Inspector - resizable or not?

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 04:45:37 EST 2018


Aha. Thanks.

I wonder why it was restricted in the first place.

Richmond.

On 14/2/2018 11:41 am, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
> @Richmond
>
> The ability to resize the property inspector vertically was introduced in
> LC 9 DP-7:
>
> https://github.com/livecode/livecode-ide/pull/1566/files
>
> Panos
> --
>
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 9:32 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> If by "Inspector" you mean what I think of as the "Properties Palette"
>> on Xubuntu 17.10 I always (8.1.9) get a fairly "normal" thing when I first
>> open it.
>>
>> I can increase the WIDTH of the Inspector, but I cannot increase its
>> HEIGHT.
>>
>> I would suppose (?) a "happy little work around" might be to have a
>> startup script that goes
>> something like this:
>>
>> set the width of stack "revInspectorTemplate" to 300
>> set the width of stack "revInspectorTemplate" to 500
>>
>> HOWEVER: having just tried that, it doesn't seem to work.
>>
>> Doing this:
>>
>> set the width of stack "revInspector" to 300
>> set the width of stack "revInspector" to 500
>>
>> while resizing the stack "revInspector" doesn't affect the Properties
>> palette.
>>
>> Where am I getting things wrong?
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>> On 14/2/2018 3:59 am, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
>>
>>> On 02/13/2018 02:19 PM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Richard,
>>>>
>>>> This is probably a bug. We were discussing that with Mark Wieder in this
>>>> report: http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=19880
>>>>
>>>> If you are on Ubuntu and have found a reproducible recipe please add it
>>>> to
>>>> the report :)
>>>>
>>> Yes, please do. Panos can't replicate the problem. I *think* I have it
>>> narrowed down to the resize routines in the behavior script, but I haven't
>>> had time yet to delve any deeper.
>>>
>>> I *did* find that narrowing the width down to the minimum and then
>>> resizing works better than not, and that seems like a clue.
>>>
>>>
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