Resize and move open windows

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  • #167995

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    I have a script to open 8 windows using VNC viewer (for seeing screens from computer).  This works fine.  After the script runs and I have the 8 windows open, I have to manually snap them to the monitors so they look tiled.  Is there a way to resize a window and move it using powershell?

    This is what I have so far.  This just opens the 8 screens using TightVNC Viewer.

    $laptops = '172.16.2.88', '172.16.1.145', '172.16.2.75', '172.16.2.87',
    '172.16.2.84', '172.16.2.83', '172.16.2.79' , '172.16.2.77'
    
    $wshell = New-Object -ComObject wscript.shell;
    
    foreach ($l in $laptops) {
    Start-Process -FilePath 'C:\Program Files\TightVNC\tvnviewer.exe'
    sleep 2
    $vlc = Get-Process -Name tvnviewer
    sleep 1
    $wshell.SendKeys($l)
    Write-Host "Using VNC for" $l -ForegroundColor Green
    sleep 1
    $wshell.SendKeys('~')
    sleep 1
    $wshell.SendKeys('12345')
    sleep 1
    $wshell.SendKeys('~')
    sleep 1
    }
  • #168157

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    What are you asking here?

    8 separate monitors and tiled does not make since. If you have 8 windows open and 8 monitors to use, are you saying, you want each window on one of each monitor?

    Tiled, means you want them on one monitor, then you'd call windows proper to tile / cascade windows feature not use sendkeys stuff.

    For example:

    How Can I Tile the Windows on the Desktop?

     

     

  • #168565

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    One monitor, with 8 VLC windows open. I'm able to use AutoIT scripts to move and resize windows, so may be that's the right path. I just need to figure out the coordinate system, but so far AutoIT is doing what I want.

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    Yeppers, PS is not really the first choice for GUI / App Window automation.

    AutoIT, Selenium, WASP, etc. are purposed built things for such efforts. Well, there's rolling your own via .Net natively, but that requires you to know C# and how to tap the Win32 API to do that.

  • #169030

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    I was able to use PowerShell and AutoIT to automatically snap windows. Everything works the way I want.

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