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Cocoa app windows automatically resize on dual monitors System
I've never noticed this before installing Mac OS 10.2.5, but it's a nice touch:

If you are running dual monitors of two different resolutions, and have a window open on one screen that is too tall for the smaller screen, moving the window to the other screen causes it to automatically resize to fit the other monitor. I have found this to work in Safari and many other Apple apps, but it doesn't seem to work in iTunes 4, the Finder, or in any Carbon apps.
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Cocoa app windows automatically resize on dual monitors
Authored by: ppatoray on May 05, '03 09:11:39PM

I don't know if I am the only one out there with this problem,
but I have my powerbook and second monitor arranged one of
top of the other, and have used the arrangement settings to set
up my screens to drag up and down instead of side to side. The
bottom screen is set to 1024X768 and the top screen only goes
to 800X600 - it's actually a grocery store register screen, but
that's another story!

In my case, if an window, such as safari is open in the bottom
screen, and I try to drag it up to the top monitor, if it is wider
than 800 pixels, it won't go up, no matter what, same thing if it
is too tall as well. I also find a number of programs that won't
allow themselves to be dragged up to the top screen, and times
that I have to rearrange the settings so that the monitors are
side by side in order to drag an application into the second
monitor. There seems to be some sort issue with dragging
certain applications past the title bar or something like that???



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Cocoa app windows automatically resize on dual monitors
Authored by: magir on May 06, '03 09:16:32AM

In Mac OS 9 it was possible to drag windows by grabbing the frame - this isn't possible any more in OS X and therefore Apple decided to forbid moving windows above the menubar. There are some other restrictions involved here but as far as I can see this is the cause for your problem.



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Only works on window height
Authored by: Pierre Igot on May 06, '03 09:16:01AM

Cool, but it doesn't work for window widths... If your window is too
tall for the secondary monitor, there's a good chance that it'll be too
wide as well. Mmm.

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