Windows 10: Microsoft Edge opening window position Solved

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  1. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home (x64) (build 16299.31)
       10 Sep 2016 #1

    Microsoft Edge opening window position


    I know that this has been asked before, but I've not been able to find any resolution.

    My screen is of the 'wide' variety. When I open Edge, it insists on opening on the left. Has anyone found a way to persuade it to remember to open centre screen?

    I know it doesn't affect the actual operation, but it is irritating and it puts me off making Edge my default browser.
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  2.    10 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, normal Windows operation is that a particular program will open its window in the same position when it was last closed. Certainly Edge behaves like that for me (although I don't use it routinely so have configured nothing in it).

    However....

    Some people do experience specific problems with this. I'm afraid all I can do is direct you to a couple of extensive threads on this sort of issue (not necessarily Edge in particular). Questions like this have been asked since at least Win 7.

    Various addiitonal programs are mentioned from time to time- really that should not be so.
    Remember window position? - Windows 10 Forums
    Changing the default position of opening a program - Windows 7 Help Forums
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/11293-windows-7-how-to-set-folders-window-position.html


    More if you search for
    windows opening position
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    I have the same experience when I open up FireFox. It is a bit annoying but it's not that much of an issue for me to want to do anything about it.. yet.
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  4. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home (x64) (build 16299.31)
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #4

    dalchina, BunnyJ, thank you both for responding. :)

    I found a resolution for my little problem here in the reply #102 by Cliff S:
    Remember window position?

    It involved downloading, extracting and running shellfolderfix from here:

    Download ShellFolderFix - MajorGeeks
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  5.    10 Sep 2016 #5

    Glad that worked out for you... thing is, it shouldn't be necessary. But hey, life's too short..
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  6.    10 Sep 2016 #6

    Irene said: View Post
    dalchina, BunnyJ, thank you both for responding. :)

    I found a resolution for my little problem here in the reply #102 by Cliff S:
    Remember window position?

    It involved downloading, extracting and running shellfolderfix from here:

    Download ShellFolderFix - MajorGeeks
    Great and thanks for sharing your fix.
    That might just help me out as well.

    Jeff :)
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  7. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home (x64) (build 16299.31)
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #7

    I hope so, Jeff.
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       10 Sep 2016 #8

    Just remember:

    ShellFolderFix has no installer but it also has no uninstaller. It loads in your startup so you can’t delete it without disabling it from starting with your computer. You can use a program like CCleaner to disable it from starup, reboot and then delete ShellFolderFixUI.exe and ShellFolderFixUI.dll wherever you’re running it from.
    That's from the Major Geeks download page. You can also use Task Manager to disable it, and kill the process, if need be.
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  • Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home (x64) (build 16299.31)
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Just remember:
    That's from the Major Geeks download page. You can also use Task Manager to disable it, and kill the process, if need be.
    Excellent additional information Cliff. Thank you.
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       10 Sep 2016 #10

    Irene said: View Post
    Excellent additional information Cliff. Thank you.
    You're welcome:)
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