Windows 10: Looking for Program that Fixes the Layout of Windows on the Desktop

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Looking for Program that Fixes the Layout of Windows on the Desktop

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for another program that might stump you guys. I've been looking for a while but I can't seem to find anything.

    I'm looking for a program that will upon computer startup, not only open specific programs but also open them in a specific size and location.

    In other words, when I log into my Windows 10 computer, I'll have a specific Word file be exactly positioned along the left side of my monitor, all the way from the bottom to the top. It would be flush with the monitor's left side and extend exactly 3 inches to the right.

    Then I'll have a Microsoft Project file positioned along the top, coming down 5 inches from the top. It'll start from where the Word doc ends and travel all the way to the right side of the screen.

    In other words, I'll have 2 monitors with a lattice work of program files in a specific layout. It would do this automatically whenever I booted up my computer.

    Do you guys ever seen a program that does this? I promised my left nut for the other program I mentioned in another thread. If you guys could help me find a program that does this, I promise you my right nut.

    PLEASE HELP ME!! I need these programs so badly....
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Hi, free Autohotkey.

    A simple script with alternate lines that

    a. launches a program
    b. MOVEs the window (and optionally resizes it) using this command:
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    Have your script launch on startup - you can rt click the ahk text file and compile it to an exe if you wish.
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  3.    6 Days Ago #3

    I'm going to definitely give it a try. It looks a little complicated because I'm not that familiar with AutoHotkey but if it'll allow me to open the same window in the same position every time I boot up, then I'm golden. And you'll have to send me your address so I can mail you my firstborn. Express Mail of course. :)

    By the way, I would give you some reputation points right now but they won't let me since I just gave you some yesterday. But I won't forget to give you some later. :)
    Last edited by CerebralFreeze; 6 Days Ago at 08:14.
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  4.    6 Days Ago #4

    For each program you'd need to do something like (you can check the command in the extensive help file)

    Run, ........

    You'd then need a loop testing for the presence of the window 'cos it will take time to launch and appear which could use

    loop {
    } Until Winexist, ........

    ; i.e. until the window is present then

    Move, .............

    Getting the test for the presence of the window right will be the tricky bit.

    Autohotkey is ideal for trialling things- you can test a single line of script in an ahk file.
    If a line is wrong, you get a message identifying the line.

    Note- never tried two monitors, so I've no idea how to discriminate between them. However Autohotkey has an active forum where you can ask for help.

    Thanks... Which courier do you recommend?
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