The difference is that mine is a single monitor, while yours is made of 3 (but, I guess the principle remains the same if you can address any particular location using a pixel co-ordinate).
My js script for the above pic is as below. I just double click this file (or, right click and Open With -> Microsoft Windows-based Script Host) and the programs automatically start in the required locations. (The 'Run and Place' utility rap.exe is in the same path as cluer.exe in the paths mentioned below)
I'm a creature of habit -- to a degree. However, I've never habituated myself to any particular GUI desktop, so I'm pretty good at switching between various versions of Windows (I like 2000, dislike NT, loathe Vista, dislike 7, won't touch 8), Macintosh, and Linux desktops. Maybe when I have the inclination to write my own desktop I'll have something worth forming a habit around :-)
Now individual programs and programming languages are another story. I'm definitely a creature of habit there.
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@MeasurementBlues: You could simply create some shortcuts to open the files and programs you want or copy the paths from the shortcuts and paste them into a batch file.
But that would just open the files -- not place everything where I want stuff on the screens (sad face) -- on the other hand I agree it would be a step along the way -- but I'm going to try the script stuff recommendd in an earlier comment as soon as I get a free moment.
@ Max: "But that would just open the files -- not place everything where I want stuff on the screens (sad face)..."
I tried to locate rap.exe but could not find it either. An additional research revealed a tool called autosizer(.exe) that might do the trick (though it seems to know even more tricks).
As for the automatic starting: in former times (DOS x.yy) we had autoexec.bat. Now (Windoof xyz) you might remember we've got the start menu hierarchy instead - including the autostart folder. (Currently tried to locate the resp. folders on my Win 7 computer and failed. I hate these constant changes !!)
Anyway, whatever is in the autostart folder will be launched during startup. Requiring the associated files to be opened you might wish to have the beforementioned batch file with entries like: ... cd \MyDocuments\Excel-Files Excel "this_file.xls" cd \MyDocuments\Notes notepad open_issues.txt notepad documents.txt ... And so on.
As little as I've learned about autosizer it might be the first tool to be launched to control the window sizes and positions of the applöications launched subsequently.
What I'm not absolutely sure about is whether window sizes/ positions can only be stored as 'per application' (might require to create copies of notepad) or whether they can be associated to files opened. Some research left :)
@DU0000001: ...whatever is in the autostart folder will be launched during startup...
Actually, I don't want that -- I do a lot of work at home and a lot of work "on the road" -- so the first thing that happens when I boot up a machine is that it syncs itself to DropBox. This means that I want to wait for the DropBox sync to complete before I launch my script to open all the windows so as to ensure I'm looking at/editing the most recent version of the files.
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