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Use of Position property of figures

Asked by Luca Tarasi on 15 Sep 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Luca Tarasi on 16 Sep 2019
in the Command Window, when I execute the following as a single command
>> f = figure(1);plot(0);disp(f.Position);f.WindowState = 'maximized';disp(f.Position);
the printed outputs is
403 246 560 420
403 246 560 420
However, when I execute it as two separate commands,
>> f = figure(1);plot(0);disp(f.Position);f.WindowState = 'maximized';
>> disp(f.Position);
I get, respectively, the following two outputs:
403 246 560 420
1 41 1366 651
The second output is different (as I expected it to be). Why are the outputs different only when running the commands separately?
Thank you,


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Answer by Ankit
on 16 Sep 2019

Hi Luca,
using this command you can get the default figure position using get command
for e.g.
>> f = figure(1);plot(0);a = get(f,'defaultfigureposition');
a is in your case is the first output
later using f.WindowState = 'maximized'; you are changing the state from 'normal' to 'maximizied'
And displaying the changed position. This is your second output.
I would recommend you to use following command:
This will display the all the properties specific to the figure.
I hope this helps.

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Thank you, but what was unclear to me is why the position is not updated when I run the whole thing as a single command (I've edited the e question to make it less ambiguous).

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