Monday, October 1, 2012

Google Chrome Browser: Remember Window Size & Position

Google Chrome Browser: Remember Window Size & Position

Google Chrome would not remember the window size and position, running under Windows 7. Searching the internet offered many solutions, some weird, some confusing, none effective. Not even Google's own help site offered a solution.

It must be me.

I cannot believe that Google would be so unhelpful.

Taking a portion of one user's advice, and adding a bit extra from another user's suggestion, brought relief. Now I can resize my browser window and place it anywhere on the desktop, close the browser, restart, and it reappears where I last had it, correctly sized.

Here's what I did:

1. My version of Chrome: 22.0.1229.79 m

2. Click on the settings icon ( a button with three, short horizontal bars, or perhaps yours is an image of a wrench.

3. Click on About Google Chrome (this is where you can also find what version of Chrome you're running)

4. Chrome will quickly check to see if your version is up to date. If it isn't, it should prompt you to update your browser.

5. At this point, resize your window and move it to your desired position.

6. Close the browser now, clicking the X in the top, right corner.

If you restart Chrome, it should re-open in the size and position in which it last appeared. Now, if you move or resize the window, Chrome should remember that new size or location when you close and re-open the browser.

Something had caused my Google Chrome to lose its ability to remember the last-used size and position. Opening the About page and resizing the window seemed to have restored its lost ability.

Hope it works for you!

Wallula Mountain Goats

I spotted two mountain goats, clinging to a ledge midway up a rocky hill on my way to Wallula Junction a couple of days ago.

I only had my cell phone camera, and even with the zoom feature activated, it rendered an indistinguishable speck of white next to a microscopic speck of white.

But they were goats! Honest!

Here's the shot with my cell phone:

Here's a modified image. the spot in the center is aimed directly at the two goats.

Not very convincing proof, right?

Oh, well. It's inspired me to take my binoculars and higher-quality camera and find these two characters again.

Why are there two mountain goats in the hills near Wallula? Domesticated goats? Immigrants? Native?

Maybe it's not a mountain goat?

Wikipedia says Oreamnos americanus is found only in North America.

And it's not a Capra, the scientific name for true goats.

Mountain goats, or Rocky Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) are properly in the Bovidae family, along with antelopes, gazelles and cattle.

"Oreamnos" is from oros (mountain) and amnos (lamb).

Mountain goats sport beards (both male and female) and short tails. Their long horns are black, increasing in size yearly. They are small mammals, the buck standing only about three feet high at the shoulder.

They are found in the Rocky Mountains and the Cascade Range, in Washington, Idaho, Montana, up into Canada and the Yukon.

Perhaps I'll soon be able capture a shot like this one!

Here is the aerial view of the location:

The spot is about five miles south of Wallula, Washington, on Highway 730.

Now, where did I put those binoculars?

Mountain goats! by Chad K, Creative Commons License

Mountain goat by Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Maps by Google

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