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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

23 Sep 2011   #371
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

is there any plan to add the option of having 'workspaces' open _in addition to the folders already open_, rather than closing all open windows so that only the workspace folders are open?


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05 Oct 2011   #372
keystoneclimber

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
Q: My view layout and view mode settings are not properly restored for folders, is something wrong?
A:
No, it works as it should. Currently ShellFolderFix does not affect view layout/mode, even though I'd like to add support for it in future if possible. Only window position and size are affected/restored.
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By view layout and view mode settings, are you are refering to a window's maximized state and monitor location? If so, this is not extremely clear to potential downloaders / users. To clarify, the application does not save the monitor location of maximized windows. I almost strictly use maximized windows and use keyboard hotkeys to switch monitors. This application is not useful for this particular window organization / usage mode. Pressing the restore down (middle titlebar button) will allow the window to move to the last saved location. Hopefully this will either save a user from the time to install the program or preferably, prompt future support for this.
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05 Oct 2011   #373
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Firstly I would like to thank you for producing such an excellent piece of software.

The fact that MS thinks that I would want to re size every folder when I open it so that I can access it properly is absolutely mind-blowing. Do they not use their own operating system?

I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with SFFix in the last few days? I have been using it since April and just a few days ago it stop functioning and I am pulling my hair out just trying to get my regular work done.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled.

I have deleted the SFF folder and reinstalled.

I have done a system restore to September 5th and reinstalled.

It is running right now but not remembering any window position or size.

I have not installed any new software or changed my antivirus.

I would appreciate any suggestions that you any have.

One strange piece of info is that "Windows Manager" does not work on my system either...... I tried it out of desperation!



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05 Oct 2011   #374
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker33040 View Post
I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with SFFix in the last few days?
not me. (I've just started using the workspaces feature, too, and it's all terrific.

the only Windows Explorer problem I've ever had is a folder that when opened from a shortcut freezes up _some times_ after a 'group by' setting had been applied. ...I don't know if that's because programs are competing to apply their settings to the window and it all just becomes a tangled mess, or if it's only a problem on Microsoft's side or something.)
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06 Oct 2011   #375
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does any one where one is supposed to complain to MS about this issue??

I know that it will probably be equivalent to spitting in the ocean but at least I would feel a little better.....

Thanks....
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07 Oct 2011   #376
hpower1

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker33040 View Post

I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with SFFix in the last few days? I have been using it since April and just a few days ago it stop functioning and I am pulling my hair out just trying to get my regular work done.

Yes, me too. Mine stopped working this morning. Then I found your post. Worked fine yesterday. Today, all of a sudden, it doesn't. I didn't install anything, uninstall anything, or do any updates.



EDIT - Mine just started working now. No idea why. I even re-booted twice since and it works perfect now. Didn't even lose any of my settings. Strange.
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07 Oct 2011   #377
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker33040 View Post
Does any one where one is supposed to complain to MS about this issue??

I know that it will probably be equivalent to spitting in the ocean but at least I would feel a little better.....

Thanks....
dunno, really, but at
Support for Windows 7 technical problems and troubleshooting
the menu of 'support options' re Win 7 lists a few possibilities, like the forum at 'answers.microsoft.com'.
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11 Oct 2011   #378
SevenHills

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hpower1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker33040 View Post

I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with SFFix in the last few days? I have been using it since April and just a few days ago it stop functioning and I am pulling my hair out just trying to get my regular work done.

Yes, me too. Mine stopped working this morning. Then I found your post. Worked fine yesterday. Today, all of a sudden, it doesn't. I didn't install anything, uninstall anything, or do any updates.



EDIT - Mine just started working now. No idea why. I even re-booted twice since and it works perfect now. Didn't even lose any of my settings. Strange.
My situation is similar. After months of use, my SFF v.1.1.3 suddenly stopped saving any new workspaces, but I can still restore previously saved ones. I downloaded and installed the latest 64-bit version (1.1.4) with no luck. Can anyone help? Thanks

UPDATE: Tried re-booting, reloading various times with no success. After 3 days, I uninstalled everything, including databases (unfortunately lost all previous workspaces). Rebooted. I found it strange that 2 other users "suddenly" had my same problem, at about the same time, so I changed the date on my system to an earlier date. Don't know if that had any bearing on the positive result. I installed the 1.1.4 ShellFolderFixSetup.exe file and Renamed the default install folder by adding the version number 1.1.4. I changed the date back, and everything works fine. At least for now!
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11 Oct 2011   #379
hpower1

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Does anyone know if this program needs the page file to work? I just started working on my re-install to an ssd. Got a few programs on it so far, including this. But it won't work. Only main difference I can think of between my current install and the W7 install on my ssd. Could that be it?
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11 Oct 2011   #380
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am running on an SSD also but SFF worked fine for me for months.

I love this program so much that I have no qualms about manually starting it each morning.

I am running three 22" monitors so I REALLY need my folders to open where I left them.

I have tried various start-up routines and used the delayed start supplied with the program but whenever it starts automatically it does not recognize any open folders. If I start it manually after every thing has settled down it works perfectly.

I ran into this problem with AutoHotKey.... I would write these beautiful sleek scripts then have to add a bunch of "SLEEP. 500" to slow them down so they would run properly. 8GB of RAM hooked up to a 120GB SSD means that normal sloths like Quickbooks and Photoshop open in two seconds not TWENTY!

I am going to try and install SFF on my secondary drive so it has a few extra milliseconds to find what it needs to load AND work!

I still think that Tweaker should accept donations........

Sincerely From,
KeyWestFlorida
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