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Add window sizing options to "Launch Application" function

Fear na Boinne
23 discussion posts
I may have not searched correctly, but please just point me at the right solution if this is a double request...

It would be very nice if you could add a dropdown to the "Launch Application" function to allow us to select how we'd like to start an application:
    Specific location and/or size
May 22, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
There isn't currently a way to do that in the Custom Function, but you could create a Trigger rule for that application to have it maximized/minimized or positioned when it opens. Please see this guide on Triggers here: Working with Triggers
May 22, 2020  • #2
Fear na Boinne
23 discussion posts
That's how I am doing it now, but it's distracting sometimes when it pops-up and then minimizes in to the taskbar...

It'd be nice if we could just decide that when the app launches... Hence the feature request...
May 22, 2020  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Ah ok, DisplayFusion wouldn't be able to force it minimized before it's shown. We used to process windows before they were shown, but it caused issues with too many applications so now we wait until it's visible, then move/minimize/maximize it.
May 22, 2020  • #4
Fear na Boinne
23 discussion posts
I understand how that could cause issues, but the normal/max/min options are parameters you can pass in the Windows API call to begin with, the other two will probably be more involved, but I'd be happy with just the minimized option TBH.
From experience however (I was a dev myself a long long time ago, when I was still a young dog) it typically makes more sense to do a change request like this properly from the get go that to do one small thing and then have to expand on it later...
May 22, 2020  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Ok, that's good to know. I will check in with our developers on this and see what I can find out.
May 26, 2020  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
We've added it to our list to investigate and we'll definitely let you know if/when we're able to add it.

May 27, 2020  • #7
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