DisplayFusion: Multiple Monitors Made Easy!

DisplayFusion Help

The latest version of DisplayFusion is v6.0.
If you are using an older version, please consider downloading the free update to take advantage of the new features and bug fixes.

How Do I use DisplayFusion?

DisplayFusion is an application that is always running in the background. To adjust any DisplayFusion settings, or use DisplayFusion to set your desktop wallpaper, just right-click the DisplayFusion icon in the system tray.
How Do I use DisplayFusion?
Windows will sometimes hide system tray icons. If you don't see the icon, please read the How To Show All System Tray Icons section below.

Tray Icon Actions:

How To Show All System Tray Icons

On some computers, the DisplayFusion system tray icon might be hidden by Windows. This is how you show the hidden tray icons in different versions of Windows.
Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP

Main Right-Click Context Menu

When you right-click the system tray icon, the DisplayFusion system tray context menu will appear.
Main Right-Click Context Menu

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Desktop Wallpaper Settings

The Desktop Wallpaper Settings menu allows you to control the DisplayFusion Wallpaper settings, along with your different Wallpaper Profiles.
Desktop Wallpaper Settings
  • Wallpaper Profiles: This sub-menu shows all of your Wallpaper Profiles, and allows you to load a profile by clicking on it. You can configure new Wallpaper Profiles in the Wallpaper Settings window.
  • Load Next Image: Loads the next random image from your configured image source.
  • Pause Current Images: Pauses the random image changer, and prevents DisplayFusion from loading any new random images while paused.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Monitor Profiles

The Monitor Profiles menu allows you to switch to any of your saved Monitor Profiles. Clicking the Create/Edit Monitor Profiles menu item will open the Monitor Configuration window.
Monitor Profiles

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar

If you right-click on a DisplayFusion Taskbar, you can adjust the size, position and auto-hide settings, Start Button, and more for that Taskbar. If you right-click on the DisplayFusion system tray icon you can enable and disable the Taskbar feature for all monitors.
Multi-Monitor Taskbar

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Enabled

Clicking this menu option will toggle the Multi-Monitor Taskbar feature on and off for all monitors. If you would only like to toggle a Taskbar on/off for a specific monitor just right-click the Taskbar on that monitor and select "Multi-Monitor Taskbar > Position > Disabled". To re-enable that Taskbar, open the DisplayFusion Settings window, click the Taskbar tab and click the "Enable All Taskbars" button.
Taskbar Enabled

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Shortcuts

The Taskbar Shortcuts menu allows you to edit the Shortcuts for the selected Taskbar, or choose which side of the Taskbar the Shortcuts get aligned to. This can be the left/right sides for a horizontal Taskbar or the top/bottom sides for a vertical Taskbar.
Taskbar Shortcuts
  • Edit Shortcuts: Opens the Taskbar Shortcuts window so you can manage your Taskbar Shortcuts.
  • Combine with Taskbar Buttons: Combines Taskbar Buttons for the Shortcuts (pinned items) with the buttons for running programs.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Size

The Taskbar Size menu allows you to change the size of the Taskbar. By default it will be the same size as the Windows Taskbar, but you can set any custom value you need.
Taskbar Size
  • Custom Size: Allows you to specify the new Taskbar size in pixels.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Size • Custom Size

This window allows you to specify a custom value for the Taskbar's size.
Custom Size
  • Taskbar Size (pixels): This is the value in pixels for the new taskbar size.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Position

The Taskbar Position menu allows you to change which edge of the monitor the Taskbar is located. You can also disable the Taskbar for a specific monitor from here as well.
Taskbar Position

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Auto-Hide

The Taskbar Auto-Hide menu allows you to set which Auto-Hide mode you would like to use. You can disable Auto-Hide, enable Auto-Hide or enable Auto-Hide and show the DisplayFusion Taskbar when the Windows Taskbar is visible as well.
Taskbar Auto-Hide
  • Enabled, shown with the Windows Taskbar: The selected Taskbar will auto-hide, but will also be shown when the Windows Taskbar is visible.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • System Tray (Clock and Icons)

The System Tray menu allows you to adjust which side of the Taskbar the clock and tray icons appear on. This menu also allows you to disable the Clock and Tray Icons. To disable each one individually, use the "Show/Hide" options, or to disable both of them, use the "Disabled" option.
System Tray (Clock and Icons)
  • Show/Hide Clock: Toggles the clock and calendar on the DisplayFusion taskbar.
  • Show/Hide Icons: Toggles the tray icons (notification area) on the DisplayFusion taskbar.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Start Button

The Start Button menu allows you to choose which side of the Taskbar the Start button gets aligned to. This can be the left/right sides for a horizontal Taskbar or the top/bottom sides for a vertical Taskbar, or it can be disabled completely.
Start Button

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • 'Show Desktop' Button

The 'Show Desktop' Button menu allows you to choose which side of the Taskbar the 'Show Desktop' button gets aligned to. This can be the left/right sides for a horizontal Taskbar or the top/bottom sides for a vertical Taskbar, or it can be disabled completely.
'Show Desktop' Button

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Taskbar Button Alignment

The Taskbar Button Alignment menu allows you to choose which side of the Taskbar the application buttons get aligned to. This can be the left/right sides for a horizontal Taskbar or the top/bottom sides for a vertical Taskbar.
Taskbar Button Alignment

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Button Style

The Button Style sub-menu allows you to change the taskbar button type to Icons Only, Icons and Text, or automatically based on the native Windows taskbar button setting.
Button Style
  • Icons Only: This option will set the taskbar button style to "Icons Only."
  • Icons and Text: This option will set the taskbar button style to "Icons and Text."

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Multi-Monitor Taskbar • Group Buttons

The Group Buttons menu allows you to enable or disable the Taskbar from grouping the buttons by program.
Group Buttons

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Desktop Icons

The Desktop Icons menu allows you to load, save, and manage your existing Desktop Icon Profiles.
Desktop Icons
  • Load Profile: This sub-menu shows all of your Desktop Icon Profiles, and allows you to load a profile by clicking on it.
  • Save Profile: This sub-menu shows all of your Desktop Icon Profiles, and allows you to save the current Desktop Icon Layout as a new profile, or overwrite an existing profile.
  • Manage Profiles: Opens the window for managing the Desktop Icon Profiles, where you can load, rename, or delete your existing profiles.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Screen Saver

The Screen Saver context menu allows you to control the DisplayFusion Screen Saver and its settings.
Screen Saver
  • Start Screen Saver: Starts your currently configured Screen Saver.
  • Screen Saver Settings: Adjust your multi-monitor Screen Saver settings using the DisplayFusion Settings window.

Main Right-Click Context Menu • Audio Devices

The Audio Devices menu allows you to easily switch between different devices used for recording and playback on your system.
Audio Devices
  • Default Playback Sounds: This menu allows you to choose which device to use as the default for sound output when using non-communications programs, like games or video players.
  • Default Playback Communications: This menu allows you to choose which device to use as the default for sound output when using communications programs, like Skype.
  • Default Recording Sounds: This menu allows you to choose which device to use as the default for microphone input when using non-communications programs, like games or other applications.
  • Default Recording Communications: This menu allows you to choose which device to use as the default for microphone input when using communications programs, like Skype.

