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Answer to the most annoying problem of Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Brian, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Brian

    Brian Flightless Bird

    From day one of upgrading to Windows 7, I was faced with the unpleasant
    reality that Win7 doesn't remember the folder and size position. To further
    torture me, for some reason unknown to me, it began to restrict some
    programs' windows--such as IE , Outlook, Chrome, and a few other--to a fixed
    size and position, not allowing any change no matter how many times I
    resized, repositioned and restarted them. I even went as far as deleting the
    "frame" entry in the registry for some programs such as Outlook, but it just
    made the window to open in a new smaller uncompromising size and position!

    After a very long time spend on searching the net and reading no-solution
    answers, all I was able to find was a little utility called "ShellFolderFix"
    which through its awkward interface, solved the problem for Windows folders,
    but not the programs. I read comments saying that they had bad experience
    with some paid programs (such as Windows Manager) which allowed fixing the
    size and position of program windows and nobody knew of anything that
    worked.

    Tired of spending more hours than a fulltime job on the issue, I was about
    to give up when on my very last try I stumbled upon a fantastic *little*
    freeware developed by someone in Japan which not only allows for fixing the
    size and position of *programs*, but it also has many other features which I
    hadn't even heard before. Furthermore, it's only 60 kb, doesn't require
    installation (just run the file), and it allows for selective fixing of the
    size and position of the program Windows, and it will also work on XP, Vista
    and Windows 7!

    Why such a long post on my little discovery? because through my many days of
    searching, I came across many people with the same problem, and thought that
    the lease I can do is to share the wonderful solution with as many people as
    I can and save them the time and trouble of trying things that won't work.

    Program's name is "Pitaschio" (no, not pistachio!)

    Link: http://pitaschio.ara3.net

    Enjoy,

    Brian
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Brian wrote:
    > From day one of upgrading to Windows 7, I was faced with the
    > unpleasant reality that Win7 doesn't remember the folder and size
    > position. To further torture me, for some reason unknown to me, it began
    > to restrict some programs' windows--such as IE , Outlook, Chrome, and a
    > few other--to a fixed size and position, not allowing any change no
    > matter how many times I resized, repositioned and restarted them. I even
    > went as far as deleting the "frame" entry in the registry for some
    > programs such as Outlook, but it just made the window to open in a new
    > smaller uncompromising size and position!
    >
    > After a very long time spend on searching the net and reading
    > no-solution answers, all I was able to find was a little utility called
    > "ShellFolderFix" which through its awkward interface, solved the problem
    > for Windows folders, but not the programs. I read comments saying that
    > they had bad experience with some paid programs (such as Windows
    > Manager) which allowed fixing the size and position of program windows
    > and nobody knew of anything that worked.
    >
    > Tired of spending more hours than a fulltime job on the issue, I was
    > about to give up when on my very last try I stumbled upon a fantastic
    > *little* freeware developed by someone in Japan which not only allows
    > for fixing the size and position of *programs*, but it also has many
    > other features which I hadn't even heard before. Furthermore, it's only
    > 60 kb, doesn't require installation (just run the file), and it allows
    > for selective fixing of the size and position of the program Windows,
    > and it will also work on XP, Vista and Windows 7!
    >
    > Why such a long post on my little discovery? because through my many
    > days of searching, I came across many people with the same problem, and
    > thought that the lease I can do is to share the wonderful solution with
    > as many people as I can and save them the time and trouble of trying
    > things that won't work.
    >
    > Program's name is "Pitaschio" (no, not pistachio!)
    >
    > Link: http://pitaschio.ara3.net
    >
    > Enjoy,
    >
    > Brian
    >
    >

    Anyone tried this? Works? Safe?

    Lou
     
  3. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird


    >>
    >> Program's name is "Pitaschio" (no, not pistachio!)
    >>
    >> Link: http://pitaschio.ara3.net
    >>
    >> Enjoy,
    >>
    >> Brian
    >>
    >>

    > Anyone tried this? Works? Safe?
    >
    > Lou

    Brian says He has
     
  4. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Trev wrote:
    >
    >>>
    >>> Program's name is "Pitaschio" (no, not pistachio!)
    >>>
    >>> Link: http://pitaschio.ara3.net
    >>>
    >>> Enjoy,
    >>>
    >>> Brian
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Anyone tried this? Works? Safe?
    >>
    >> Lou

    > Brian says He has


    I am truly speechless at the stupidity of your reply.

