Photoshop: How can I get photoshop to load and position a certain PSD on startup?

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Is there a way to get Photoshop to always load a certain PSD, and position it in a particular place, when it starts up?

I have a color wheel graphic that I'd like to essentially treat like a panel: I want it to always be on a particular spot on my second monitor, so that I can use the color picker to grab colors from it when I'm working.

Can someone please point me to a way to do this, whether with actions, scripts, or otherwise? Although I'm not overly comfortable with coding, I'd also be willing to try incorporating my PSD into an actual panel extension, if that's not too difficult.

Thanks
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David Bleja

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Ronald Keller

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I can only partly answer your question.
To always open a certain file at a startup first create an action to do so.
Then use File>Scripts>Scripts Events Manager to have Photoshop run that action everytime it starts.
Probably  a script can do more but I am not familiar with scripting.
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You can write a script to open and position your file. Or, a panel written in ExtendScript or CEP using HTML would work. You should be able to find samples online that would give you a head start.