screenRect and screenLoc weirdness

Knapp Martin martyknappster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 00:41:17 CET 2019


When I open Livecode on my dual monitor setup where the top of the 2nd monitor is higher than my main monitor, both the Livecode toolbar and the script editor open partially off screen with their title bars inaccessible. I understand that I can type something into the message box to relocate them, but how is this not a bug??

Marty

> On Jan 10, 2019, at 2:40 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Tom the issue here is that it is arguable that this is a bug. We have lots of things to work on which we are sure about ;-)
> 
> To clarify what I mean. Which set of results is more correct?
> 
> Main screen rect: 0,280,1280,1080
> 2nd screen rect: 1280,0,3200,1080
> 
> Main screen rect: 0,0,1280,800
> 2nd screen rect: 1280,-280,3200,800
> 
> I think it would be convenient to have a screenLocs variant of screenLoc so you can:
> 
> set the loc of this stack to line (the screen of this stack) of the screenLocs
> 
> But that’s another issue as it’s not complicated to write a function using the screenRects
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Monte
> 
>> On 11 Jan 2019, at 9:29 am, Tom Glod via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> i don't like how long a bug like this has been in the queue without being
>> fixed. I'm surprised it hasn't affected more people.... but i guess maybe
>> thats why its lower in the queue.
>> 
>> Sorry, but I don't know of any remedies for this.
>> 
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 5:24 PM Knapp Martin via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Wow, that’s been around for a while. Anybody have a work-around seeing as
>>> how this is unlikely to be fixed? Seems like setting the loc of a window to
>>> the center of the screen would be an often used feature. I never noticed it
>>> because I don’t have a multi-monitor setup.
>>> 
>>> Marty
>>> 
>>>> On Jan 10, 2019, at 1:58 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi Marty, I saw this the other day...this is probably the bug you are
>>>> referencing.
>>>> 
>>>> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=19419
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 3:25 PM Knapp Martin via use-livecode <
>>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> So I just had a customer complain that windows were opening in odd
>>>>> locations with his multi-monitor setup: a MacBookPro with a Thunderbolt
>>>>> display. He has his displays arranged so that the bottoms were aligned
>>> with
>>>>> the 2nd display to the left of the MacBook.
>>>>> 
>>>>> So I hooked my laptop to my TV and discover some weirdness. I started
>>> with
>>>>> my displays aligned to the top and then got the screenRects and the
>>>>> screenLoc:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Main screen rect: 0,0,1280,800
>>>>> 2nd screen rect: 1280,0,3200,1080
>>>>> screenLoc: 640,400
>>>>> (all as expected)
>>>>> 
>>>>> Then I realigned the screens so that the bottoms were aligned:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Main screen rect: 0,280,1280,1080
>>>>> 2nd screen rect: 1280,0,3200,1080
>>>>> screenLoc: 640,680
>>>>> 
>>>>> Why would the arrangement of the screens effect the screenRect and
>>>>> screenLoc of the main monitor?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Marty
>>> 
>>> 
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