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Windows 7: KDE-like smart window placement for Windows 7?

03 Aug 2013   #1
diovanti

Windows 7 x64
 
 
KDE-like smart window placement for Windows 7?

When I open multiple explorer windows on my computer I get this:


I want it to look this this by default (I believe Linux calls it 'smart windows placement')


Any suggestions?


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03 Aug 2013   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
KDE on Windows

Have you looked at this site?
Projects/KDE on Windows/FAQ - KDE TechBase

Create a backup HDD image before attempting to install this.
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04 Aug 2013   #3
diovanti

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Have you looked at this site?
Projects/KDE on Windows/FAQ - KDE TechBase

Create a backup HDD image before attempting to install this.
Took a look at that. However it says that the kwin wm cannot replace windows wm. I'm hoping there exists a simple third party userspace application that will do what I want.
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04 Aug 2013   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diovanti View Post
When I open multiple explorer windows on my computer I get this:


I want it to look this this by default (I believe Linux calls it 'smart windows placement')


Any suggestions?
Hi there
Why not use Virtual Desktops -- works now for W7 (and surprisingly W8 too). Download from the sysinternals suite.

You get 4 Virtual desktops -- works exactly like Virtual desktops in most Linux distros. You might find this a better solution for running multiple IE sessions.

more of good stuff in the whole package too. The utility you want is called DESKTOPS.

Sysinternals Suite

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Aug 2013   #5
diovanti

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I probably wasn't clear on what I wanted in the first place with all the emphasis on explorer only. I'd like windows to open on first launch to empty screen space that another window isn't currently occupying if sufficient screen space is available -- basically don't overlap if there's enough room not to. Here's an better example of what I'd like to happen:



Note in the second picture I've moved the windows manually to get it to look like that.

Also tried using the software: DisplayFusion, WinSplit Revoultion & WindowSpace, as these were recommend to me on the SA forums, but to no avail. There's got to be some software out there that will do this...
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05 Aug 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I don't think that Windows Explorer will do that.

You can specify the starting position/size of the Command Prompt window, so you might be able to write a script to do what you want.
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05 Aug 2013   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Have you tried the Virtual Desktops solution I suggested -- It isn't EXACTLY what you ask but it makes this sort of stuff much easier to manage - especially if you only have ONE physical screen.


Cheers
jimbo
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05 Aug 2013   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I use VirtuaWin + KvasdoPager for multiple desktops in Windows.
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