[PD] help browser resize + guiplugins organization

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Mar 25 22:03:34 CET 2011

Nice, I think those changes could be incorporated in the original  
rather than being a plugin.  Even better would be sorting out the  
horizontal resizing!

Submit it to the patch tracker when you are ready for it to be included:


On Mar 25, 2011, at 4:09 PM, Charles Goyard wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm learning pd (so far the only serious thing I did is a video source
> selector for live/playback/blackout display cropped in a circle), so I
> spend a lot of time in the help browser. Today I ended up frustrated  
> by
> how small is that window. So I modified help_window.tcl to be able to
> resize it vertically. Then I turned it in a guiplugin.
> Here's the oh-so-complex code as a guiplugin:
> # let the user decide the size of the help browser
> bind HelpBrowser <Map> {
>    wm resizable .help_browser 0 1
>    pack .help_browser.frame -expand 1
> }
> (Just wondering: why is this window fixed size in the first place ?)
> Also I had a more general question about these plugins: is/will  
> there be
> some place to centralize them or should every bugger like me post
> snippets on the list ?
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Charlot
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