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

21 May 2010   #211
Dixon Butz

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

I love fences! I have the pro version.


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21 May 2010   #212
The111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkAtHome View Post
OMFG. Why is this solution not posted in the OP?!?! It works! And apparently it was created way back in November, and because I only monitor this thread, I never found out about it.

Thank you THANK YOU!

EDIT: Thanks for putting it in the OP, Brink. Many people like myself did not want to use WindowManager since it is not free.
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23 May 2010   #213
MarkAtHome

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The111 View Post
OMFG. Why is this solution not posted in the OP?!?! It works! And apparently it was created way back in November, and because I only monitor this thread, I never found out about it.
I am glad that it worked for you.

Note that it was not found due to my reading other threads. Since no one was coming up with a good (IMO) solution, I did a google search and found myself back here!
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07 Jan 2012   #214
videobruce

Win7 x64 & XP
 
 

Read the negative reviews on CNet regarding 'Fences' (Other than having it reported as a virus), namely the EULA,
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07 Jan 2012   #215
Dixon Butz

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

Stardock would not do that on the free version. Paid for pro and fences is extremly usefull on my multi monitor setup.
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05 May 2012   #216
Cameron2849

windows home 64bit
 
 
how to make windows 7 or XP remember window size and position

I know this sounds wierd but it works. 1. Open the window that you want to resize. 2. Close or minimize other windows. 3. Right click on task bar and then left click on "show windows side by side". 4. Resize/position the window to the way you want it. 5. Close the window.

This works with most windows/programs but not all. Once you try it a few times, it's easy, and requires no extra little programs. Works with IE but all websites will open in same remembered position.
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05 May 2012   #217
Dixon Butz

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

That does nothing to make windows remember the position when they are re-opened. And it makes a mess when using multiple monitors.
Even windows 8 doesn't save explorer window positions.
Still the best solution is window manager from Desksoft. I couldn't live without it.
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05 May 2012   #218
jagooch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cameron2849 View Post
I know this sounds wierd but it works. 1. Open the window that you want to resize. 2. Close or minimize other windows. 3. Right click on task bar and then left click on "show windows side by side". 4. Resize/position the window to the way you want it. 5. Close the window.

This works with most windows/programs but not all. Once you try it a few times, it's easy, and requires no extra little programs. Works with IE but all websites will open in same remembered position.
But what you need to move/resize the window while you are working, and then close it? Will it still open where you want it to the next time? I think it remembers the last position and size, and not the desired opening position and size, which are 2 different things.

I want my window to always open in the same location and size, regardless of what those settings were when I last closed it.
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08 Oct 2012   #219
BuddyLama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
FAIL: Still no solution from Microsoft?

This thread is over 2 years old and Microsoft has FAILED to fix the problem??
All that Microsoft has offered is ShellFolderFix, which is NOT a solution at all.

Every prior version of Windows supported this capability, yet not Windows 7 or 8.
Third party developers have engineered a solution, but Microsoft cannot or will not.

The only viable solution for consumers who want and need the feature are forced to spend an additional 10% - 20% more than the retail price of the operating system to buy a 3rd party strap-on just to replace a feature that's older than most of the employees at Microsoft... Gee, thanks.
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20 Dec 2012   #220
cdrobsonjr

Windows 7
 
 
You got a RED Close button??? - I don't - just boring gray

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charbroil57 View Post
I am running Windows 7, 7100 x64 and have been using an old windows trick to make window's remember location and size of opened windows...

When you get the window the size and location you want and are ready to close it, Use the red Close (X) button in the upper right corner while holding down the shift key! This has always worked for me!

Marvin!
No "RED" close buttons and your trick has no effect. Sorry.
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