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Re: Monitor dimensions

by halley (Prior)
on Sep 02, 2005 at 19:36 UTC ( #488753=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Monitor dimensions

Be careful with terminology: I read your request (the dimensions of the monitor) as a request for physical dimensions, like a 19" flatscreen. I expect you really want pixel area, like 1280x1024 pixels.

Also be careful with assumptions: not all setups use just one monitor, and the combined surface area is not always a simple rectangle. Thus the best window dimensions for a given application is not at all consistent or obvious. Add to that the concerns for various trays and other edge-warts, and you may not even be able to accurately request the usable desktop region in one shot.

[ e d @ h a l l e y . c c ]

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Re^2: Monitor dimensions
by biochris (Beadle) on Sep 02, 2005 at 20:37 UTC
    Any suggestions? I will sure take your advice :)

      Make your application window(s) big enough to do the job, and no bigger. That's my advice, and I'm sticking to it.

      [ e d @ h a l l e y . c c ]


        And for god's sake, let me resize it!

        For example, the old cygwin installer (fixed since) was a fixed-size window with a list box holding 6 or 7 columns of information and hundreds of rows of installable software. All that fit in a space I could cover with a 3x5 notecard!

        Thank you :)

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