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Carolus Lovita
Posted - 2011.08.14 14:13:00 - [1]

Edited by: Carolus Lovita on 14/08/2011 14:15:25
I love the fact that eve runs on mac. There are issues with major patches, but those are eventually addressed and go away so we can play happily without rebooting into windows, so thank you CCP for that. However there are some minor annoyances that don't prevent us from playing, but are decreasing the fun. So I'd like to ask CCP to address one of these minor issues - the fixed windowed mode. I believe that at least one of these solutions should be easily implemented and I bet that many (if not all) of eve players on mac would be very grateful.

Fullscreen app support
This feature came with Lion - every application supporting this has button in the top right corner allowing application to go to fullscreen mode. Doing this will move window onto new space with hidden menu bar and without dock.

Windowed fullscreen
Windowed fullscreen would put application into fullscreen mode, hiding dock and menu bar and staying on current space. Basically it would differ from standard fullscreen only with the option to move between spaces and use all other mac features.

Resizable window in windowed mode
I think the title speaks for itself.

More predefined resolutions
If all of the options are too complicated to implement, please add more, nonstandard, resolutions. Ideally full width and height of standard resolution, minus menu bar heigh, minus title bar height (which should be 22px each).

Few examples:

  • Native resolution on MacBook Pro 15.4" Hi-resolution 2011 is 1680x1050, 22px takes menu bar, 22px takes title bar -> ideal eve windowed resolution is 1680x1006

  • Native resolution on MacBook Pro 15.4" 2011 is 1440x900 => 1440x856

  • Native resolution on MacBook Pro 17" 2011 is 1920x1200 => 1920x1156

Notes for non-mac users:
- space = virtual desktop
- dock = taskbar
- menu bar = well menu bar.. but on mac it is on top of the screen and not on top of every window

Thank you for reading,
Carolus Lovita

Posted - 2011.08.16 10:10:00 - [2]

I don't think it's possible to make window dynamically resizable, that includes fullscreen app support. Everything else can be done I am sure.

Gunther Gabel
Posted - 2011.08.16 21:32:00 - [3]

As much as i sympathize with you and totally understand where you are coming from....

It ain't gonna happen

Cider is incapable of swapping sizes so it seems.

Posted - 2011.08.16 22:33:00 - [4]

I can address one of your issues.

I use SwitchResX to set custom resolutions since I run multiple clients in windowed mode.

Sue Cheng
Posted - 2011.08.17 12:27:00 - [5]

I use SwitchResX too.
So basically it can be done. Eve only would have to display those options correctly.
I agree that due to Cider the other options are prolly much harder, but at least those resolutions (maybe even call them fixed window res) should be easily doable.


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