Where does Windows Vista store application window location?

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    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Where does Windows store the last location where an application window was? I seem to remember that is stored this information centrally and that you could manipulate it. I want to tell Windows to open a specific application in a certain place every time it starts.
     
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    I found where window locations are stored after reading thus article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235994

    Now I just need to learn how to manipulate it. If anyone knows of any utilties, please reply.
     
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    I got home and took a look at my Vista 64 system. Vista 64 does not have HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StreamMRU in the registry. I searched the entire registry fro StreamMRU and could not find it. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    You mean as in 'persistence,' described here - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511262.aspx? Only bit's and pieces of info Close .... something on the codeguru site but haven't looked at it close enough to decide if it's even usable. Truth is I haven't had reason to stay current with anything vi$ta these day's.

    Steve
     
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    Something like that. That site is for developers, so it is not much help.

    I seem to remember a utility a couple years back that manipulated this data. I am hoping to remember where I found it.

    If we could figure out how to interpret the StreamMRU, that would be cool.
     
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    Still no taker's? OK Close, here's an idea that seemed to make sense .... why not head down (or up) to your local Barnes & Noble bookseller's and flip through a few of the latest on Vi$ta, perhap's an offering in the excellent O'Reilly series? See it as twofold .... not only will you be able to relax in the comfort of a nice ac'd environment with expensive, tasty beverage in hand, but you'll benefit too by giving those precious eye's of your's a much needed breather.

    Steve
     
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    I am still looking around for an answer. I haven't found anything yet. If anyone has any other ideas, that would be great!
     
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    Is this any help?

    If your desktop or folders on your desktop do not retain their settings:

    Start Regedit

    Go go HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Program Manager\Restrictions

    Create or edit the DWORD value NoSaveSettings

    Give it a value of 0

    The above may not apply to Vista. :blink: Other users would like to know as well.
     
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