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Using Window Location Feature for Multiple Explorer Windows

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emlit
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I'm a new user to Pro and am trying to use the Window Location feature to do what I need it to do. Apologies if this is an easy fix. I have a 1920x1080 main monitor and use a multiple Explorer folder layout: I like My Documents on the left side, ~1/2 of the screen, My Music on the right, ~1/2 of the screen. On the far left and right I keep about one inch of the desktop open for icons. From left to right: desktop strip, folder, folder, desktop strip. I can't for the life of me figure out why my My Documents and My Music shortcuts don't open on the sides I want them to; instead, they do the Windows norm and the second folder opens about 1/4 inch to the right of the first. How can I get the folders to stay where I want them? My settings are in the attached image. What am I missing?
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Sep 5, 2012 (modified Sep 5, 2012)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It looks like the Window Location rules are just set to "Original Size."

What you'll want to do, is create two custom Functions (http://www.displayfusion.com/Help/#settings-functions) for each size/location, then in the Window Location rules, choose "Run Selected Function on the Window" and pick the respective Custom Function that you created.

Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions at all.

Thanks!
Sep 6, 2012  • #2
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emlit
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Sorry, it's still a no go. See attached images for examples and settings. I even used the "Drag this icon" feature when editing the function to use my existing window size/location (which is the preferred view [see original post]).

Will two separate instances of custom Explorer functions both run when different command lines are used? Are shortcuts impeding the functions/command lines?
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Sep 6, 2012 (modified Sep 6, 2012)  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, I've just looked into it a bit closer, and it's unfortunately not possible for DisplayFusion to distinguish between the Explorer windows, as the command line that DisplayFusion can read from the process is actually different that what's being used to launch the Explorer window.

That one that DisplayFusion needs to read appears to be the same, regardless of the folder that was specified in the command line

Sorry!
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Sep 7, 2012  • #4
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