Desktop Wallpaper

The Desktop Wallpaper window allows you to control how DisplayFusion will load, format and size your wallpaper images. There are many options and many sources to load your images from.
Desktop Wallpaper
  • Use Default Options: Resets all wallpaper settings to their defaults for the currently selected profile.
  • Wallpaper Settings: Opens the Wallpaper Settings window.

Desktop Wallpaper • Profiles

The controls at the top of the Wallpaper window allow you to add, remove, duplicate, and delete Wallpaper Profiles. You can create many different wallpaper profiles for different wallpaper settings. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to use this feature.
Profiles
  • New Profile: Creates a new Wallpaper Profile using default settings. You will be prompted for the new profile's name.
  • Rename: Renames the currently selected Wallpaper Profile. You will be prompted for profile's new name.
  • Save As: Creates a new Wallpaper Profile using the current profile's settings. You will be prompted for the new profile's name.
  • Delete: Deletes the currently selected Wallpaper Profile. You can't delete the last Wallpaper Profile in the list, you need to always have at least 1 profile.

Desktop Wallpaper • Background Mode

The Background Mode options allow you to choose whether you want to use a different image on each moniotr, the same image on each monitor, or a single image spanned across all monitors.
Background Mode
  • Span an Image across all Monitors: Selecting this option allows you to choose a single image that will be spanned across all monitors.
  • Use a different Image for each Monitor: Selecting this option allows you to choose a different image to use as the wallpaper on each monitor.
  • Use the same Image on each Monitor: Selecting this option allows you to choose a single image that will be shown on each monitor.

Desktop Wallpaper • Source

The Wallpaper Source options allow you to choose whether you would like to use a solid colour as your wallpaper, or choose images from your local computer or various online sources. After choosing the image source, you can configure the various options available for the selected source.
Source
  • Source: Allows you to choose where DisplayFusion will load the images from:
    • Solid Colour: Sets the wallpaper to a solid colour of your choice
    • My Computer: Use a single image or load random images from your computer
    • Load From URL: Load a single image or reload from a URL on a timer
    • Online Image Providers Load images from WallpaperFusion, 500px, Bing, deviantART, Flickr, Google, InterfaceLift or Vladstudio!
  • Load random images: Enable this option to have DisplayFusion randomly choose images from the selected wallpaper source.
  • Sizing: Allows you to specify how DisplayFusion should size the image.
    • Centre: Centres the image in the monitor's dimensions. May leave gaps along the edges if it isn't an exact fit.
    • Stretch: Stretches the image to fit the monitor's dimensions. May distort the image.
    • Fit Best and Maintain Aspect Ratio (No Clipping): Scales the image without distorting it to fill the monitor, without clipping any image edges. May leave gaps along the edges if it isn't an exact fit.
    • Fit Best and Maintain Aspect Ratio (Clip Edges): Scales the image without distorting it to fill the monitor and clips the image's edges to fill the monitor completely.
    • Fit Width and Maintain Aspect Ratio: Scales the image so that the width of the image equals the monitor's width. May leave gaps along the top/bottom sides if the image isn't an exact fit.
    • Fit Height and Maintain Aspect Ratio: Scales the image so that the height of the image equals the monitor's height. May leave gaps along the left/right sides if the image isn't an exact fit.
    • Tile: Puts the image into the top-left corner and repeats the image over and over until the monitor is filled.
  • Don't stretch smaller images: This setting will allow DisplayFusion to scale larger images to fit the screen, but it will centre smaller images so that they aren't blown up.
  • Interval (minutes): The amount of time (in minutes) between wallpaper changes.

Desktop Wallpaper • Single Image

When you choose a wallpaper source, but leave the "Load random images" option disabled, you can select a single image from your chosen wallpaper source to use as your desktop wallpaper.
Single Image
  • Load Image: Click this button to choose the image you would like to use as your wallpaper.
  • Image: Displays the currently loaded image's filename.

Desktop Wallpaper • Random Image from My Computer

When "My Computer" is chosen as the wallpaper source, and the "Load random images" option is enabled, you will see the screen below. You can add folders and/or files from your computer to the list of images that DisplayFusion will randomly choose from.
Random Image from My Computer
  • Add File: Browse for an image file to add to the random rotation list.
  • Add Folder: Browse for a folder to add to the random rotation list (sub-folders are included by default).
  • Add Library: Browse for a Windows Library to use as the wallpaper source.
  • Show in alphabetical order: Shows the images in alphabetical order, instead of randomly.

Desktop Wallpaper • Random Image from Online

When an online provider such as Vladstudio is chosen as the wallpaper source, and the "Load random images" option is enabled, you will see the screen below. You can use the "Get Settings" button to adjust the criteria that DisplayFusion will use when choosing images from the source.
Random Image from Online

Desktop Wallpaper • Single or Random Image from URL

When you choose the Load from URL source, you can specify a website URL to load images from. If you'd like DisplayFusion to update the wallpaper on an interval using that URL, you can also enable the "Load random images" checkbox and specify the interval at which DisplayFusion should refresh the image.
Single or Random Image from URL
  • Load from URL: Click this button to enter a website address to an image you would like to use as your wallpaper.

Desktop Wallpaper • Colour

The Image Colour tab allows you to choose from various colour modes (Normal, Grayscale, Sepia Tone, Inverted), and also allows you to set the background colour that should be used when a wallpaper does not fill the screen. If you select "Solid Colour" as the image source, the background colour on this tab will be used.
Colour
  • Colour Mode: Allows you to modify an image's colours
    • Normal: Displays the image using it's normal colours
    • Greyscale: Converts the image into a greyscale image
    • Sepia Tone: Converts the image into a sepia toned image (brownish colours)
    • Inverted: Inverts the image colours
  • Background Colour: This is the background colour that will be used if the image doesn't fill the monitor completely.
  • Use Background Gradient: Enabling this will set the background around the image to a two colour linear gradient.
  • Gradient Angle (degrees): The amount (0-360) to rotate the gradient by.

Desktop Wallpaper • Adjustments

The wallpaper adjustments allow you to modify the size, location, and rotation of the image. You can also flip the image horizontally or vertically.
Adjustments
  • Scale (percent): The amount to scale the original image by. Negative values will shrink the image. Positive values will enlarge the image.
  • Move Horizontal (pixels): The amount (in pixels) to move the image left or right. Negative values move the image to the left, positive values move the image to the right.
  • Move Vertical (pixels): The amount (in pixels) to move the image down or up. Negative values move the image down, positive values move the image up.
  • Rotation (degrees): The amount of rotation (0-360) to apply to the image.
  • Flip image horizontally (mirrored): Mirrors the image horizontally.
  • Flip image vertically (mirrored): Mirrors the image vertically.
  • Reset: Resets the positioning to the defaults (all 0's).

