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I was hoping someone could help me out or point me in the right direction.

My issue is that we use a Windows 7 computer with 4 TV's hooked up to display a wide variety of Power Gadgets, and when it's rebooted after Windows updates for example, all the gadgets open up on the 1st display, and we always have to rearrange them.

Is there any way to force them to open up in the same spot on the Desktop?

Is this controlled through the Windows registry or through the scripts, or something else?

Thanks much.

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 I'm no expert, but here's what I've learned from my experiences regarding this issue...

 Each PowerGadget saves a personalization file that specifies the size and placement of the gadget.  These can get corrupt or messed up, and when this occurs the gadget won't open the same way it was closed last.

 These personalization files reside in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Software FX, Inc\PowerGadgets\Personalization.  You can delete the entire Personalization folder if you want, and everything will get reset to default, or you can find the personalization file associated with the GUID of the gadget and just remove it.  I believe this is true for all versions of Windows.

 Alternatively, I've found that if you open the gadget in PowerGaget Creator, go to Edit->Desktop Settings->Layout, specify a location/width/height, uncheck Personalizable and set Floating in Edit->Desktop Settings, the gadget will always remember these settings and the personalization file won't be written.  This has given me the best luck with guaranteeing the size and placement of the gadget, however the horizontal/vertical offsets can only be set at 1024 maximum using this interface.  If you need to exceed 1024, you'll need to open the gadget in Notepad or Notepad++ and edit these numbers manually.

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