Moving Different File Explorer Folder Windows with Trigger Rules

It is possible to configure multiple Trigger rules for different instances of the same application. In this example, we'll show you how to configure a Trigger rule for a specific folder in File Explorer. You can repeat the same steps for other folders as well, so that when you open the folders via desktop shortcuts, or DisplayFusion taskbar shortcuts, they'll automatically move to the location or monitor of your choice.

These same steps can apply to other applications that have different window titles. For example, you can have different Trigger rules for different files opened in Notepad.

  • Open the first folder and move it to the desired location and size.
  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Triggers tab, click Add.
  • In the Match Conditions section, enable the "Process Filename" checkbox. Select File Explorer from the list in the "Select Application" window and click OK.
  • In the Match Conditions section, enable the checkbox for the "Window Text" field, and enter the name of the folder. (e.g. "Documents")
  • In the Actions section, click Add > Move Window to Specific Size and Location.
  • Drag the blue "target" icon and drop it on the window to get its size and location details.
  • Click OK, then OK again.
  • Repeat steps 1-7 for any other folder Triggers that you'd like to setup.
Example Trigger Rule
Example Trigger Rule

As always, if you run into and trouble, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Jun 11, 2019 (modified Jun 11, 2019)  • #1
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