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DisplayFusion Change Log (v5.x)

v5.1.1 ~ November 27, 2013

  • Change: Changed the InterfaceLIFT key (update to 5.1.1 before Dec 17, 2013 to avoid any issues)
  • Change: Added an option on the Taskbar tab to disable Aero transparency on all taskbars
  • Change: Added a warning to the wallpaper window for people using an interval less than 1 minute
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: "Don't Show HotKey Bind Errors"
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: "Use Classic Functions for Monitor Configuration"
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: "Don't Show Desktop Window in DisplayFusion's Alt+Tab"
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: "Use /N instead of /E when opening Windows Explorer folders"
  • Fix: Wallpaper changes longer cause the desktop to flicker in Windows 8.1
  • Fix: Wallpaper changes no longer cause window focus issues (on some computers)
  • Fix: Windows 8.1 improvements for the "Boot to Desktop" feature
  • Fix: Improved support for RDP connections
  • Fix: Framing Metro applications now works in Windows 8.1
  • Fix: Auto-update improvements
  • Fix: Wallpaper change no longer runs up the CPU when also setting the Logon image
  • Fix: Auto-Split monitors are now detected correctly by the hooks
  • Fix: Wallpaper images can now be pasted into the Wallpaper window
  • Fix: Windows 8.1 DPI scaling compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Windows 8.1 Aero Peek now works correctly on all machines
  • Fix: Hooks sometimes failed to load for no apparent reason
  • Fix: "Move to Next Monitor and Minimize" function now works correctly on maximized windows
  • Fix: Desktop Icons can now be set correctly when changing monitor profiles
  • Fix: Window Snapping fixes
  • Fix: Wallpaper info text now appears on spanned solid-colour wallpaper images
  • Fix: Split Monitor improvements
  • Fix: Improved performance with certain applications
  • Fix: Wallpaper window no longer puts a lock on files
  • Fix: Improved compatibility with Windows XP x64
  • Fix: All Settings window strings are now translated correctly when changing languages
  • Fix: Tabs are now supported in Wallpaper Image Info text
  • Fix: Screen Saver no longer crashes when ZoneAlarm is set to High security
  • Fix: Improved CPU usage when changing the wallpaper
  • Fix: Much improved inactive window mouse-wheel scrolling compatibility
  • Fix: Language auto-detection now works on a fresh install
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Photos screen saver now hides the mouse cursor
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Photos screen saver now allows the computer to sleep
  • Fix: Now supports systems that don't have SSE2 capable CPUs
  • Fix: Desktop icon profiles now wait for 8 seconds on system boot before applying (need to let the desktop startup)
  • Fix: Wallpaper gradient angle values are now saved correctly in all situations
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons are no longer added and removed very quickly
  • Fix: Window Highlighting no longer crashes in some situations
  • Fix: Taskbar Shortcuts edit window now works with a split primary monitor
  • Fix: Clearing the wallpaper cache no longer shows a UI
  • Fix: No longer receive the "No disk in drive" error message
  • Fix: Screen Savers set to span and non-preview mode now work as expected
  • Fix: Window Location and Monitor Splits have improved compatibility
  • Fix: Taskbar compatibility improvements
  • Fix: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Window Location compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Start8 compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Start Menu X compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Classic Shell 4 compatibility improvements
  • Fix: StartIsBack compatibility improvements
  • Fix: WindowBlinds compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Directory Opus compatibility improvements

