You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#192484 - 01/29/13 05:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ?
Marco33 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 2
When I resize a BIAB Window and move it to the top of the screen, I loose these adjustements
when I close the program.
I would like to keep them for a next BIAB opening.
Where is the secret ?

Top
#192485 - 01/29/13 05:12 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Marco33]
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 5517
Loc: Chicago
No secret, this is Not doable...
_________________________
Dan
BIAB2018
BIAB User Map
SoundCloud


Top
#192486 - 01/29/13 08:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: MusicStudent]
Blake Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 371
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
If you leave Band-in-a-Box in "Restore-down" mode (NOT-maximized) when you exit the program, it should start up with the same size/dimensions. I am using Windows XP, so it might not work the same in newer versions of Windows.
_________________________
Blake

PG Music Inc.

Top
#192487 - 01/29/13 08:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Blake]
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 5517
Loc: Chicago
Well I do believe Blake is correct. I just tried ajusting a couple BIAB windows under minimized "not maximized" settings and then exited and reopened and sure enuff - it did keep the settings - Win 7.

I stand corrected.

Top
#192488 - 01/29/13 08:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: MusicStudent]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 17419
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
It also works on Windows 7 - 64 bit. It's a little strange, though: the program opens maximized and then the window quickly resizes itself, in a quick blur.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#192489 - 01/30/13 09:29 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Blake]
allis Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 603
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Not only does it restore to its last size, but if you leave it on a secondary monitor when shutting down, it will reappear there again when it restarts. Those features were a welcome addition.
_________________________
Larry
______

Top
#192490 - 01/31/13 06:51 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Blake]
jazzwombat Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 457
Loc: Balmer, Merlan, USA
Quote:

If you leave Band-in-a-Box in "Restore-down" mode (NOT-maximized) when you exit the program, it should start up with the same size/dimensions. I am using Windows XP, so it might not work the same in newer versions of Windows.




! What is this mystical "Restore-down mode" you speak of, sir? I tried several variants on the "NOT-maximized" idea using Windows 7, but BIAB always reopened with the same maximized screen. I guess it doesn't work with Win7.

Bob aka jazzwombat "the perpetually perplexed"
_________________________
Soundclick: www.soundclick.com/BobBelas


Top
#192491 - 01/31/13 06:54 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: jazzwombat]
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 5517
Loc: Chicago
Several prior folks reported it does work in Win 7?
_________________________
Dan
BIAB2018
BIAB User Map
SoundCloud


Top
#192492 - 01/31/13 07:01 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: MusicStudent]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 17419
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
I don't know what to say except that I described how it works on my Windows 7 system. I wonder if there is a Windows setting that controls this? Mine does open maximized, but then it restores the prior window size.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#192493 - 01/31/13 07:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Matt Finley]
jazzwombat Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 457
Loc: Balmer, Merlan, USA
Hey Matt. Please explain the steps you take to get restoration of the window size. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Thanks and best wishes.
_________________________
Soundclick: www.soundclick.com/BobBelas


Top
#192494 - 01/31/13 07:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Matt Finley]
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 5517
Loc: Chicago
Quote:

I don't know what to say except that I described how it works on my Windows 7 system. ... Mine does open maximized, but then it restores the prior window size.




Exactly same here.

Top
#456479 - 02/08/18 11:38 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Marco33]
George232 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 2
One way that I was able to make BIAB always start in the same position in Windows (10), was to use an external software program that forces a window location to be remembered. A search engine can find programs or registry edits that will do this.

I tried unsuccessfully for years to do this within BIAB, as well as trying to use program shortcut properties in Windows. As someone else in this post suggested, there is probably a registry hack that will do this.

The program that I accidentally discovered for saving the BIAB window size and position was CamStudio v. 2.7.2 (free). This program records AVI video of portions of the screen, where it is desirable to have the same portion of the screen within the recording window.

Steps to make the BIAB window position return to the same place.

1. Start BIAB and resize the window where you like it.

2. Start CamStudio and click Region > Fixed Region, then drag a window around the BIAB window (it seems that the lower-left corner may be one of the corners that is used to remember the position).

3. Step 2 might be all that is needed, but I use a 3rd step, which is to make a recording of the BIAB region that will confirm the BIAB position. Click the orange star if necessary in CamStudio to set the recording mode to AVI mode. Then click the record button in CamStudio, and then confirm the window position before the recording begins. You do this by dragging the marquee that comes up to the same region identified in step 2. You can stop the recording and it will ask to save it. I saved it to a dummy temporary file name.

4. Close CamStudio. Close BIAB. Next time you open BIAB, even without CamStudio, the last position will be remembered. From this point on, the BIAB window position is independent of CamStudio, since BIAB comes back to the last position, not the one set with CamStudio.