    Or, to put it another way, DOH
     
  5. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B9FB665.20008@invalid.invalid...
    > Trev wrote:
    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> Program's name is "Pitaschio" (no, not pistachio!)
    >>>>
    >>>> Link: http://pitaschio.ara3.net
    >>>>
    >>>> Enjoy,
    >>>>
    >>>> Brian
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Anyone tried this? Works? Safe?
    >>>
    >>> Lou

    >> Brian says He has

    >
    > I am truly speechless at the stupidity of your reply.
    >
    > Or, to put it another way, DOH


    PKB
     
  6. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B9FB665.20008@invalid.invalid...
    > Trev wrote:
    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> Program's name is "Pitaschio" (no, not pistachio!)
    >>>>
    >>>> Link: http://pitaschio.ara3.net
    >>>>
    >>>> Enjoy,
    >>>>
    >>>> Brian
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Anyone tried this? Works? Safe?
    >>>
    >>> Lou

    >> Brian says He has

    >
    > I am truly speechless at the stupidity of your reply.
    >
    > Or, to put it another way, DOH


    Brian says its good but hides his Identity. So I would not touch it with
    your barge pole
     
  7. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird


    >
    > Brian says its good but hides his Identity. So I would not touch it with
    > your barge pole
    >

    I will re phrase that
    I would not trust the link, but a Google give lots to read.
     
  8. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

  9. Brian

    Brian Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:5JGdnYJ_ybEfIQLWnZ2dnUVZ8uudnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B9FB665.20008@invalid.invalid...
    >> Trev wrote:

    >
    > Brian says its good but hides his Identity. So I would not touch it with
    > your barge pole


    Dear Trev and LouB,

    I do understand, and fully agree with you being cautious about software
    recommendations. I have tried this for just two days, and so far I am more
    than happy with it, although the interface can certainly use a lot of
    improvements and there is no help file (there is a sort of a guide on the
    website).
    After resizing the Windows of the affected applications while using this
    utility, I no longer have to have the utility running; the programs actually
    remember the new size and position when I reopen them. Furthermore, Outlook,
    IE, Chrome and a couple of other programs are actually back to normal,
    meaning that when I resize them (without the utility running) they remember
    the new size and position after being closed and reopened--the latter most
    likely being a pleasant unintentional side effect!

    As for my "identity":

    When I was getting back on Usenet after 10 plus years, I asked on this
    and another newsgroup about Usenet servers I could access for free, and the
    advice that came with almost every recommendation was not to reveal my real
    email address or I would get bombarded with spam.

    I suppose it's for the same reason that Loub's email is listed as
    lou@invalid.invalid

    I am open to suggestions regarding how to avoid spam without being perceived
    as being too mysterious.

    Regards,
    Brian
     
  10. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 03:12:35 +0330, "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote:

    >As for my "identity":
    >
    >When I was getting back on Usenet after 10 plus years, I asked on this
    >and another newsgroup about Usenet servers I could access for free, and the
    >advice that came with almost every recommendation was not to reveal my real
    >email address or I would get bombarded with spam.
    >
    >I suppose it's for the same reason that Loub's email is listed as
    >lou@invalid.invalid
    >
    >I am open to suggestions regarding how to avoid spam without being perceived
    >as being too mysterious.
    >
    >Regards,
    >Brian


    My $0.02 is that I don't need to see a valid email address in order to
    trust a person. What I do need to see is a posting history that
    indicates someone is interested in contributing to the group rather
    than detracting or disrupting it. In your case your posting history is
    relatively short, but so far so good.
     
  11. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:uqadnYbF7P70IwLWnZ2dnUVZ7qednZ2d@pipex.net...
    > I would not trust the link,


    Then don't click on it. It won't activate by itself.

    hth
     

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