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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

12 Oct 2011   #381
hpower1

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Strange, this stopped working for me again. Only thing I did today was some windows updates. Seems to me the last time the program stopped working was when I did some windows updates, but then it came back and started working again. I'll monitor it, but I did the updates first thing this morning, and as of now (about 5 hrs since) the program still is not remembering my folder locations. Strange.


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12 Oct 2011   #382
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you disable the programs auto-start then just run it from a desktop shortcut (or key combination) once everything has settled down it works fine then......

Better than nothing!

KeyWestFlorida
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12 Oct 2011   #383
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker33040 View Post
If you disable the programs auto-start then just run it from a desktop shortcut (or key combination) once everything has settled down it works fine then......

Better than nothing!

KeyWestFlorida
is this only occurring on x64 versions?
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13 Oct 2011   #384
hpower1

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Not sure on this, but really strange. This didn't work for me all day yesterday, and this morning too. Now, all of a sudden, works perfect. I did no updates or anything this morning. I don't know why this happens.

I am in the process of re-installing on my new SSD and I wasn't getting it to work. I think I'll try again, maybe just wait a day and it may start again.

Who knows.
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15 Oct 2011   #385
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just have an AutoHotKey script run at start up to delay the launch of SFF.

Anything less than four seconds and SFF will run but not recognize any open folders.

The delay function in SFF does not seem to do anything on my machine.

The problem might be the x64 version of Win7 or the fact that I am running it on an SSD......

KW.Fla
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19 Oct 2011   #386
hpower1

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Can you explain how you did this? I have never used AutoHotKey before. Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker33040 View Post
I just have an AutoHotKey script run at start up to delay the launch of SFF.

Anything less than four seconds and SFF will run but not recognize any open folders.

The delay function in SFF does not seem to do anything on my machine.

The problem might be the x64 version of Win7 or the fact that I am running it on an SSD......

KW.Fla
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21 Oct 2011   #387
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

; Script Function: Delay start the SFF
; C:\Program Files\ShellFolderFix\ShellFolderFixUI.exe - default install location

#SingleInstance, force
SendMode Input
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%

SFF_EXE = C:\Program Files\ShellFolderFix\ShellFolderFixUI.exe
SFF_Path = C:\Program Files\ShellFolderFix

sleep 4000
SOUNDBEEP

Run, %SFF_EXE%, %SFF_Path%, hide

Sleep 1000
SOUNDBEEP
EXIT
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21 Oct 2011   #388
tweaker33040

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download and install AutoHotKey
open "Startup" folder for your OS
Right click "New" > "AutoHotKeyScript"
Copy & Paste above script
Save and Close

Dont forget to UNCHECK "Start automatically at logon" in SFF
You can remove the "Soundbeep" lines, I just had them as cues that everything was working properly.....
Sorry for the threadjack.

KW.FL
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22 Oct 2011   #389
leefoo

Windows 7
 
 

Hello........I have Windows 7.
I also seem to have the latest version of ShellFolderFix, but it isn't working 'as advertised". My next open folder ALWAYS takes on the dimensions of the one I just used. I look back at page 1 of this thread, and Tweaker says that he wants to fix this. Was it fixed? I have 1.1.4.

I look in the Options and none of them seem to make sense. Is there one of the boxes I need to check to make this work well?

All I want is Folder A to be 80% of the screen, Folder B to be 50% of the screen and Folder C to be 10% of the screen. But as soon as I make Folder C that size, Folder A opens to 10% vice 80%.

Thx for any and all advice.
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23 Oct 2011   #390
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leefoo View Post
Hello........I have Windows 7.
I also seem to have the latest version of ShellFolderFix, but it isn't working 'as advertised". My next open folder ALWAYS takes on the dimensions of the one I just used. I look back at page 1 of this thread, and Tweaker says that he wants to fix this. Was it fixed? I have 1.1.4.

I look in the Options and none of them seem to make sense. Is there one of the boxes I need to check to make this work well?

All I want is Folder A to be 80% of the screen, Folder B to be 50% of the screen and Folder C to be 10% of the screen. But as soon as I make Folder C that size, Folder A opens to 10% vice 80%.

Thx for any and all advice.
I now have the same problem. ShellFolderFix has always worked for me but I've noticed a few unexpected things over a few weeks now, so I put it to the test and while it's definitely doing something to folder size memory as it isn't the same as default Win7.64 behaviour, it isn't actually doing what's required at all now. I haven't found any SFF options that help, restarting SFF makes no difference. I blame windows updates

Edit.........

Success. I thought it was worth uninstalling SFF and trying a fresh install but that was the same, so I wondered if the problem was actually 1.1.4. I put on 1.1.3 and it works!
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