Using Browser Control Size

Glossary:  Browser Control Size

Browser Control Size is set via several methods:

1.  When you begin recording a script, the EveryStep Scripting Tool records the size of the window and will use that size throughout the script.

If you attempt to change the size of the window while recording a script, it will not affect the way the video capture of the script is recorded, meaning that the script will be replayed at the original window size.  If you wish to record a script in a different window size you must stop the current recording and start a new one.


Note:  This only affects the actual video recording of the playback.  The window within the script will actually change to fit the new size specified.  If the size specified is larger than the initial video capture, in the video playback, you may not see elements or effects that are rendered or performed off-screen.

2.  You can resize the EveryStep scripting tool while recording a script by dragging any of the four corners of the EveryStep Scripting tool.

3.  In the lower left-hand side of the EveryStep scripting tool you can click on the screen size to display a list of default window sizes available.


Clicking a default size will adjust the browser window size within the EveryStep tool, but will not adjust the size of the actual tool window.

Note:  If the window size specified is larger than the current EveryStep tool window, scroll bars will appear where necessary.

4.  Clicking the Browser Control Size button in the lower left-hand side also displays options for Fill and Rotate.

Fill:  Selecting Fill will expand or shrink the browser to fit within the current size of the EveryStep scripting tool window.  This also re-links the script window size to the size of the scripting tool window if you have unlinked the sizes manually.

Rotate:  Selecting rotate will swap the size of the vertical and horizontal axes.

Note:  If the size specified is larger than the current monitor resolution, you will receive a warning and the size will be reduced to fit within the existing screen resolution with a small border around the window.

5.  Within the EveryStep scripting tool window you can also grab the lower right-hand corner of the browser window or the right or bottom edges of the window and drag it to a new size.


Note:  Resizing the window using this method will unlink the size of the EveryStep scripting tool from the size of the recorded script, meaning that resizing the scripting tool after this has been done will not affect the script again until you use the Fill option mentioned above.