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

21 Nov 2009   #191
Firseal

XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Actually, I got success in getting Windows 7 to remember size and position by right clicking on the top title bar, selecting 'Size' from the menu, and so long as that arrow icon is being used resizing the window using that. Closing the window afterwards then reopening got me my remembered size and positions in IE8, Wordpad, and Notepad. Have not tried it with anything else, really, but as I typed this I altered the size of my Windows Explorer twice, opening and closing, and it remembered the new position both times.

Granted, I don't know if this will work for different windows in different files, but its something to consider.


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22 Nov 2009   #192
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firseal View Post
Actually, I got success in getting Windows 7 to remember size and position by right clicking on the top title bar, selecting 'Size' from the menu, and so long as that arrow icon is being used resizing the window using that. Closing the window afterwards then reopening got me my remembered size and positions in IE8, Wordpad, and Notepad. Have not tried it with anything else, really, but as I typed this I altered the size of my Windows Explorer twice, opening and closing, and it remembered the new position both times.

Granted, I don't know if this will work for different windows in different files, but its something to consider.
Wow, this is actually correct and duplicated here too. Windows 7 really is great.
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22 Nov 2009   #193
Firseal

XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Irony - I'm trying to fix completely different things with Windows 7, its what brings me here.

But yeah. Every windows based window I've tried that on, it works like a charm.
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22 Nov 2009   #194
The111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firseal View Post
Actually, I got success in getting Windows 7 to remember size and position by right clicking on the top title bar, selecting 'Size' from the menu, and so long as that arrow icon is being used resizing the window using that. Closing the window afterwards then reopening got me my remembered size and positions in IE8, Wordpad, and Notepad. Have not tried it with anything else, really, but as I typed this I altered the size of my Windows Explorer twice, opening and closing, and it remembered the new position both times.

Granted, I don't know if this will work for different windows in different files, but its something to consider.
This entire thread consists of people thinking they solved the problem, over and over again, without actually understanding what the problem is.

The problem is making SEPARATE explorer windows remember UNIQUE positions.
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29 Nov 2009   #195
dstockhaus

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Easy Solution to the Annoying Problem

Desksoft Window Manager 1.40 will put you perfectly at ease.
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30 Nov 2009   #196
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

It does not do anything but remember window positions.

But thanks for letting me know of new build, even then you have got to manually tell it to remember the open current open window or it can forget.

EDIT : 1.41 is out.
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30 Nov 2009   #197
WarpCorp

Windows 7 64 Bit Pro
 
 
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Just and FYI... On this past Wed, I actually got a call from the Microsoft escalation desk from a very courteous technician that spend about an hour on the phone with me in an "interview" to gather information about this problem and the lack of a "classic" start menu in Windows 7. From his comments, it was obvious that this issue is gaining momentum and is being escalated within the Win 7 product development and fix departments. It was in depth and very thorough in wanting to know why this is such an issue, how it affects productivity and would it prevent deployment of win 7 in a business environment.

At least they are listening....
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30 Nov 2009   #198
WarpCorp

Windows 7 64 Bit Pro
 
 

Also... they were aware of the third party utilities that were being used to restore these functions (ie., Windows Manager and Z-Mover). He admitted that the last thing Microsoft wants is for us Windows 7 users to have to go outside of the Microsoft universe to make Win 7 work.

Personally, I can not get Windows Manager to work - it seems to forget everything as soon as you reboot windows. I love the transparency feature that you can set up - but its main purpose just does not seem to work. Z-Mover on the other hand is simple, faster and works like a charm. It's just a shame that with each of these utilities - you have to take the time to tell it to remember the window size and position the first time you open that particular window. Once you have done that (one time), it remembers the size and postion of what you set up and opens the window exactly where you left it. If you want to change its size and postion later on, you have to open Z-Mover and tell it the new information.
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30 Nov 2009   #199
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Good MS are listening.

windowmanager is loading at startup for you ?

You must tell it to remember current size of the open window, AFAIK it cannot do it on its own
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30 Nov 2009   #200
Dixon Butz

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Good MS are listening.

windowmanager is loading at startup for you ?

You must tell it to remember current size of the open window, AFAIK it cannot do it on its own
WindowManager remembers size and position automatically. You can create special rules for windows if needed.
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