[ALLY] Re: getting the screen-size Re:
From: carl:cybercraft at: 16-Aug-2000 18:11
On 16-Aug-00, [holger--rebol--com] wrote:
> Bottom line: this is really a chicken-egg issue. (On some systems)
> View needs to know the initial window size in order to create a
> suitable screen, which assumes that the screen size follows the
> window size. Yet on other systems the screen size is fixed, so the
> window size has to follow the screen size.
> For the moment I don't see any solution that works on all platforms.
> I don't really like the idea of scripts getting fancy in the way
> they check the screen size, trying to outsmart the View OS module,
> because this is likely to limit cross-platform portability, and will
> restrict us at REBOL in providing future enhancements.
[big snip 2]
With screen sizes, how about having a list of user-defined ones in
user.r which scripts can check through and select from before opening
a new screen? This would require a system-specific settup routine of
some description, but once done they could be left alone till the
user felt the need to edit them. And perhaps the window
border-widths and heights for each screen could also be worked out
and stored at the same time as the screens?