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When I open Windows Task Manager in Windows XP with SP3 it opens in the top left corner and it occupies a very small part of the screen. If I resize and reposition it to fill most of the screen when I open it again it loses the new position/size settings and it starts with the same position/size as the first start.

How can I make Windows Task Manager keep it's position/size settings upon reopening?

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I don't know why yours doesn't, but all of my windows remember their position and size on my Windows XP box. Check to see if you disabled it somehow (try TweakXP)... –  Breakthrough Aug 30 '11 at 14:55

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If you want it maximized, then just enlarge by slowly dragging the edges/corners outward; Don't click the maximize button.

You also may be able to use AutoSizer; but as I haven't tried this, I can't confirm it.

EDIT: You may need to create a shortcut (C:\Windows\System32 then right click on taskmgr,click Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)) so that u can run the shortcut however you want ex. with the sizing you want.

Once on the desktop get to its properties (right click to get that to that button) > in the Shortcut tab click Shortcut Key then enter a key combo (and no, it can not be Ctrl + Alt + Del) then press OK or apply.

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The program is pretty nice but it doesn't do exactly what I need. There should be a way to make Task Manager keep it's position and size settings. –  Răzvan Panda Aug 30 '11 at 14:27
    
Read the first part of my answer. Doesn't that work? BTW it makes a difference how you launch task manager. How are you launching it? just a simple <kbd>ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> + <kbd> Esc </kbd>? –  wizlog Aug 30 '11 at 14:53
    
I know how to resize it, I don't need that. Read the question again please. –  Răzvan Panda Aug 30 '11 at 14:56
    
read my comment. HOW DO YOU OPEN TASK MANAGER? Using keyboard shortcuts? Double clicking a shortcut? Right clicking on the taskbar? –  wizlog Aug 30 '11 at 15:06
    
I open it using CTRL + SHIFT + ESC. –  Răzvan Panda Aug 30 '11 at 15:22

Personally I use Autohotkey scripts for this, but there is also a graphical utility which also uses Autohotkey in the background called WinSize2.

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