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Windows 7: Resizing Desktop Windows

05 Dec 2010   #1
jrmac53

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Resizing Desktop Windows

In XP I could resize the windows on the destop for each destop icon, place the window and lock it right above the icon itself, and configure what the contents (preview pane, Icons, details, etc.) were for each window. Is there a way to do this in W7 Home Premium 64bit?

Thanks in advance.


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05 Dec 2010   #2
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

jrmac53:
Welcome to SF!

Windows 7 has amnesia regarding individual windows settings.

The solution is a third-party utility call ShellFolderFix.
You can get it here: ShellFolderFix Remembers Window Locations in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
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05 Dec 2010   #3
jrmac53

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks so much. This was driving me wild. I couldn't figure out why MS would exclude this feature from W7 when I found it to be so convenient in XP. Now to find out why I can't delete folders from the Network folder.
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05 Dec 2010   #4
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Happy to help!
SF is a great place to be!

in re: Network folders
I Googled and found this. don't know if it will answer your question(s): http://superuser.com/questions/46858...r-in-windows-7
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06 Dec 2010   #5
jrmac53

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again. I will check it out. Also, I am finding that to be very true (about SF). I live in Coon Rapids and I have ridden through Osceola many times. It's my gateway to Wisconsin from my side of town when I ride with an old friend of 35 years.

Have a good one bud.
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13 Dec 2010   #6
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrmac53 View Post
In XP I could resize the windows on the destop for each destop icon, place the window and lock it right above the icon itself, and configure what the contents (preview pane, Icons, details, etc.) were for each window. Is there a way to do this in W7 Home Premium 64bit?

Thanks in advance.
Well, Part of your problem can be fixed with WindowManager - it allows Windows 7 to remember the size and position of each window you open. I cant do without it anymore. It really works great (in 64 bit too) - you can see it at http://www.desksoft.com/WindowManager.htm
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