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lujomu

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Posted - 08/14/2015 :  02:34:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an application window with a huge menu/toolbar on top, that is hardly ever used and occupies too much screen space for my liking. Think ribbon menu size, but unfortunately not collapsable.

So I'd like to just move the window up (by about 190 pixels) and resize it accordingly to fill the whole screen again.
Here's what I have so far:
up_shift = 190
hwndTarget = acGetOwnerWindowByPoint( gsx, gsy)

acMaximizeWindow( hwndTarget, nil, nil)

left = acGetWindowLeft( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
top = acGetWindowTop( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
right = acGetWindowRight( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
bottom = acGetWindowBottom( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
width = right - left
height = bottom - top

-- acRestoreWindow( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
acSetWindowSize( hwndTarget, nil, nil, width, height + up_shift)
acMoveWindow( hwndTarget, nil, nil, left, top - up_shift)

The window is moved up alright, but the height does not change. It seems the size of a window cannot exceed the current desktop size (even if resized by hand).

Is there a way to lift this restriction?

Thanks,
lujomu

Rob

USA
2601 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2015 :  02:24:06  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What is the application? Or is it not something I can download?

When I use your script on Notepad, it works as expected. I'm guessing the application is responding to the WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING / WM_GETMINMAXINFO messages which tells Windows how big (or small) the window can be resized.
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lujomu

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Posted - 08/15/2015 :  02:44:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, didn't consider this could be app dependent.

The program in question is the Evernote for Windows desktop client (https://evernote.com/download/get.php?file=Win). And the window I want to resize is the single note view, that shows a single note in a separate window.
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Rob

USA
2601 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2015 :  02:57:52  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Works for me (Windows 10), however, I did uncomment your call to acRestoreWindow since a maximized window's size is only the size of the desktop workspace area.
local up_shift = 190
local hwndTarget = acGetOwnerWindowByPoint( gsx, gsy)
acMaximizeWindow( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
acDelay(100)
local left = acGetWindowLeft( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
local top = acGetWindowTop( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
local right = acGetWindowRight( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
local bottom = acGetWindowBottom( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
local width = right - left
local height = bottom - top
acRestoreWindow( hwndTarget, nil, nil)
acDelay(100)
acSetWindowSize( hwndTarget, nil, nil, width, height + up_shift)
acMoveWindow( hwndTarget, nil, nil, left, top - up_shift)
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lujomu

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Posted - 08/19/2015 :  01:10:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just tried it again and it does not work for me. I'm still on Windows 8.1, though, so I will try it again when I upgrade to Window 10 in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for your help, Rob!
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