It's a pain in the rear
probably never get fixed...nobody cares
these kind of things happen with projects with volunteers
I mean no disrespect, but here's an idea: Instead of pi$$ing and moaning about things and waiting for the volunteers to fix the free software, maybe people can find a less stressful temporary workaround.
As a newcomer to Arduino, I was really, really annoyed that it didn't remember the last screen size. Really. (See Footnote.) I mean, it's all well and good for fluffalafagaus to say, "It's not really that bad of a problem," but that's not very sensitive to my
I opened-resized-closed a few times. No joy. The stupid thing just wouldn't remember. The window (and the font) were ridiculously small on my Linux workstation.
I endured the annoyance for something like 15 minutes.
Here's what I found for arduino-0018 (Centos 5.5 Linux and Windows XP platforms):
I opend the Arduino IDE.
On the Files
dropdown menu, I clicked on Preferences
,and a dialog box opened.
It let me choose a bigger font size. Good deal! (My tired old eyes can use all the help they can get.)
And I really, really liked the "Use external editor" choice. (I haven't ever met an IDE with a built-in text editor that I really liked. Ever.)
But---there was nothing (really---nothing
) about window size.
Below the selectable stuff, there some text that tells us
More preferences can be edited directly in the file
(edit only when Arduino is not running)
Where the path-and-file name "xxxxxxxxx
" depends on where Arduino was installed on your platform.
I quit out of Arduino and opened that file with my favorite text editor.
I found lines like the following (they will both be in that file, but not necessarily one right after the other):
default.window.width=(whatever it had decided)
default.window.height=(whatever it had decided)
I changed them to values that I prefer. (I poked around in that file and changed a few other things too.)
Now, I if I resize the Arduino window and quit out of Arduino, it still
won't remember the last screen size (boo-hoo), but at least I can pick the default window size I prefer.
Maybe the volunteers will get it right for the next release. In the meanwhile, I can live with that.
"You can tell the size of a man
by the size of the thing
that makes him mad."