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Question: Big Sur - New/Open/Save dialog box -size won't save

New issue on Big Sur 11.1 -- my open and save dialog boxes "revert" to the original size.

I've tried many applications, I've done PRAM and SMC resets, I've relaunched Finder, I've resized the screen (default > scaled), yet... it remains the default, small size (which is irritating).

This is new in 11.1 - 11.01 and 10.x never had this issue.


MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 7:38 AM

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Ok. On Big Sur 11.1 and it is insulting that no one in the macOS product team thought that half-size from previously normal open or close dialogs were wrong. Nothing the end user can do about this as the die is cast in the frameworks that create these panels. I have some Swift and Python/Objective-C applications here that set a custom framesize for open panels, and these appear as they have in the past, albeit a narrower side panel.


Although the 11.1 Open and Save panels allow one to click and drag a corner to enlarge them, it is not remembered by the application. I suggest sending feedback directly to the macOS product team. Let them know that sloppy work is not acceptible.

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 10:03 AM

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Dec 15, 2020 12:41 PM in response to lindros2 In response to lindros2

This started happening for me immediately after updating to 11.1.


Open/Save dialogs were saving their sizes just fine under 11.0 and 11.0.1. Now they revert to their (tiny) defaults every time.


Finder windows are still saving their sizes just fine.


Already reported using the feedback form. I find it mind-boggling that no one at Apple noticed this during testing.

Dec 15, 2020 12:41 PM

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Dec 15, 2020 10:03 AM in response to lindros2 In response to lindros2

Ok. On Big Sur 11.1 and it is insulting that no one in the macOS product team thought that half-size from previously normal open or close dialogs were wrong. Nothing the end user can do about this as the die is cast in the frameworks that create these panels. I have some Swift and Python/Objective-C applications here that set a custom framesize for open panels, and these appear as they have in the past, albeit a narrower side panel.


Although the 11.1 Open and Save panels allow one to click and drag a corner to enlarge them, it is not remembered by the application. I suggest sending feedback directly to the macOS product team. Let them know that sloppy work is not acceptible.

Dec 15, 2020 10:03 AM

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Dec 15, 2020 12:41 PM in response to lindros2 In response to lindros2

This started happening for me immediately after updating to 11.1.


Open/Save dialogs were saving their sizes just fine under 11.0 and 11.0.1. Now they revert to their (tiny) defaults every time.


Finder windows are still saving their sizes just fine.


Already reported using the feedback form. I find it mind-boggling that no one at Apple noticed this during testing.

Dec 15, 2020 12:41 PM

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Dec 16, 2020 11:36 AM in response to F Van Der Geest1 In response to F Van Der Geest1

I complained and Apple deleted the post - unacceptable.


What we all need is an immediate update.


Apple - please ensure you release 11.2 immediately and make sure that any dialogue box that is resized is remembered - at the very least by the app - but I personally would prefer globally.


Globally - I would appreciate it if the dialogue box was full screen height or at least application window height [so not to cover the top menu bar] and two panes wide.


So the options are:

  • minimum width
  • minimum height
  • release a non-beta version of BS immediately


Thanks.

Dec 16, 2020 11:36 AM

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