[PD] minor but persistent annoyances

Phil Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Fri Feb 23 07:19:02 CET 2007

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Phil Stone hat gesagt: // Phil Stone wrote:
>> 2) The opening position of property dialogs, when repeatedly accessed, 
>> "wander" down the screen, until eventually, they are nearly off the 
>> bottom of the screen.  I'm guessing the behavior is partly intentional, 
>> to enable tiling of multiply-opened windows, but it happens even when 
>> only one property window is open at a time.
> 2), like 1), might be a Mac-specific issue, but I guess not. 
> Normally the real reasons is, that you've moved some patch elements
> over the top or left border of the patcher window. Then Pd's
> coordinate system, which has (0,0) in the upper left corner, tries to
> reorganize itself to the new position of the upper left (0,0) point -
> and it gets confused, which results in the Properties menu getting
> displayed out of focus. 
> You can easily test this using attached patch. Simple fix: Never place
> anthing beyond the upper or left border!
Thanks, Frank, that's good to know, but it's not the cause of this 
problem.  As others have pointed out, it's apparently a Mac/Windows 
Tcl/Tk glitch -- though I couldn't find anything about it on a cursory 
search of Tcl/Tk known issues. 


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