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Author Topic: Maintain window size and position  (Read 4455 times)

rabbitcatcher

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Maintain window size and position
« on: April 26, 2008, 01:02:38 PM »
I have a problem with just a few applications (Eraser is one) that I cannot set the size and location of the apps window and it reopen in that location and size. Always defaults to much larger size.

Is there someway to correct this, perhaps a tweak in XP?

Thanks

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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 01:21:26 PM »
I've used these two applications from time to time - the links are to reviews of both programs at Freeware Genius. Freeware Genius gives a pretty thorough review of what the products do.

One of them may fit your needs....

Sizer
http://www.freewareg...om/2007/11/12/sizer/

ResizeEnable
http://www.freewareg...w-with-resizeenable/

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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 11:56:24 PM »
another option is to use Skrommel's WinWarden.



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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 09:02:48 PM »
Thanks, I downloaded Sizer and installed, but it does not appear to do what I want; but it is late :-[

It seems that sizer is designed to let you right click on a window and resize that to a preset size that you determine. This would work, but what I really want is to resize the program window once and then have it open to that size and position every time it is opened without any further input. If Sizer does this I have not figured that out.

I will give WinWarden a try tomorrow.

Thanks for all suggestions.

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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 09:52:18 PM »
I don't know if it works for all programs, but if you position the program to the size and location you want it, hold down ctrl and push the exit button. Then the next time you run the program it should re open it in the same spot and teh same size as last time.

I use that when ever firefox decides it wants to open on the right monitor, I just move it to my left monitor, and resize it so that it takes up all of the screen and then I close it while holding ctrl.

One side note: I am almost positive that you can't have the window maximized.
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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 10:29:21 PM »
I don't know if it works for all programs, but if you position the program to the size and location you want it, hold down ctrl and push the exit button. Then the next time you run the program it should re open it in the same spot and teh same size as last time.

Thanks for the tip. I had tried this but there are a few programs that I use often that this does not apply. As mentioned in my OP I use Eraser and it always defaults to about 4x larger window size than what is needed. It would seem that it should be standard with a windows application that once you resize and close it, that it would reopen to that size and screen location. It works with Notepad, and many other apps, but not with Word; go figure! :-\

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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008, 07:41:44 PM »
Just an update to let you know that WinWarden2 does the trick, has an extremely small footprint and consumes practically no resources.

Thanks to all who post here.  :)

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Re: Maintain window size and position
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008, 11:27:32 PM »
Just an update to let you know that WinWarden2 does the trick, has an extremely small footprint and consumes practically no resources.

Thanks to all who post here.

you're welcome and glad to be of help. :)