Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Does "Save column widths" need to be a preference?
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 18:01:37 -0700
On Apr 12, 2008, at 12:37 PM, [email protected] wrote:


User: stig
Date: 2008/04/12 07:37 PM

Added an option to save column widths in the recent file.
Is there any reason for that to be a preference?

I.e., is there any reason why somebody would want that preference turned off?
For that matter, is there any reason why "Save window size" is a  
One *possible* reason is that you might switch between systems with  
different-sized displays *and* might have a common home directory on  
all those systems (e.g., a network home directory), and a window size  
and column widths appropriate on one display might be too small or too  
big for another display.
(I've seen similar problems with a certain file manager - whose name  
begins with "F", as in "FTFF" :-) - and its display of the icons on my  
desktop; logging into a machine with a smaller display than my default  
display causes it to try to display the same set of items in the same  
positions, and it ends up putting them in weird places; it then  
remembers the weird places, so the next time I log in to my main  
machine, the icons are all in the wrong places.)
The right answer for that might be to keep per-screen-size window size  
and column width values, so that the values are saved along with the  
screen height and width (in pixels), and the values corresponding to  
the current screen height and width, if any, are retrieved.