can't close submenu on small screen

Case number:845833-991354
Topic:Game: Display
Opened by:alwen
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 20:14
Last modified:Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 19:09

I usually play FoldIt on a tablet with a 1024x768 screen. It runs fine (better than my old PC), except that in some cases, I can't close certain submenu items once I open them.

Example: in the Electron Density puzzle, once I open the Electron Density submenu, I can't close it because the "X" is underneath the Rank/Score box at the top. I can open other menus (Actions, Undo, etc), but the submenu stays open until I exit and reopen FoldIt. I have tried but not been able to resize my screen to reach the closing X.

Another place this happens is the Undo > Graph Settings submenu. It's tall enough that the closing X hides under the Rank/Score box.

This also affects the View Menu (menu items above "Show Bonds (loop)" are hidden under the Rank/Score window, and I can only see the bottom line of the box above View Protein), but I can use hotkeys to change those.

(Tue, 12/20/2011 - 20:14  |  13 comments)


Joined: 09/24/2012
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Type: Bug » Suggestion

I have the same problem, more often with the extend view menu: I can not uncheck the above view options (hidden by the score window).
May be suggest to be able to move the view window in order to fix this?

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In selection interface, you are able to drag around all submenu's.
(it makes everything floaty except for puzzle info at top, chat bottom-right, competition list top-right, and action buttons bottom-left.)

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In general, I think the UI routines should be changed so that "click on window" brings window to top, instead of "Click on title" because the title may be completely covered. Hopefullly you can change the click to focus routine easily, and fix a lot of problems.

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I have a similar problem on a netbook, especially with the electron density submenu. And I can't get to any part of the header of the box to move it so I can close it...

I like the click on window to the top!

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I am now using a basic display adaptor and having the same types of problems. Being able to click on the windows or tab thru them to get focus will be a help, imagine I will not be able to manipulate electron puzzles unless I remote in from a different computer.
In selection with a script running you cannot open the view or behaviour menus.

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Also - on this topic - could we please have hot key combos or letters to open behaviour and ED panels. Opening ED in selection means opening main then opening ED panel, not enough real estate to leave either of them open.
I never open social [N] :)

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oops - sorry just realised that the keys are there for behsviour [b] and cookbook [c] but are not on the labels and are not listed in the Help page [h] main help. I knew about the C for cookbook.
One for ED would be great please.

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And please change the TAB for adding a note to the density to something else. I use TAB to see segmentscores and I had a crash with ED cloud off, using TAB inside a recipe and it tried to add a note and crashed.

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I like the idea of "click on window" brings window to top, instead of "Click on title".

(Simply because the screen of my laptop is partly broken on top, so that I need blind attempts to move the window to other visible place ...)

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another post on this topic from 2009 (now closed) - http://fold.it/portal/node/986708
In the new interface I like the draggable panels but it would be really nice if the user could change the shape of the panels, such as the social panel having Exploration map, Buddies, and Duels on the first row and the rest on the second row, or even having the panel vertical. this would help stop the menu and social panels, among others, stop taking up so much space.

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adding this from tlaloc - http://fold.it/portal/node/987952

It would be very helpful if the output window as resizable, at least vertically. The current size is too small.

It also would help if the buffer size was more than 50 lines.

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My behaviour box is hiding behind the W E T S push buttons in selection and I'm unable to get it out after trying several methods.

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For the time being, you can go into options.txt in your foldit folder and change
"behavior_options/y" to something like "250"

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