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#1 Post by grayn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:55 am

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

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Re: TaskLayout

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:20 am

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?
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Re: TaskLayout

#3 Post by grayn » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:26 pm

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.
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Re: TaskLayout

#4 Post by Specular » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:24 pm

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.

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Re: TaskLayout

#5 Post by MBailey7411 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:37 am

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?

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