Why don't FOLDER WINDOWS remember their size and position
All, folders should be able to remember there size and position ANY TIME THEY ARE OPENED.
Folder windows should open in the state they were in when closed last. They already remember the way their information is displayed, so why not their size and position.
Windows has always been very weak in the area of desktop organization memory. God forbid your icon layout should get messed up.
Bravo on pinning things to the taskbar, but why not the desktop?
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Every time I reboot I have to resize and position the folders I always have open. Program windows can do it, why can't folders?
Having recently upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit, I've run into a couple of issues that I really miss in my Windows Vista and Windows XP machines and wonder if it's possible to get the functionality back. Let me begin with a little background. I work with 4 30 inch monitors and with the desktop stretched across all 4 monitors which allows me to pre-position various Windows and applications so that when I turn on the computer, Outlook will land on the 3rd monitor, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word 2007 will share the 2nd monitor etc. I should probably also mention that I work completely hands-free and wrote 90% of the commands I use in KnowBrainer (NaturallySpeaking third-party command utility).
1. I've noticed that when switching to Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, that Windows doesn't remember the size although it does remember the correct monitor and position. To make matters worse, when switching to a different application, using NaturallySpeaking voice commands, the Window returns to its original size and I have to resize it every time I switch to the app.
2. This question may be related to the 1st. Because I have 4 monitors, I like to open folders in specific positions on the 4th monitor. In both Windows Vista and Windows XP, the operating system would remember each folder's position and I typically work with the same 3 or 4 folders. Unfortunately Windows 7 only remembers the size and position of the last folder which I find inconvenient in my workflow. Switching to Windows XP emulation is not an option as NaturallySpeaking will not accept it.
I would greatly appreciate a solution if anyone has found a workaround for these 2 problems.
This problem is really for people using the "open each folder in its own window" option.
When a window is opened it has a size and a location. Whatever window is opened next will have the same size and location. This is so annoying and it should not be behaving this way. EACH window should remember its own size and positioning so that the next time it is opened it will open in the same place and with the same size. This is not happening. When a window is opened in Windows 7, it will open with the size and position of whatever window was last opened. You end up moving and resizing every window once it is opened to get it back where it was the last time you used it.
I use multiple windows explorer windows. Before buying and installing Win 7 Ultimate from Win XP Pro, when I opened a folder from my desktop, explorer remembered the size and position of that folder. Now, it always pens to the size of the current explorer window.
Is this a bug, or were they just inconsiderate and removed this function in Win 7? Or am I missing a setting someplace?
Whenever I am afk from my computer a longer time, like 20-30min or more and when I come back and turn on the screen the windows are not in the position or size I left them in.
Like Opera is smaller windows size, Miranda and foobar are in the wrong place. What can be wrong and how do one fix it?
Can someone please tell me how to have each each folder remember its own size? Whatever folder I open, it becomes the size of the last other folder that was closed. This is absolutely unacceptable.
I've just recently upgraded to W7 64bit, having a multi-screen setup I was used to windows XP being able to remember the positions and size of each window/folder independently on my screens which was very handy indeed, it seems that W7 doesn't have this feature though which odd considering that more and more people are working with larger displays and multi-screen setups these days, is there anyway that I can fix this?
There was a setting in the folder properties in XP that was called “Remember Each Folder’s View Settings”. Basically, what this allowed you to do is Windows would remember when you placed folder windows on the screen. For example, I have a WIP folder in my My Documents folder and then I also have a network drive. I could set one to be in the upper left corner of the screen and the other to be in the lower left and then every time I opened them I could easily drag files from one to another. This setting seems to be missing from Win 7. Does anyone know any way of doing this in Win 7, either in the OS or via a downloadable tool?
In Windows 7 (64 bit home premium) Windows appears only to remember the size of the last window opened and opens all other windows in that size. It make no difference that I have selected"open each window in its own folder."
Everyone remembers this from Windows XP. You goto My Computer/Tools/Folder Options.../View and there used to be a check box for "Remember each folder's view settings"
Is it going to be incorporated into Windows 7 anytime soon?
The main reason why I like it is I want my music folder to always open as simply as possible, with just a list of bands so it ends up being a really thin long window.. it works rather well. Windows 7 has completely lost the capabilities of doing this.