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Re: Set persistent default notebook window size and location

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  • From: "Harvey P. Dale" <hpd1 at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 05:07:35 -0500 (EST)

	This problem is known to Wolfram and, although it has not been
addressed in the 8.0.1 version, I understand that it may be fixed in the
next significant update.  In the meantime, this code in your init.m file
works most of the time (and can obviously be changed to suit your
preferences for window size and location):




-----Original Message-----
From: Didier laplot [mailto:didier.laplot at]
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:38 AM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg117224] [mg117162] Set persistent default notebook window size and

Searching the Internet for 10 minutes this morning on how one would go
about setting a default window size (and possibly window location) for
newly created notebooks showed comments from users dating back to the
Windows 95 days and covering all versions up to the latest one. There
is no way to set this globally in the Option Inspector so that it
takes effect all the time and one wonders why this global context is
there at all in the Option Inspector. Maybe the settings in the
StyleSheet used for the new notebook always take precedence, I don't
know and I don't have the time to look into this. It was possible to
set this in the ini file in version 7, but it doesn't work in version
8 for some reason.
My question is: what is the up-to-date information on this issue ?

Many thanks.

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