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Small UI glitch in Preferences : Language Translation list is partially hidden
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Description

Hi all !
Here is a small UI glitch that could go to Paper Cuts maybe ?

System Information
Operating system: Linux-5.3.0-2-amd64-x86_64-with-debian-bullseye-sid 64 Bits
Graphics card: Mesa DRI Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) Intel Open Source Technology Center 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 19.2.4
Display resolution : Full HD 1920x1080px

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.82 (sub 3), branch: master, commit date: 2019-11-30 17:33, hash: rBf1ac64921b49
Worked: no idea

Short description of error
Opening the Preferences window with Factory Settings defaults and changing the translation language displays a "bigger than expected" dialog that is partially hidden by the side of the window in a 1920x1080 pixels screen. The user has then to resize the Preferences window to fit, not a big problem per se but would be better if defaults were flawless.
That is because the list of supported languages is becoming quite big, specially the "starting" ones.
Blender already has a few big list dialogs (e.g. the Editor Type or the Add Modifier) but those are generally dispayed correctly within the Blender window (almost full-screen).
That is not the case of the Preferences window.

Three possibilities to solve this:

  • reordering the list so it stays into the Preferences window (e.g. "In Progress" below "Complete")
  • allowing the list to go beyond the borders of the Preferences window (do not know if technically feasible)
  • resize a bit the whole Preferences window to fit

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
see illustration below
Thanks a lot ! =D

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

Just saw now a partially related report : T62710

There is a similar complaint here: https://developer.blender.org/T72117

I'm not sure this is solved well by just adjusting the size of the Properties window. At 1X scale it needs to be at least about 960 wide to fit the width it. But the height still remains an issue because a list with columns is confusing when it has to vertically scroll. You need 700 high to see it all since it has to open downwards to show the entire thing.

I personally think we should be turning these into single column when they get close to the width of their window. At that point they are longer, scroll nicely, and make more sense: