Vista Tip: Remember Window Positions and Sizes

If you’re set in your ways, like me and many others, it might bug you that windows and applications seemingly always return to their default position and size after having closed them. Windows XP used to do a great job at this and Vista certainly didn’t lose this capability, although it might seem that way sometimes.

A quick fix:

  • In an Explorer Window, make sure you have Vista remember Window Settings:
    Folder and Search Options
  • Select ‘Remember each folder’s view settings’ in the ‘View’ tab:
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Sometimes Vista still forgets the position.
In that case press and hold CTRL while clicking the Close-button and all should be well again.

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4 thoughts on “Vista Tip: Remember Window Positions and Sizes

  1. thanks, but this doesn't force vista to remember the window location within two monitors. I have two monitors and I accidentally closed firefox in the wrong monitor and now, it always opens up in that monitor. I hate this part of Vista.

  2. thanks, but this doesn't force vista to remember the window location within two monitors. I have two monitors and I accidentally closed firefox in the wrong monitor and now, it always opens up in that monitor. I hate this part of Vista.

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