[virt-tools-list] [PATCH virt-viewer 2/3] spice: implement can-auto-resize

Jefferson Ogata - NOAA Federal jefferson.ogata at noaa.gov
Wed Mar 12 17:43:20 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-12 17:23, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:  [attribution restored]
>> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 01:05:15PM -0400, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
>> IMHO a better fix would be to simply remove this menu option completely
>> as it serves little purpose and we can't even inform the user whether
>> change it will have any effect at all.
> Well, at least we could make sure we don't resize the guest ourself.
> I don't know anybody who requested this feature, and I am probably the one to blame if it's there.
> I guess I imagined at the time it was added that it could be annoying for some users to have the guest resized: If they have a preferred resolution, with their icons and windows placed on the desktop appropriately and it gets changed just by a mere window resize. But since this setting isn't saved automatically, and can't be set via the initial .vv file, I guess it shouldn't be a problem if we remove the menu item too. At least, I'd be fine with that.

Indeed, it is extremely annoying to have things resize themselves in 
certain contexts. For example, consider what happens when someone is 
working in a small viewport and has to rely on scrollbars to access the 
entire window. Automatic resizing can make this very difficult.

Jefferson Ogata <Jefferson.Ogata at noaa.gov>
National Oceanographic Data Center
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