AppleScript "window size" attribute?

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  1. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm trying to hack together an applescript that will resize a window on my main display, and move the window to a set position on another display. I have been trying to work with the "bounds" attribute, but the window won't seem to go to the right size. Essentially what I need to do is find if there is an attribute for the dimensions of a window. "bounds" seems to be tied to where the window is compared to the edge of the screen.

    Essentially, I want to do this:

    Get the size of window x

    Make window y the size of window x

    Move window x to position z on display b

    Move window y to position w on display b


    thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

    HiRez

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    #2
    I don't know anything about AppleScript, but in Cocoa, "frame" is what defines the basic origin and size of a window, "bounds" defines the position and size relative to an enclosing container. Maybe it's the same in AppleScript?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    It bounds for size (which makes sense even in Cocoa frame has origin (for the x/y position) and bounds for the size).

    I covered this here
     

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