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[ALLY] getting the screen-size Re:(2)

From: allenk:powerup:au at: 16-Aug-2000 0:19

> Here is an idea how it COULD work in one of the next versions: > > - Centering a window (with a known window size) is something View should
> able to do by itself. This seems like a good candidate for a language > extension.
Hi Holger, I had suggested a centering option back around beta2. I was looking for a current work around because I use the screen-size for rough centering, and had some complaints from BeOS users, because of the differences. This approach worked for BeOS, but now I know that it will cause additional problems on other platforms, I will drop it and look at your suggestions. (Centering only needs to be roughly correct with the ability to tweek the offset for taskbars, borders etc. Horizontal centering tends to be more important visually than vertical centering) Thanks for the insightful info on the cross-platform issues. I'm glad you pointed out what could go wrong and why before anyone got hurt. :-) Allen K