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Re: v6 resizing palettes on a mac

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  • Subject: [mg75951] Re: v6 resizing palettes on a mac
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 03:30:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f26p1i$56v$>

I believe that the default ability of resizing palettes on the Mac in
5.2 was a bug.  If a palette was created functionally in 5.2 on the
Mac, it didn't appear with a palette window frame--rather it had a
normal window frame .  If you saved and then repoened it then it would
(Ibeleive) have a palette window frame.  I had to do a workaround with
Export to avoid this bug in .  It
is now (thankfully) fixed in V6.

However, if you want it to be part of a palette you can simple execute

SetOptions[nb, WindowFrameElements -> {"ResizeArea"}]

where nb is the notebook object for the palette (if it is open).

or if the palette is not editable you can execute

SetOptions[nb, Editable->True,WindowFrameElements -> {"ResizeArea"}];
SetOptions[nb, Editable->False]

And if you aremaking the palette from scratch you can just add the
WindowFrameElements -> {"ResizeArea"} optoin to it.  If you want onter
WindowFrameElements  included you can include them in the list on the
right hand side of the option.


rip pelletier wrote:
> hi,
> i'm running 5.2 and 6.0 on a mac, os X 10.4.9.
> quite some time ago, it was impossible to resize palettes on my mac. for
> the not-so-recent past, i have been able to resize palettes.
> under v 6, once again i cannot resize palettes. this is awkward, because
> a couple of them don't fit into their spaces anymore. i wonder if a
> macintosh patch didn't migrate to 6.0.
> (history suggests that eventually palettes will be resizable. and no, i
> don't have the sources for the palettes in question.)
> any suggestions in the meantime?
> thanks,
>    rip
> --
> NB eddress is r i p 1 AT c o m c a s t DOT n e t

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