Stack shift on 800X 600 Display on OSX
Thomas J McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Mon Dec 22 07:04:55 CST 2003
800x600 on my G4 15" laptop does that bottom cut off thing and is fine
in XP and 2000. I adjusted my stack to fix this at startup to handle
this on 800x600 screens BUT now on XP I have too much space at top and
bottom. It appears 800x600 is not the same in all worlds to me.
I wonder if OSX has issues with 800x600 screen sizes???
Or it's a bug. :-)
On Dec 22, 2003, at 12:36 AM, katir at hindu.org wrote:
> Again this is happening on stacks you can check out yourself at:
> Scenario is that I have a "home" splash screen stack that is 750 X
> 550 set to open at the screenloc on start up, which it does. Then, to
> open a substack I am using:
> open stack "dws Youth" in window (the windowID of this stack)
> Now, when i open run this on my cinema display, it appears in the
> center of the screen as expected. clicking the "begin" button which
> calls the substack into the same window works perfectly -- it snaps
> exactly into place over the previous mainstack. so far so good... and
> my navigation buttons which are running at the bottom right of the
> stack close to the edge appear fine also.
> but, when I change the display to 800 X 600, opening the main stack
> does work. it comes in at the screen loc, just below the mac menu bar
> with the title bar of the stack shown, but now, when I hit "Begin" and
> call the substack into the main stack window space, something strange
> happens. The substack appears, but is offset upward by the distance of
> its' title bar. This appears to the user as a jump upward on the
> screen. what seems to be happening is that the top left coordinate of
> the stack window image area, just below the title bar of the stack,
> i.e. NOT the topleft of the substack's title bar, is "posted" so to
> speak to the top left of the window where the main stack previously
> was, but that coordinate was the top left corner of the title bar of
> the main stack... not it's "image" area.... The substack now has it's
> title bar under the mac menubar. this behavior was also report by
> someone with a 800 X 600 display, so I don't think is just a local
> anamoly in the OSX shift
> from a cinema pixel display of 1440 X 900 to 800 X 600.
> This appears to be a bug to me... but I don't have any machines in
> house with a 800 X 600 screen to test on...
> Second problem is that in the 800 X 600 display mode, the bottom 10
> pixels of my substack are hidden... it appears as of the OSX shadow
> has "eaten" into the stack height... but this doesn't happen with the
> display set to a larger than stack size rect. I'll try turning the
> shadow off to see it that helps.. . I really can't reduce the stack
> height any more... so hoping to solve this one, as it is cutting into
> navigation buttons at the bottom of the stack.
> If you have been through this maze already and can offer any help I
> would really appreciate it.
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