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12Ghosts WinControl

Size, position, or close a window remotely or scheduled


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What does it do for me?

Control and manipulate windows with one click (or use a shortcut, timer, or batch file). Resize and position windows. Close or terminate programs if they don't respond. Check automatically for not-responding applications and restart them. Send keys or a complete text to other windows.

Set the size and position of a window, for example to test your web pages at 800x600. Quickly and exactly position windows that don't keep their position, for example Notepad or Internet Explorer. You may also maximize, minimize, restore, or center a window with one click. You may also hide windows, get them to the front, or keep them on top of all other windows.



Example: Start and Position in One Step

Let's assume you want to open a web page and set its size and the position of the Internet Explorer window and that all in one command.

First, create a batch file: create a new text file and change the extension from ".txt" to ".bat" when you save it. The file should have two lines, the first opens Internet Explorer, the second starts WinControl in order to set the position. The following example would open the CNN homepage and place it in the upper left corner:

start http://www.cnn.com/
12wincontrol.exe /C'IEFrame' /L2 /T2 /W850 /H735

The DOS command start will open your default browser and continue with the batch file without waiting for the browser to close.

The class 'IEFrame' is the class of the Internet Explorer window. For any other window you can easily find out the class by dragging the upper flag of 12-WinControl over the specific window.

Let 12-WinControl create the second line for you: First open the Internet Explorer manually, drag the upper flag over the IE window, empty the Window Title field (so that it works with any window title), and enter the correct size and position. Then click on "Create Shortcut", switch to the desktop, right-click on the new shortcut, select Properties, then Shortcut, and finally copy the Target line of the shortcut to your batch file.













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