Re: [NTB] Revisited: Window Position (solved my own problem)
- Hi Michael,
I hope my book is not too long winded for you. ;)
>I was doing a search in the list archives and found a mention ofI'm glad you found an answer for what you were looking for. ;)
>Saving Window State using the Title Bar. I didn't realize that I
>should even look there.
You don't have to go to the Titlebar though. Size the window
where you want it and look under the General tab in Options then
check the "Save Position and Size." Click on Help while you are
there. Click on OK in the Options dialog when you are finished
which reading on I see you figured it out. We even had it on the
main menu under View at one time, yep, three places. ;)
>I have to say, that is not the most intuitive place to put an"Open Centered" would be nice to have on the General tab, but one
>option. You already have a great options page. I think you should
>add the Open Centered option on the General tab.
would think both would be on the View tab (although the room isn't
really there for them). I wouldn't think Eric will be messing with
the Options layout anymore until version 5.
However, there are other windows that have "Save Window State"
and "Open Centered" from the same place (Control (or System)
menu): Favorites, Find, Replace, Search Disk. So, having them on
the program icon or Titlebar makes good sense when looking at the
program overall. It is also real convenient having them there
and blend in well with the other items in the lists.
>Another idiosyncrasy is that of the 3 options: Stay On Top andIt is basically the same as above as far as the reason for it
>Open Centered are toggles (displays check mark when they enabled)
>and the Save Window State seems to initiate an action (select it
>and it saves the current state -- most likely useful when you
>have disabled the Save Position and Size option on the General
>tab). I think that using the same interface for different types
>of actions is very confusing.
being there goes. It is not confusing once one gets use to it.
In fact, I reported it as a bug what seems like a couple years
ago about "Save Window State" not being a toggle. However, it
would be confusing to omit them from there since the others use
the system menu when looking at them from the other direction.
Why doesn't the main window have it there like the others? ;)
I like it on the program icon myself better so I can quickly make
the change on the fly without having to go to Options. I can
leave the General tab (Save Position and Size) in either state
and just click once on the program icon, then once more for it to
snap back in place and the same with the other windows that use
it. Keyboarders can simply Alt+Spacebar Down Enter (which is
also useful in Clips.
They need to be in Help like you mentioned. Notice there are some
differences in the different areas that use them. Actually, the
Search Disk dialog should read "width" instead of "size" but size
in not really incorrect. <bg>.
Favorites Dialog Box
The dialog box size and position can be saved by opening its
Control (or System) menu and clicking on Save Window State.
Search Disk Dialog Box
You can increase the size of the dialog box if necessary and save
the new size by opening its Control (or System) menu and clicking
on Save Window State.
Find & Replace Dialog Boxes
You can increase the width of the dialog box if necessary and
save the new size by opening its Control (or System) menu and
clicking on Save Window State.
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