Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-23 Thread Jim Lambert via use-livecode
RichardG wrote: > One curiosity, though: what computers offer the 1536x864 resolution that > apparently 5.48% of users are running? I can't recall even seeing that > resolution in any spec listings. A Windows thing?

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-22 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Good data, Jim. Thanks. And drives the point home well for Peter and the rest of us: Even in the US market, where larger monitors are more common, 1366x768 is still the most popular and a good choice to optimize for as a minimum. One curiosity, though: what computers offer the 1536x864

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-22 Thread Jim Lambert via use-livecode
> RichardG wrote: > > With monitors, 1366x768 screens are by far the most common, the second > leading size only a bit more than half as popular, and it's a long tail > of single-digit market share from there: > > 1366x768: 29.87% > 1920x1080: 16.69% > 1440x900: 6.86% > 1600x900: 5.81% >

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-21 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Hello Peter - Scaling is tempting, but problematic. Automating that with the stack's scaleFactor would be quick, but will scale everything, even controls the user needs to interact with. If the default size is good will they be usable at a smaller size? will text be readable? Hand-coding a

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-21 Thread Pyyhtiä Christer via use-livecode
The following is only one opinion of many possible. First, you should consider automatic scaling only with a very restricted amount of cases. These are for example sort of games, where the "playing field" is the better the larger it is, and the icons / images and their relative positions or

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-20 Thread Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode
Marty, Thanks, that seems to be a good idea. I don’t have option menus, and I could reset the window position after the scaling. Peter > On Oct 20, 2017, at 4:11 PM, Marty Knapp via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi Peter, > I was faced with the same issue and for

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-20 Thread Marty Knapp via use-livecode
Hi Peter, I was faced with the same issue and for me I ended up adding a "View" menu to the menubar with user selectable sizes. Since scaleFactor was not really meant to be used this way there are some drawbacks, the main one being that the window will move on screen. It will not grow/shrink

Re: Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-20 Thread Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
This is probably too simple an answer, but for database applications, resizing of windows is not a feature they allow, and there is almost always a "minimum monitor size" requirement so that the form fits inside any window the system might draw. Windows has a feature to increase the monitor

Resizing stack window by scaling

2017-10-20 Thread Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode
Hi, I’m needing to allow the user resize a stack window using scaleFactor and am needing advice about interface. First of all, I see that some Livecoders are using scripts to scale controls and text when the user drags the stack size larger or smaller. In my case, there are too many controls