Solved Is there a way to turn off cascading windows?

August 16, 2019 at 11:30:39
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I'm currently using Windows 10, but this is something I've
done probably going all the way back to Windows 95.

In a graphics creation / editing program I've been using for
many years (and hence is way out of date), when I open an
image file or create a new image, it is placed in the work area
as a cascading window. Sometimes, though, I want to open
a lot of images all piled exactly on top of each other. So the
upper-left corner of every window is in the top-left corner of
the work area. It is quite tedious to arrange them that way
manually, but I've done it many times over the years. It just
occurred to me that it might be possible to tell Windows not
to cascade windows when it creates them. Either temporarily
or always in this one graphics program. I'm almost certain
that it is Windows, not the graphics program, that controls
how windows are placed when they are created.

Any idea how that could be done?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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August 16, 2019 at 12:02:31
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The position of a newly created window can be chosen either by the application or it may leave it up to Windows' window manager. From your description it sounds as if you are correct that, in this instance, Windows is choosing the position. There is, as far as I know, no way to change the algorithm that the window manager uses to determine placement.

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