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

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Jun 16 11:57:55 CDT 2012


I get similar results on my iMac. However that doesn"t help William.

On the face of it, he upgraded to Lion, changed nothing in his lc app and
nothing in his osx config, yet his stack size changed. I don"t know if lc
or osx caused this but we still haven't figured out why it happened.

Maybe it"s peculiar to 15" laptops?
On Jun 16, 2012 7:50 AM, "Kay C Lan" <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:

> William,
>
> This is very easy to achieve, in the card script, on openCard you can
> simply,
>
> lock screen
> set the height of stack "my stack" to 3456
> set the width of stack "my stack" to 2345
>
> This will override the automatic resizing that goes on. This does have it's
> problems though as it may push the menubar out of view, making it
> impossible to move the stack. This can be rectified by using the rect of
> the stack and basing all sizes on the top,left of the rect. Here is an
> example
>
> If you created the stack "Untitled 1"  from my last post, you can add this
> script to the card:
>
> on openCard
>   lock screen
>   --you can do this
>   --set the height of stack "Untitled 1" to 3000
>
>   --this is what LC squished the stack to
>   put the height of stack "Untitled 1" into msg
>   put the rect of stack "Untitled 1" into tStartSize
>   put item 4 of the screenRect into tScreenHt
>  --simulate Dock at bottom with Hide set to On
>   subtract 88 from tScreenHt
>   if ((item 4 of tStartSize - item 2 of tStartSize) < tScreenHt) then
>      put (item 2 of tStartSize  + tScreenHt) into item 4 of tStartSize
>      set the rect of stack "Untitled 1" to tStartSize
>   end if
>   --check that the Stack height has changed
>   put cr & the height of stack "Untitled 1" after msg
> end openCard
>
> What this will show, if you press the button to make the stack HUGE, then
> Save and close the stack, when you reopen it, in the msg box it will show
> the Height LC first squished the stack to, and then the new size you forced
> it to grow to.
>
> I used 88 because that's what I've discovered is the smallest number when
> the Dock is located at the bottom, so this simulates having the Dock at the
> bottom, set to Hide, even though the User's setting may be different.
>
> You can easily test for any size you want and then set any width/height
> size you feel necessary.
>
> HTH
>
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM, william humphrey <
> bill at bluewatermaritime.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks for help with confirmation. I was hoping for a way to tell
> LiveCode
> > that the stack size I set was "locked" and not to change it regardless of
> > the size of the dock or the size of the screen that the stack is on. If
> > that is not possible than I wish that there were "suggested" stack sizes
> in
> > the size & position tab of stack inspector that would tell poor
> > unsuspecting programmers to keep their stacks under 736 pixels in height.
> >
> > Are there similar problems when working in Window's environment?
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