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    Once a month, I do billing for my wife, where I need to have 3 apps open, 2 of them split over 1 monitor, and pdfs on the other.

    The details aren’t important, but is there a script where I could:


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    • #2339103

      Your post implies multiple monitors. What is your setup? Is this Windows 10? What version of the OS?


    • #2339135

      Yes. Have a look at AutoHotkey. In particular:

      RunWait – This will run a specified program or open a PDF file.

      WinMove – This will move a program’s window to where you want it.

      Ask in the AutoHotkey Ask for Help forum for more info.

      Hope this helps…

    • #2339144

      Sorry my post got interrupted.

      I have a 2 monitor setup with win10, and would like to have a couple of apps prepositioned, each open to half screen.  Explorer opened to a particular folder.  That was on one monitor, and then another app (adobe reader) open on the other monitor.

      I could do this with the existing virtual desktop, except that once I reboot it is gone.  Since I just return to this setup once a month, seems like a script would work better.

      To Rick Corbett, I’ll take a look at the capabilities in autoHotkey to see if that does what I need — thanks for the suggestion.

    • #2339146

      SAG, have a look at this throwback post from the old Windows Secret Days. 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!


      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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