SheepShaver not respecting window size

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pixeltip
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SheepShaver not respecting window size

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Hello! Forgive me if this has been asked but I cannot find a clear answer.

I'm using Version 2.5, 10 February 2021, 64-bit Intel, notarized, on my MBP running 11.2.1

I set SheepShaver preferences to run windowed. If I select Maximum for height and width, when booting it does boot to my max screen size for just a moment, then quickly reverts to 1024x768.

Is there any way to get it to respect using the maximum size? or even a larger defined size like 2048x1536? It seems to revert to 1024x768 no matter what values I try.

Secondly, what does windowmodes and screenmodes actually do and what values can I set for these in the prefs file? Is there a key for the prefs file?

Thanks!
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Ronald P. Regensburg
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Re: SheepShaver not respecting window size

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- What is your MBP's screen resolution?
- Do you set Maximum x Maximum with window or fullscreen?
- After changing settings, do you save and shut down SheepShaver?
- Do you have

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scale_nearest true
scale_integer true
set in the prefs file?

As far as I know windowmodes and screenmodes in prefs do nothing. They may be a relic from development for other platforms or from abandoned development plans.
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Re: SheepShaver not respecting window size

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Inside SheepShaver, running Mac OS 9 or whatever you're using, check the setting in the Screen or Monitor or similarly-named Control Panel.
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Re: SheepShaver not respecting window size

Post by Ronald P. Regensburg »

Ah, yes, emendelson is right. I forgot that one. If the resolution in Monitors (or equivalent) control panel is set to one of the preset lower resolutions, the window will return to that size during startup.
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Re: SheepShaver not respecting window size

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That was it! Thanks!
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