Desktop Wallpaper • Info

The Info tab allows you to specify text that you would like displayed on top of the wallpaper on each screen. This text can be manually entered, or you can add Info Tags that will display text dynamically based on the context. You can set the position of the Image Info text by selecting one of the radio buttons inside the monitor icon on the lower-right side of the Info tab.
Info
  • Show info on this Monitor: Enabling this will allow you to add Image Info text to the selected monitor.
  • Add Info Tag: Adds a predefined tag that will display text dynamically based on the context.
  • Font Settings: Allows you to customize the font family, size, style, and colours for the Image Info text.

Desktop Wallpaper • Monitor Right-Click Context Menu

Right-click any monitor displayed at the top of the Wallpaper window to show this context menu. From here, you can load or clear images, as well as copy or swap settings from other monitors.
Monitor Right-Click Context Menu
  • Paste Image from Clipboard: Sets the image currently in the clipboard as the desktop wallpaper.
  • Copy Settings From: Allows you to copy all of the wallpaper settings and adjustments from another monitor.
  • Swap Settings With: Exchanges the wallpaper settings and adjustments of the selected monitor with the wallpaper settings and adjustments of another monitor.
  • Combine With: Combines the monitor with the selected monitor for the purposes of spanning the wallpaper across both monitors. This is used when the "Different Image for Each Monitor" background mode is selected, and allows you to span a wallpaper across some monitors, while using a different wallpaper on other monitors.
  • Load Image: Shows the open file dialog, allowing you to choose the image to use as the desktop wallpaper.
  • Show Image in Explorer: Opens Windows Explorer and selects the image that is currently set on that monitor.

Desktop Wallpaper • Load from Image URL

This option allows you to directly specify the URL of the image you'd like to use as your wallpaper.
Load from Image URL
  • Image URL: Allows you to specify the website address of the image to set as the desktop wallpaper.

Desktop Wallpaper • Load from Online Provider

This window allows you to search for images in any of the online providers included in DisplayFusion (Flickr, Vladstudio, Google Image Search, deviantArt, and other online providers). The various online providers may include options in addition to searching, such as category selection, safe search filters, and more.
Load from Online Provider
  • Search: Starts the image search using the entered criteria.
  • Stop: Stops the currently running search.
  • Use These Settings: Saves the currently entered search criteria for automatic random image loading.
  • Reset: Resets all search criteria.
  • Load More Images: Loads more images in the search results if they are available.

Desktop Wallpaper • Wallpaper Settings

Various wallpaper settings are available on this window. Everything from pausing the random wallpaper changer while your computer is running on battery, to having DisplayFusion automatically fix your wallpaper when your monitor configuration changes.
Wallpaper Settings
  • Remove unused temporary image files automatically: This setting will delete any previously downloaded images from the random wallpaper changer (Flickr, Vladstudio, Google Image Search, deviantArt, and other online providers) when that image is no longer being used by DisplayFusion - this setting won't delete any of your images
  • Pause wallpaper changes while a full screen application is running: This setting will prevent DisplayFusion from adjusting the wallpaper or downloading new random images while a full screen application (game, video… etc) is running.
  • Pause wallpaper changes while in a remote desktop session (RDP): This setting will prevent DisplayFusion from adjusting the wallpaper or downloading new random images while someone is connected to the computer in an RDP (Remote Desktop) session.
  • Pause wallpaper changes while computer is running on battery power: This setting will prevent DisplayFusion from adjusting the wallpaper or downloading new random images while your computer is running on battery power.
  • Rotate wallpaper images automatically using JPEG EXIF information: This setting allows DisplayFusion to automatically rotate images using the orientation setting contained in the image's JPEG EXIF information.
  • Random wallpaper changer ignores hidden files and folders: This setting will force DisplayFusion to not use any hidden image files while using the random wallpaper changer.
  • Use transitions when changing wallpaper (Windows 7 and higher): This setting allows DisplayFusion to gradually fade in a new desktop wallpaper. (Windows 7 only)
  • Warn me if my wallpaper needs adjusting: This setting will show a pop-up balloon over the DisplayFusion icon when your desktop wallpaper needs adjusting because of a resolution change, or many other reasons.
  • Fix my wallpaper without prompting: This setting will automatically fix the wallpaper when it needs adjusting. (DisplayFusion Pro only)

Desktop Wallpaper • Load Wallpaper Image (WallpaperFusion)

This dialog will be shown when using the "Download with DisplayFusion" option on WallpaperFusion. After selecting the wallpaper settings in this window, the full DisplayFusion Desktop Wallpaper window will be shown where you can further customize the settings before applying them.
Load Wallpaper Image (WallpaperFusion)
  • Span this image across all monitors: Select this option to have the downloaded wallpaper span all monitors.
  • Use this image on a single monitor: Select this option, then choose a monitor to display the downloaded wallpaper on.
  • Use the same Image on each Monitor: Select this option to have the downloaded wallpaper display separately on all monitors.

Settings

You can use the Settings window to control all the different functions of DisplayFusion. You can create your own Functions or TitleBar Buttons, configure your proxy settings, adjust how your multi-monitor taskbar looks and much more. To open the Settings window:
  • Right-click on the DisplayFusion System Tray icon and select Settings
  • Right-click on any DisplayFusion Taskbar and select Settings
  • Right-click on any DisplayFusion TitleBar Buttons and select Settings
  • Right-click on the Desktop and select DisplayFusion Settings
  • Navigate to Start > All Programs > DisplayFusion > DisplayFusion Settings

Settings • Options

The Options tab contains general program options, like Proxy settings, update checking and running DisplayFusion when you logon.
Options
  • Start with Windows: Enable this to have DisplayFusion start when you turn your computer on.
  • Show in Windows desktop context menu: Enables the DisplayFusion Desktop Wallpaper, DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration, and DisplayFusion Settings items to be shown in the right-click context menu for the Desktop.
  • Check for updates automatically: Enable this to let DisplayFusion periodically check for updates.
  • Check for new Beta versions (newer, unstable test versions): Enable this to let DisplayFusion check for new Beta versions. This setting is not recommended unless you are interested in testing new software.
  • Check for Updates Now: Perform an update check right now.
  • Internet Connection Settings: Allows you to manage your internet connection settings. You can use the same settings as Internet Explorer, manually enter proxy server settings or specify no proxy server (direct connection).
  • Monitor Configuration: Opens the Monitor Configuration window.
  • Desktop Wallpaper: Opens the Desktop Wallpaper window.
  • Export Settings: Click this button to export your current DisplayFusion settings to a .REG file. You can use this backup file to import your settings to another machine, or use it to restore your DisplayFusion settings if you are re-installing your machine.
  • Restore Settings: Allows you to restore your DisplayFusion Settings from a previously created backup.
  • Advanced Settings: Opens the Advanced Settings window so you can manage DisplayFusion's advanced (hidden) settings.
  • Show Welcome Wizard: Opens the Welcome Wizard that normally only shows after the first installation. The Welcome Wizard gives you a quick overview of DisplayFusion's popular features.
  • Restore nVidia Files: If you've previously enabled Monitor Splitting and answered "Yes" to the prompt for disabling conflicting nVidia processes, you can restore the nVidia processes by clicking this button.

