You describe what I would normally expect to happen, unfortunately it is not working like this for me. It did previous to me re-setting FormZ to the basic preferences this morning.
When I start an operation such as drawing a rectangle etc Length appears OK and I can see the word 'width' but beyond that I cannot extend the palette far enough to see the digits! I have even tried reducing the number of trailing zeros in the hope that I can expand the width of the palette.
There are also display issues with other palettes, e.g Display Tools,Navigation Tools etc. I cannot enlarge any of these enough to display their full content, which I can live with as I don't really use them. But the Input palette is critical to my workflow.
Edited by pointer, 19 January 2017 - 09:54 AM.