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Windows 7: Retaining window position and size.

26 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7
Retaining window position and size.

Something I like and can't seem to get Win 7 to do for me.....

I open a window for my computer, size it and set it at the upper left of my screen. I open folders in new windows; i.e. open the D: Drive and position it next to the window I opened for my computer. Close both. When I open my computer again it is now in the position where I opened the D: Drive.

How do I get specific windows to retain the size and position I set each time I open them rather then simply pick up the size and position of the last window I opened?

Sorry for this sophomoric question; I'll probably kick myself when I know the answer.


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26 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Roll,

Sorry, but all Windows Explorer windows in Windows 7 share the same position and size as the last one that was closed. They do not have individual folder view settings for these two items.
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10 Nov 2009   #3

Win7 x64 SP1

This is an absolutely BRUTAL problem, especially for those with multiple monitors.

I've done some digging on this issue and best solution is a program called WindowsManager, which is $10. Unfortunately it conflicts with a couple of my programs (SyncBack and SpeedFan). If I minimize either app to the taskbar, they get stuck there. Even closing/restarting them doesn't fix it.
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10 Nov 2009   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

I've aways found maximise window, then hold down control and close window, then open again generally stays maximised.
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10 Nov 2009   #5

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3

I have also found WindowsManager to be slightly problematic and have settled on Zmover to remember size and position.
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27 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
Wiondow resizing fix

This may be old news by now, but I've been using ShellFolderFix for months now. It saves thousands of window positions and sizes - AND IT'S FREE!
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