Reset Windows Photo Viewer Default Open Position and Size in Windows

    Reset Windows Photo Viewer Default Open Position and Size in Windows

    How to Reset Default Open Position and Size of Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10
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    How to Reset Default Open Position and Size of Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    information   Information
    You can use Windows Photo Viewer to view your digital photos in a variety of ways. You can also print, order prints, attach pictures to an e‑mail message, burn, or open photos in another program on your computer.

    When you open Windows Photo Viewer for the first time, it'll open centered on your main display. Afterwards, Windows Photo Viewer will open to the same position and size you last closed it as.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset the open position and size of Windows Photo Viewer to default on the main display for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Windows Photo Viewer default position and size
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    Here's How:

    1. Close Windows Photo Viewer if open.

    2. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.
    Note   Note
    This .bat file deletes the BINARY value in the registry key below that resets the open position and size of Windows Photo Viewer back to default.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Viewer

    BINARY value:
    • MainWndPos

    Tip   Tip
    If you like, you could place this .bat file in your Startup folder to always have the position and size of Windows Photo Viewer reset to default everytime you sign in to your account.


    Reset_Windows_Photo_Viewer_Open_Position_and_Size.bat

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    3. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    4. Unblock the .bat file.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .bat file to run it.

    6. When you open Windows Photo Viewer next, it'll open with its default size and position on your main display.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    20 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10

    Thank you for posting this tutorial. I have a question about being able to do the opposite, if possible.

    When I open files in Windows Photo Viewer, I re-size the window ("locking" it to the top and bottom of the display) and then close the program, but when I go to open the next file, it opens in full-screen mode every time, rather than remembering the last window size. Is there a way to adjust this so that WPV remembers the correct window size, or do I have to avoid "locking" it to the top and bottom of the display for it to be able to remember it's "last window size"?

    Your tutorial for how to get WPV back was amazing - thanks for that as well!!
    Last edited by aidenke; 20 May 2016 at 21:53. Reason: Specifying the Issue
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  2.    21 May 2016 #2
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    Hello aidenke, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If when you say "locking", do you mean that you snapped it to fill top to bottom, or manually dragged it to fill top to bottom?

    If manual, then it should have remembered it for how it was when last closed.
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Thank you very much for the quick reply, Brink, and for the welcome!

    To answer your question, the "locking" that I referred to was indeed the "snap" that filled it from top to bottom. I was trying to manually drag it to that height and have it remember the shape, but it snapped on its own. Once I realized what was happening, I was able to leave it at the manual re-size and it remembered the shape, which solved my problem!

    Thanks for checking in - this is a great forum for questions about the OS!
    Last edited by aidenke; 24 May 2016 at 23:55. Reason: Grammatical error & one additional thought
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  4.    25 May 2016 #4
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    You're most welcome. I'm glad you got it sorted.
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  5.    26 May 2016 #5
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    "MainWndPos" = "0x 46000000 32000000 bd030000 a1020000 01000000"

    1 in 34 poz is maximized view, 0 = normal view
    rest (I think) are related to dims in grup of 8 bits
    (left position in pixels , top , width , height)

    you can save the value and restore it
    saved value works on another computer also .

    c
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  6.    05 Oct 2016 #6
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    Hi, I am new to Windows 10 and have just found the Photos viewer, I want this to open each time in "Actual Size" as it allows me to move and view jpg documents as well as photos similar to the old Windows photo viewer.
    However it always defaults back to the central view each time it is opened.
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  7.    05 Oct 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richchad View Post
    Hi, I am new to Windows 10 and have just found the Photos viewer, I want this to open each time in "Actual Size" as it allows me to move and view jpg documents as well as photos similar to the old Windows photo viewer.
    However it always defaults back to the central view each time it is opened.
    this is not happened here
    I mean photo viewer keep the settings on next open.
    maybe because I have an admin account on local computer

    IF you are normal local user without admin rights
    try to run/open only ONCE photo viewer with admin [right click / run as admin]
    change dims/position , then close it and open it again as normal user , not admin.
    it should keep the settings .

    c
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