LiveCode IDE is resizing my stack!?

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Tue Oct 18 13:19:23 EDT 2011

Could you move your resizing code to the first card instead? This might allow the "magic" to happen, and then add your own.

Or perhaps send a command in half a second or so after the stack opens. Then you are guaranteed to work your magic after the IDE does its own.

Craig Newman

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Sheffield <cmsheffield at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Sent: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 7:24 am
Subject: LiveCode IDE is resizing my stack!?

I'm working on a stack that is nearly as tall as my screen. Every time I open 
the stack, the LC IDE resizes it (chops off the bottom) to fit nicely in between 
the Mac menu bar and the dock. I don't want this to happen. I need it to be the 
actual size, even if it's partially obscured by something else (the dock, for 
example). Can I prevent this behavior somehow? And this is not the strange Mac 
menu bar issue where the stack resizes to compensate for a menu. I don't even 
have a menu set on this stack.

I've even tried putting some code in my openStack handler to set the stack's 
height to what I need it to be, but this doesn't seem to be firing. Or if it is, 
it's firing *before* the IDE performs it's "magic", so I always end up with a 
chopped off bottom. :-)

It's not the end of the world to have to resize it every time I open it, but 
it's a few seconds of wasted time that I could avoid.


Chris Sheffield
Read Naturally, Inc.

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