[Ipe-discuss] prefs.editor_size ignored?

Nikolaus Rath nrath at trialphaenergy.com
Thu Oct 10 17:53:58 CEST 2013

On 10/09/2013 05:01 PM, Otfried Cheong wrote:
> On 10/10/2013 01:52 AM, Nikolaus Rath wrote:
>> I'm trying to change the default size of the editor dialog that pops up
>> when editing text objects. However, it seems that the size is totally
>> unaffected by the settings. If I change other settings in the same file
>> (e.g. prefs.auto_external_editor), it works just fine.
>> For example, I tried
>> prefs.editor_size = { 60, 20 }
>> and
>> prefs.editor_size = { 1200, 600 }
>> without any apparent effect.
>> Am I doing something wrong?
> This setting was introduced for the native Windows UI, and doesn't do 
> anything in the Qt build.  I have now changed it for the next version to 
> set the minimum dialog size in Qt as well - however, this will not make 
> the window smaller than the default, if that's what you want to achieve?
No, I would like it to be bigger, so it seems it's my lucky day. Thank you!
>> Related to that: is there a way to automatically close the editor dialog
>> when the external editor returns? I was using prefs.auto_external_editor
>> = true for a while, but always having to close both the editor and then
>> the dialog became a bit annoying.
> There's no such option now, but it is easy to add, and I'll do so for 
> the next version.

Awesome, thanks again!


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