[PD] minor but persistent annoyances

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 04:28:43 CET 2007

I noticed 1) before too, on Mac.  I'm not sure if the same thing has
happened to me on Windows; resizing windows is much much easier in
Windows.  The reason it was a huge problem on Mac was that, once the
window is larger than your display, there's no way to get to the
resize button on the lower right corner of the window.
Another possibly related issue I've had is that sometimes scroll bars
just don't appear on Mac.  I usually have to close and reopen Pd and
reload the window.


On 2/22/07, Phil Stone <pkstone at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
> There are two minor issues in PD that I've ignored for a long time, but
> they do tend to become annoying after long editing sessions.  (The fact
> that I'm complaining about such small things attests to how amazing PD
> is otherwise.)
> 1) Windows do not hold their size.  If I carefully set the size of a
> patch window, it may or may not stay that way for a few edits, but
> eventually, it will "grow".  I like to have the windows be just a little
> bigger than the biggest element in my patch (usually a large background
> canvas), but PD seems to sporadically resize the windows a bit bigger
> than that.  I can't find a consistent behavior here, it just happens
> eventually.
> 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.
> I'm on PD-0.39.2-extended-test7, Mac Intel, if that's relevant.
> Phil Stone
> UC Davis
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