network manager GUI too tall
there is a problem with the new network manager applet 1.5.1: Its too tall to fit on my screen (1600x900, which is not that uncommon for a laptop). [OK] and [Cancel] buttons are below the bottom edge of my screen. Desktop is xfce4.
Setting a custom font size and reducing icon size doesn't seem to help. The font is smaller, but the general layout of the GUI has the same size.
Do you think it would be possible to move the cipher proposals to an "advanced" menu tab? Suggesting ciphers surely is.
nm: Use tabs for options/proposals to save screen space
The height of the dialog increased due to the recently added additional
fields for certificate selection and identities. On some screens the
fields to configure custom proposals were not visible anymore.
Together with less spacing on the top level GtkBox this change reduces
the height by about 80 pixels.
#3 Updated by Harald Dunkel about 2 years ago
Much better now, but the buttons are only partially visible, still. They are covered by the xfce panel at the bottom edge. If I move the GUI to the top right corner, then there is no problem. I can live with that.
Using Gnome the Apply button is at the top. The ESP cipher proposal is only partially visible. Its covered by the systray. Trying to move the window up a little bit further I managed to move the window beyond to top edge somehow, making the Apply & Cance button unavailable, as well as the window decorations. Surely a bug in Gnome. There was no way to get rid of it but brute force.
#4 Updated by Tobias Brunner about 2 years ago
I guess we could save some more space by moving the server port to either a new advanced options tab, or to the existing options tab while moving the tabs also to the left (the latter doesn't help with three tabs on newer Gnome version as the height three stacked tab buttons would exceed that of their contents). I pushed another commit to the branch that does the latter.
#6 Updated by Tobias Brunner about 2 years ago
I really like the new GUI. Thanx very much
Do you think it would be OK to include this patch in Debian's network-manager-strongswan package (version 1.5.1)? Or should I wait with this for version 1.5.2?
I pushed the changes to master and released 1.5.2. Note that this also includes 73b60338dc, which renames
NetworkManager-strongswan.metainfo.xml and installs it in
/usr/share/metainfo instead of
/usr/share/appdata. I guess this has to be handled somehow in the Debian package during the package upgrade.