Settings • Options • Aero Colour

This option allows you to specify whether the Windows Aero Colour should change based on the dominant wallpaper colour, or the dominant colour of the program icon for the currently focused window. Note that the colour detection may be slightly different than the native Aero colour detection in Windows 8/8.1.
Aero Colour
  • Don't change the Aero colour: Select this option to disable DisplayFusion from changing the Aero colour.
  • Change the Aero colour based on the current wallpaper image: Select this option to have DisplayFusion change the Aero colour (taskbars and window borders) to match the dominant colour of the current desktop wallpaper. (DisplayFusion Pro only)
  • Change the Aero colour based on the current application window: Select this option to have DisplayFusion change the Aero colour (taskbars and window borders) to match the dominant colour of the icon for the currently active application. (DisplayFusion Pro only)

Settings • Options • Binary Fortress Account

This section allows you to login to your Binary Fortress account in order to load your license key.
Binary Fortress Account
  • Email Address: Enter the email address for your Binary Fortress account here.
  • Password: Enter the password you use for logging in to your Binary Fortress account. If you don't know your password, or need to set one, you can use the "Reset Password" button.
  • Login: Click this button to login to your account after you've entered your email address and password for your Binary Fortress account.
  • Register: If you don't have a Binary Fortress account, click this button to open the registration page in your web browser.
  • Logout: Click this button to logout of your Binary Fortress account. If you've applied your license key using the "My Licenses" window, you can logout without affecting the applied license key.
  • My Licenses: Click this button to open the "My Licenses" window that lists your license keys and allows you to apply them to the current installation.
  • My Account: Click this button to open your "My Account" page on the DisplayFusion website.
  • Account Status: Shows the current status of your account.
  • Name: This text box will show the name on your Binary Fortress account after you've successfully logged in.
  • Reset Password: If you've forgotten your password, or need to set your password, click this button to open the password reset page in your web browser.

Settings • Options • Binary Fortress Account • My Licenses

You can use the My Licenses window to load your purchased License Keys, without having to dig through your old emails. No copy/pasting needed, just load your License Keys automatically into DisplayFusion.
My Licenses
  • License Name: This column lists the license name for each of the licenses that are registered to your account.
  • Date Created: This column lists the date that each of your licenses was created.
  • License Type: This column lists the license type for each of your licenses.
  • License Restrictions: This column explains the restrictions for the license type of each of your licenses.
  • Expiry Date: This column lists the expiry date (if applicable) for each of your licenses.
  • License Key: This column lists the license key for each of your licenses.

Settings • Functions

The Functions tab allows you to add, modify, or remove Functions. Functions can be run on Windows, toggle DisplayFusion features, or perform system actions, such as starting the screen saver. You can assign key combinations to Functions, add Functions as TitleBar Buttons, and add Functions as entries in the Taskbar Jump Lists. Note: The built-in Functions cannot be deleted.
Functions
  • Enable Key Combinations: This setting enables or disables the key combinations associated with each function. This provides an easy way to toggle the HotKeys without removing each Function's key combination.
  • Create Function: Opens the Create Function dialog that allows you to create your own custom Function.
  • Name: Shows the Function's name.
  • Key Combination: Shows the Function's assigned Key Combination, if assigned.
  • Toggle TitleBar Button: Adds or removes the TitleBar Button for the selected Function. The TitleBar Button layout is shown in the editor below the Functions list.
  • Toggle in Jump List: Toggles the selected Function in the Jump Lists (right-click menu) for buttons on the DisplayFusion taskbar.
  • Reset All Functions: Resets all Functions to the defaults. Note that any custom Functions will remain intact, they will only have their key combinations, TitleBar Button assignment, and Jump List assignment removed.
  • Enable TitleBar Buttons (show these buttons on each window): Toggle the TitleBar Buttons feature on and off.
  • Edit TitleBar Button: This button shows up when a TitleBar Button is clicked in the editor below the Functions list. Clicking it will allow you to edit the TitleBar Button Image.
  • Delete TitleBar Button: This button shows up when a TitleBar Button is clicked in the editor below the Functions list. Clicking it will remove the TitleBar Button.
  • Add Separator (right-side): This button shows up when a TitleBar Button is clicked in the editor below the Functions list. Clicking it will add a space to the right side of the selected TitleBar Button.
  • Delete Separator (right-side): This button shows up when a TitleBar Button is clicked in the editor below the Functions list. Clicking it will remove the space from the right side of the selected TitleBar Button.

Settings • Functions • Edit HotKey

If you are editing a default Function, most of these fields will be unavailable. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to create your own custom Function to use all of these fields.
Edit HotKey
  • Name: Give your Function a name.
  • Key Combination: Shows the currently assigned key combination for this Function. Click the Set HotKey button to add or modify the key combination.
  • Edit: Allows you to set a key combination that will trigger the Function when pressed.
  • Function Action: This controls what type of Function this will be. You can manage windows, load wallpaper profiles, toggle window transparency, move the mouse cursor, or launch an application.
  • Application: Enter the full path to your application in this text box. Alternatively, you can use the Select Application button to have this box automatically populated by choosing a running application.
  • Application Parameters: Enter the command line parameters that should be added when running this application. This text box is optional.
  • Transparency (100=solid): If you selected "Toggle Window Transparency" from the "Function Action" list, enter a value to use for the transparency. 0% is completely see-through, and 100% is completely solid (opaque).
  • Window Screen Action: This setting tells DisplayFusion what to do with the window (move it to the next monitor, previous monitor, span it… etc).
  • Monitor: Select the monitor you wish to apply this Function to (if applicable). The currently selected monitor will appear in green.
  • Position X: If you select "Move window to specified location" from the "Windows Position Change" list, enter the X (horizontal) position you would like this Function to use when moving windows. You can specify negative values if you have a monitor that is to the left of your primary monitor.
  • Position Y: If you select "Move window to specified location" from the "Windows Position Change" list, enter the Y (vertical) position you would like this Function to use when moving windows. You can specify negative values if you have a monitor that is above your primary monitor.
  • Window Alignment: This setting tells DisplayFusion where to move the window on the monitor (top-left corner, middle… etc).
  • Window Width Change: This setting can adjust a window's width by a percentage of the monitor's width (50%, for example) or by a specific pixel amount.
  • Width Value: If you selected "percentage" in the above setting, specify a value from 1 to 100. If you selected "pixel" in the above setting, specify any width.
  • Window Height Change: This setting can adjust a window's height by a percentage of the monitor's height (50%, for example) or by a specific pixel amount.
  • Height Value: If you selected "percentage" in the above setting, specify a value from 1 to 100. If you selected "pixel" in the above setting, specify any width.
  • Drag this icon to a target window to create a Function automatically with the selected window's size and location: Allows you to set the Function's size and position properties based on the window you drag and drop the target on.

Settings • Functions • Edit TitleBar Button

You can create your own custom Image Sets and Button Images. Just create a folder in your DisplayFusion installation folder under "Program Files\DisplayFusion\TitleBar Buttons\Buttons\{your folder name}" and drop your images into this folder. Just select your folder from the "Image Set" list and you can use your custom images.
Edit TitleBar Button
  • TitleBar Button Image Set: This is the image set (or folder) that contains the images you would like to use.
  • TitleBar Button Image: Select an image to represent the selected Function.
  • Default: Clicking this button will set the TitleBar Button Image back to the default.

