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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

07 Sep 2010   #251
somewon1

Enterprise
 
 
window jumps when changing folders in explorer

This is a nice little app to remedy a nasty surprise from Microsoft (I'm assuming there is some technical reason for the lack of folder memory - if not, ... well, I'll keep this PG ).

One problem I have run into (which has led to me maximizing all explorer windows) is that my explorer windows will remember their size, but when I switch between folders/libraries the window will occasionally jump a couple of millimeters and stay there until I change to another folder. The top border of the window does not move, but the rest of the window, from about 3 or 4 mils down from the top to the bottom will be offset, with the offset visible on the right side - the close button stays in place but immediately below it the window is shifted a few mils to the left.

Has anyone else noticed this? Is there a fix/workaround?

Thanks,
SW


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08 Sep 2010   #252
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by somewon1 View Post
Has anyone else noticed this? Is there a fix/workaround?
I'm not sure I understood correctly, but it sounds a lot like the redraw bug. If I did understand correctly you are using the Basic Aero theme (the non-transparent one), in which case you can go into SFF options and check the "Enable Basic theme redraw fix". That solved the issue at least in my tests.
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09 Sep 2010   #253
Nemai04

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 
Experience update

Just thought I would comment a couple of things after while of ShellFolderFix use: It works most of the time, but regularly the Computer window which I like to keep open on the desktop corner (to see disks) will end up in odd places, huge sometimes, and seems to happen a lot more on 7 than Vista. It would be perfect as far as I am concerned if that could be addressed.
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10 Sep 2010   #254
Fawkrin

W7
 
 

You probably need to be more specific. I have used SFF on W7x64 for about 4 months now, not a single buggy issue.
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10 Sep 2010   #255
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemai04 View Post
but regularly the Computer window which I like to keep open on the desktop corner (to see disks) will end up in odd places, huge sometimes, and seems to happen a lot more on 7 than Vista.
Does this happen on startup/logon or when you manually open Computer during normal usage (like double clicking on the icon)?
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11 Sep 2010   #256
retiredfields

Win 7 64
 
 

This is a great app. One request. It would be nice to be able to suspend saving window locations as you exit them. I like to move windows around, as I am using them, but not save their new positions. Rather, I like to have them revert to their saved default locations. I have not found a way to disable the automatic save functionality. An on-off switch, in the right click menu, would be great.

Ken
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11 Sep 2010   #257
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retiredfields View Post
I have not found a way to disable the automatic save functionality. An on-off switch, in the right click menu, would be great.
You mean completely disable it for all windows by an option in the SFF tray icon context menu? That seems like it wouldn't be too hard to add.

Lately I've also been thinking of adding (as an option) the ability to prevent saving when a window is closed by holding down shift while closing. That would not prevent saving when navigating to a new location within the same window though, so I haven't decided yet.
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12 Sep 2010   #258
retiredfields

Win 7 64
 
 

Yes sir, that is exactly what I mean. Then you can set up window locations, where you like them, and they will always open at that location, even if they have been moved in the previous session.

Your idea is also great. Hold the shift key for one particular window or right click and disable saving location for all windows.

Thanks

Ken
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12 Sep 2010   #259
Nemai04

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 
Computer Window

tweaker: Yeah, the Computer window which I normally keep open in a small window in the upper right hand corner (to see loaded disks), will regularly be large way off in the middle of the screen on startup, even if I left it in place at shut down. I understand if this happens after playing a game or something that changes the display resolution, the windows will be out of place, but that is not what happens when the Computer window opens in odd places at startup. *This may not have been noticed before because most people don't keep the Computer window open like that continually.
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13 Sep 2010   #260
KenRD

Window 7 64 bit
 
 
Enhancement

I have been using your tool for a few weeks now and it is great. I typically have a few Explorer windows open, each rooted to a different folder and/or drive and like to keep them organized at specific locations.

I have a suggestion for an enhancement or possibly a bug fix. Say you have two Explorer windows open, one configured to be on the top left of the screen the other on the bottom right. If I use the one on the bottom right and navigate to the folder the one on the top left is configured for, the one on the bottom right moves to the top left. It would be nice to be able to keep them where they are regardless of which folder you are currently viewing.

Again, thanks for a great tool

I am running Windows 7 Professional X64.

Ken
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