THOUGHT: the [effective] [working] screenLoc

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 05:20:46 EDT 2018


Yes, indeed, and the equivalent sort of thing to the Windows taskbar in 
the XFCE environment
on Linux can be resized to cover the whole screen!

I know as my computers in my school have "Peekaboo" taskbars that take 
up about 40% of the screen
(i.e. they pop in and out of the bottom of the screen) with launchers
for some 60 EFL programs I have authored for EFL (English as a Fizziy 
Language).

But, fools or not, one cannot plan for all eventualities . . . anymore 
than a shoe factory
can make shoes in giant sizes on the off-chance that Finn MacCool will 
pop in to buy
hisself some baffies!

Richmond.

On 5/6/2018 12:14 pm, Lagi Pittas via use-livecode wrote:
> " Windows taskbar can be resize to take up half the
> primary screen by the user (we have NOT had any one do that - YET)"
>
> Which reminds me of 3 variants of Murphy's law :-
>
> Nothing can be made foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
> Nothing is foolproof for a capable fool.
>
> Lagi
>
>
> On 4 June 2018 at 20:51, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Okay, we're making progress:
>>
>> 2 people (Paul and Ralph) think having "the [effective] [working]
>> screenLoc" might be a useful addition for the language for the likely
>> effort to add it
>> 2 people (Bob and Jacqueline) think that it is simple enough (which it
>> is) to write your own function for this it is not worth the effort to
>> add to the engine
>>
>> So far we have a tie.
>>
>> And, Jacqueline, screen resolutions can be changed dynamically on
>> Windows (can't remember off the top of my head if the same is true for
>> OSX). This changes the screenLoc. We also have customers who use
>> multiple monitors, unplug them abruptly, change screen resolutions
>> dynamically (say to connect to a projector) and so on, so are trying to
>> make use of LC features like the desktopChanged message to recheck
>> screen sizes and adjust windows in our app accordingly or re-position
>> windows or recenter dialogs when a monitor is removed suddenly. Some
>> user have "fat" taskbars (a lot of open stuff on them since the Windows
>> toolbar can be resized)  and the center of the working screen area is
>> decidedly not the center of the current resolution of the primary
>> monitor. In fact, the Windows taskbar can be resize to take up half the
>> primary screen by the user (we have NOT had any one do that - YET)
>>
>>
>> On 6/4/2018 12:07 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Yes, that is why I said (read below) that if others did not think there
>>> should be an effective and/or working key word for the screenLoc
>>> function, I would roll my own based on the screenRect function. I was
>>> asking whether other think the screenLoc function should or should not
>>> have these keywords.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/4/2018 11:55 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>>>> Seems like you could subtract item 1 from item 3 and item 2 from item 4
>> of the effective screenRect to get what you need.
>>>> Bob S
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 4, 2018, at 08:08 , Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>> I posted the question below and got no responses so I thought I would
>>>>> try again.
>>>>>
>>>>> I noticed that screenLoc has no effective or working keywords
>> associated
>>>>> with it in LC9 or earlier. It seems to me that it should and that if it
>>>>> has been done for the screenRect(s), it should be a small enhancement
>> to
>>>>> add them to the screenLoc
>>>>>
>>>>> Do others agree? If so I will submit and enhancement entry to the
>>>>> quality center. if not, I'll drop this discussion thread and roll my
>> own
>>>>> function based on the screenRect function.
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