Anyway that was my experience. Maybe the internal BIAB movie mode can also force this setting, but I haven't tried that.

Top
#456485 - 02/08/18 12:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: Marco33]
Oneilvivas Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/29/16
Posts: 8
I have a similar issue but related to the impossibility of my BiaB to open in my secondary monitor. I will take on this thread instead of open new one.
Takin into consideration what Blake establishes "
If you leave Band-in-a-Box in "Restore-down" mode (NOT-maximized) when you exit the program, it should start up with the same size/dimensions".
I did that but did not work, each new session BiaB refuses to open on the secondary monitor, just BiaB can't remember and it always open on primary monitor.
There is some guidance or procedure I should know?
Thanks.

Top
#456577 - 02/09/18 03:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: How to keep BIAB Window size and position between sessions ? [Re: George232]
George232 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 2
After testing the CamStudio procedure on another laptop, I was unable to duplicate starting BIAB in Windowed mode. Now I have one computer starting BIAB in windowed mode and one that always starts maximized and won't remember the last setting. Sorry I spoke too soon.

But at least it shows that it is possible for BIAB to remember it's last window size. Some setting other setting must have changed besides what CamStudio does.

Also, note that the shortcut properties don't affect the window state of BIAB whether they are changed from Normal to Minimized or Maximized.

Also, BIAB briefly flashes into fullscreen mode before going into its window.

Top


PG Music News
YouTube Find - Live Recording of Casa Di Amore Performance using Band-in-a-Box Backing Tracks!

Wow - check out this audio recording of a live performance using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks! Click here to watch...

While you're there, take a look at Rick's YouTube channel - ALL of the recordings from their Casa Di Amore playlist include Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!
(These were all recorded during their 2005 performance at Casa Di Amore in Las Vegas Nevada.)

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Users LOVE Xtra Styles PAK 5!

We're excited to offer Xtra Styles PAK 5, with over 160 fully-mixed styles, including 35 new MIDI Styles... LOOK MA - ALL MIDI!

But, we're not the only ones in love with Xtra Styles PAK 5 - here's what you're saying:
"Wow! That's quite a collection!"
"Really appreciate all the new MIDI styles!"
"These have already helped my rhythm and intonation and given new life to my practice. And it is SO MUCH FUN."
"Simply awesome. Thanks, everyone at PG!"
"A great new PAK indeed!"
"Great new collection here!"
"I love the quality sound and variety i have to work with!"
"Way to go, PG Music!"
"Oh, they've made ALL-MIDI styles!!!"
"Best move I've ever made!"
"These new RealStyles are amazingly creative!"
"Outstanding!"
"Oh! Goody!!"

Save 40% when you purchase Xtra Styles PAK 5 for just $29 (reg. $49) during our special, which ends August 31st!
Click here to learn more, listen to demos, or order today!

Then, don't forget to enter your song, created using these new Styles, in our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest for your chance to win $150 PG Bucks!

Video - Audio Driver Setup Tutorial for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on setting up your audio drivers in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows! Video link: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=t0_CHbjWrLA

Video - Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial

Our latest video release is our Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial! By default, Band-in-a-Box® has a two bar count-in. Watch this tutorial for a quick explanation of all the options available within this feature! Click here to watch...

#TipTuesday - Adding Motion and Dynamics to your String Tracks

Join our forum, and you'll be surrounded by some AMAZING Band-in-a-Box users! Like DeaconBlues09, who recenty shared their own "Tip" to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out! Post: Adding motion and dynamics to your string tracks

Thanks for sharing, DeaconBlues09!

Band-in-a-Box 2018® pour Mac - French Release!

Nous avons été très occupés à travailler sur Band-in-a-Box® durant l'année 2017, celà s'est traduit par la création de plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ainsi que l'apport d'une incroyable collection de nouveaux contenus, à savoir: des RealTracks, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Études d'Instruments, des Boucles, des Prestations d'Artistes, des Préréglages Amplitube et styles associés, des RealTracks dans les 12 tonalités et une Notation Guitare Hi-Q!

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=mac&lang=fr

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 für Mac - German release!

Wir waren fleißig und haben über 50 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung von neuen Inhalten, mit RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studien, Loops (Schleifen), Künstler Performances, Amplitube Presets und dazugehörenden Styles, 12-Tonarten RealTracks und Hi-Q Gitarren Notation, hinzugefügt!

www.bandinabox.com/bb.new.php?os=mac&lang=de

Forum Stats
27840 Members
57 Forums
53094 Topics
440713 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
jones30, alicetaylor, Guitarrocks, helmut_K, Jerome1968

27840 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
David Snyder 135
Al-David 129
MarioD 126
Noel96 124
Janice & Bud 115
Deryk - PG Music 101
dcuny 98
animarorecords 97
Matt Finley 96
BlueAttitude 94
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays