- 17 Aug. 2003 - 12:30:
WindowMetrics... Are we missing something?
And that's just the question I continuously ask myself over and over again, are we missing something?
Here's the thing...
I was browsing through the reg earlier, and of course, checked out the WindowMetrics key, and it just kills me how it's just right there, staring you in the face, but it seems to be limited to the point of no return.
Displayset, great app it is, and I use it for not only colors, but to adjust the sizes of my Window components as well. As you've all seen from my desktop shots, I like everything to be small, as small as it will go.
If looking under the WindowMetrics key however, the for example, MenuHeight and MenuWidth, are both set at "-180". I changed this to several different values over the course of an hour or so, restarted every time, never saw one single change.
Then, I removed the - from the values, assuming that the "-" is used to represent a "negative" value, and set it to 10, just to see what it would do, and still nothing. Now, the interesting thing is, is that all the - values would always change back to -180, every time, but, once the - is removed, it stays at 10, and is in fact, at 10 right now, but no change.
Also, I deleted the BorderWidth value to see what the reaction would be, but no change there either. The borderwidth value is still gone though, it did not come back, but, I've still got borders around my windows. Now if the damn key isn't there, how's it working? lol I'm sure it's some sort of "code" related thing, but I would have at least appreciated an error message or something.
Oh well, I'm just rambling on here, but I'm just wondering if anyone has ever really messed with this stuff? What are we missing? There HAS to be more that we can do. I'de like to make everything even smaller then it already is, especially toolbars, the address bar, etc... and I'de like to have no borders around windows. It would SEEM as if the WindowMetrics key would be the place to go to achieve such basic things, but I suppose not.
Again, just rambling, but would love to get a collaborative effort going on this with everyone. Someone is eventually bound to tap into something at some point