Windows Explorer: Have each folder retain its size, position, settings

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  1.    #11

    does it remember window size and position for each folder independently?

    anybody please post link or reference to alternative program that does this, thanks
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  2.    #12

    I have unique needs and Windows doesn't provide them. Therefore MS must be placing us in a psychological spell. It's a conspiracy!
    jamvaru said: View Post
    first they make their program a pisser in some way, such as removing helpful things like folder customization, which is exactly insignificant to code in, and then they give you a carrot, like using windows apps instead of your own apps you prefer, which means you don't have to go to file explorer to open your app or whatever, you just say 'hey cortana'
    but anyway, these things are really just in your imagination and don't exist in reality
    You don't agree with me. Therefore you are my enemy!
    jamvaru said: View Post
    i resent your bs answer and your insinuation of yourself into this thread with your negativity
    Suggestion: Grow up.
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  3.    #13

    jamvaru said: View Post
    does it remember window size and position for each folder independently?

    anybody please post link or reference to alternative program that does this, thanks
    That is a tumultuous request!

    I seriously don't think there is a way to pull it off!

    You could research things like: disable 'Automatic File Type Discovery', disable 'Auto Arrange', 'Open Windows in a Separate Process', etc. but, I'm almost certain you'd make a mess of Explorer experimenting with it.
    Last edited by Edwin; 08 Apr 2019 at 07:42.
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       #14

    jamvaru said: View Post
    does it remember window size and position for each folder independently?

    anybody please post link or reference to alternative program that does this, thanks
    I give up.

    Callender said: View Post
    It does remember folder view settings (per folder) with the right addon.
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       #15

    jamvaru said: View Post
    the real answer is to just not use windows, except for games
    I had been saying it for a while now on TenForums. The OS for Windows 10 seems more like trying to play a game of intricate Tetris just to figure out a usable strategy to implement it for general usable tasks that shouldn't require any deep thought or input from the user.

    Unfortunately the OS engine seems more geared towards trying to confuse the user with forcible options rather than just having options.

    I have never come across such a platform so engineered towards confusion rather than just simply implementing sensible features.
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  6.    #16

    margrave55 said: View Post
    I have unique needs and Windows doesn't provide them. Therefore MS must be placing us in a psychological spell. It's a conspiracy!
    You don't agree with me. Therefore you are my enemy!
    Suggestion: Grow up.
    lol, triggered

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    EyeInTheSky said: View Post
    I had been saying it for a while now on TenForums. The OS for Windows 10 seems more like trying to play a game of intricate Tetris just to figure out a usable strategy to implement it for general usable tasks that shouldn't require any deep thought or input from the user.

    Unfortunately the OS engine seems more geared towards trying to confuse the user with forcible options rather than just having options.

    I have never come across such a platform so engineered towards confusion rather than just simply implementing sensible features.
    similar things have been said about facebook, youtube, etc.
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    it is the new strategy of the for-profit computer tech businesses
    they know that using certain techniques they can engender an automatic response in their users to devote more time and energy to their platforms, ensuring more exposure to ads. And MS also has ad exposure, via their app store and of course their office platform, etc. Subscribe now! office 365, more onedrive space, etc.
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    often it is even transparent, the promise is greater ease of use, which makes you wonder why is it not easy to use already?

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    Callender said: View Post
    I give up.
    sure i'll check it out, but it was not clearly stated that size and shape of window were included in the per folder settings, which is one of my concerns, along with the 'view settings'

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    also position

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    remember, this is something that windows XP did just fine, but i guess since windows 7 or maybe 8, someone said, that they dropped this feature, and some posters have said, 'oh it is just too hard'
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    it really only involves adding a few variables to the 'folder file', so like bytes at most, not even 1 kb

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    that reminds me of the 'desktop.ini' file that i haven't seen in a while, is that what it was?
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       #17

    jamvaru said: View Post
    similar things have been said about facebook, youtube, etc.
    .
    it is the new strategy of the for-profit computer tech businesses
    they know that using certain techniques they can engender an automatic response in their users to devote more time and energy to their platforms, ensuring more exposure to ads. And MS also has ad exposure, via their app store and of course their office platform, etc. Subscribe now! office 365, more onedrive space, etc.
    .
    often it is even transparent, the promise is greater ease of use, which makes you wonder why is it not easy to use already?
    It is the same principle as every grocery store that I have been to in the last ten years. All of them have their milk at the very back of the store or farthest from the entrance you came in. The idea is that if a customer walks in and all they need is milk, they are exposed to every other product that might taste or go good with milk; thus striking the chance of another purchase other than the milk they intentionally came in for.

    Or as you are aptly putting it - a marketing strategy.

    I still say a marketing strategy should not interfere with simplistic functions of an OS or lean towards the "Every thing is a game mentality" in order to show the possibilities of an OS. I guess no one believes in operation manuals anymore????

    Heck, it wouldn't take me that long to read a PDF manual on how to navigate an OS; unfortunately with the rate at which the OS is evolving, there would have been a lot of revisions by now for Windows 10.

    TenForums is my PDF manual!
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       #18

    You can test the trial version of this:

    DeskSoft - WindowManager - Window position and size manager

    It doesn't work for me but maybe it's because I've got QTTabBar and Tablacus installed.
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  9.    #19

    i don't generally like demo software; i'll probably just have to uninstall it so why bother?
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    i can see doing an addon for something like tablacus that gives it the functionality i want
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    thanks for the help; inspires one to do greater things
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    i'll leave this thread open, as long as it lasts, till someone posts something that clearly solves the problem of remembering

    1. position
    2. size/shape
    3. settings

    for each different folder
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       #20

    jamvaru said: View Post
    sure i'll check it out, but it was not clearly stated that size and shape of window were included in the per folder settings, which is one of my concerns, along with the 'view settings'

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    also position
    It doesn't do that. It just remembers folder view settings.

    I just use tabbed folder browsing or if I need a few windows I use Q-Dir. For multiple tabs, favorites and easy navigation I use FileVoyager Portable.

    Screenshots FileVoyager
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