Making a ' No Title and Border '
If you are
simple instructions on setting up the planner, you'll find those
instructions by clicking here.
Tutorial difficulty 8.5/10
this process may seem a little daunting when you start reading the
instructions, the results speak for themselves - this is a great idea
if you are playing with more than 6 tables, even if you have as much as
a 24 inch monitor. This tutorial is to be used
conjunction with the Party EzCASH Table Planner.
have displayed in the first picture the increase in table surface area
can expect to gain by doing this plan. The centre row / centre table
displays a table with the border and sides in tact where the height of
the window occupies the same vertical area as the trimmed windows. Right down the bottom of
is a full view of a completed plan. - as
you can see, there is a significant gain.
you go about this will depend on your screen resolution and whether you
have spare vertical or horizontal space - the example is based on a 9
table plan on my 24 inch monitor that has a 1920 x 1200 resolution -
you will need to follow the example and then adapt it to whatever
screen you play on.
As you can see in the picture, I have the Windows Taskbar set
vertically when I play Poker, for
part you would do this if it is vertical space you are trying to gain
have a very small monitor
- in fact, you only really stand to gain significantly by
adopting this plan if it is extra vertical space that you are looking
for as is the case in the picture - for example, when I six table, I
have ample room spare at the bottom of my screen and would stand to
gain little by doing this in that instance, but for 9 tabling, I always
use this plan as it gives me a vastly better view of the tables.
Windows Taskbar, you
just right click it and untick 'Lock the taskbar' and then drag it into
position - I leave it unlocked during my session and put it back when I
get started, follow these 5 steps -
1 - Turn OFF 'No
in the table planner
2 - Start by moving the taskbar into position.
3 - Open the amount of tables that you are going to have in your plan.
- Press the Tile button on the title bar of any Party table - if you
don't know where that is, it's circled in red on the centre table above.
5 - Press the 'Set Slot 1' button and move the cursor above the window
that is in the TOP LEFT corner within three seconds.
have a set of coordinates to work with and we can begin to calculate
our plan. We will be gaining 32 pixels in height and 4 pixels in width
when we strip the title and border - the main modification to the
figures we currently have will come from the new width of the
table - we need
to work out
how much wider the table will become when we increase it's height by 32
How do we find that out? For this, we will need to use a tool that we
can get information about a window from such as the Autohotkey Window Spy
another option is WinSpy++
which is free online
if you don't have any AutoHotkey
and go to the
icon in theWindows
right click on it and select 'window
a small window will open.
Alternatively, if you are using WinSpy++
there is a little 'Finder Tool' that you darg above the table you want
at the 'Height' figure in your Party EzCASH GUI (that you can see in
the red area in the picture above as 399) - add 32 to that amount (in
this case we now have 431). Now we need to make a Party table 431
pixels high by resizing it (place your cursor at the side edge of any
table and the re-size cursor will appear) - we check it's width by
holding the cursor above the window and looking in the window spy where
I have circled the width and height below. We can now
see that if a Party window is 431 pixels high (on the Modern Party
Layout) it will be 600
manually type in the adjusted figures as our width and height into
Now to make our plan - even though the window is 600 wide and 431 high,
we won't be
windows that far apart
, but rather we will space them after having deducted
the size of
the title bar and border.
We can deduct 30 pixels in vertical height for the title bar, 2 pixels
the bottom of the border and 2 pixels for each side of the border . We
will assume for the math that your window is positioned at the top left
corner of your screen i.e. x 0 and y 0.
The X figure (that was 0) will become -2 and the Y (that was 0)
will be -30. Those
coordinates will place our window that has been stripped of it's title
and border at X 0 and Y 0.
Once you understand this concept, the rest is fairly simple to
calculate. Type those numbers into the x ( -2) and y ( -30) area for
The width of our window is 600 and our first
window was placed at -2, so with the border on, it would come out to
X 598 pixels. The border is off the right edge of the first window as
well so we
gain 2 to make it 596 and we are also taking off another two
stripping the left side border off window #2 so the x position of slot
2 is 594 - the y once again is -30. We can repeat the same procedure
for slot 3 and our x figure is 1194.
You can now enter into the GUI the same X
row 2 and 3
that you have for row 1.
to the Y coordinates for row 2 and 3. Our window is 431 high in total,
and we gain 30 from removing the titlebar, plus the 2 pixels from
stripping the bottom border off the windows in row 1 - we started the
first window at -30 so we add the height onto -30 and that gives us
401, the we subtract the 2 from the bottom border of row 1
another 30 for the second rows window title - so the row 2 y coordinate
We just need to repeat that for row 3 and we get a Y coordinate of 768.
should get a pretty accurate plan straight away but it can be tweaked -
I have a fairly wide screen so I can afford to space the tables about
10 pixels extra apart - I tend to get every last pixel I can get
vertically, if you find there is a slight gap, just increase the width
and height of the window by a couple of pixels and examine the effect
that has when you restart Party EzCASH
The finished plan !!
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