Design questions...

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 13:46:38 EDT 2019


I deploy (fancy word saying I have a load of ancient Pentiums . . .) 
some machines
in my school hooked up to flat-screens with a Max Res of 1024 by 780. I 
mean,
at $10 a pop those monitors were impossible to resist!

I make my EFL (English as a Fried Language) standalones to a "standard" 
of 1024 x 720
because of the XFCE panels top-and-bottom on my standard Xubuntu setup . . .

Smaller monitors: dunno: even my iMac G3 turquoise manages 1024 x 780. I 
really wonder
if anyone is going to be so cash-strapped they cannot at least manage a 
monitor that does that.

Richmond.

On 6.06.19 20:13, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode wrote:
> We use a height of 728—that’s in compensation for a variety of issues—some laptops have very small screens:
> LC window title bar (can be hidden by LC if necessary)
> Windows Task bar (can be hidden by LC if necessary)
>
> You can get the height of the screen:
> (item 4 of the working screenRect) - (item 2 of the working screenRect)
>
> You can also easily resize the window by using scaleFactor. We do some auto resizing when opening the program to scale it down for very small screens, and have a preference setting for the user to scale it up to maximum available height.
>
> Peter Bogdanoff
> ArtsInteractive
>
>
>> On Jun 6, 2019, at 11:09 AM, Glen Bojsza via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Bob, thanks for the info...I will start with 1024x768 as a minimal screen
>> resolution for now and see what happens. As for the combo of menus and
>> buttons I will try to find if there is a benefit of both and also usability
>> space within the app.
>>
>> My target platforms are Windows 10 and OS X 10.X
>>
>> Glen
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