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Repositioning Windows calculator

I know there has to be a simple way to do this such as editing the registry or something. I can't believe no one else has posted this question before - or at least I couldn't find this.

I would like to change the default position of my Windows calculator. It opens near the top left of the desktop by default, but I would like it to open at the bottom right (near my keypad). It's annoying to have to manually move it every time I use it, which is several times a day. I'd be very grateful to anyone who has a solution for this minor, but aggravating situation!

I currently use Windows Vista Home Premium, but I think the answer would probably apply to any Windows version.
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IndiGenusCommented:
Not sure if possible? Probably is but only through a regedit. Another option if you use the sidebar is to download the calculator gadget....not the greatest but...

http://www.winsidebar.com/sidebar-calculator/
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techbotsAuthor Commented:
I have tried several calculator gadgets, but didn't like them as well as the plain old Windows calculator - and don't want to give up my valuable sidebar space! :-)
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Anthony2000Commented:
Checkout this utility. It can run calculator and allow you to position the window where you want on your screen.

http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/WinMove.htm
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MereteCommented:
Try dragging it onto the quick launch
The Quick Launch menu is one of the most useful features in Windows, and Vista makes it even easier to add a program to the menu.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-an-application-to-the-quick-launch-menu-in-vista/

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techbotsAuthor Commented:
Merete, I don't need the icon moved (I know how to put things in Quick Launch) I need to find a way to have the actual calculator open where I want it.

Anthony - I can't figure out from the link you sent what I code where. I downloaded the HotKey program, but it doesn't do anything when I try to run it. Have you ever used it before? I know setting the x, y coordinates is the right idea, but just can't find a good way to do that.
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techbotsAuthor Commented:
Anthony -

With lots of fiddling, I figured out how to use AutoHotKey finally. I created just a simple script that looks like this:

Run, calc.exe
WinWait, Calculator
WinMove, 1200,700

and saved it as "hcalc.ahk". Then I compiled it to an .exe file, created a nice little shortcut for that and  put it on my lower right desktop (even copied the Windows calculator icon to use for it - Propterties | Change Icon and then pasted "%SystemRoot%\system32\calc.exe".)

I wonder now if I could have skipped the whole AutoHotKey process and just created a text file to do the same and renamed it with an .exe extension - would that have worked?

So now, when I click on my handy little calculator icon, the Windows calculator opens up for me at the bottom right of my desktop, right where I wanted it - just above my keypad!

So, even though you didn't provide a full answer, you nudged me in the right direction so you get the points.

Thanks!
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Anthony2000Commented:
> I wonder now if I could have skipped the whole AutoHotKey process and just created a text file to do the same and  renamed it with an .exe extension - would that have worked?

I don't think that would work (I am almost 100% positive that would not have worked). That is why no other expert came up with that solution.

I downloaded the utility some time ago, thinking it would come in handy, but I have not used it.

I am glad I was able to point you in the write direction.

Anthony
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techbotsAuthor Commented:
Anthony -

I had to give it a try anyway with a plain text file! And you were right, it didn't work. Guess it did need to compile first. Maybe Visual Basic would have worked too, but AutoHotKey worked and that's what counts!
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Anthony2000Commented:
I have done something similar using VB, but the AutoHotKey utility makes it easier to accomplish (in my opinion).
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