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

30 Nov 2009   #201
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Hmm, I always opened its GUI and choose to save current window lol.

Possibly that's why mines works.


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30 Nov 2009   #202
zrxer

 
 
Free Software

I got annoyed with this, and eventually downloaded the DeskSoft software. However, I'm not a huge fan of proprietary software, and it was doing more than I needed.

So, I wrote WindowsWhere (windowswhere - Project Hosting on Google Code), which puts Windows Explorer windows where you want them. It is just alpha software right now (I hacked it up a few nights ago, only tested on Windows 7 32bit on a 32bit machine, namely, my machine, and no one else's). WindowsWhere is released under the GPL v3, and is written in C++ and C#.

If you are a developer who has been annoyed by this problem too, give it a try; maybe you'll even want to contribute. If you are just looking for some Free software to put your windows where you want them, you can give it a try too -- but you might want to wait until a beta release!
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01 Dec 2009   #203
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrxer View Post
I got annoyed with this, and eventually downloaded the DeskSoft software. However, I'm not a huge fan of proprietary software, and it was doing more than I needed.

So, I wrote WindowsWhere (windowswhere - Project Hosting on Google Code), which puts Windows Explorer windows where you want them. It is just alpha software right now (I hacked it up a few nights ago, only tested on Windows 7 32bit on a 32bit machine, namely, my machine, and no one else's). WindowsWhere is released under the GPL v3, and is written in C++ and C#.

If you are a developer who has been annoyed by this problem too, give it a try; maybe you'll even want to contribute. If you are just looking for some Free software to put your windows where you want them, you can give it a try too -- but you might want to wait until a beta release!
And a Beta release is expected........?
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01 Dec 2009   #204
zrxer

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post

And a Beta release is expected........?
Haha, quicker response than I expected! I will try to test it on a few friends' machines and clean up the roughest edges in the next few days; I'll shoot for next Monday.

And, apologies all around if this doesn't do what you want, or doesn't work: I just got it working how I wanted and decided to post it in case someone else was interested. Currently my windows stay where I want them, which is all I was looking for!
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01 Dec 2009   #205
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm looking forward to next Monday then, if it works it'll be a very handy app for me!
Thanks zrxer!
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14 Dec 2009   #206
zrxer

 
 
Less Alpha-y Alpha

Hello again. I've released a slightly less wild alpha, which should be "safe enough" to try. Find it at windowswhere - Project Hosting on Google Code

If you do try it out, let me know how it works, or if there are any (and there will be) bugs. It would really help if you posted them to the issues list at the google code site listed above. Thanks!
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20 May 2010   #207
rhomboid1

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevecn70 View Post
The problem is the same as vista and XP usually. The BagMRU size isn't big enough to accomodate all the folders, When it runs out of space, it loses folder settings. The following registry file ups the MRU size to 20,000 folders:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20

Hey, Thanks for the tip, it seemed to work for me so far.
For those of you who claim not to see "BagMRU" in the "SHELL" place holder, you have to create the entry, i.e; create a DWORD (32bit) value. At least that's how I did it.

Cheers!
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20 May 2010   #208
Dixon Butz

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

BagMRU has nothing to do with 7 not remembering window size and postion. 7 was designed to remember only the window size and position of the last closed window.
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20 May 2010   #209
MarkAtHome

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The solution was posted here: https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...tml#post396744

I have installed it on Window 7 64-bit and have Open Each Folder In Its Own Window selected.
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21 May 2010   #210
HighTechGeek

 
 

I only read pages 1, 11 & 21 of this post, so I don't know if this has been suggested, but perhaps an acceptable solution to this thread would be Fences for Windows 7:
Stardock Fences website

It is free for personal use and organizes your icons on the desktop nicely. It works with 32 and 64 bit Windows.

For gfwalker's request for folder with only icons, You can create a fence on the desktop called Games with 50 icons inside the fence. The fence can be shrunk down to only show 1 icon and you can scroll through the list rather nicely.

It may not be exactly what people are looking for, but I think it's actually a better solution... and it's FREE!

I just re-read this and it sounds like an ad! haha! It's not: I've been looking to have Windows save my icon positions since Windows 95 & I was really pleasantly surprised by this product! I didn't know about the BagMRU hack for Windows XP, but apparently it doesn't work in Windows 7 anyway...
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