It appears that on my Windows 7 system there is a problem with Mp3tag respecting the screen borders. When selecting Actions from the buttonbar (the downwards arrowhead), the popup panel goes below the screen. Therefore, the only one of the scrolling arrows is visible. The behavior has existed for a few versions. I have modified my habits to use the menubar's Actions instead.
Using the Actions menu item behaves as expected. The popup is within the confines of the screen.
Unfortunately, that only works for a program's main window. The popup window is temporary and is only visible when in focus. Pressing [ALT] among others cause it to lose focus and "poof." The window is the popup Actions list accessed from the buttonbar.
Again, this is non-critical as the same function is achieved from the menubar.
Thanks for the response.
No, it is not. The accepted behavior is to have the child-window and its parts (list box, scroll handles) visible to the user, else it would be moot. Right⸮ What is a UI component if a user cannot access it⸮
Again, this is non-critical as the function is accessible from the menubar, and that child-window is fully visible to the user.
With respect to my post #5 do you speak of the borders of the screen or do you speek of the borders of a window?
See attached picture ... there is a typical behaviour when the main window of an application is smaller than on overlayed drop down list.
Mp3tag does offer circular scrolling through a list by the keys [Cursor Up] or [Cursor Down].
This is already implemented for the list of the context "Tools".
Note for the developer: Mouse click can only scroll up or down, but not circular, maybe a bug?
I don't know how such behaviour can be build into the "Actions" submenu of the Mp3tag main menu.
Maybe the feature of the overboarding drop down list is not available for this submenu, because of the, fixed to top, two static entries?
If you gather some actions into logical groups (sub menus), by using the letter # in the name of the action, then the problem of "the list of actions is longer than the screen height" can be diminished.
Format TRACK#TRACK change 01.01 to 1.1.mta
Format TRACK#TRACK change 01.1 to 01.01.mta
Format TRACK#TRACK change 1.11 to 01.11.mta
I attached 2 images. One, accesses the Actions menu from the MenuBar. The second, accesses the Actions menu from the ToolBar drop-down.
You will notice that the image via the MenuBar is as expected. The image via the ToolBar truncates the menu, such that the lower scroll arrow is beyond the viewport. The scroll wheel on the mouse was of no help either.
I finally could reproduce this after moving the taskbar to the top (inspired by your screenshots) and fixed it with the current Development Build (v2.69a) which is available from http://developer.mp3tag.de
Confirmed to work as expected in 2.69a (or is that 2.70a, since 2.69 has already been released).
I must add that the original issue is much like fussing over not being able to find a pay-phone in you-name-it city after purchasing a mobile phone. Using "#" to create sub-menu items is the magic potion to cure all that ails.