Scrollbar Covering Resizebox

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Mon Jan 3 11:04:25 CST 2005


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The easiest way to handle this is to turn on the horizontal scroll bar. 
  However, most OS X apps seem to include a horizontal scroll bar only 
when needed, and do indeed keep the vertical scroll bar above the 
resize box while fields can stretch to the bottom of the window.  This 
is true of Mail, TextEdit, Mellel, and probably others.

Perhaps the ability to handle this automatically should be submitted as 
a feature request (the alwaysExcludeResizeBoxAreaFromScrollBars of 
field "Field")?


On Jan 3, 2005, at 11:54 AM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 1/3/05 7:55 AM, Mark Smith wrote:
>
>> This is on OS X.
>> I have a stack in which I want a field to reach all the way to the 
>> bottom of the window. This field is to contain text which will 
>> usually more than fill the field, so I need a scrollbar. The stack 
>> needs to be resizable, so when the field reaches to the bottom, the 
>> resize box of the window covers the down arrow at the bottom of the 
>> fields scrollbar.
>
> Ken already gave a work-around, but I just thought I'd add that the 
> most common interface for this sort of thing is to place the bottom of 
> the scrolling field 16 pixels up from the bottom of the card, so that 
> the bottom right of the field just touches the top-left of the resize 
> box. There is a small strip of unused card at the bottom, but I think 
> you'll find that almost all apps do it this way (the area is often 
> used for a horizontal scrollbar.) This is by far the easiest way to 
> manage things, unless there is some specific reason you absolutely 
> need the field to end at the actual bottom of the card. You could look 
> at BBEdit for an example.
>
> -- 
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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