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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size


19 Jan 2010   #81

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I hope this works. I joined this forum just to thank Tweaker for his program that saves folder settings. I've never posted before.
Thank you, Tweaker. That was such a generous thing for you to do. You have make Windows 7 useable now. Well done!!


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19 Jan 2010   #82

Windows 7
 
 

With the settings above it works perfectly. Many thanks again!!
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20 Jan 2010   #83

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=zitalena;513739]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zitalena View Post
The difference between them is that window size/position will be saved or not. For example with the Use as is option, if you open Q:\ first and then navigate to q:\aaa\bbb\ccc\ddd, then ddd will have the window size/position of Q:\, so next time you click your ddd desktop shortcut it will open like that.
I think that this is exactly what I want. As English is not my first language I don't understand computer terminology that good... I had set it to Update window, no wonder it was jumpy....

Thanks for your help and kudos to you writing a program like this!!

Lena
I take it back... When I use the setting for Use as is and first open my shortcut for q:\aaa\bbb\ccc\ddd and position it where I want it, all folders also under q:\ ends up in the same position and with the same size. If I change one of them, it will go back to the first size and position the next time I open the short-cut.

I usually work with 3-4 folders open at the same time. One of the folders should be wide and not high at all at the top of my screen. The other 2-3 should be positioned at the bottom side by side. With the setting Use as is all 4 folders end up on top of each other at the bottom, where I opened the first folder.

I would like to be able to set properties for each shortcut, and if I wander away in my folder and "accidentaly" end up in a folder that also has a shortcut on my desk-top, the position and size should be as the folder I started with. But I still want the folders to end up in the right size, side by side (or at the top) when I click on each shortcut.

It's hard to explain how I work... I am enclosing a screenshot of 4 open folders, all shortcuts opened directly from the row on the bottom of my screen, all originating in the drive q:

With the setting Use as is all folders (size and position) are as the one on the bottom left, the one I opened first.

Lena

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20 Jan 2010   #84

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zitalena View Post
I would like to be able to set properties for each shortcut, and if I wander away in my folder and "accidentaly" end up in a folder that also has a shortcut on my desk-top, the position and size should be as the folder I started with. But I still want the folders to end up in the right size, side by side (or at the top) when I click on each shortcut.
Have you tried "Temporarily use window as is"? What that will do is that it will not update the associated window settings for folders you subsequentially navigate too. That does sound more like what you want.

So if you use a shortcut for "ddd" for example, the window will open with the window size/pos assigned to "ddd". Should you however navigate to "ddd" by first opening Q:\, "ddd"'s window settings will remain unaffected, so next time you open the shortcut it will open correctly. (If ddd is already open in a "temp" window, clicking the shortcut will only bring that window to front, there's no way to change that, but if a new window is opened it will be the original size/pos)
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21 Jan 2010   #85

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just wanted to say thanks again for this software, Tweaker.

I've just installed the software on a second system - my new x64 Windows 7 Dell workstation - and it works like a champ. Even though the effect is just a small change to the default behavior it really makes computing with Windows 7 a more pleasant experience.

Even though it's a fast workstation I do sometimes very briefly see the Explorer window outline in the default position before it moves to the proper position (especially in an RDP session), but as before I can start it minimized to avoid that.

You da man!

-Noel
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27 Jan 2010   #86

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, Tweaker. There are three executables here. 'Fix32 and 'Fix64 seem pretty obvious, but what is the 3d one: ShellFolderFixSetup.exe ?
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27 Jan 2010   #87

w7-64, w2k
 
 

The 32 and 64 ones are installer-less distributions, the "setup" one is a installer based distribution (for both 32 and 64-bit)
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28 Jan 2010   #88

Windows 7
 
 

When working with multiple monitors, if you disable or disconnect the monitor the folder was last opened in the folder will still open in it's last location (which is no longer accessible unless the monitor is reconnected).
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28 Jan 2010   #89

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EXreaction View Post
When working with multiple monitors, if you disable or disconnect the monitor the folder was last opened in the folder will still open in it's last location (which is no longer accessible unless the monitor is reconnected).
Maybe something I can look into in future versions but probably not anytime too soon as I don't have a multi-monitor setup. I went out of my way to specifically use a windows function that MS claims following about:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MS
would result in a window that is completely off the screen, the system will automatically adjust the coordinates so that the window is visible, taking into account changes in screen resolution and multiple monitor configuration.
go figure nothing ever works as they advertise
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29 Jan 2010   #90

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Workaround for Off-Screen Window

Tweaker, perhaps that function moves one column of pixels onto the screen. Why they wouldn't make all 4 corners of the rectangle visible is anyone's guess.

You could use the GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXVIRTUALSCREEN) and GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYVIRTUALSCREEN) calls to make sure you don't try to move something off-screen.

For now, here's a workaround to bring back a window that ends up off screen.

1. Make the window current (e.g., with the Taskbar or Alt-Tab).
2. Hold down the Alt key and press the Spacebar once.
3. Press the M key once (stands for Move).
4. Press an arrow key (any of the four will work) once.
5. Without clicking anything, move the mouse to bring the window onto the screen

Hope this helps!

-Noel
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