MSI Installer issues

tom at scoosh.com tom at scoosh.com
Wed Aug 18 23:54:25 CEST 2004


"Richard Hanson" <me at privacy.net> wrote in message
news:2jpfh0dsv97dkvflmvnu2ac9h1c91i3721 at 4ax.com...
> [NB: This post contains little of substance -- the gratitude is
> real, however.]
>
> [Tim Peters wrote:]
>
> >[...] "low-res" may be a feature, as some
> >people have very low screen resolution settings and very large fonts.
>
> My Fujitsu LifeBook P1120 (Win2k SP2) has a 1024x600 pixel screen
> (and tweaked fonts to compensate for the rapidly worsening
> lighting conditions coincidentally appearing just as I age
> <wink>).
>
> A common problem I run into is that the occasional dialog box is
> too tall for the available screen real estate.
>
> (This problem is exacerbated by my preference to have the taskbar
> not hide -- driving Windows is difficult enough without having a
> not inconsiderable amount of third-party-apps sitting in my
> systray helping to clue me in on just what-all-in-hell is going
> on with this machine. This strategy sometimes even works. <wink>)
>
> In any event, while the current (2.4a2) MSI installer's dialog
> box is one of those too-tall ones, thankfully, Martin's MSI
> installer dialog thoughtfully provides scrollbars to make dealing
> with the problem much less onerous.
>
> Martin's too-tall-for-my-screen installer is the *only* too-tall
> dialog I've encountered which *has* provided the scrollbars --
> including some from BIG_NUM-bucko corps.
>
> So, no particular point. I just wanted to say good job to all the
> contributors -- thanks!
>
> -- Richard
>
> -- 
> R Hanson [The mangled email addie below works.]
> sick<P0INT>ole<PERI0D>fart<PIE_DEC0_SYNTAX>newsguy<MARK>com





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