I lie to play in windowed mode, as I'm usually working while playing (I work for myself from home)and I usually resize the game window to only use around maybe 3/4 of the screen estate. Everytime I restart the game, it defaults back to the large sized window. Any way to make the game rememebr the previously used window size?
I also play in windowed mode, however I have it stretched to full screen size. This just gives me access to my app bar, and the top info bar so i don't have to <COMMAND><TAB> out of the game to look for something in Safari or to access Teamspeak. My window never resizes on me. Now maybe I'm just using the default window size, but it works. Could this be directly related to who makes your graphics card? Mine is NVIDIA.
Quick Tip -An easy way to determine the window size numbers for UserSettings.txe in Windows (but Mac users should be able to do something similar).
Run Elder Scrolls Online, get to at least the login screen, then resize the screen to where you want it. Hit Alt+PrtScrn - this saves an image of the current application's window to the clipboard. Now open Paint (cuz it's there, and free). Click anywhere in the workspace and hit Ctrl-V, or use the menu to Paste the image.
Now click on Resize, and switch the button selector from Percentage to Pixels. Copy the numbers in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes. Close Elder Scrolls Online and Paint
Ok, these numbers are the size of the window, which means they include the borders and title bar. We'll need to adjust the Vertical number for sure, since the title bar is a decent amount of real estate. The thin window borders on the sides and bottom are only 2 or 3 pixels, usually, so I didn't bother changing the Horizontal number. If you want or need exact precision, you'll have to account for them. Since default border sizes change with screen resolution, YMMV.
Open UserSettings.txt with NOTEPAD.EXE*** (C:/Users/username/Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live). Look for SET WindowedHeight and SET WindowedWidth. Replace Width with the Horizontal number you wrote down. The Height is a bit trickier. Subtract about 60 for the title bar to start with, enter it into Height, save the file and try it out. Finagle the numbers to get exactly what you want.
I have done this myself, and the program does use the numbers correctly. It will NOT, however, place the window anywhere except where it does - near the top left corner. (Why near?? I don't get it either. It's just so ODD...) Mine opens up right at the top of the screen, but about 5 pixels in from the left.
*** Notepad.exe is free, included with Windows, and most important, SAFE for editing plain text files. If you know what you're doing, feel free to use any editor you like. Just don't forget to save in Plain Text. .doc, .docx, .pdf, .odt.. any of those will corrupt your UserSettings file, though since it's saved with a different extension, ESO will never see it. Microsoft Word and some other Document editors actually have a few different .txt versions, which is confusing. Better to leave them for other tasks.