Lightroom: Remember window size and location for next session

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Every time I open Lightroom, I have to reposition and resize the window. When I use Photoshop or Bridge, this isn't a problem, because both programs remember the configuration and reopen in the same position. The problem is especially irritating for those of us who use 2 monitors, as we have to cover a lot of real estate when we resize the window. You don't have to reinvent the wheel; just adapt it to Lightroom.
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Lee Jay

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Lightroom already does that for me on Windows 7.
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Rob Cole

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Has always worked for me too. Which OS Mr/Ms Royal? (Maybe dump whole mess of system stats here).
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My LR 3.6 (Windows 7, 64-bit) often forgets its Window position, and even if I reposition the window and immediately restart LR, it still sometimes forgets. I haven't used LR 4 enough yet to know whether this is an issue for 4. I can't reliably reproduce the problem in LR 3.6.
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On my Windows 7, LR 3.6 and 4.1 RC2 don't remember the last position if the window was arranged using the Snap feature to expand the window vertically or arrange windows side-by-side:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wi...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wi...
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I suggest resubmtting this as a "problem", rather than an "idea", since it's clearly a problem (bug) with an existing feature.
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Try running Lightroom from a new test account. I suspect this is an account specific problem related to saving.reading prefs.
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With my recipe for reproducing on Windows 7, the bug still occurs after deleting the preferences file in:

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences
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Thanks to all who replied.
Rob: System Info.: 32 bit XP Professional (yes, I need to upgrade when I have some cash), version 2002, service pack 3, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.33GHz, 4GB (3.24 effective) RAM.
All: It sounds like this may be a problem related to Windows XP, since you have indicated that it works in Windows 7.
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See my previous post for how to replicate on Windows 7, using a feature specific to Windows 7.
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FWIW,

I no longer use Lightroom in full-screen mode, nor do I use dual monitor mode.

Instead, I stretch the left panel completely onto the left monitor. That gives me maximum real estate for the image under development.

I have a auto-hotkey-stroke for presentation which closes all panels except the left one, and turns the lights out, then another to go back.

Haven't had problems with that config being remembered and restored on win7/64.

Cheers,
Rob