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Feature Request: Application Command Line for Window Location

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sierratango
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Hello,

I was wondering if it would be possible to add the option to use Command Line Arguments in the Window Location feature. I see this option is available with Taskbar Shortcuts but not for Window Location. I think it would be useful because whenever I launch Chrome Web Apps in separate windows, they never appear where I want it to be and I constantly have to drag it manually to a desired location. I think Display Fusion would be a viable solution to this repetitious task.

Thanks for your consideration.
Nov 19, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We'll definitely add this to our feature request list. Could you provide an example of a Chrome App that you use and the command line parameter you would use with it?

Thanks!
Nov 21, 2011  • #2
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sierratango
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Thanks for accepting my request Keith.

One Chrome Web App I use quite often is Tasky for Google Tasks. The command line to launch this app is:
C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --app-id="mjbfkceielapenhcdmppjfjfhjelhcjc"
Nov 21, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No problem, thanks for providing an example! It may not be possible to detect whether a window was launched with command line parameters, but we'll check it out and I'll keep you posted.

Alternatively, you could create the Chrome Application Shortcut as a shortcut on the DisplayFusion Taskbar for the monitor that you want it to launch on.

Thanks!
Nov 22, 2011  • #4
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Ok, I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that we are able to detect when a process is launched with command line parameters.

The bad news is that it doesn't work for applications that open new windows as part of the same process. Chrome does this, so then what happens is if any Chrome window (regular, or Application Shortcut) is already open, the other Chrome Window Location rules won't apply.

We did our best to try and work around it but didn't have any luck. We've left the feature in anyways so that it can be used with other applications still (i.e. notepad.exe "path-to-text-file").

More info here: http://www.displayfusion.com/Help/#settings-windowlocation-edit

This feature is available in 3.4.1 Beta 4, available for download here: http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks!
Nov 23, 2011 (modified Nov 23, 2011)  • #5
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sierratango
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I am glad to hear that you guys were able to implement this feature into DF. It is quite a shame it won't be able to work with Chrome, but I understand there are limitations because of the way Chrome is designed. Nevertheless, I thank you guys very much for trying!

Keep up the great work!
Nov 23, 2011  • #6
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No problem, glad to hear it!
Nov 23, 2011  • #7
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