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Why won't the iplayer window resize on all edges?

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  • Message 1. Posted by Andrew Denny (U3037011) on Wednesday, 13th April 2011permalink

    In Windows, it's possible to resize a window by grabbing any edge and dragging. I really like this, and I find it far more convenient than the Mac style of only allowing resize from the bottom-right.

    In iplayer for Windows, iplayer programmers have forced the Mac style of one-point resizing, even though Apple themselves don't force it on Windows itunes/Safari users.

    This is a MAJOR irritation for me. Why did the iplayer programmers do this? Do they feel superior to the rest of us, or have they got a logical reason for forcing us to work in their way? (I guess this is a rhetorical question, but I'd be interested to hear their defence)

    I posted a similar question a couple of months ago, but as far as I can tell it was never answered. Will this one be?

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  • Message 2. Posted by Andrew Denny (U3037011) on Saturday, 7th May 2011permalink

    Hmm, no, I don't suppose anyone will answer this question.

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  • Message 3. Posted by burrito (U14859926) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    I've just tried this in iPlayer Desktop 3.2.6 on Windows XP and you can increase the window size by pulling the border from the left, right or bottom of the window (you need to grab close to the edge). You can't seem to pull from the top - it just moves the window.

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