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    Question Explorer toolbar (or system tray icon) that moves current window to certain position?

    Windows has always liked opening new Windows Explorer windows in random places on my desktop.

    Does anyone know of a Windows Explorer toolbar button (or system tray icon) that moves current window to certain position (that I set) on my display?

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    Re: Explorer toolbar (or system tray icon) that moves current window to certain posit

    In the good old days you could right click the program from the taskbar and select move, then with the keyboard arrows you could bring the window into view. I'm guessing that feature is long gone since Windows 8. It is still there in 7.
    Another trick was to do the same thing from Task Manager from the Programs tab. You could highlight the application and it would attach the window to the mouse so when you moved the mouse the window was clinging to it allowing you to bring it into view.

    But if it keeps happening it suggests the PC believes there's a 2nd monitor or it believes you've changed the resolution so it's starting off screen...

    What is your OS, GPU, monitor spec & res?

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    Re: Explorer toolbar (or system tray icon) that moves current window to certain posit

    Dunno about new windows when you have an existing one already open... but I always found that hitting the Maximise button a few times, coupled with double-clicking to title bar a few times to resize it up and back, seems to set that for the default position when you next open the app afresh. WOrks with other apps too, and not just MS ones. I do it with VLC, although that opens every subsequent instance in the exact same spot as the first one.
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    Re: Explorer toolbar (or system tray icon) that moves current window to certain posit

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    There is no built-in Explorer toolbar or system tray icon that moves the current window to a certain position. However, there is a third-party tool called FancyZones that can be used to create custom window layouts and move windows to specific zones.

    To use FancyZones to move the current window to a certain position:

    Install and run FancyZones.
    Press Win+Shift+Z to open the FancyZones editor.
    Click the "Create layout" button and select the type of layout you want to create.
    Drag and drop windows to the desired zones in the layout editor.
    Click the "Save" button to save your layout.
    Once you have created a layout, you can move the current window to a specific zone by pressing Win+Shift+Z and then clicking the desired zone in the layout editor.

    Alternatively, you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for each zone in the FancyZones settings. To do this, open the FancyZones settings and click the "Keyboard shortcuts" tab. Then, click the "Add new shortcut" button and assign a keyboard shortcut to the desired zone.

    Once you have assigned a keyboard shortcut to a zone, you can move the current window to that zone by pressing the keyboard shortcut.

    For example, if you assigned the Ctrl+1 keyboard shortcut to the top-left zone, you could move the current window to the top-left zone by pressing Ctrl+1.

    FancyZones is a powerful tool for managing window layouts and positioning windows in specific locations. It is a good option for users who want to have more control over the positioning of their windows.
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