Settings • Taskbar

Use the Taskbar tab to configure the global DisplayFusion Multi-Monitor Taskbar settings. To configure individual per-taskbar settings, just right-click on the Taskbar you want to configure. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to use the Multi-Monitor Taskbars feature.
Taskbar
  • Enable Multi-Monitor Taskbars (show a taskbar on each monitor): Toggle the Multi-Monitor Taskbar feature on and off.
  • Taskbar Mode:
    • All taskbars show relevant windows: Each taskbar (DisplayFusion and Windows) will only show applications which are open on that monitor
    • Windows taskbar shows all windows, DisplayFusion taskbar shows relevant windows: The Windows taskbar will show all applications, but the DisplayFusion taskbars will only show applications that are open on that monitor
    • All taskbars show all windows: Each (DisplayFusion and Windows) taskbar will show all applications
    • Windows taskbar shows no windows, DisplayFusion taskbar shows all windows: The Windows taskbar will show no windows (you can use it for pinned items if you want) and each DisplayFusion taskbar will show all windows
  • Taskbar Button Middle-Click (or Shift + Left-Click) Behaviour:
    • Do nothing: Do nothing when the button is middle-clicked
    • Open a new instance: Open a new instance of the middle-clicked application button
    • Close application: Close the middle-clicked instance of the application
    • Move to next monitor: Move the application to the next monitor
    • Move to previous monitor: Move the application to the previous monitor
  • Window Preview Style:
    • Preview Disabled: Don't show any Taskbar previews.
    • Windows 7 Style: Show Windows 7 style previews, with multiple tabs.
    • Windows Vista Style: Show Windows Vista style previews, with 1 tab per Taskbar button.
  • Use Jump Lists: Enable this option to have DisplayFusion show Jump List style menus when right-clicking a taskbar button. Functions can be assigned to the Jump Lists for easier access.
  • Show taskbar in front of full screen applications when they lose focus: By default, DisplayFusion will force the multi-monitor taskbars behind any full screen application – use this setting to all the DisplayFusion taskbar to appear in front of a full screen application when that application loses focus.
  • Allow taskbar reloading while full screen applications are running: Enable this option to allow the DisplayFusion Multi-Monitor Taskbars to reload when necessary, even if a full screen application is running.
  • Focus window when mouse is dragged over Taskbar button: Whenever the mouse is moved over a DisplayFusion Taskbar button while the left mouse button is held down, DisplayFusion will focus that window so you can drop the dragged item into that window.
  • Launch Start Menu shortcuts on current monitor (New Start Menu style only): Enable this to have DisplayFusion open programs launched from the Start Menu on the same monitor that the Start Menu was opened on.
  • Disable transparency on all taskbars (Win7+): Enable this option to have DisplayFusion disable the transparency for all taskbars in Windows 7 or higher.
  • Taskbar Opacity (1 - 100%): This setting controls the taskbar opacity when the mouse isn't hovering over it – 100% is full opaque and 1% is fully translucent.
  • Taskbar Shortcuts: Opens the Taskbar Shortcuts window so you can manage your Taskbar Shortcuts.
  • Enable All Taskbars: Enables all previously disabled DisplayFusion Taskbars.
  • Reset All Taskbars: Resets all of your Taskbars to their default settings, position and size. Use this if you've disabled a Taskbar on a specific monitor and you want to get it back.

Settings • Taskbar • Shortcuts

The Taskbar Shortcuts window allows you to add shortcuts to your Taskbars. You can add spplications, files, folders or website URL shortcuts.
Shortcuts
  • Add Application: Allows you to add a shortcut to an application, and allows you to specify command line arguments.
  • Add File: Allows you to create a shortcut to a file (like a PDF or Word Document) without specifying an application. DisplayFusion will open the file using the default application assigned by Windows.
  • Add Folder: Allows you to create a shortcut to a folder. DisplayFusion will open the selected folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Add Website: Allows you to create a shortcut to a website address (URL). The shortcut will have the same icon as your default web browser, with the favicon of the selected website address overlayed.
  • Copy To: Allows you to copy the selected shortcuts to another monitor.
  • Name: Allows you set or clear a custom name for the selected shortcut. The custom name will show up in the tooltip for the shortcut.
  • Icon: Opens the menu containing the Custom Icon options.
  • Move Up: Moves the selected shortcut up in the list.
  • Move Down: Moves the selected shortcut down in the list.
  • Path: Shows the shortcut's path or website address.
  • Type: Shows the type of shortcut: Application, File, Folder or Website.
  • Command Line: Shows the command line being used with this application. This setting is only used with Application shortcuts.
  • Force Monitor: Shows if the selected shortcut is being forced to open on the shortcut's monitor. This setting is not available for File shortcuts.
  • Custom Name: Shows the shortcut's Custom Name, if one has been set.

Settings • Taskbar • Shortcuts • Edit Application Shortcut

You can use this window to create or edit an Application shortcut. Just select the application's executable and set the other options as desired.
Edit Application Shortcut
  • Application: Shows the currently selected application.
  • Select Application: Allows you to select a currently running application, or browse for an installed application.
  • Command Line Arguments: You can specify any command line arguments to use with this application. Typically you will want to leave this blank.
  • Force application to start on same monitor as Taskbar: Selecting this will force the application to open on the same monitor the shortcut is located on.
  • Launch application as Administrator: Enable this checkbox to have DisplayFusion always start this program elevated. This will cause a UAC prompt to be shown each time the program is launched from the shortcut.

Settings • Taskbar • Shortcuts • Edit Folder Shortcut

You can use this folder to create or edit a Folder shortcut. Just browse to the folder and select whether you would like the folder to be forced to the same monitor that the shortcut is located on.
Edit Folder Shortcut
  • Folder: Shows the currently selected folder.
  • Browse: Allows you to browse to the folder on your computer that you would like the shortcut to point to.
  • Force folder to open on same monitor as Taskbar: Selecting this will force the folder to open on the same monitor the shortcut is located on.

Settings • Taskbar • Shortcuts • Edit Website Shortcut

You can use this window to create or edit a Website shortcut. Just enter the website's address (URL) and select whether you would like it to open in a new window on the same monitor that the shortcut is located on.
Edit Website Shortcut
  • Website URL: The full website address (URL). Example: http://www.yahoo.com or http://facebook.com
  • Force web browser to start on same monitor as Taskbar (opens a new browser instance): Selecting this will force the web browser to open on the same monitor the shortcut is located on.

