Archive for June, 2009

Where are you iPhone Simulator? OH, There You Are!

June 22, 2009

Problem: The iPhone SDK simulator has a habit of losing the simulator window.   This is very annoying when you work with multiple monitors, as the simulator screen can get “lost” or go missing when you unplug the external monitor if the window is positioned in the external display at coordinates that would be completely hidden in the smaller display.    If you relaunch the simulator, it will reposition it on the screen, however, it occasionally leaves it mostly off screen…  It’s actually there… it’s just hiding mostly off screen save 4-5 pixels.

Solution:

  1. Quit and Relaunch the simulator.
  2. Hit the Exposé key on the mac to find the missing iPhone Simulator Window.    This will at least let you find the window, and watch where it animates back out two when you leave Exposé so you can find the 4 pixel swath on the screen and drag it screaming back onto the window.

Filed Bug with Apple…    Which they’ll ignore like they normally do.

    Simulator Window in Exposé

    Simulator Window in Exposé

    See the Simulator Sliver?

    See the Simulator Sliver?

    Blog Post One!

    June 22, 2009

    Having had a blog on his business card for the past year, he finally decided it was time to put something at the link.  Initially most the iPhone SDK stuff was all under NDA.   This restriction has eased somewhat, and now that iPhone OS 3.0 is out he *thinks* he can blog some things about that too.

    Failing that, there is always cheesemaking, and all the other esoteric “I should write that down so i don’t forget it” things which frequently pop into his head.   OH!    And interesting Pictures, etc.