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 Post subject: Re: Sizer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Seems like a big let down, missing a lot from v3.4 and can't even import v3.4 to v4.0, can't really be bothered to set up my 30 some window sizes again.

Yeah, I managed to work around it by forcing it to create a default sizer.xml in C:\USER\AppData\Roaming\Sizer\sizer.xml and moving it to the program folder.. It only creates it if you actually change the default configuration or hit OK and Apply on any window size config. After that I edited using the find and replace all method. Stripping the unneeded options and keeping the mostly identical config names.

Old = <size description="640x480" height="480" width="640"/>
New = <resize description="640×400" height="400" width="640"/>

So basically going in the old v3.4 sizer.xml and renaming size to resize and just keeping description, width and height. Everything else is different in the v4.0 so I deleted the other options with find and replace. Then I neatly copy and paste all of my window sizes into the new v4.0 sizer.xml.

The default v4.0 config already has a bunch of 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, and common Youtube video sizes separated by groups which is nice.

The developer did a complete rewrite of the app so you should consider it as an early alpha preview. Not feature complete. Some buttons and menu's dont actually work and give out warnings saying so.

 Post subject: Re: Sizer
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:11 am 
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Edit: BTW, latest Sizer 4 version is Dev Build 556, dated 2017-01-30.

Apart from a couple of quirks in Windows 8 or newer, the main changes appear to be these:

    The downside is that Sizer no longer is able to do things that were possible in previous versions. This includes:
  • System menu integration. Sizer 4.0 no longer attempts to add entries to the system menu. This didn't always work in previous versions of Sizer anyway because target applications would create a popup menu that looks like the system menu rather than using the system provided one.
  • Snap to grid resizing. Snapping requires interfering with the target application. Sizer 4.0 no longer does this because of the risk of introducing incompatibilities.

    • Image

I guess I'll be keeping my v3.4 Dev Build 482 for the time being... :|

@userfriendly: valuable info. Thanks.

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