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Author Topic: Window offscreen at startup  (Read 325 times)

AzureToad

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Window offscreen at startup
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:54 PM »
My Evernote window shows up offscreen every stinkin' time i reboot.  >:(
I've moved and resized the window, shut down the application and then started it up again and it retains previous location/size, as one would expect.
BUT - when I reboot the desktop, i see the icon in the task bar and the window is once again, offscreen.

I used AutoHotkey's Window Spy to see that the window's X-Y coordinates are set to -32000 & -32000.  Searching the registry for "-32000" results in these results:

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppUserModelId\Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls (also in HKLM)
 - DisplayName = @%SystemRoot%\system32\WpcRefreshTask.dll,-32000

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AsyncMac (also in HKLM)
 - Description (also DisplayName) = @%systemroot%\system32\mprmsg.dll,-32000

Details:
OS = Windows 10 1703 build 15063.1746
3 monitors, left-most is primary, all are set to 1920x1080.

Anyone have any trouble-shooting ideas for getting my window to appear on one of my monitors after rebooting?
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Re: Window offscreen at startup
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 05:47 PM »
You might try after you get it positioned on the screen to close it (completely, including the taskbar notification icon) and then re-open it.  It's likely that they're saving the position on exit, and if you reboot without closing, it might not go through that procedure.

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Re: Window offscreen at startup
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 07:09 PM »
What Wraith said, but when you do that use regmon or something like it to track any registry writes that it is doing. Personally I would think it's something in HKCU\Software\Evernote or wherever.

Heh - actually I just ran across this page that purports to list all of Evernote's registry settings, maybe there is a clue there.

Also, this page for a utility that "is a small app that allows you to change some of Evernote's more useful, but hidden Regsitry settings".
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Re: Window offscreen at startup
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 09:52 AM »
You might try after you get it positioned on the screen to close it (completely, including the taskbar notification icon) and then re-open it.  It's likely that they're saving the position on exit, and if you reboot without closing, it might not go through that procedure.

Yeah, that works until the next reboot. I've exited ALL apps and rebooted, this one is the stubborn app that refuses to obey the "rules".
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Re: Window offscreen at startup
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 09:55 AM »
What Wraith said, but when you do that use regmon or something like it to track any registry writes that it is doing. Personally I would think it's something in HKCU\Software\Evernote or wherever.

Heh - actually I just ran across this page that purports to list all of Evernote's registry settings, maybe there is a clue there.

Also, this page for a utility that "is a small app that allows you to change some of Evernote's more useful, but hidden Regsitry settings".

REGMON. That's a good idea - thanks for the tip, i'll check that out.
I perused the links and, while they've got some good information, they both are a bit dated unfortunately. Evernote's changed their UI quite a bit since v1.0.
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