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Windows 7: How do I store various dialogue box settings?

29 Nov 2011   #1
AlexDunnett

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How do I store various dialogue box settings?

Hello Seven Forums!

Q: Does anybody know of a way to keep certain dialogue box settings the same? The original problem I was having was changing the paper from A4 to A3 every time I needed to print a drawing in the office I work in. This problem I was able to solve by changing the settings in the printer driver. However I often come across small changes in other programs that I'm making hundred of times a day and I'd love to learn how to get them to stick.

For example in MicroStation there is a check box within Print Organiser that says "Use master design file directory", my fairly limited knowledge leads to to believe that each of these settings is called up from within the registry, so is it just a matter of finding a way to determine the registry key/string/binary and change the value or am I going in the wrong direction?

Regards,

Alexander Dunnett


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30 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexDunnett View Post
Hello Seven Forums!

Q: Does anybody know of a way to keep certain dialogue box settings the same? The original problem I was having was changing the paper from A4 to A3 every time I needed to print a drawing in the office I work in. This problem I was able to solve by changing the settings in the printer driver. However I often come across small changes in other programs that I'm making hundred of times a day and I'd love to learn how to get them to stick.

For example in MicroStation there is a check box within Print Organiser that says "Use master design file directory", my fairly limited knowledge leads to to believe that each of these settings is called up from within the registry, so is it just a matter of finding a way to determine the registry key/string/binary and change the value or am I going in the wrong direction?

Regards,

Alexander Dunnett
It may not be in registry, as in your first case. It may be in the individual applications configuration files.

The only things I would suspect that are stored in registry are the global settings across all applications.
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04 Dec 2011   #3
AlexDunnett

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Is there a way to view/edit the individual application configuration files you mentioned?
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10 Jan 2012   #4
AlexDunnett

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I'm currently investigating another option that would wait for a certain window to be open then execute a macro to change the dialogue box or achieve a desired task.

For example, using AutoIt (AutoItScript - AutoItScript Website) to wait for "Save As" to open in Word before using XY co-ordinates to change the "Save as type:".

An awkward solution perhaps but I'm committed to finding how I can automate these settings.
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