Upgrade to Lion on 15 inch laptop pro forces resize of stacks

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jun 16 10:21:06 EDT 2012


Kay C Lan wrote:

> William, after some extensive testing of Lion, I conclude that Lion behaves
> better than Snow Leopard in regard to the available size a stack can take
> up. I can only surmise that when you upgraded to Lion your Dock settings
> changed, in particular the default size prior to any magnification effect.
...
> To Summarise;
>
> The tallest Stack is achieved by having the Dock on the left or right -
> only 84 pixels lost.
> Moving the Dock to the bottom with Auto Hide On, you lose another 4 pixels
> - 88.
> Turning Auto Hide Off, with the Size at Smallest, regardless of
> Magnification, you lose another 29 pixels - 117.
> Increasing the Size of the Dock Icons increases the pixels lost, at Max
> Size you lose 92 pixels on SnoLeo but less, 78 pixels on Lion - 209/195 !!!
> Turning LiveCode's Tool Text and Tool Icons ON loses an additional 24
> pixels - but this would not be valid for standalones.
>
> Therefore, you can lose 0 to 149 pixels (135 for Lion) of stack height
> depending on your Dock settings, but either way, Lion is better than Snow
> Leopard. I assume the case is similar for stack width if you have the dock
> set at Left or Right.

That's some damn fine sleuthing, Kay.  Excellent work.

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