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

27 Oct 2009   #81
The111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So does the Adobe Design Suite somehow become more aesthetically pleasing on a Mac? I spend hours using Photoshop and InDesign on my PeeCee and I am happy with the experience.


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27 Oct 2009   #82
The111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This would definitely be a pain in the ass, but has anybody considered using a macro program (often free) to create shortcuts for positioning and sizing certain folders upon opening? We shouldn't have to do it, but it still might work for now (or forever if M$ never listens).
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27 Oct 2009   #83
JoeyCalamaro

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The111 View Post
So does the Adobe Design Suite somehow become more aesthetically pleasing on a Mac?
It goes beyond visual appeal, really. CS4 interfaces directly with my Mac Pro's fragrance diffusers to fill the room with the effervescent scent of pine, with just a hint of cranberry, every time I add a new layer. There's also a fascinating ambient light show that takes place when I do masking...

Anyway, obviously I'm speaking in regards to apps that simply have no counterpart cross platform. some examples would be apps like Coda, Espresso, CSSEdit, Things, Transmit and so on. These are apps where designers actually have a part in the development process. Is it overkill? If you don't appreciate aesthetics, then absolutely. But in the few times I've tried switching to Windows (twice now in as many years), I really find myself missing the level of polish that goes into the Mac platform.
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27 Oct 2009   #84
EgyptianAcid

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I kind of agree that 'solved' is misleading in this case. Perhaps the first post should be modded in red text that says 'this cannot currently be done '
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28 Oct 2009   #85
Pikey

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

I think I found a fix for this .. if you shut your window down using it's own menu instead of the red X .. it should work!

For instance, in Thunderbird, make your window the size you want .. shut down using File >> Exit in the menu , next time you open it remembers that size.

The menu bar is not always visible in IE , but if you enable it and use it as above , it seems to remember the previous size OK.

Not sure about other windows .. but worth experimenting with I'd say!
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28 Oct 2009   #86
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

That does not work either.

The old tricks about opening 3 windows or using the menu to close are nothing to do with this.

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.
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28 Oct 2009   #87
MrDeviance

windws 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't worry people, I bet windows 8 is going to be a windows 7 with a new task bar and these options enabled again.
First they made vista with too many new options and slow now they made windows 7 with too few settings and faster. Windows 8 might just get it right like xp did...
The way I see it, vista is ME 2 and windows 7 is windows 2000(2), so if I'm right xp2 should follow up in the form of windows 8...
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29 Oct 2009   #88
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Vista was remade at last minute and launched far too soon as Longhorn was 2 years late.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ifQvQCO7Y"]YouTube - Longhorn concept[/ame] (Nothing like the Vista we got).

Vista today is a good OS and it has 2 less services by default running on a clean install than Windows 7 has.

I was given Vista freely by MS and even then i avoided it for 1 year till software/driver matured and peeps here had many fixes for issues MS couldn't/wouldn't fix.
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29 Oct 2009   #89
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Vista was remade at last minute and launched far too soon as Longhorn was 2 years late.

YouTube - Longhorn concept (Nothing like the Vista we got).

Vista today is a good OS and it has 2 less services by default running on a clean install than Windows 7 has.

I was given Vista freely by MS and even then i avoided it for 1 year till software/driver matured and peeps here had many fixes for issues MS couldn't/wouldn't fix.
That seems...to movie-ish and silly as a modern OS

I wouldn't care honestly if they stuck with the 7 and AERO concept with making noticeable improvements in the future...

That is just my opinion of coruse
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29 Oct 2009   #90
Pikey

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

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
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