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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!

26 May 2009   #21
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

I have a solution which works for my intractable remember windows position.
Set your window as you like it (works for full screen on a dual monitor set-up too) -
Hit F11 TWICE (i.e once for kiosk, once to bring the window back to where you like it).

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26 May 2009   #22
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot

Doesn't work
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26 May 2009   #23

vista 64 Win7

whaddya mean?
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01 Aug 2009   #24

Windows 7 X86 7600 Retail

I've had to purchase this software also its very annyoing Win7 dosn't have this as standard. I've come straight from XP as I was never happy with Vista I don't even remember Win95 having this issue?

However with the Window Manager its messing up any preset sized Java script popups I have on my site ie a shoutbox/radio player Java irc chat etc.

Hope this gets resolved as besides this & portable apps not running i'm very happy with Win7.
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02 Aug 2009   #25


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Orgazine > Folder and Search Options > View tab

First option up top should do it.
Remember this will apply to folders of a particular type. There are five folder types. If you open the folder properties, the last tab "Customize" will show you what its current type is and you can change it.

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02 Aug 2009   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Espair View Post
Anyone know a way to set all folders as a specific view.

I like medium icons but i can only set it for one folder at a time, when i click a subfolder, it uses the default..

Sorry bout the thread hijack
Hello Espair and everyone else,

In addition: (see related links also)

Folder Template - Default


Hope this helps,
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02 Aug 2009   #27

I need folders to also remember their LAYOUT settings

The $10 WindowManager solves the window position and size problem, but for me that's only half of what I need. I need each folder to also remember its LAYOUT settings, specifically, whether or not the navigation pane is enabled (Organize --> Layout --> Navigation Pane). Folders remembered all their settings in XP (once the "BagMRU size" registry tweak was applied, that is!!). I need the same behavior in Win7.

The reason is that I use a half-dozen folders on the desktop to store program icons. For example, I have a folder named "Games" that contains icons to run about 50 different games (Yes, I know this harks back to Program Manager in Windows 3.1 -- I've been using Windows since 1982!). I want the Games folder to contain nothing but icons in just the Details pane. But whenever I run Windows Explorer with the navigation pane turned on, it also gets turned on in the Games folder.
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05 Aug 2009   #28

Windows 98 SE

Looks like i will have to buy this app too

Thanks microsoft What another unnessesary change you've done to Windows 7
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10 Aug 2009   #29


Cool thx for this thread.. W7 not saving window positions was driving me crazy!

If W7 is supposed to be the OS that MS is banking on businesses to flock to (unlike vista), how the hell could they screw up like this and break something so fundamental like desktop management. Nobody likes random-poorly-thoughtout change, esp 9-5 business types just slogging through their work.

N1 MS!
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22 Aug 2009   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Does anybody know if RTM fixes this problem? I am on RC1.
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