Remembering windows positions

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Si, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Si

    Si Guest

    Why won't XP remember the last position that a window appeared in - it's the
    same for explorer and application windows....

    Any hacks to fix it or shareware apps to cure the problem?

    Si.
     
    Si, Oct 1, 2006
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  2. Si

    R. McCarty Guest

    Windows allocates a fixed number of window size & placement settings.
    Using SP2 that number is 5000. It's also a good idea to verify that the
    Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View (TAB) checkbox "Remember
    each folder's view settings" is checked/tic'd. You can manually enter a
    larger allocation number for the Registry key "BagMRU size" or get a
    Registry patch file from Kelly's Korner that increases the value to 8000.
    Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm &chose item #2.
    Save the file and once downloaded, Double-Click to make the change.

    "Si" <> wrote in message
    news:451fa164$0$8746$...
    > Why won't XP remember the last position that a window appeared in - it's
    > the same for explorer and application windows....
    >
    > Any hacks to fix it or shareware apps to cure the problem?
    >
    > Si.
    >
     
    R. McCarty, Oct 1, 2006
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  3. Si

    Si Guest

    > "Si" <> wrote in message
    > news:451fa164$0$8746$...
    >> Why won't XP remember the last position that a window appeared in - it's
    >> the same for explorer and application windows....
    >>
    >> Any hacks to fix it or shareware apps to cure the problem?
    >>
    >> Si.
    >>

    >
    >


    "R. McCarty" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Windows allocates a fixed number of window size & placement settings.
    > Using SP2 that number is 5000. It's also a good idea to verify that the
    > Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View (TAB) checkbox "Remember
    > each folder's view settings" is checked/tic'd. You can manually enter a
    > larger allocation number for the Registry key "BagMRU size" or get a
    > Registry patch file from Kelly's Korner that increases the value to 8000.
    > Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm &chose item #2.
    > Save the file and once downloaded, Double-Click to make the change.
    >



    Nope, that didn't work. I'm experimenting with the XP toy SyncToy and
    everytime I run it, the damn thing moves further down the desktop!!!

    Si
     
    Si, Oct 1, 2006
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  4. Si

    R. McCarty Guest

    Not personally familiar with that PowerToy. Some applications have
    Size/Placement values that cannot be retained, such as Windows
    Defender. However, it's interesting that you say it moves every time
    you invoke it. Sorry I wasn't able to help.

    "Si" <> wrote in message
    news:451fa80f$0$24486$...
    >> "Si" <> wrote in message
    >> news:451fa164$0$8746$...
    >>> Why won't XP remember the last position that a window appeared in - it's
    >>> the same for explorer and application windows....
    >>>
    >>> Any hacks to fix it or shareware apps to cure the problem?
    >>>
    >>> Si.
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    > "R. McCarty" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> Windows allocates a fixed number of window size & placement settings.
    >> Using SP2 that number is 5000. It's also a good idea to verify that the
    >> Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View (TAB) checkbox "Remember
    >> each folder's view settings" is checked/tic'd. You can manually enter a
    >> larger allocation number for the Registry key "BagMRU size" or get a
    >> Registry patch file from Kelly's Korner that increases the value to 8000.
    >> Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm &chose item #2.
    >> Save the file and once downloaded, Double-Click to make the change.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Nope, that didn't work. I'm experimenting with the XP toy SyncToy and
    > everytime I run it, the damn thing moves further down the desktop!!!
    >
    > Si
    >
    >
     
    R. McCarty, Oct 1, 2006
    #4
  5. Si

    NewScience Guest

    What type of Windows comes up ... does it look anything like a Windows
    Explorer Window in any shape or form ... or a IE Window?

    "Si" <> wrote in message
    news:451fa164$0$8746$...
    > Why won't XP remember the last position that a window appeared in - it's
    > the same for explorer and application windows....
    >
    > Any hacks to fix it or shareware apps to cure the problem?
    >
    > Si.
    >
     
    NewScience, Oct 1, 2006
    #5
  6. Si

    Bob I Guest

    Si wrote:

    >>"Si" <> wrote in message
    >>news:451fa164$0$8746$...
    >>
    >>>Why won't XP remember the last position that a window appeared in - it's
    >>>the same for explorer and application windows....
    >>>
    >>>Any hacks to fix it or shareware apps to cure the problem?
    >>>
    >>>Si.
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    > "R. McCarty" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >
    >>Windows allocates a fixed number of window size & placement settings.
    >>Using SP2 that number is 5000. It's also a good idea to verify that the
    >>Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View (TAB) checkbox "Remember
    >>each folder's view settings" is checked/tic'd. You can manually enter a
    >>larger allocation number for the Registry key "BagMRU size" or get a
    >>Registry patch file from Kelly's Korner that increases the value to 8000.
    >>Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm &chose item #2.
    >>Save the file and once downloaded, Double-Click to make the change.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Nope, that didn't work. I'm experimenting with the XP toy SyncToy and
    > everytime I run it, the damn thing moves further down the desktop!!!
    >
    > Si
    >
    >


    Cascade Windows set in Taskbar perhaps?
     
    Bob I, Oct 2, 2006
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