Saving dialog window loc/size


#1

I see this in a lot of apps and never have understood why. My own apps don’t do it and I’m not some big developer!
If I open a dialog window - let’s say the color scheme editor - and resize it, and especially this dialog because it has 3 panes to fit - then close it. And yep reopening ignores my resizing/repositioning. And it’s such a simple task to store those settings somewhere. I don’t understand why apps don’t do it.

So why not make this app remember 4 numeric values for every dialog/window? (bonus points if the resizing of content like panes is also stored, why not if you’re already handling the window itself!)


#2

When using non-native window decorations it does exactly this. But when using native window decorations it defers to your OS’s window manager. The reason you see this in a lot of apps is likely because that’s how your OS manages those windows. Generally speaking you want your desktop software to defer to the OS as much as possible.


#3

We’ll agree to disagree on that mate! LOL
I’ve done a fair number of Windows apps and saving the window loc/size was always a given.
Discounting my own experience, Eclipse, Visual Code, Visual Studio, hell even Notepad++ manages it - and every one of those is using standard Windows chrome (I can be certain of this because I’ve built a visual style that changes the default min/max/close buttons not to mention the rest of the appearance of the standard Windows “window” - so if those apps weren’t using the standard, it would be pretty obvious).

In any case - it’s not an issue. Merely a suggestion!