Settings • Windows 8

The options on this tab enable and disable the various Windows 8 specific tweaks.
Windows 8
  • Bypass the Windows 8 Start Screen: Enabling this setting will allow DisplayFusion to skip the new Windows 8 Start Screen and boot straight to the Desktop.
  • Hide Windows 8 Lock Screen: Enabling this setting will prevent Windows from showing the lock screen wallpaper. On bootup, or when locking the computer, the user selection/password screen will show instead.
  • Move the Power User Menu (Win + X) to the mouse cursor position: Enabling this setting will force the Windows 8 Power User Menu (Win + X) to open next to the current mouse cursor position.
  • Enable mouse sticky corners (catches mouse on monitor corners): Disabling this setting will prevent the mouse cursor from snagging on monitor corners that are adjacent to another monitor. For this to fully work, you'll also need to disable "When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms" option on the Navigation tab in the Windows taskbar properties.
  • Use mini Start Screen and open on current monitor: Enabling this setting will force the Windows 8 Start Screen to open on the monitor that the mouse cursor is currently located on, at the size specified by the Width and Height values.
  • Width: This setting specifies the width (in pixels) of the Windows 8 Start Screen.
  • Height: This setting specifies the height (in pixels) of the Windows 8 Start Screen.
  • Adjust the window border size: This setting allows you to adjust the window border size and padding size, to make the window borders larger or smaller in Windows 8.
  • Border: This value specifies the size of the window border (0-50). The higher the value, the larger the window border will be.
  • Padding: This value specifies the size of the window padding (0-100). The higher the value, the larger the window padding will be.
  • Defaults: Click this button to reset the window border size settings to the standard Windows 8 values.
  • Lock Screen monitor timeout (mins): This value controls the amount of time before the monitors enter sleep mode when at the Windows 8 lock screen. The default setting in Windows 8 is 1 minute.
  • Set HotKey: Click this button to set the key combination to use for sending Windows 8 Store (Metro) apps to a resizeable window on the desktop.

Settings • Windows Logon

On the Windows Logon tab, you can customize your Windows Logon background image. You can use any of the available wallpaper sources (Flickr, Vladstudio, Google Image Search, deviantArt, and other online providers), or you can use any image from your local computer. The settings here behave the same as in the Wallpaper Settings window. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to use the Windows Logon Background feature.
Windows Logon
  • Allow DisplayFusion to manage the Windows Logon Background: Enabling this setting allows DisplayFusion to manage your Windows Logon settings.
  • Use the current Desktop Wallpaper image for the Windows Logon Background: Enabling this setting allows DisplayFusion to set the Windows Logon Background to match the current Desktop Wallpaper.
  • Load From: Click this button to choose an image source to use for the Window Logon Background. After you select a source, a new dialog box will open to allow you to choose an image from that source.
  • Reset to Default: Resets all Windows Logon settings, and if the restored settings are applied, DisplayFusion will reset your Windows Logon image to the default Windows settings.
  • Sorry, this feature isn't currently supported for your version of Windows: If you see this message, it means that DisplayFusion isn't able to manage your Windows Logon settings. For example, DisplayFusion can't change the logon image if you are using Windows XP with the "Welcome" screen enabled.

Settings • Screen Saver

Use the Screen Saver tab to configure the DisplayFusion multi-monitor Screen Savers. From here you can span a single Screen Saver across all of your monitors, or load a different Screen Saver on each monitor. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to use the Screen Saver feature.
Screen Saver
  • Allow DisplayFusion to manage the Screen Saver: Enables or disables the DisplayFusion Multi-Monitor Screen Savers feature.
  • Preview: Shows a preview using your current settings. Your settings must be saved before you can view the preview. You will be prompted to save your settings when you click the Preview button.
  • Span Screen Saver across all monitors: Allows your selected Screen Saver to be spanned across all monitors, instead of having a different Screen Saver on each monitor. Not all Screen Savers fully support this option.
  • Browse: Opens the Browse dialog to allow you to manually locate a .scr screen saver on your system.
  • Settings: Click this button to adjust the Screen Saver's settings for the currently selected monitor.
  • Use Preview Mode for this screen saver (recommended for most screen savers): In most cases, this checkbox must be enabled if you've set your screen saver to span all monitors, or specified a separate screen saver for each monitor. If your screen saver natively supports multiple monitors, set it to span, and disable this checkbox.
  • Require password after screen saver: Checking this will force Windows to prompt you for a password after the Screen Saver exits.
  • Timeout (minutes): The number of minutes of inactivity before a Screen Saver will start.
  • The selected Screen Saver may not work correctly with DisplayFusion: If you see this warning, it means that DisplayFusion has detected that your selected Screen Saver has known issues while running with DisplayFusion. You can find out more in the DisplayFusion FAQ.

Settings • Window Snapping

Window snapping allows application windows to be snapped to the edges of the monitors. Just enable this setting, then drag and drop an application's window within a preset number of pixels (shown below) from a monitor's edge and it will be moved or "snapped" over to the edge. If you are using DisplayFusion Pro, you can also snap window edges to other window's edges. Just drag a window near a monitor edge or another window and release the mouse button to let DisplayFusion snap the window into place.
Window Snapping
  • Enable Window Edge Snapping to edges of Monitors: Snaps window edges to the sides of the monitors.
  • Enable Window Edge Snapping to edges of other Application Windows: Snaps window edges to the edges of other application's, not just monitor edges. (DisplayFusion Pro only)
  • Use Sticky Snapping (snap before the mouse button is released): Snaps the window to the monitor or application edge while the window is still being dragged.
  • Snapping Mode: Select how you would like the Window Snapping feature to work: "Always snap windows", "Only snap when modifier key is held down" or "Always snap except when modifier key is held down". These different modes allow you to enable the Window Snapping feature, but toggle it when needed.
  • Snapping Modifier Key: Select the key you would like to use as the modifier when using the different snapping modes (above).
  • Window Snap Distance (Pixels): This setting controls how close a window needs to be in order to snap. You can preview the distance by using the diagram provided.

