No, I don't think that would be the expected behavior, at least, not as I interpret the dictionary.FourthWorld wrote: ↑Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:29 amUnless you're using multiple monitors that should be what we expect, no?
On a single monitor/screen, you have the screenRect (the entire screen). Of that space, you have the working screenRect (the part of the screen minus toolbars/docks/menubar etc.). While working and effective are similar, the effective qualifier should give you whatever portion is just for the application, according to the way I read the entry in the dictionary (Richmond and I quoted the pertinent references up above), but I'll put the direct references here as well, since we are now on a 2nd page, with the parts of the text at issue.
This is a direct copy from the current dictionary -
. Use the screenRect function to find out the available screen sizes and to scale windows to the size of the screen.
. In its singular form (screenRect) this function returns the virtual co-ordinates of the primary display.
. In its plural form (screenRects) this function returns a list containing the virtual co-ordinates of all the screens currently attached to the system. The first line is always that of the primary display, and the order of the rest are in an OS-specific order.
. The virtual co-ordinates of a screen a quadruple of four integers specifying the left, top, right and bottom of the rectangle. The right and bottom edges are not included in the screen's area.
. Adding the working adjective to either form returns the virtual co-ordinates of each screen's working-area. The working-area of a screen is defined to be the area not covered by OS furniture (such as the task bar on Windows, and the Dock and Menubar on Mac OS X).
. Adding the effective adjective to either form returns the area of the screen the application has to itself. In particular, if the keyboard is activated, it take into account if the keyboard is taking up space on the screen. (Android and iOS only)
# Note: The co-ordinates returned by the screenRect family of functions can be anywhere in the virtual desktop defined by the OS - their values will depend on the user's local configuration. In particular, they can take both positive and negative values.
It is certainly possible I am misinterpreting the 'effective' comment, since the way it is written it could apply only to mobile, however it does also say " to either form ", which would imply it is universal in nature.
Let us put it another way, these are all listed under screenRect, if all 3 are the exact same thing, why would you bother adding the adjectives to screenRect if they serve no purpose?