remember position on screen

July 27, 2008 at 00:39:06
Specs: WinMe, 700MHz, 700Mb
Because of other content on my desktop, I want a program to launch NOT maximised to the screen, but still aligned to the top of the screen. But it keeps opening in such a position that I need to move it up. What can I do to make it remember where I want it to open ?


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July 27, 2008 at 03:21:34
Dear Sebastian42,
i didn't understand you, you want a program to open another program maximized if that what you want this is batch file:

@echo off

start /max "type her your program name"


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July 27, 2008 at 14:05:14
Re-adjust the program's window positioning to your satisfaction, click the File button in the top left corner, scroll down and click Exit or Close. Window should hold it's position ...usually.

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July 27, 2008 at 16:39:25
Try this old W95 program "WinSize" which keeps your settings fine:-

It is OK on W98SE so there is a fair chance it will be OK on WinME. It caused a file handling issue with XP NTFS (Windows hiding behind each other) otherwise I would still be using it now.

If it doesn't start automatically put a shortcut to the exe file in Startup. When you close the "Window Handler" use the close program button rather than the corner X otherwise it will need restarting.

You can save screens any old size and position so long as they have not been saved maximised (ie pull them to size instead). Just tag then save the Window. There are also options to centralise, use wildcard Window names and so forth.

Hope it works for you on WinME because it's a great little program.

some other bloke...

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July 28, 2008 at 01:25:02
I do NOT want the window maximised, I just want it to open (LESS than maximum) in a convenient location.

I have done ALMOST what you suggested - I closed by clicking the 'X' in top right of the screen - THAT did NOT produce the right effect.

If Viking's suggestion does not work, I'll try yours.

Thank you all.


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August 9, 2008 at 15:46:10

Do what Viking said plus...

Make sure all other windows, folders, programs are closed. Then size and position a program you normally use (and have problems with). Then close the program.

Now open that program again and see if it opens back up where you want it to. - Windows Me Help

Should i put a question here? :)

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August 10, 2008 at 04:30:01
Before I saw your suggestion, I had started documenting the behaviour of the program I want to open at the top of the screen. Most lately it has been opening exactly there, but if for the sake of testing, I close it and relaunch it immediately, it opens lower than where it was when I closed it.

Anyway, since it now opens where I want it, the PROBLEM is solved.


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