Month: October 2014

  • PersistentWindows 1.0.4 – Apologies!

    Welp, 1.0.3 was a total fubar. Loaded it at work and it hung straight away. Fixed the hanging issue, put more diagnostics. Hopefully I’ll get closer and closer to making it work just right.… Read the rest

  • Persistent Windows 1.0.3 & CodePlex

    So I’ve updated yet another version of the PersistentWindows app, but this update is literally nothing but better logging, so that I can figure out what’s going on in various instances. I would love the logging output to help isolate the root cause and then I could move on to the convenience features.

    Also, I’ve publish the code on CodePlex if anyone would like to contribute or are just generally interested.

    I would love to make a video on this, but man it’s hard being a Dad, a Husband and a workaholic. I’ve missed this month, but maybe during my Thanksgiving break I can squeeze out a random coding video.

    Bonne nuit!… Read the rest

  • Persistent Windows 1.0.2

    Made a few changes that you can find in the release notes. What’s pretty awesome is that I posted this app as a solution in StackExchange’s Super user and it was well received by the OP. Enough, in fact where not only did he mark it as a solution, he also wanted to contribute in resolving the other edge case issues. So I’ll eventually plop on CodePlex and hopefully solve one of the world’s tiny problems 🙂… Read the rest

  • PersistentWindows 1.0.1 released

    So I’ve been using the utility at work and it sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. I’ve noticed a few issues

    1. Occasional race conditions occur when the monitor changes so I’ve improve the logic on resolution detection.
    2. I’ve also modified the little GUI to provide a bit more informative feedback.
    3. Improved the handler on maximized windows

    Finally, I’ve also noticed that sometimes it doesn’t move a few windows and I was spinning the wheel a while to figure out why. Turns out those processes were running in admin, so if you want those restored, you have to run the utility as admin as well.

    Slowly and surely, I’ll continue to improve the product.

    Good night world!… Read the rest

  • Persistent Windows 1.0 Released

    It is lean and nasty…. but it does the job. I’ve already got a few ideas to make it more convenient, but Diablo 3 calls my name.

    Check it out @… Read the rest

  • Dealing with DisplayPort plug and play

    So, I’m having an issue at work with my display setup. I have three monitors connected to my workstation, two via DisplayPort and one via DVI. Every time the monitors go to sleep it does the following:

    1. Windows gets a signal that the monitor has been disconnected
    2. Windows then re-arranges the windows that I had on the display port monitors to a desktop that it considers active(The DVI monitor)

    When the monitor wakes up, I have to re-arrange my windows back to where I want them and this is an incredibly annoying task, especially as I take numerous coffee and bio breaks daily.

    This is not special to any graphics card and there are numerous posts on this issue. This is the behavior of display port as it’s supposed to be “Plug and Play”. if I pull out the cable, that makes sense. However, powering off shouldn’t exhibit the same behavior as unplugging. Nvidia has a solution implemented in their … Read the rest