Bug#105666: Why 105666 will not go away soon.
tags 105666 + wontfix
Some background information about this bug:
It's a consequence of too much abstraction and some limitations in X.
Scrolling lists are implemented by just having a list inside a scrolling
window. That means that there is a (virtual) window containing the whole
list. This becomes a problem as windows in X have dimensions limited by
15 bits (signed short int). Though together that means only the
beginning of lists is visible.
As this is quite a low-level problem, thus I am tagging this bug
"wontfix", not because I think it should behave this way or is not
worth fixing, but because I deem it very unlikely that anyone will
find the time to write a list widget that incorporates the scrolling
Bernhard R. Link
 Doesn't sound bad, does it?
 We are still far away from displays with more than 32768, aren't we?