Correct Screen Size

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Wed Jul 21 13:05:40 CDT 2004


On Jul 21, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Tom Cole wrote:

> I am converting a HyperCard stack to rev and I wanted to go beyond the 
> old classic Mac 9-inch screen size. I put a centerme command in the 
> openstack script, but I would also like to size the screen 
> automatically to a size that is standard these days. I don't know how 
> to do that. Is there a good, all-round screen size, and how do I set 
> that as a default for my stack?

800 X 600 is safe to assume as a minimum size that 99.9% of users can 
display nowadays. More common is 1028 X 764. You can get the size of 
the user's screen with the screenRect function and use it to set the 
size of your stack window:

set the rect of this stack to the screenRect

But you'll also how to figure out how to resize/reposition controls to 
fit into the new size. The Geometry Manager can help in this, but can 
be finicky.


Devin Asay
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University

More information about the use-livecode mailing list