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Question: How can I force-resize a window?

How can I resize a window?


It's bigger than the screen. I need it to be smaller than the screen.


With sticky keys + option + click on the third button, I can get it to resize the the same size as the screen, but I can't get a resize toggle on the bottom, and if I try to use a resize toggle on the top, left, or right, it snaps back, and expands so it's bigger than the screen again.


Using 10.12.6 on a Macbook Air 11." Using 1152 x 648 so I can see things on the screen.

MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013), macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Mar 3, 2018 7:49 PM in response to Marja E In response to Marja E

Are you sure the screen in question isn't in full-screen mode when you are trying to do this? To be sure, click on the screen so it is the active one, then press ESC. If it was in full-screen mode, it will snap back to normal mode, and you should be able to resize as Eric has described.


Cheers,


GB

Mar 3, 2018 7:49 PM

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Mar 4, 2018 5:39 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

I have to use sticky keys + option + click on the third button to get the bottom corners into the screen. I don't get a double-headed arrow on either bottom corner or the bottom edge. If I try to use the double-headed arrows on the other corners or other edges, the window snaps and resizes so it stretches off the screen, often off both the top and bottom edges.

And no it's not in full-screen mode.

Mar 4, 2018 5:39 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 7:43 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

I don't know if I can do that.


I contacted the developers. They told me to use a higher screen resolution. I can do that for short periods, but it imposes *much* more eye-strain, because Apple doesn't let me turn system text up to a reasonable size, and RootRise doesn't let me turn their application text up either.

Mar 8, 2018 7:43 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 9:04 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

No. The app won't allow window sizes less than 1000x693. The option-click is one way to force it to a smaller size, but it keeps snapping back out to 1000x693.


To avoid eye strain, I use a screen resolution of 1152x648. Since I can't increase system or app font sizes, and can't use many zooming tools, I have trouble trying to use a higher screen resultion on my laptop. I don't have access to an external screen for now.

Mar 8, 2018 9:04 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 9:23 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

This isn't the only app. I've had similar trouble with other apps. I've contacted the developer-- that's how I found out their minimum window size and got their advice to use a higher screen resolution, never mind the eye strain...

Mar 8, 2018 9:23 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 9:25 AM in response to Marja E In response to Marja E

It may not help, but try the Safe Mode.


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