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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

06 Nov 2013   #491

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

As a longtime XP user finally having to move, grudgingly, to Windows7, this little program (along with a myriad of other utilities to fix Windows 7's annoying flaws) has made the transition somewhat more bearable for me--so a thank you to the author for that.

But I find the the "When Navigating to a new location: Temporarily use window as is" option doesn't work the way I expect it to. For example, I like keeping shortcuts to a few specific folders on my desktop and prefer they show detailed view without the folder tree, we'll call one these 'Work.' Then I have explorer links to drives, ie C:, preferring those to be in detail view WITH the folder tree. I expect when using the above "temporarily" option that when I navigate in the explorer window 'C:' to the folder 'Work' that 'Work' should show me detail view, but retain the folder tree. Instead, it shows 'Work' without the folder tree, and if I then activate the folder tree in that explorer instance, when I next open 'Work' from the dedicated folder link, it now shows 'Work' with the folder tree activated, reminding all too painfully that I am indeed using Windows 7.

I realize the author hasn't been around in quite some time, so I'm probably barking into the dark here, but if you return I hope you can find it in your heart to amend the temporary option or create a fourth option for navigating to locations--ie, a use current view for window but don't save it for this folder, or whatever. Or if nothing else, open the source so your good work can be kept alive.

most gratefully,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2013   #492

8.1 64bit pro

The author needs to make contributions possible. I have spent a lot of money on software that is less critical to my PC usage than ShellFolderFix. I am sorry I cannot figure out how to thank the author. I am on 8.1 now but I was thinking of going all the way back to XP to get away from the unbelievable stupidity Microsoft has shown in later releases.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2013   #493

Thanks for ShellFolderFix!

I would just like to say THANKS for offering ShellFolderFix for Windows 7, free. It works, and it solves an exceedingly irritating problem. This fix was not needed in Windows XP. What were they thinking?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2014   #494

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Excellent app and I've used it before but I now hae 1 problem with it...

I an using nvidias "grid" feature which allows windows to be snapped to portions of a display. When "snapped", these windows are "maximised" - ie that flag is set but the size and position of the window is not the size and position of the monitor.

Hence when shellfolderfix remembers it was maximised, it just maximises it when the window opens but that maximises it to the whole screen not the actual poisition it was in.

Maybe the app needs to just also set the position and size attributes as well as the maximise flag?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2014   #495

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
SFF won't save database

I'm glad I found this program because I'm always copying updated versions of files across analogous folders on different drives and it is *extremely* helpful to have the positions of all the folder windows I work with each show up in the same place. Moving to Windows 7 caused a lot of frustration for me until I found SFF.

However, one of these folders that I open quite frequently always gets moved by SFF to the right side of my screen (like "snapped"). I want it on the left side but just *cannot* seem to figure out how to make SFF remember *that* position and not the right-side one.

I have tried "Save Database Now", Control-closing the folder (with "Enable control key modifier to record" checked), just leaving it open all day long in my desired position hoping SFF will eventually record that position.

Nothing works. SFF insists that this folder be exactly where I don't want it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2014   #496


What is SFF?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2014   #497

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Shell Folder Fix

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2014   #498

Windows 7 Professional x64
Feature request

What is the possibility of adding the ability to save and restore view layout/mode in the near future? By this, I mean the ability to recognize the position (specific monitor) of maximized windows and restore that position. I've done this in the past (for forms) and the code is really not that complicated. I can share it if interested.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2014   #499

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

tweaker - awesome awesome utility, added two years to my life I'm sure, thank you so much!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2014   #500

thank you

just another voice of thanks. it's one of only a few things that truly bother me about win 7 (i'm a fairly novice user.. i'm sure if i were more advanced i'd find more things to hate). i've been looking off and on for a solution for the last several weeks since being forced by M$'s greed (i.e. winXP support being stopped) to upgrade. finally found this after putting more time and effort into my search. thanks so much, tweaker!
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