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jazzlad
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Netbook version of App Suite

I promise I searched this before posting. A (hopefully) simple request I have is that the Portable App Suite window be shrunk from 599 pixels to 536 pixels. This is to accommodate Netbooks with their reduced resolution and would (hopefully) not adversely affect the experience of non-netbook users. If it would, perhaps a Netbook-specific version?

536px is the space I have excluding my taskbar (Win7 standard theme), some Netbooks will require less but i suggest any other Netbook users post if they have even less (obv within reason Wink ) to work for everyone.

As-is, I lose the entire section of window that lists the driveletter / free vs total space / eject & close.

Alternatively, the Options menu could add a Netbook-optimized mode ... not sure what would be easier to implement.

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JazzLad

Bruce Pascoe
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I have a 1024x600 Aspire One with Win7 and even with that setup (Win7's default taskbar is already several pixels higher than XP/Vista's) I can still see everything on the menu, only losing a couple of pixels on the top/bottom. Did you enlarge your taskbar or something?

In any case, the standard netbook resolution lately is moving toward 1366x768, which will make this all moot.

jazzlad
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I'm mostly seeing the res

I'm mostly seeing the res change on larger screen "Netbooks" which are questionably called Netbooks. A Netbook should be very low-powered and very small.

My screen is 1024x576 (16:9), not uncommon for 7-10 inch screens.

PS: Those whatever-they-should-be-called books are pretty sweet though, just don't fit in my (albeit large) pants' pockets Biggrin .

Bruce Pascoe
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1024x576? That seems like an unusual resolution. I was pretty sure the standard for netbooks was 1024x600 (both my current AOD250 (10.1") and my previous AOA150 (8.9") were 1024x600), for the simple reason that the vast majority of apps and websites today don't work properly with anything less than 800x600.

In any case, yeah, I can see how with only 576 vertical pixels a good chunk of the menu would be cut off. Sad

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Jazz, You maay find this a

Jazz,
You maay find this a worthwhile tip, even when you aren't using the PA Menu;
You can set the taskbar to autohide when you don't need it and autoshow when you mouse over the area. I find that gives me just a little more screen real estate on these small screens.

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