SSDR wont stay put on screen?

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Why won't SSDR Window stay put on screen?

When I'm in DX chasing mode I run 8 other apps on screen all at the same time. They all remember their exact designated screen position and will reliably reload back to exactly the correct screen position as expected...except SSDR!!!  SSDR regardless of using snap to corner, snap to sides, resize, shrink, stretching of the Windows always reverts back to the same size and position, only full screen mode does what I'd expect.

Sometimes it comes back off-centre and about the default size, sometimes it even comes back partially off the screen bounds as well. Look at the three pics below. I use snap to corner to get it where I want it, then close the open and reopen it, now its in the middle of the screen, I close it and reopen again and now (sometimes) its off the left edge...lacking consistency too you might say.

I'm using a 43" 4K UHD monitor with 3840 x 2160 pixels from an Intel HD 4600 onboard GPU. W10 latest release with all updates and all drivers. Machine is i7-4790k with 32GB ram.

I like to have SSDR taking up just over one quarter of the screen area (top left, and a bit taller than 1/4 high so as to remove scroll bars in SSDR side panel).

But, try as I might I cannot get this damn app to stay put where I want it. What the hell is wrong it, this is pretty basic stuff.

I know there are paid-for apps like Windows Manager that can force an exact screen size and position, but that should not be needed surely?

Very frustrating and time consuming.

I say this again just to be sure, I have only ever seen the SSDR app exhibit this behavior. Even old-school GUIs apps like Logger32 as they should.

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Steven G1XOW

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Michael Coslo

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Interesting, what applications are you running, and IIRC you are using W10.

Have you tried  turning on and off Aplications to see which one is making this happen?

I use a dual screen setup, use N1MM, WSPR, WSJT-X  fldigi, and all it's suite of programs and Firefox and a desktop clock program with  multiple timezone setup, all open at the same time, and my SSDR window comes back to wherever I had it, and remembers the previous window size be it adjusted or maximized. 

Maybe another app is interfering somehow.
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Ken - NM9P

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My window positions get fouled up any time I have used Parallels Access to remote into my computer.  It probably has something to do with my two systems having different screen resolutions.....

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Believe that Windows tracks Program Frame characteristics, and your uncommon experience is that date being either corrupted or interfered with.

Have you tried the typical Windows resets?  (There may be more, but when Adobe was doing this people advised me to close it by clicking the "Red X" while holding the Ctrl and/or Alt keys, and to close it using Task Manager.).

Other high likelihood is another app interfering, as mentioned by Michael C.


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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Making some progress with this, found a work around that works for now.

Normal corner dragging and resizing of the main SSDR Window does not work correctly, and snap-to corners does not work either.

However, if I invoke the context menu to size/move by pressing Alt + space then use those functions to reposition and resize the Window, then close SSDR all is fine and the x/y data is thus properly stored and recalled as expected.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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What is your screen resolution?
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Steven G1XOW

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4K UHD monitor with 3840 x 2160 pixels driven from an Intel HD 4600 onboard GPU.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Try this.  
  1. Shut down SmartSDR.
  2. Delete the ssdr.settings file located in the %APPDATA%\FlexRadio Systems folder. 
  3. Restart SmartSDR.  
  4. Move the window to a location that previously exhibited the problem of not saving the location.  
  5. Shut down SmartSDR.  
  6. Restart SmartSDR 
If the window does not open in the same place you left it, send me the ssdr.settings file so I can take a look at it.  You can send it to
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Works here just fine. 2 Samsung 27" Monitors running 1920 x 1080. SmartSDR always comes up where I left it. I have WSJT-X and it's waterfall along with FRStack running. 
All come up where I left them.