Settings • Window Management

On this tab, you can configure how DisplayFusion handles application windows. You can have DisplayFusion drag maximized windows between monitors, or just have DisplayFusion move a window to the next monitor by middle-clicking in the window's caption bar at the top of the window.
Window Management
  • Enable maximized window dragging between monitors: This setting allows you to click on a maximized window's TitleBar (see image below) and drag it to a new monitor, without having to restore the window, drag it to the new monitor and re-maximize it.
  • Show monitor selector while dragging: This setting allows DisplayFusion to display an overlay with the monitor number when dragging a maximized window.
  • Enable window caption bar middle-clicking to move windows to the next monitor (hold shift to move to previous monitor): This setting allows you to middle-click any application window's TitleBar (see below) to quickly move it to the next monitor.
  • Show a ToolTip when moving or re-sizing a window to display location and size: This setting allows DisplayFusion to show a ToolTip overlay on the window currently being dragged. The ToolTip will show the size (in pixels) of the window and the pixel locations of the top-left and bottom-right corners of the window. (DisplayFusion Pro only)
  • Allow DisplayFusion to help minimize all windows when Win + M is pressed: This setting allows DisplayFusion to minimize all windows across all screens when the Win + M keyboard shortcut is pressed.
  • Enable Aero Shake (shake a window to minimize all other windows): Disable this setting to prevent Windows from minimizing all windows when shaking a window with the mouse.
  • Move child windows to the same monitor as the parent window: This setting allows DisplayFusion to automatically move any child dialogs or windows to the same monitor that the parent window is on.
  • Only move modal windows (windows that block input): This setting will force DisplayFusion to only move modal windows, instead of all child windows.
  • Centre the child window over the parent: This setting will force the child dialog or window to be centred over the parent window when DisplayFusion moves it.
  • Allow the mouse wheel to scroll windows under the mouse cursor that are not in focus: This setting allows you to use the scroll wheel on your mouse to scroll any window, regardless of whether or not it is the currently active window.
  • Wrap mouse cursor around left/right monitor edges: This setting allows DisplayFusion to move the mouse to the opposite side when moving the mouse off the left or right monitor edge.
  • Wrap mouse cursor around top/bottom monitor edges: This setting allows DisplayFusion to move the mouse to the opposite side when moving the mouse off the top or bottom monitor edge.
  • Only wrap mouse cursor when more than one monitor is connected: Enable this option to have DisplayFusion ignore the mouse wrapping settings when only one monitor is connected to the system. This is a great option for laptop users.
  • Prevent mouse cursor from snagging on unaligned monitor edges: This setting allows DisplayFusion to move the mouse to the next monitor when bumping up against monitor edges that aren't perfectly aligned. This is useful when you have monitors of different resolutions.
  • Alt+Tab Handler: The options in this section allow you to enable the DisplayFusion Alt+Tab handler (replaces the Windows Alt+Tab functionality), and control the settings for it. Use the drop-down list to choose the Alt+Tab handler mode.
  • Show window text below each Alt+Tab item: Enable this setting to have the window title listed below each window preview in the DisplayFusion Alt+Tab handler.
  • Show the Desktop window: Enable this setting to have the Desktop entry to shown in the DisplayFusion Alt+Tab handler.
Window TitleBar

Settings • Window Location

The Window Location feature is used to force specified applications to start on a specific monitor all the time. You can decide whether you want all of the application's window to open on the selected monitor, or just the first window. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to use the Window Location feature.
Window Location
  • Enable Window Location (force application windows to open on specified monitor): Enables or disables the Window Location feature (without deleting your settings).
  • Application: Shows the application's path.
  • Command Line: Shows the command line arguments to be detected by the Window Location rule.
  • Monitor: Shows the monitor the selected application will open on.
  • Mode: Shows the mode being used for the selected application.
  • Window Size: Shows the window sizing mode being used for the selected application.

Settings • Window Location • Window Location Edit

You can use this window to select an application to open on a specific monitor. Just select the application, the monitor and whether you want to force all windows or only the first window to open on the selected monitor. You can also choose whether you want the window to retain it's size, be maximized or centred. If you specify a Command Line, only processes started with those command line parameters will be processed by the Window Location rule.

Note: Applications that re-use processes for new windows (like Google Chrome, Firefox and Windows Explorer) may not work with the Command Line option.
Window Location Edit
  • Application: Shows the currently selected application.
  • Select Application: Allows you to select a running application, or browse for an installed application.
  • Command Line: This field allows you to specify command line arguments, allowing you to create separate rules for programs that are launched with command line arguments (i.e. "Notepad.exe C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.log")
  • Use the Current Monitor: Selecting this option will force the application specified in the Window Location rule to move to the monitor that the mouse cursor is currently located on when launched.
  • Use the Selected Monitor: Selecting this option will force the application specified in the Window Location rule to move to the monitor that is selected in the rule.
  • Window Size: Allows you to choose the window sizing mode to use with this application: "Original Size", "Maximize", "Minimize", "Span", "Centre", or "Run Selected Function on the Window"
  • Window Location Mode: Allows you to specify whether the Window Location rule should apply to the application's first window only, or all of the application's windows.
  • Function: When the Window Size option is set to "Run Selected Function on the Window", this option allows you to choose the Function to run on the application when the Window Location rule is triggered.
  • Add Function: Opens the Add Function dialog, allowing you to create a new Function to use with the Window Location rule.
  • Edit Function: Opens the Edit Function dialog, allowing you to edit the selected Function.
  • Delay: (sec): This value allows you to specify how long (in seconds) DisplayFusion should wait after detecting the window, before running the actions in the Window Location rule.

Settings • Languages

The languages tab contains a list of languages that you currently have installed. Click the Get New and Updated Languages link to download and install new languages.
Languages
  • Name: Shows the Language file's English and native names.
  • Version: Shows the version for the Language file. This version should match the DisplayFusion program version for best compatibility.
  • Translators: Shows the contributors for the Language file.
  • Right-to-Left: Shows whether or not a language is Right-to-Left.
  • Get New and Updated Languages: Click this link to visit the DisplayFusion Languages page, where you can download dozens of new languages for use in DisplayFusion.

Settings • Compatibility

If you are having a problem with one of DisplayFusion's features with a certain application, just add it to this list and exclude it from that feature.
Compatibility
  • Application: Shows the application the Compatibility setting is for.

Settings • Compatibility • Edit Compatibility

This window allows you to configure special compatibility options for an application.
Edit Compatibility
  • Application: Shows the selected application's executable that these Compatibility settings will be applied to.
  • Select Application: Allows you to select a running application from a list, or browse for the main executable file for the application you need to configure.
  • Disable TitleBar Buttons (this application only): If this is selected TitleBar Buttons will not be added to this application.
  • Disable TitleBar Buttons (all applications): Pauses (and unloads) the TitleBar Buttons when the specified application is running.
  • Disable Window Snapping (this application only): If this is selected, this application's windows will not snap to monitor/application window edges.
  • Disable Wallpaper changes while this application is running: If this is selected DisplayFusion will not allow the random wallpaper changer to change the wallpaper while this application is running.
  • Disable middle-click window moving (this application only): If this is selected you will not be able to middle-click the titlebar to move the window to the next monitor.
  • Disable maximized window dragging (this application only): If this is selected you will not be able to drag this application's maximized windows to new monitors.
  • Disable removing from Windows Taskbar (this application only): If this is selected, when an application's taskbar button is added to a DisplayFusion taskbar, it will not be removed from the Windows taskbar (if setup to do this). If this is un-checked, the application's taskbar button will be removed from the Windows taskbar when it gets added to the DisplayFusion taskbar.
  • Disable Application Hooks (this application only): Enable this to prevent the application from loading DisplayFusion Hooks. This is useful in some scenarios where applications behave strangely when hooked. Note that some functionality, such as middle-click window moving, for that application will be lost.
  • Disable DisplayFusion Taskbars while this application is running: Pauses (and unloads) the Multi-Monitor Taskbars when the specified application is detected.
  • Use process file icon on DisplayFusion taskbar, not window icon: If this is selected, DisplayFusion will use the icon in the process for the taskbar button, instead of the icon specified for the particular window of that application. This setting will only have a noticeable affect if the application is coded to use a different icon for the window than the process.
  • Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application: If this is enabled, DisplayFusion will treat this application as full screen any time it's running. This will cause wallpaper changes to be paused, and prevent DisplayFusion from bringing the DisplayFusion taskbar to the front. This setting is most useful for borderless windowed games that aren't automatically detected as full screen.
  • Disable Mouse Scrolling (this application only): If this is selected, DisplayFusion will not allow this application to be scrolled with the mouse wheel unless it is the active window. (Default Windows behaviour)
  • Use alternate Mouse Scroll method: If this is selected, DisplayFusion will use a different method for scrolling this application when it is not the active window.
  • Normal TitleBar Button Offset (Horizontal, Vertical): These are the amounts that the TitleBar Buttons will be moved for this application when not maximized. Specify a negative value to shift the TitleBar Buttons left or up, and a positive value to shift them right or down.
  • Maximized TitleBar Button Offset (Horizontal, Vertical): These are the amounts that the TitleBar Buttons will be moved for this application when maximized. Specify a negative value to shift the TitleBar Buttons left or up, and a positive value to shift them right or down.

