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Screen Resolution?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:27 am
by rayliam
Hi everyone,

I was digging around today and just discovered the Scrivener for Windows/Linux project. I've never used Scrivener since I don't have a Mac but I've been curious about it for sometime (I do most of writing in Office suites and I've been trying out Celtx the last few months). I installed the Beta 1.5 deb on my netbook (where I do all my writing) that is running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick. Everything installed from what I can tell. However, the netbook's native resolution is 1024x600 and Scrivener doesn't appear to have a scrollbar making it quite difficult having to click and back forth between the top and bottom of the screen. When I switch the netbook's display to 1024x768 Scrivener is full displayed but squished and looks terrible. Is there any work around anyone here can suggest?

Thanks,

William

Re: Screen Resolution?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:57 am
by rayliam
Sorry, I probably should have done a forum search before posting my question. If you go into view -> layout -> hide inspector then Scrivener snaps back into place at 1024x600 resolution. As some of the other threads have said Macs generally never have a resolution lower than 1024x768. I, for one, did not know that.

Re: Screen Resolution?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:45 pm
by ubersoft
Yeah, I think there was a feature request to modify Scrivener to be more netbook-friendly (those usually have the x600 resolutions) and that may have been put on the to-do list.

Re: Screen Resolution?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:11 pm
by dorablewrites
For me the only netbook display issue is that I can't see the bottom. (hide inspector doesn't do anything to fix that) Resizing only works on the sides so that doesn't help. Currently I work around it by using the spilt screen horizontal then dragging so it looks like I only have one document, no multi-workspace typing for me yet. Then if I need to access something that got lost down at the bottom I just alt drag.

Re: Screen Resolution?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:04 pm
by Knuxchan
dorablewrites wrote:For me the only netbook display issue is that I can't see the bottom. (hide inspector doesn't do anything to fix that) Resizing only works on the sides so that doesn't help. Currently I work around it by using the spilt screen horizontal then dragging so it looks like I only have one document, no multi-workspace typing for me yet. Then if I need to access something that got lost down at the bottom I just alt drag.


I have this same problem, too. I have an eeePC with a 7" screen, but when I run Scrivener, there's no way for me to resize the boxes since they go beyond the scope of the screen. I've been doing the alt+left-click method, but it can get tedious over time because you can't see all of the content in the boxes.

rayliam wrote:Sorry, I probably should have done a forum search before posting my question. If you go into view -> layout -> hide inspector then Scrivener snaps back into place at 1024x600 resolution. As some of the other threads have said Macs generally never have a resolution lower than 1024x768. I, for one, did not know that.


Does this method make the program conform to the current screen size?

Re: Screen Resolution?

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:50 am
by catalinux
When hiding the Inspector, one can resize the window both horizontally and vertically.

I have the same issue, on a notebook with maxim resolution 1280x800px.