v5.1.0 ~ September 2, 2013

  • Change: New Feature: Monitor Splitting for creating smaller, virtual monitors out of your large monitors (in the Monitor Configuration window)
  • Change: New Feature: Circular mouse wrapping (cursor wraps from one edge back to the opposite edge)
  • Change: New Feature: Prevent mouse cursor from snagging on unaligned monitor edges
  • Change: New Feature: Automatically move child windows over the parent (Settings > Window Management)
  • Change: New Feature: Scroll whatever window is under the cursor using the mouse wheel (Settings > Window Management)
  • Change: Monitor Configuration and Profiles now support Cloned Monitors
  • Change: Windows 8.1 compatibility
  • Change: Added InterfaceLIFT as a wallpaper provider
  • Change: New Function: "Toggle Window Snapping"
  • Change: New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Next Monitor
  • Change: New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Previous Monitor
  • Change: New Function: Launch Application
  • Change: New Function: Frame Windows 8 Metro Application (creates a window for the Metro app and allows you to use it on the normal desktop)
  • Change: New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Specified Location
  • Change: New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Current Monitor
  • Change: New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Active Window
  • Change: New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Monitor #X
  • Change: Locked mouse cursor can now be moved by a DisplayFusion function and re-locked automatically
  • Change: Wallpaper window now supports Windows 7+ Libraries
  • Change: Multiple tags can now be selected for the WallpaperFusion image provider
  • Change: Tags can now be excluded from the WallpaperFusion image provider
  • Change: Added History support to the online plugins to prevent duplicate images loading (history is per-monitor)
  • Change: Added support for environment variables in paths for: Window Location rules, Compatibility rules and Taskbar Shortcuts
  • Change: Added an option in the Settings window to login and automatically load your License Key
  • Change: The mouse cursor is now shown when mirroring application windows
  • Change: Taskbar button positions are now remembered between taskbar reloads
  • Change: Generated wallpaper images are now uncompressed and super-high quality by default (Win7 and higher)
  • Change: DFCommand now supports settings backup from the command line
  • Change: Trying to load an already loaded Wallpaper Profile will force the next image to load
  • Change: Multiple applications can be specified in one Compatibility rule using the | symbol
  • Change: Wallpaper window UI improvements
  • Change: Asian language UI improvements
  • Change: New admin policy to disable the Advanced Settings button
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Don't Show Desktop Window in Alt+Tab
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Disable Sound Effects
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Font Scaling Force X
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Font Scaling Force Y
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: TitleBar Button Icon Offset Horizontal
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: TitleBar Button Icon Offset Vertical
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Generate Smaller Wallpaper Files (lower quality)
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Disable Touch Detection
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Mouse Cursor Lock adjustment values can now be set separately for each side
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Prevent the taskbar from being forced bottom-most when the screen saver is running
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Adjust the TitleBar Button separator size
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Disable the taskbar button tooltips when previews are disabled
  • Change: New Advanced Setting: Disable Aero transparency in Windows 8
  • Fix: Improved Taskbar performance, stability and application compatibility
  • Fix: Improved TitleBar Button performance, stability and application compatibility
  • Fix: Improved Window Location performance, stability and application compatibility
  • Fix: Improved Window Snapping performance, stability and application compatibility
  • Fix: Improved Classic Shell compatibility
  • Fix: Improved WindowBlinds compatibility
  • Fix: Improved Dexpot compatibility
  • Fix: Improved support for alternate Start Menus in Windows 8
  • Fix: Wallpaper provider image history improvements
  • Fix: Installer improvements
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused some Screen Savers to appear as "Unknown"
  • Fix: Taskbar shortcuts for Windows Explorer folders now use /e instead of /n to open
  • Fix: Launching a DisplayFusion pinned item as admin no longer loses the command line parameters
  • Fix: No Longer shows the font scaling warning when not needed
  • Fix: Taskbar buttons no longer lose their overlay icons when moving back to the Windows taskbar
  • Fix: Load Next Monitor Profile function is now more reliable
  • Fix: Visual Studio code windows can now be spanned
  • Fix: Visual Studio no longer crashes when debugging on some computers
  • Fix: No longer crashes when toggling DWM on Vista with some computers
  • Fix: Mouse cursor now snaps to new window position with Window Location feature when needed
  • Fix: Resolved a few hook related performance issues
  • Fix: Taskbar jump lists are no longer slow to open for some items
  • Fix: Taskbar jump list items no longer use the wrong names in some cases
  • Fix: Window Location no longer moves Windows 8 system windows (like the Charms bar)
  • Fix: Compatibility rules no longer disable application hooks unexpectedly
  • Fix: Uninstaller now removes the DisplayFusionService all the time
  • Fix: Taskbar pinned items on network shares now have icons
  • Fix: Launching a second instance of an application from the DF taskbar now follows the Window Location rules
  • Fix: The transparent taskbar with WindowBlinds is being fixed in the next beta of WindowBlinds, keep an eye out for it!
  • Fix: "Ignore alternate start menus" now ignores them in more places correctly
  • Fix: Alternate start menu start buttons no longer have a black outline in Win8.1
  • Fix: Launching pinned Explorer folders no longer gives an error in some situations
  • Fix: Classic Start Menu (Classic Shell) 3.9.x (4.0 beta) is now supported
  • Fix: Taskbar will now reload itself if the workarea reservation is lost
  • Fix: Alt+Tab improvements
  • Fix: Application menus no longer open behind the DisplayFusion Taskbar in Windows 8
  • Fix: Taskbar is no longer forced to the bottom of the monitor when a Metro app is snapped to the edge
  • Fix: Middle-clicking a taskbar button to open a new instance now correctly passes the command line parameters
  • Fix: Performance improvements through more registry caching
  • Fix: Mouse no longer jumps to the Windows taskbar in some situations
  • Fix: Taskbar icon rendering improvements
  • Fix: Resolved a few issues related to wallpaper changes: flickering icons, focus changes, cursor jumping... etc
  • Fix: Fixed an issue that caused the wallpaper info tags to say "Unknown"
  • Fix: Improved taskbar detection for RDP/console logins
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented the Windows Logon image from changing to the current wallpaper in Windows 8
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with Google Chrome and Window Location rules
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that could cause Firefox to move to another monitor when closing a tab
  • Fix: No longer receive "CurrentMonitor is null" when reverting a monitor setup change in Windows 8
  • Fix: Pinned Jump List sections now support custom sorting (when sorted on the Windows taskbar Jump List)
  • Fix: Tray clock on XP is no longer cutoff in some situations
  • Fix: DisplayFusion windows are no longer slow to open on some machines without an internet connection (code signing certificate checking)
  • Fix: Windows Logon setting "use current wallpaper" now works in Windows 8 as expected
  • Fix: Taskbar no longer gets trapped behind fullscreen windows
  • Fix: Taskbar no longer disappears when Win+D is used
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons are no longer hidden on some top-tabs browsers
  • Fix: Windows Logon preview is now shown correctly when using the current wallpaper
  • Fix: Resolved some Desktop Icons profile saving issues
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with Flickr that caused a "No one could be found" message to repeatedly appear
  • Fix: Citrix windows are no longer ignored by DisplayFusion
  • Fix: Backup Settings button no longer requires elevation and now works to network drives
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused the Wallpaper window to sometimes have scrollbars
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented the wallpaper History feature to not work for some local images
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused the Jump Lists to hang for some processes
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused timers to stack then fire all at once
  • Fix: Windows Logon now works correctly when using your desktop wallpaper as the image
  • Fix: Unpinning shortcuts now works even when your taskbar buttons aren't combined
  • Fix: Fixed an issue that causes quoted paths to fail for certain features (Window Location, Compatibility... etc)

