolbars, and then
re-dock them, you can make them take up as many rows as you want. I
just did so, and now I have all the options readily available with no
drop-downs. This also keeps them off my desktop, since Scribus can't
figure out how to minimize them when Scribus is minimized.

I still think there is a bug. If a user undocks the toolbars they
should still minimize when the program is minimized. They should not
stay on the desktop like the remains of last night's dinner.

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