Windows 10: Predefine Open/Save window size?

Discus and support Predefine Open/Save window size? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; For years I've been using DirectFolders to get a predefined size of almost all dialog windows, especially Open/Save ones, but not only. It was also... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mikolajek, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. mikolajek Win User

    Predefine Open/Save window size?


    For years I've been using DirectFolders to get a predefined size of almost all dialog windows, especially Open/Save ones, but not only. It was also capable of enforcing the predefined file list presentation which I enjoyed.

    What I've been observing though is that DirectFolders is less and less effective in Windows 10. Of course one thing is that the program is apparently no longer developed but the other - I believe - is that Windows' internals have been changed and it no longer supports the way dialog windows are generated.

    Regardless, are you aware of any app / trick that would make it possible to set the fixed window size? I know that many applications do remember window sizes (at least for a while), but this "memory" is not that reliable I'd like it to be.

    :)
     
    mikolajek, Dec 3, 2016
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  2. OSweeney Win User

    Forcing Windows to a Size & Place

    Can if force a window, when clicked from the start menu in Windows 10, to open to a predefined size and/or location. Thanks in Advance. I want to better structure my desktop if I choose to open multiple windows.

    Thanks in Advance

    O
     
    OSweeney, Dec 3, 2016
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  3. how to let a clicked notification of a new email in the notification center, let you open that email in a Outlkook 2016 (locally installed) instead of the Mail app?

    I think it is a matter of setting the predefined association in Setting -> Predefined App but I don't know the file extension type. I have already found set to Outlook 2016 the following file extensions: .vcs .vcf .pst .oft .ics .hol .eml

    ... and I did not find any association with the Mail app even though it is the one that it is open when I click on a notification of a new arrived email from the Notification Center.

    Anyone can give me some advise??

    Thank you

    Enzo
     
    Enzo Contini, Dec 3, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Predefine Open/Save window size?

    Hi, I don't know of a program, but this registry key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\CIDSizeMRU
    holds values 1 per program whose "common item dialogue" box (open/save box is old terminology, strictly speaking) size has been changed. For example, this value represents Firefox as you can see.


    Predefine Open/Save window size? [​IMG]


    So I suppose if you wished to set all to default, you would delete all these values.
    You'd need to test that carefully.

    Conversely you might be able to work out a way to set the size for particular programs.

    ==================
    Increasing the dimensions by 25% (using FileBox Extender) suggest these parameters change:


    Predefine Open/Save window size? [​IMG]


    Here's the whole registry change which occurred when I made that change:
    Dialogue box.zip
     
    dalchina, Dec 3, 2016
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