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Author Topic: IDEA: Window manager/organizer  (Read 3764 times)

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IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« on: April 21, 2006, 10:06:16 PM »
Looking for a slick app to create profiles of window application sizes and positions.  More description here: http://discuss.joelo...t.asp?biz.5.334642.7

Willing to pay $30.  Contact me through the email link in the post above
« Last Edit: April 22, 2006, 03:11:47 AM by brotherS »

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Re: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006, 02:48:03 AM »
 :) Try WinWarden at 1 Hour Software by Skrommel.

It should do what you want. It's got text based options, but I've just started working on a new version.

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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2006, 04:19:38 AM »
If you have big screens, you might find this utility useful: http://www.donationc...index.php?topic=3097

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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2006, 12:06:50 PM »
> Try WinWarden at 1 Hour Software by Skrommel.
>It should do what you want. It's got text based options, but I've just started working on a new version.

Hi Skrommel--

It doesn't quite do the trick.  What I'm looking for is something that can manage a group of apps together.  Unless there is some way to easily build a script from the current state of a set of windows currently on the screen.

Thanks
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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2006, 02:04:27 PM »
I read DNeb's idea on Joel's page and i think it's actually a nice one.

Basically he wants to be able to say to the program (maybe through right-click and choosing "Memorize" in system tray), for the program to memorize the size and positions of any visible windows.

Then when he wants (from right-click and choosing "Arrange") for the program to take any visible windows that it has previously memorized position and size and restore them to their positions and sizes.

I think this is a really nice idea.

Might I add it would be nice in an advanced version to work with multiple layouts:
1. Be able to save multiple layouts by name (ie it should ask you to name your layout when you click Memorize), and then choose from the right click menu which layout to invoke.
2. Be able to delete layouts.
3. If you really want to be clever, have a double-click find the stored layout with the most matching windows visible and activate that one.

I'm looking forward to this tool, I think it would be useful.

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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2006, 06:53:01 PM »
Yes, the Advanced version described above is EXACTLY what I want! :)

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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 01:55:41 PM »
this needs to be implemented - i'm convinced of it.

I'll take a whack at it if skrommel isn't going to.. but i'd still like to wait for skrommel to officially pass on it, since i'm guessing it's something he can do faster than me by far.

skrommel what do you say?

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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 04:51:06 PM »
 :) I've just started making a GUI for WinWarden, and I plan to add the suggested functions, but please, I don't want to keep anyone from taking a stab at it!

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Re: IDEA: Window manager/organizer
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2006, 01:52:01 AM »
:) I've just started making a GUI for WinWarden
aah, a GUI for Winwarden. now, that's something worth waiting.. :up: