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

05 Nov 2009   #121
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I restarted Windows and it remembered the folder settings...

I hope this can put this little scuffle to rest...
Glad to be of service.

Now please kiss and make up.

By the way. It took me only 30 seconds to find it with Google.


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05 Nov 2009   #122
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I restarted Windows and it remembered the folder settings...

I hope this can put this little scuffle to rest...
Glad to be of service.

Now please kiss and make up.

By the way. It took me only 30 seconds to find it with Google.
Err...no

I figured a simple google search would suffice...but this is an issue that is personal not global
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05 Nov 2009   #123
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Now that a fix is present...no one responds?
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05 Nov 2009   #124
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Now that a fix is present...no one responds?
That figures.

Guess they are busy to find the next thing to complain about.

Joke folks, don't take it to heart.
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05 Nov 2009   #125
JoeyCalamaro

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well it doesn't work for me but I didn't want to add fuel to the fire. That said, I followed the step by step (though Windows 7 itself doesn't have the option to remember folder views at all), rebooted and then I:

1. Set my documents folder to a certain size and icon view.
2. Set my downloads folder to a different size and icon view.
3. Closed both folders.
4. Opened them back up.

They're both the same exact size. So either I didn't follow instructions (always a possibility) or we're not all on the same page in regards to what the problem is.
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05 Nov 2009   #126
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeyCalamaro View Post
Well it doesn't work for me but I didn't want to add fuel to the fire. That said, I followed the step by step (though Windows 7 itself doesn't have the option to remember folder views at all), rebooted and then I:

1. Set my documents folder to a certain size and icon view.
2. Set my downloads folder to a different size and icon view.
3. Closed both folders.
4. Opened them back up.

They're both the same exact size. So either I didn't follow instructions (always a possibility) or we're not all on the same page in regards to what the problem is.
Looks like you are correct...it saves the folder appearance per application...

Meaning Windows Explorer keeps its position, Firefox keeps its position...etc...
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05 Nov 2009   #127
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeyCalamaro View Post
Well it doesn't work for me but I didn't want to add fuel to the fire. That said, I followed the step by step (though Windows 7 itself doesn't have the option to remember folder views at all), rebooted and then I:

1. Set my documents folder to a certain size and icon view.
2. Set my downloads folder to a different size and icon view.
3. Closed both folders.
4. Opened them back up.

They're both the same exact size. So either I didn't follow instructions (always a possibility) or we're not all on the same page in regards to what the problem is.
did you download the zipped registry file the guy posted?

you need to extract the registry file and doubleclick on it,
because the written explanation also contain wrong lines as example.

Good luck
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05 Nov 2009   #128
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeyCalamaro View Post
Well it doesn't work for me but I didn't want to add fuel to the fire. That said, I followed the step by step (though Windows 7 itself doesn't have the option to remember folder views at all), rebooted and then I:

1. Set my documents folder to a certain size and icon view.
2. Set my downloads folder to a different size and icon view.
3. Closed both folders.
4. Opened them back up.

They're both the same exact size. So either I didn't follow instructions (always a possibility) or we're not all on the same page in regards to what the problem is.
did you download the zipped registry file the guy posted?

you need to extract the registry file and doubleclick on it,
because the written explanation also contain wrong lines as example.

Good luck
The instructions involve turning off Keep folder settings or what not which was removed in 7...

His solution in half correct...that part needs a workaround
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05 Nov 2009   #129
JoeyCalamaro

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Looks like you are correct...it saves the folder appearance per application...
Meaning Windows Explorer keeps its position, Firefox keeps its position...etc...
Well that's probably an improvement over what it was. I spent a week on Windows 7 and it seemed as if nothing remembered its size or position. Considering I use quad monitors it was like playing a slot machine every time I launched an application.

This Firefox window opens on... monitor 4! Outlook opens on monitor 1! I know that seems like a minor complaint but it was seriously driving me batty. I've spent the better part of two decades meticulously setting up my workspace and it's really inefficient to have to learn to reset it over and over and over all day.

This is especially true for my project folders. Each folder has a photo folder set to large icon view, a web folder set to details, a project resources folder set to content, etc. On my Mac they all open up adjacent to one another as so I can properly see all relevant client documents at once in their ideal views (and all on the same monitor). This workflow was simply impossible on Windows 7.
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05 Nov 2009   #130
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeyCalamaro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Looks like you are correct...it saves the folder appearance per application...
Meaning Windows Explorer keeps its position, Firefox keeps its position...etc...
Well that's probably an improvement over what it was. I spent a week on Windows 7 and it seemed as if nothing remembered its size or position. Considering I use quad monitors it was like playing a slot machine every time I launched an application.

This Firefox window opens on... monitor 4! Outlook opens on monitor 1! I know that seems like a minor complaint but it was seriously driving me batty. I've spent the better part of two decades meticulously setting up my workspace and it's really inefficient to have to learn to reset it over and over and over all day.

This is especially true for my project folders. Each folder has a photo folder set to icon view, large, a web folder set to details, a project resources folder set to content, etc. On my Mac they all open up adjacent to one another as so I can properly see all relevant client documents at once in their ideal views (and all on the same monitor). This workflow was simply impossible on Windows 7.
If you just ran the reg file than that would be the correct way to install the tweak on 7...

Joey can you test something? Can you place Explorer on like Monitor 3, restart and run it to see if it at least keeps which monitor it shows up on...
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