QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System OpenSUSE Linux
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.4.4
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Opened by Robert von Knobloch - 06.12.2013
Last edited by Andrew - 09.12.2013

FS#987 - Window size bigger than screen, unable to reduce it

Using the 32-bit linux .tar.gz package on Opensuse 12.3 - KDE4, it opens with a window size larger than the screen (you cannot reach the maximise, minimise icons with the mouse.
Having maximised it with the keyboard, using the mouse on the corners the window can only be stretched in the east-west dimension and remains at a fixed height. I have reverted to 3.4.2 which is fine.


Closed by  Andrew
09.12.2013 11:17
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Andrew commented on 06.12.2013 18:35

Thanks for your report.

I suspect that there is a docked widget or series of docked widgets that don't fit on your screen.
Could you attach a screenshot? Thanks.

Robert von Knobloch commented on 09.12.2013 09:46

I think that this was the case. I removed most of the docked windows and could then resize the window normally. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get back to the 'locked' condition, even though I tried removing the qcad.conf file.

Oh well, it works now.


Robert von Knobloch commented on 11.12.2013 12:38

I spoke too soon.
Every time I open a new QCAD session following a reboot (e.g. first thing in the morning), the QCAD window is bigger than the screen, hiding the maximise, minimise etc. buttons..
Control can be regained using <alt> F3 and maximising it (which makes it smaller!).
After this it can be used normally, but I think many people will nave trouble if this occurs on many platforms.



Andrew commented on 11.12.2013 12:50

This is the first and only such report I am aware of.
If would help if you could attach a screenshot which shows the situation or attach your ~/.config/QCAD.ini and indicate the screen resolution you are using.

Robert von Knobloch commented on 11.12.2013 13:13

I cannot make a sensible screenshot, it captures a full QCAD window, but this is not displayed.
My screen resolution is 1680 x 1050.
I have no .config/QCAD.ini , but I do have a .config/QCAD/QCAD3.conf (attached).
If I am the only case, I would suggest that it is not worth following up. I can work around it anyway and can wait for the next release.



Andrew commented on 11.12.2013 13:26

Thanks. The window position / size are stored in QCAD3.conf:


This looks like it won't fit on your screen of 1680x1050 (height wise). If you make the window smaller, the smaller size should be written to QCAD3.conf

Some ideas from the top of my head:

  • QCAD might not be able to save its size (e.g. file permission problem)
  • QCAD is not being properly shut down and therefore does not have a chance to save all of its settings.

This is for example the case if you launch QCAD from a terminal and shut it down using Ctrl-C.

Andrew commented on 11.12.2013 13:26

You can also try to delete the QCAD3.conf file in case that file got corrupted somehow.

Robert von Knobloch commented on 11.12.2013 13:49

Permissions are OK, file is saved on exit, BUT the height is rewritten to a larger value that my screen each time.
I deleted QCAD3.conf and all was OK until I shut it down (properly) and on re-opening the old problem reappeared. Now the screen height is 1137 (why it is different, I don't know).
AHA! with some experimenting, I (believe I) have found the feature that causes this.
It only occurs with the Library browser enabled and docked (it doesn't seem to matter which other panes are docked).
If I un-dock it or disable it, all is OK.

Hope this is useful,



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