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username101  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:50:07 AM(UTC)
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This is in response to the sticky in scripts: Working with Window Size and Location

As you've noted in the comments there are inconsistencies in the window placement when trying to resize a window to fit, for example, 1/3 the screen; however, this isn't a system dependent problem but rather an application dependent one. This is caused by some windows ignoring SM_CXFRAME and SM_CXBORDER and using some of that space for a custom border or borderless appearance. Windows that use the entire border area for their client can appear quite a bit larger than a window with standard borders. This becomes very noticeable and problematic on a multi-monitor setup as aligning a window to the edge of a monitor will work perfectly for some programs while others will overflow onto the next monitor, leaving an ugly strip that invites misclicks while blocking another window. These problematic windows can be cut off quite a bit vertically or overlap their same-monitor neighbors as well. (One example I found of a "borderless" window is the discord client, which does a great job of demonstrating the issue.)

This can be entirely solved by using a combination of getWindowRect (.Rectangle) and the proposed getClientRect to determine the true border sizes for a window. From what I've seen the client Rect accurately reflects the "real" or visual size of a window and would allow all windows to be positioned perfectly.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:14:01 AM(UTC)
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I'm out of town until Monday night, but will look into it when I get home.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:28:46 PM(UTC)
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In release 0.3.3.3:

- Added .ClientRectangle property (read only) to SystemWindow class which returns a Rectangle with
the client coordinates. Note that the top left of client coordinates always begin at 0,0.
Also ClientRectangle size is exclusive, meaning the right and bottom values are always just
outside of the actual client area
e.g. action.Window.ClientRectangle
sp.ForegroundWindow().ClientRectangle
- Added .ScreenPointToClientPoint(point) to SystemWindow class which translates a screen point to
a client point relative to the upper-left corner of the window's client area
- Added .ClientPointToScreenPoint(point) to SystemWindow class which translates a client point to
a screen point relative to the upper-left corner of the screen
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username101 on 8/15/2019(UTC)
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