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Changing Stacked Windows order in Windows 7?

By deztructi0n ·
Hello. I am curious as to if the following is possible with Windows 7, possibly with a reg-edit.

Basically I have a system where I have multiple internet windows open, set next to each other with no overlap, reloading each one every 5 seconds (automatically).

This works for me because I can see each window without distortion, and if it so happens that all the windows close, I can "Restore All Windows" and it will pop them all back up.

The issue is the fact that having the windows next to each other, limits the amount of space and the number of windows which can be open (24 per desktop in my case). Because I only need to see one number on each internet window, I would like to stack each window on top of each other in a certain order where only the number I need to see on each internet window is visible, allowing much more desktop real estate and the ability to add many more internet windows (Possibly 100+). The problem is that if I click on a certain internet window in the stack, it messes up the entire stack and once that window I clicked is on top, it covers some of the other numbers and I must re-order the stack of windows, which would take forever considering the number of windows open. Is there a way to set up a certain stack order in windows 7, so that when I use the "Show Windows Stacked" function [Go to task-bar, hold Shift and Right Click on your Internet Browser logo and you will see it] it resets the internet windows stack to the specific order I choose? If anymore needs additional information I will provide it ASAP and am willing to make a donation to those that lead me to a solution. Thank you!

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It sounds like your big issue is screen real estate.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Changing Stacked Windows ...

In that case, I'd go with a virtual desktop utility. I prefer VirtuaWin or Dexpot (both freeware) although there are others.

A virtual desktop utility gives you more real estate by giving you multiple desktops. You can only see one desktop at a time, but you can switch between them with a simple keystroke. Each desktop can have its own apps, and the apps don't overlap from one desktop to another (unless you want them to). You could put all the browser windows on a second desktop, tiled in the order you want, and then switch to the second desktop from your primary desktop whenever you need to check the browser windows.

I use virtual desktops at work. I have communications tools on one desktop (e-mail, chat client), user management tools on another (hardware inventory spreadsheet, browser open to help desk utility), remote connectivity sessions on a third, and a fourth for 'non-work' browsing (open to TR, natch).

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Yeah but No

by deztructi0n In reply to It sounds like your big i ...

Thanks for the reply but that will not work for me. I am actually using a Virtual Desktop solution but I need to see all desktops at once if that were to be a viable option. I actually setup another monitor to increase the real estate, but having the windows stacked instead of next to each other would make a world of a difference, as all I need is to see 1 number on each screen, not all the white space around the numbers, which is why I want to stack them.

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Repost as 'Q&A'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Yeah but No

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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