v5.0.1 ~ April 27, 2013

  • Change: Multiple tags can now be selected for the WallpaperFusion image provider
  • Change: Tags can now be excluded from the WallpaperFusion image provider
  • Change: Added History support to the online plugins to prevent duplicate images loading (history is per-monitor)
  • Change: Added a label to the random wallpaper interval selector (numeric control)
  • Change: Added support for environment variables in paths for: Window Location rules, Compatibility rules and Taskbar Shortcuts
  • Change: Added an option in the Settings window to login and automatically load your License Key
  • Change: Added an advanced setting to prevent the taskbar from being forced bottom-most when the screen saver is running
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented the Windows Logon image from changing to the current wallpaper in Windows 8
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with Google Chrome and Window Location rules
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that could cause Firefox to move to another monitor when closing a tab
  • Fix: No longer receive "CurrentMonitor is null" when reverting a monitor setup change in Windows 8
  • Fix: Improved support for alternate Start Menus in Windows 8
  • Fix: Pinned Jump List sections now support custom sorting (when sorted on the Windows taskbar Jump List)
  • Fix: Tray clock on XP is no longer cutoff in some situations
  • Fix: DisplayFusion windows are no longer slow to open on some machines without an internet connection (code signing certificate checking)
  • Fix: New admin policy to disable the Advanced Settings button
  • Fix: Taskbar no longer gets trapped behind fullscreen windows
  • Fix: Taskbar no longer disappears when Win+D is used
  • Fix: Added an Advanced Setting to disable Aero transparency in Windows 8
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons are no longer hidden on some top-tabs browsers
  • Fix: Windows Logon preview is now shown correctly when using the current wallpaper
  • Fix: Resolved some Desktop Icons profile saving issues
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with Flickr that caused a "No one could be found" message to repeatedly appear
  • Fix: Citrix windows are no longer ignored by DisplayFusion
  • Fix: Backup Settings button no longer requires elevation and now works to network drives
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused the Wallpaper window to sometimes have scrollbars
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented the wallpaper History feature to not work for some local images
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused the Jump Lists to hang for some processes
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused timers to stack then fire all at once
  • Fix: Unpinning shortcuts now works even when your taskbar buttons aren't combined
  • Fix: Fixed an issue that causes quoted paths to fail for certain features (Window Location, Compatibility... etc)
  • Fix: Various UI and performance improvements
  • Fix: Taskbar compatibility improvements
  • Fix: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Window Location compatibility improvements

