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 Post subject: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:57 am 
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What is the rational (if there actually is any) of not allowing one to save window size & position (other than the last window opened)? :confused:

Without using a 3rd party program (which seems to be the norm with Win7) has someone found a way to allow saving resized windows other than the last window opened??


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Possible hotfix?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979560

Otherwise it's a built-in code error without a third-party fix.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/For ... 81d106a19b


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:21 am 
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Yes, since I wrote this, I did see those. Not really a fix.

Looks like another new unwanted feature needs to be removed to restore a long time standard feature that now is broke.


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:09 am 
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Well, if the number of 7 users who complain about this issue are small, and the other 99% don't give a crap (=most non-power users?), then M$ won't bother to "fix" what isn't "broken".

I didn't know about this issue before your post because I'm still using XP. But when or if? I use 7 when support ends for XP in 2014, I already know this will be a major-league source of irritation for me.

Maybe it's because 7 no longer has a "Classic View"? I'll hate that, too, I know already.


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:07 am 
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Judging by the huge number of results after doing a search on the subject, it surely isn't a "small" issue! Just as the loss of the classic start menu is even a larger problem. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:40 pm 
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I used this back in XP/Vista and it still works in 7.

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Open up the window that needs to be changed/saved and hold CTRL and click to close out the window.


Edit: Also, I loved this utility when I had XP. http://www.southbaypc.com/autosizer/
Edit2: Why do people like classic view? I just type in what I want and it search it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:35 am 
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How does one save an Explorer window???
There is no "save" under File.


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Hold CTRL and close it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:38 am 
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It only seemed to remember positioning the window to the top of the screen (it was somewhere around the middle before). It's still a 800x600 default window.
I did it a couple of times.

I only have the default M$ supplied driver installed video driver installed (ATI). Would that matter?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:43 pm 
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videobruce wrote:
Judging by the huge number of results after doing a search on the subject, it surely isn't a "small" issue! Just as the loss of the classic start menu is even a larger problem. :evil:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/ :P


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 Post subject: Re: Why can't Win7 remember window size & position like XP??
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:40 am 
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I considered that, but it has to run another process/service for it to work. :(
There's no shortage of services/processes running with each new M$ O/S. :evil:


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