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I would like to get the windows that I left open the last time I worked in Blender, either in single or multi-monitor settings.

How can it be done?

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  • $\begingroup$ The panel layout saves automatically when you save the file. Do you mean for new files? $\endgroup$ – CharlesL Jun 24 '13 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ @CharlesL For instance I use the user preferences window for the properties or the outliner too, and both windows are in separate monitors, I woul like to see the same arragment when I open Blender, either in a new file or in a pre-existing one $\endgroup$ – rraallvv Jun 24 '13 at 20:42
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    $\begingroup$ Hmm... I'm not sure about multiple windows. I know it works on layouts. As for the user preferences, there's an add-on called QuickPrefs that allows you to change many options in the properties panel. $\endgroup$ – CharlesL Jun 24 '13 at 23:33
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As CharlesL pointed out, the UI layout is saved in the .blend file.

  • Setup your windows as desired.
  • File > Save Startup File (shortcut Ctrl + U).

When loading files uncheck the Load UI option to prevent the layout changing. This can be made the default by disabling said setting under the User Preferences > File tab (shortcut Ctrl + Alt + U).

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  • $\begingroup$ do you know if this is platform dependent? it kind of works but all the windows open in the main monitor instead of keeping the last arrangement $\endgroup$ – rraallvv Jun 24 '13 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ I can't currently test this behaviour (single monitor). Sounds like you should submit a bug report. $\endgroup$ – Aldrik Jun 25 '13 at 0:33
  • $\begingroup$ On linux and windows-xp it restores windows correctly on 2-3 monitor setups, we have a bug in the tracker that reports troubles with windows-7 projects.blender.org/tracker/… $\endgroup$ – ideasman42 Jun 25 '13 at 9:09

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