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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

23 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jemcgarvey View Post
Great job! So far, it works well. However, it doesn't remember "snapped" positions. If you figure that out, my problems would be no more.

I'm not complaining, it works as long as I manually set positions, but it would be handy

I think the whole windows snap feature may be the reason they removed it in the first place, I don't think the 2 work well together.

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23 Nov 2009   #12

Vista (Hate Win 7)

Hmm Aero Snap can be a PIA esp if you are not trying to "snap" a window and it does but in Vista+3rd Party Aero Snap+Vistas fix for Folder+Positions (grabbed for Tuts here) works fine.

And Windows 7 Aero Snap + "windowmanager" works also.
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23 Nov 2009   #13

w7-64, w2k

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jemcgarvey View Post
it doesn't remember "snapped" positions. If you figure that out, my problems would be no more.
Oops, snapping was among the first things I turned off so I didn't notice that. Unfortunately there does not seem to be any API access whatsoever, to the snapping functionality, provided by MS. I also quickly checked if couldn't find any hack for it, but no luck. So I can't detect nor restore a window's snapped state.

I'll look into saving the window size/pos as it is, see comment below on how WM does it. Not sure if that's good enough for you, but I'm afraid that's about all I can do.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
And Windows 7 Aero Snap + "windowmanager" works also.
WM restores the window with the same pos/size as it previously was, but it doesn't restore the snapped state. Meaning if you drag a WM restored window it will not "unsnap" like a real snapped window does. I'll try to add the same functionality for the next version, it was an oversight on my part as I don't use snapping.
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24 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I'd appreciate it greatly. I bet others would as well, but you're probably right that most of the power users on here turn it off and manually customize all their positions.
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24 Nov 2009   #15

w7-64, w2k

The new version is up. It should fix the snapped windows, it also adds default window option, for unknown/new folders and a couple of other small fixes.
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24 Nov 2009   #16

Vista (Hate Win 7)

TY will try it later if I feel the need (sigh) to boot to Win 7 lol.
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26 Nov 2009   #17

Windows 7 64

Thanks for all of your work Tweaker. You app works great for me. Is v1.0.1 the most recent release?

Thanks again
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26 Nov 2009   #18

w7-64, w2k

Glad to hear that it's working fine, yes that's the latest version.
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27 Nov 2009   #19

w7-64, w2k

Added a new cosmetic option, for Aero users. It's now possible to enable the window title of folders.
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28 Nov 2009   #20

windws 7 Ultimate x64

Wow Tweaker, this is turning into a real xpfier project from what I see here.
If you keep this up, you might actually become very popular with your app.
I was 100% happy with your app from v1.01 but now that I see how much cool stuff you can change I will dare and ask if you are able to add an option to your app to allow people to disable or enable the breadcrumbs feature under aero by default.
And another issue I would love fixed would be to have the ability to shrink the status bar from windows to a much lower size than permitted to get it to a size close to the xp one.

Another thing I would love to see added to the window is that old up one level button which can be added in vista with a third party app!

And my last issue with the Windows 7 explorer is the lack of options to disable auto arrange icons in folders and lack of option to disable align to grid in folders.
Microsoft simply took out the ability to move the icons inside a folder to our liking and forced us to have them auto arranged and placed into an invisible grid which keeps them too far apart one from another taking waaaay to much space inside a window.

If you can fix even one of these issues here, your app is going to be so much better imo. I was thinking that you actually have what it takes to fix all of these problems into one app and finally kill the need to use all those extra third party apps that all happen to cost money and run all at once draining extra memory.
Good luck and Cheers and please excuse me for having the nerve to ask for so much more from you after you already put out such a cool app!

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