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Font rendering on labels and widget resizing

From: David Ford <david+challenge-response(at)blue-labs(dot)org>
To: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Font rendering on labels and widget resizing
Date: 2004-09-01 23:48:10
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I've a bit of a problem with pgadmin3.  I just installed v1.0.2 on my 
Gentoo system.  I don't yet have any wacky fonts, just the standard X 
fonts from Xorg.

Problem #1, the labels are too big for their containers and are sitting 
"low in the water", i.e. the text is shifted down on the widget causing 
the lower 1/2 of it to be chopped off.

Problem #2, the options dialog for setting preferences is not 
resizable.  I'm not sure if there are any more options on this dialog 
but the bottom option that I can just barely see the top of, is "Show 
object properties on double click".  The text on the buttons at the 
bottom is shoved down and chopped off.

Problem #3, the maintenance dialog is not resizable, the maintenance 
operation words are too big, they overflow their areas and overwrite 
their neighbors or are chopped off by bounding.  The "VACUUM option" 
statement is chopped off, it has three check boxes under it and the 
"ANALYZE" word is almost chopped off.  Beneath that is a check box that 
starts with what I'm assuming is "Mark" or "Mask", but the words are 
completely chopped off save for the top line of pixels on the words.  
Maybe it says "Mark new messages"?  The messages text area is too tall 
for it's widget, the lower rows of text are chopped off by the 
bounding.  Again here the buttons on the bottom have the lower part of 
their text chopped off.

Problem #4, Connect to a Server dialog.  Here the text boxes have the 
lower part of the words chopped off.  The labels to their left are 
chopped off on their tails.  I.e. "Initial data" and "base" is missing 
but the b is partially visible.  Again the buttons on the bottom are 
chopped.  Not resizable, etc.

Problem #5, the View Data dialog is resizable, however the column titles 
are missing the column type due to being chopped off.

Problem #6, the Help web browser is a bit frustrating.  Everything is 
centered on the page and the top half, i.e. the list of lists and search 
area, is non-functional.

That being said, pgadmin has come a long way and it's nicely useful in 
the 30 minutes I've been looking at it this evening.  I do have two 
suggestions that would make it easier for [me] to use.

1. In the manual query areas, allow pressing of ctrl-enter or similar to 
execute the query
2. Allow hiding/masking of the tree except for the area you're working 
on.  I.e. I only want to see Database->tables portion and below.  I 
don't need to see the whole tree that is above this particular database 
that I'm working on.  I'd like to mask everything but the list of 
tables.  Some sort of button that would hide all tree elements above the 
currently highlighted element would do the trick.

Thank you for the impressive work thus far :)


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