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Probably the team that is developing Windows Live Writer never tested it with “small” resolutions: I’ve a 15” LCD display on my Dell D830 with a native (and thus maximum) resolution of 1280 x 800 and I cannot insert “object” inside my posts using the shortcuts in the left sidebar since they are at the bottom of the sidebar, and slip under the bottom status bar.

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The biggest problem is the plugins are at the bottom of the list, so, even if I maximize the window, the second plugin will never show up. Ok, I can use the menu or the toolbar to insert a snippet of code, but using the sidebar requires just one click instead of two.

Not sure how they can solve this usability problem: maybe adding a scrollbar, or adding the possibility to collapse each section of the sidebar (Drafts, Posted and Insert).

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posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 1:19 PM

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# re: Windows Live Writer doesn’t cope well with small screens

Left by Mohammad Mahdi Ramezanpour at 11/13/2008 10:41 PM

I had the same problem but I couldn't find any Microsoft website to report this issue. Do you know any website?

# re: Windows Live Writer doesn’t cope well with small screens

Left by Brandon Turner[MSFT] at 11/14/2008 3:28 AM

I am one of the developer of Windows Live Writer. We plan to improve this experience in the future. Thank you for the feedback.



@Mohammad - You can report problems for Windows Live Writer at our forum ( forums.community.microsoft.com/.../threads/ ) or email them to me directly at bturner@microsoft.com

-Brandon Turner

# re: Windows Live Writer doesn’t cope well with small screens

Left by Mohammad Mahdi Ramezanpour at 11/14/2008 1:06 PM

Thanks Brandon.

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