How to lock window positions?

August 28, 2007 at 10:25:32
Specs: xp pro, -
Hello. I was just wondering ifit is possible to stop windows from being moved or resized once they're put somewhere.

For instance I have my computer/my docs and the bin open up right in the centre of the screen. Sometimes though I accidentally open two windows at the same time, the second always seems to 'tile' over the first so you can see the first, which is all well and good, but once closing the windows and reopening them, the positions of the second 'tiled' window is remembered for the other windows meaning they all open off centre. Its annoying to have to reposition them again.

Can this be changed so they always default to one window position at all times, so they always revert to it even after being moved, or even better some sort of lock to prevent them from being moved/resized at all?

Thanks for any help.

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August 28, 2007 at 10:56:18
Does the scenarios explained in the article below resemble what you would like to fix? (Read it thoroughly to get a better sense of it)


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August 28, 2007 at 11:12:48
How about this?
My Computer > Tools > Options > General tab > 'Open each folder in the same window'.

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August 28, 2007 at 12:02:08
well you can right click on the task bar on bottom of your screen. The task bar is where that bar is with the start on it.It is the default position of the task bar the bottom of the screen but you can move it.Still though it is called the task bar. Right click the task bar you will see you have a choice of cascade windows , tile windows vertically. tile windows horizontally.

You could USE the tile vertically option. Then all you do is just click on the maximize square on the right corner top of the window and enlarge the window you want to fill the screen .Then the window is centered with just a click. Then you click the maximize button again and the window goes back to its smaller state.And all the open windows under it are seen as they are still open.

Use your mouse pointer to drag any window to the desired size you want it to be .Once you size the window by using your pointer it should stay that size everytime you open it in future.So you could have every window set to open at a different size.Whatever size you fix the window at using your mouse pointer it will remember that size until you change it again using your mouse pointer.

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August 28, 2007 at 17:16:09
Hmm, was just browsing on here really....

Try this oldie - it works fine on XP for me:

...some other bloke...

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August 28, 2007 at 17:28:08
Hey Derek, cheers, nice to see you drop by.

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