v5.0.0 ~ February 11, 2013

  • Change: Taskbar support for new alternate Start Menu: Classic Shell
  • Change: Taskbar support for new alternate Start Menu: Start8
  • Change: Taskbar support for new alternate Start Menu: StartIsBack
  • Change: Taskbar support for new alternate Start Menu: Start Menu Х
  • Change: Alternate Start Menu (Classic Shell) is no longer bundled, DisplayFusion will use the existing Classic Shell installation if detected
  • Change: Taskbar Jump Lists now support the full Windows Jump Lists (frequent, pinned, tasks... etc)
  • Change: Taskbar Jump Lists can now be navigated using the keyboard
  • Change: Added a new Taskbar button mode: "DisplayFusion taskbars show all windows, Windows taskbar shows none"
  • Change: New Wallpaper Image Provider: WallpaperFusion
  • Change: New Wallpaper Image Provider: 500px
  • Change: Wallpaper window re-uses the image loading windows, so you don't have to re-search for images on different monitors
  • Change: Added an Advanced Setting to allow scaling (grow or shrink) of the Start Buttons
  • Change: Added an Advanced Setting to remove the hot-corner gap in Windows 8 on the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Change: Added an Advanced Setting to force TitleBar Buttons to be positioned using the normal size, even when maximized (good for Matrox monitor divider)
  • Change: Added a prompt when deleting a Wallpaper or Desktop Icon profile that is in use by a Monitor Profile
  • Change: You can now double-click a monitor image in the Wallpaper window to open that file in Windows Explorer
  • Change: New Win8 Feature: "Move Power User Menu (Win+X) to current mouse position"
  • Change: New Win8 Feature: "Bypass Windows Start Screen" (boots straight to the desktop)
  • Change: New Win8 Feature: "Adjust Border Margin/Padding"
  • Change: New Win8 Feature: "Mini-Start Screen" (shrink the Windows 8 Start Screen to a specific size)
  • Change: Wallpaper background colour can now be a gradient
  • Change: Added a Function to toggle the Window Location feature
  • Change: Added an "Adjustments" tab in the wallpaper window for scaling/moving/rotating/flipping images
  • Change: Added a "Show in Explorer" menu item to the wallpaper window (right-click a monitor in the preview pane at the top)
  • Fix: Window Location performance and compatibility improvements
  • Fix: TitleBar Button performance and compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Taskbar button grouping detection improvements
  • Fix: Performance improvements for the Settings and Wallpaper windows
  • Fix: Wallpaper window is now sized correctly (with scrollbars when needed)
  • Fix: Languages no longer revert to auto-detected when updating
  • Fix: Taskbar buttons now show the correct icons for some problem applications
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Taskbar transparency now matches the Windows Taskbar in Windows 8
  • Fix: Windows 8 TitleBar Button alignment improvements
  • Fix: Wallpaper preview icons no longer show "my computer" icon sometimes
  • Fix: Context menus no longer open behind the Taskbar
  • Fix: Improved alpha blending on Start Button images
  • Fix: Wallpaper files are no longer locked in Explorer
  • Fix: Taskbar no longer disappears when "Show Desktop" is used
  • Fix: No longer receive a GDI+ error when pasting images into the Wallpaper window
  • Fix: Screen Savers now allow "preview mode" to be unchecked when spanned
  • Fix: Search Charm no longer appears in odd locations in-front of Metro apps
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons no longer blink over certain applications (Adobe CS6)
  • Fix: PuTTY can now be resized using Functions
  • Fix: Start Menu is now drawn correctly when using a WindowBlinds custom theme
  • Fix: Taskbar Preview Size advanced setting now works correctly
  • Fix: Monitor Profile detection issues (with cloning, Eyefinity) are resolved
  • Fix: "CurrentMonitor is NULL" issue has been resolved
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Screen Saver is now correctly disabled when changing to the Free version of DisplayFusion
  • Fix: Window Snapping with Adobe CS6 (and possibly others) now works without messing up the window
  • Fix: Taskbar clock text improvements
  • Fix: Screen Saver previews failed to load sometimes
  • Fix: Screen Saver list was duplicated sometimes

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