I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2, and I believe this problem only occurs with Mac OS X Yosemite.

Here is the dialog box I am talking about:

Dialog box

I just pressed Cmd+S on Ask Different to trigger this dialog.

If I were to close this dialog, and press Cmd+S again, this dialog will grow taller, by about 100 pixels, I'd say.

What is causing this? This actually is really annoying, as I find myself opening this dialog upwards of 30-40 times a normal work day, causing the dialog to frequently go off the screen, causing inconvenience in saving the files and similar operations.

Is there a way to fix this? I'm not really looking for a fix - I just want this bug to be recorded here, in the event of there being a fix in Mac OS X in the future (only after I upgraded to Yosemite, this started happening).

  • Not at a fix, but a workaround that allows resizing the panel once it has grown too big to grab the bottom border: grab a side border, hold the shift key and drag. The panel will resize in both dimensions. – Pierre Bernard Mar 29 '15 at 14:27

This is a common and known bug. Just google "Save Dialog Grows" to see.

Hopefully Apple will fix it with the next point release.

  • haha - I was searching by the terms "dialog windows keep getting taller" - couldn't find anything! great to know people have heard about this problem! – Lucas - Better Coding Academy Mar 30 '15 at 6:05

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