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Making program window open at certain spot

By ray10125
Jul 12, 2008
  1. I am using xp. is there a way to make a program's window open at a certain place
    on the desktop everytime it opens? i have a small program that has a window
    approx. 2.5x6 inches in size. i would like for it to position itself in the lower right
    spot on my desk top each time it is opened . is this possible?

    thanks very much,
    ray10125
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Open any folder
    Tools-->Folder options-->View tab
    Tick: "remember each folders view settings"

    Windows remembers the program position and will open that program in the position of the last used state.
    You can confirm this by opening Notepad, then moving the restored (windowed) notepad program (by holding onto the toolbar) to another position on the screen.
    Then close and re-open Notepad, to confirm it has moved.

    These positions are stored in
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
    and
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

    Some programs have the position already stated (ie in an ini file or setting) which can be adjusted there
     
  3. ray10125

    ray10125 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Kimsland, that helps. ray10125
     
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