Windows 10: Centred windows placement

  1.    01 Aug 2015 #1

    Centred windows placement


    Does anyone know why windows 10 opens windows in various positions instead of placing them in the centre of the screen?

    On windows 7 & 8.1 the program or explorer windows were always centred in the middle of the screen but since I have upgraded to windows 10 the position of them seems to be random every time they are opened.

    Any ideas?
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2

    Not sure how you had the program centered, usually the file manager or program will open up in the last position it was when it was closed
    if you want it center move it to where you want then close it, it should reopen in the same position
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3

    That's the way it has always been for me on 7 & 8.1 Explorer & program windows open in the centre of the screen & I never move them. On windows 10 explorer windows opened off centre & would do the same even if I moved them to the centre of the screen. When reopened they would move farther down the screen almost as if they were cascaded.

    I ended up rolling back to 8.1 due to that & the fact my firewall software is not yet compatible. Will try the upgrade again in a month or so & then do a clean install.
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       01 Aug 2015 #4

    I think it might also have something to do with Virtual Desktops,

    here's a quick snippet of me opening several 'Desktops' with one File Explorer in each, then closing them all so all the Explorer windows collapse to Desktop #1

    http://www.screencast.com/t/zMY890Ai
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5

    Edwin that is exactly what I'm seeing even though I didn't use the virtual desktops. Open explorer windows & centre it then close it, when opened back up it has moved down & to the right.
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