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TaskLayout [display utility]

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:55 am
by grayn
There is a useful utility called TaskLayout which allow user to preserve desktop layout which includes shell folders, web browsers and any other apps with their specific positions on screen.
TaskLayout will start (if it is required) and arrange these windows/applications to restore the state in which you saved them. Thus, for instance, you can instantly open folders with long paths or find items with complicated locations that you cannot remember. The software can save Windows Explorer, text files, images, Control Panel and a series of other dialogues to the layout file.
Freeware, portable, installer is a self-extracted 7zip.

License type: free for personal non-commercial use.
Supported OSes: Windows XP and higher
Homepage: http://www.systemgoods.com
Change log: http://www.systemgoods.com/downloads/TLChangeLog.txt
Download here: http://www.systemgoods.com/downloads/Ta ... taller.exe

Re: TaskLayout 0.6.0.2

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:20 am
by webfork
From the maker of TaskSpace, which is here on the site.
Freeware, portable, installer is a self-extracted 7zip.
Do you happen to know where it writes settings?

Re: TaskLayout 0.6.0.2

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:26 pm
by grayn
webfork wrote: Do you happen to know where it writes settings?
There is a local file SETTINGS.XML beside TaskLayout binary which stores all the settings.

Re: TaskLayout 0.6.0.2

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:24 pm
by Specular
Just FYI you'll need to go into the tray settings after launching the program and enable 'Portable Mode'. Which will then save to a new file named SETTINGS.XML (either at that moment or after closing, can't recall). May have been because I unzipped the self-extracting archive myself that it needed this, not sure, but thought I'd mention it.

I found no other files created or registry entries created so appears fully stealth.

Re: TaskLayout 0.6.0.2

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:37 am
by MBailey7411
This is a great program, but I can’t get around one problem. If I’m using Chrome and open multiple tabs, I can’t get it to simply make Chrome an active window and resize. It opens a new instance because the window title doesn’t match if you are on a different tab than when you saved it. Any ideas?

Re: TaskLayout 0.7.0.1

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:37 am
by smaragdus
Since version 0.7.0.0 TaskLayout (Change Log) is no longer free for private, non-commercial use, screens:

TaskLayout version 0.6.1.1- about:

Image

TaskLayout version 0.7.0.1- start screen:

Image

@moderators
Please remove version number from thread title.

Re: TaskLayout [display utility]

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:06 am
by Midas
Done! :)

Re: TaskLayout

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:37 pm
by smaragdus
@Midas
Thank you. I wonder wouldn't it be appropriate this thread to be moved to Portable Payware Discussion sub-forum since the program is no longer free.

Re: TaskLayout [display utility]

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:04 pm
by Midas
Thought about that too, but didn't want to get carried away. Let's see what webfork has to say, OK?

Re: TaskLayout [display utility]

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:29 pm
by Specular
Seems a few programs have changed their license of late. Do we just link to the last free version (where available) as with other programs that have changed with updates?

The version I have is 0.6.0.2.

Edit: didn't realize it wasn't in the DB yet. In that case it makes no difference :razz:

Re: TaskLayout

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:19 pm
by smaragdus
@Midas
Fine.

@Specular
I have TaskLayout versions 0.6.1.0 & 0.6.1.1, I can upload them both if needed.

Re: TaskLayout [display utility]

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:21 pm
by webfork
Midas wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 4:04 pm
smaragdus wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:37 pm
@Midas
Thank you. I wonder wouldn't it be appropriate this thread to be moved to Portable Payware Discussion sub-forum since the program is no longer free.
Thought about that too, but didn't want to get carried away. Let's see what webfork has to say, OK?
My suggestion here is, if we can find an earlier version / mirror that's freeware, we can keep this in the Submissions thread. If we can't or there's something in the license around redistribution, then I'd agree with smaragdus about moving to payware.

EDIT:
smaragdus wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:19 pm
I have TaskLayout versions 0.6.1.0 & 0.6.1.1, I can upload them both if needed.
I found a mirror (probably going to get removed anytime) and I'm checking now.

File Data
  • Filename: tasklayout_0.6.1.1.exe
  • MD5: B6CD653C5A8B2C25682D9588F877F3BB
  • SHA1: AD600D70A6B5A93187AD03090AA7CF872200C859
  • SHA256: B0DD1CD2D26023AD39339FE20A527DE41C95E6FEEE6F382E9649A8E166B24622
  • VirusTotal Rating: 0/66
  • VirusTotal URL: https://www.virustotal.com/file/b0dd1cd ... /analysis/

Re: TaskLayout [display utility]

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:32 pm
by webfork
Yeah unfortunately there's a redistribution clause in the license that makes this payware in my opinion.
EULA wrote:You may not distribute, rent, sub-license or otherwise make available to others the Software or documentation or copies thereof, except as expressly permitted in this License without prior written consent from SystemGoods (Nikita Pokrovsky). In the case of an authorized transfer, the transferee must agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.
Moving thread.