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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!

29 Oct 2009   #91
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I tell you, I couldn't stand this issue with both Vista and now Windows 7. The only way I got around it when Vista came out?

I use this program: Actual Window Manager. Granted, it cost me $40.00 at the time I bought it, but it was the ONLY app that worked for x64 Windows. And it works perfectly. Whatever window rule I set works, whether it be by window type, title, string, whatever. I get all my windows positioned and sized EXACTLY how I want it, and it hasn't failed me once.

The program is a bit overkill, so I just disable all the extra stuff except the window management part.


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29 Oct 2009   #92
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixon Butz View Post
And I still can figure out how to have either of these do what I want.
Like opening My Computer, going into a drive and any folder, resisze and move the folder and close it. When I open My Computer, it is the size and position of that folder I just resized.
In Vista or XP if I did that, My Computer would be the size and postiton of the last closed My Computer window.
I emailed the author of Window Manager yesterday asking how to do this. No reply yet.
Well Desksoft support never replied, but I guess that email I sent got them to fix it in 1.3

Fix: window position now not overwritten if window caption changes

So now I am happy. I can open My Computer, go in a drive, resize the window, close it, then when I open My Computer again, the size is not lost. Just like the previous behavior in Windows.
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29 Oct 2009   #93
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Again any window can be resized and closed and it will remember that size but it will not let you have any other window (apart from IE) a different size.
Ah I think I see what you mean .. this has never been a problem for me I have to say!

Does this help in any way? ... Default Folder Template Patch

Annoyances.org - Default Folder Template Patch

It has nothing to do with template or contents so no above will not fix it.

Your on Windows 7 so you have the same issue as everyone else as MS removed the most basic function thats as old as Windows.
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29 Oct 2009   #94
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajm786 View Post
I tell you, I couldn't stand this issue with both Vista and now Windows 7. The only way I got around it when Vista came out?

I use this program: Actual Window Manager. Granted, it cost me $40.00 at the time I bought it, but it was the ONLY app that worked for x64 Windows. And it works perfectly. Whatever window rule I set works, whether it be by window type, title, string, whatever. I get all my windows positioned and sized EXACTLY how I want it, and it hasn't failed me once.

The program is a bit overkill, so I just disable all the extra stuff except the window management part.

Vista does unlike Windows 7 have the function just that MS make a boob and left useless XP code in Vista that sat doing nothing.

The fix for Vista was found by another site like this one and its now also here in the Vista Tuts.

Windows 7 however so far cannot be made to do the same.
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30 Oct 2009   #95
WarpCorp

Windows 7 64 Bit Pro
 
 
Windows Manager - Fails

After trying for over 2 hours to get Windows Manager to remember the size and position of Windows in Windows 7 Pro 64 bit - I gave up. This is with a fresh, clean install of Windows 7 - nothing else running or installed. The transparency features and options are nice - but if it won't remember the position and size, it is of little use.

You should be able to select the Window, pull down the menu, open the control panel and select remember size and position when closed. As simple as that. If you have to enter pixel sizes and coordinates for every window and folder - it's just not worth it.

How STUPID was Microsoft for leaving the "windows" function out of Windows 7?

Send and email to advocate@microsoft.com telling them we want the feature back along with a "classic" simple menu.
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30 Oct 2009   #96
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

I got that software to work and it was months ago and nowhere near the current build now.

It was only the trial of windowmanager but if I liked Win7 I would pay for it but some other things need fixed before I will use it fully.
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30 Oct 2009   #97
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WarpCorp View Post
After trying for over 2 hours to get Windows Manager to remember the size and position of Windows in Windows 7 Pro 64 bit - I gave up. This is with a fresh, clean install of Windows 7 - nothing else running or installed. The transparency features and options are nice - but if it won't remember the position and size, it is of little use.

You should be able to select the Window, pull down the menu, open the control panel and select remember size and position when closed. As simple as that. If you have to enter pixel sizes and coordinates for every window and folder - it's just not worth it.

How STUPID was Microsoft for leaving the "windows" function out of Windows 7?

Send and email to advocate@microsoft.com telling them we want the feature back along with a "classic" simple menu.

I tested WindowsManager out and found it to NOT work all the time.
Now I am using ZMover and so far it has been 100%. Free 30 day trial.
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31 Oct 2009   #98
WarpCorp

Windows 7 64 Bit Pro
 
 

Send your outrage over the ommission of this code and that we want them to bring back the clean, concise, easy to modify "classic start menu".

email them at: advocate@microsoft.com
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31 Oct 2009   #99
WarpCorp

Windows 7 64 Bit Pro
 
 

Windows Manager does not seem to work with Windows 7 - even the beta fails. ZMover seems to work fine and is a lot easier to use. However, we still should not have to use a third party utility to do basic "windows" functions such as this. Please complain to: advocate@microsoft.com
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31 Oct 2009   #100
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Are you talking abut WindowManager?

DeskSoft - WindowManager - Window position and size manager

That works fine with Win7. Always has.
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