Settings • License Key

If you have purchased a DisplayFusion Pro license key, or you are using a trial license key, just enter the license key here to enable all of the DisplayFusion Pro features.
License Key
  • License Key: The License Key that DisplayFusion is currently using.
  • Change to Free Version: At any time during the free 30-day DisplayFusion Pro trial, you can click this button to revert DisplayFusion back to the Free version.
  • Load from Binary Fortress Account: Click this button to retrieve and select a license key from a list of license keys tied to your Binary Fortress account.
  • Paste from Clipboard: If you have copied your license key from your email, just click this button to automatically paste it into the License Key box.
  • Licensed To: Shows who the license key is registered to, and if it is a Site License key.
  • License Expiry Date: If you are using a DisplayFusion Trial license, this will show when it will expire.

Settings • Troubleshooting

The troubleshooting tab contains information and options that are only useful for troubleshooting when something isn't working correctly. The text area contains all the information required by Binary Fortress Support when submitting a help request. The button with the blue arrows allows you to refresh the information listed here.

The Logging drop-down list allows you to set the Debug Logging Level. This typically only needs to be enabled when requested by the DisplayFusion Support team.
Troubleshooting
  • Copy to Clipboard: Copies the information from the text area to the clipboard – you can paste this information into an email or forum post by pressing Ctrl + V.
  • Open Log: Opens an explorer window to the debug log file's location so you can attach it to an email, or upload it to the support forum.
  • Clear Log: Clears the DisplayFusion debug log (located in %APPDATA%\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.log).

Settings • Advanced Settings

You can use these Advanced Settings to control hidden options in DisplayFusion. For more information on what these settings controls, please visit the Advanced Settings guide.
Advanced Settings
  • Setting: Shows the category and name of the hidden setting that you can edit.
  • Value: Shows the current value, and highlights the setting in red if there is a value set.

Settings • Advanced Settings • Advanced Settings Edit

Just enter the value to use for the selected Advanced Setting. For more information on the correct values to use, please visit the Advanced Settings guide.
Advanced Settings Edit
  • Default Value: Restores the selected setting to it's default value.

Monitor Configuration

This window allows you to configure your monitors, including screen resolution, colour depth, orientation, and the monitor position. You can also save the configuration as a Monitor Profile to be loaded at a later time.
Monitor Configuration
  • Save Profile: Saves the current Monitor Configuration to a profile that can be easily loaded at a later time.
  • Load Profile: Loads a previously saved Monitor Profile.
  • Manage Monitor Profiles: Opens the Manage Monitor Profiles window, where you can rename, delete, and assign Wallpaper Profiles and HotKeys to your saved Monitor Profiles.
  • Auto-split Eyefinity and nVidia Surround monitors: Select this checkbox to have DisplayFusion automatically determine the number of splits based on your Eyefinity/Surround screen resolution. If the splits are not detected, you can still manually specify them using the Horizontal Split and Vertical Split options.
  • Identify: Displays the monitor ID for each monitor on their respective screen.
  • Refresh: Refreshes the Monitor Configuration previews.
  • Monitor Resolution: Sets the selected monitor's screen resolution.
  • Refresh Rate: Sets the selected monitor's refresh rate. Please note that for LCD monitors in most cases, this setting does not need to be modified.
  • Colour Depth: Sets the selected monitor's colour depth.
  • Set as Primary: Sets the selected monitor as the primary monitor.
  • Orientation: This option allows you to specify whether the selected monitor should be configured in a portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Horizontal Split: This option allows you to choose how many separate horizontal sections the monitor will be divided into.
  • Vertical Split: This option allows you to choose how many separate vertical sections the monitor will be divided into.
  • Screen Savers: Enable this option to have DisplayFusion run separate screen savers on each monitor split.
  • Taskbars: Enable this option to have DisplayFusion put a separate taskbar on each monitor split.
  • Wallpaper: Enable this option to have DisplayFusion use a different wallpaper on each monitor split.
  • Window Management (hold shift to maximize window to full monitor): Enable this option to have DisplayFusion Functions, and window maximizing treat each monitor split as a separate monitor.

Monitor Configuration • Manage Monitor Profiles

This window allows you to rename, delete, and assign Wallpaper Profiles and HotKey combinations to your saved Monitor Profiles. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to create Monitor Profiles.
Manage Monitor Profiles
  • Wallpaper Profile: Allows you to assign a Wallpaper Profile to be automatically loaded when the selected Monitor Profile is detected or loaded.
  • Desktop Icon Profile: Allows you to assign a Desktop Icon Profile to be automatically loaded when the selected Monitor Profile is detected or loaded.
  • Audio Devices: Allows you to assign an audio device to set as default when the selected Monitor Profile is detected or loaded.
  • Key Combination: Allows you to set or clear a HotKey combination for the selected Monitor Profile.
  • Rename: Allows you to rename the selected Monitor Profile.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected Monitor Profile.

Manage Desktop Icon Profiles

This window allows you to load, rename, or delete your existing Desktop Icon Profiles. To modify a profile, select it in the list, and click the appropriate button to load, rename, or delete it. Upgrade to DisplayFusion Pro to use the Desktop Icon Profiles feature.
Manage Desktop Icon Profiles
  • Load: Loads the selected Desktop Icon Profile.
  • Rename: Allows you to edit the name of the selected Desktop Icon Profile.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected Desktop Icon Profile.

Internet Connection Settings

The Internet Connection Settings window allows you to configure your proxy settings manually, based on the settings in Internet Explorer, or disable it completely. To open the Internet Connection Settings window:
  • Right-click on the DisplayFusion System Tray icon, any DisplayFusion taskbar, or any DisplayFusion TitleBar Button and select Settings
  • Click the Options tab if it is not already selected
  • Click the Internet Connection Settings button
Internet Connection Settings
  • No Proxy Server (direct internet connection): Select this option if you do not want DisplayFusion to use a proxy server when accessing the Internet.
  • Use Internet Explorer Connection Settings: Select this option to have DisplayFusion use the proxy settings that are configured in Internet Explorer.
  • Use Custom Proxy Server Settings: Select this option if you would like to manually enter your proxy server information.
  • Server Address: Enter the proxy server IP address or host name in this text box.
  • Port: Enter the proxy server port in this text box.
  • Username: Enter the username for your proxy server in this text box.
  • Password: Enter the password for the user account entered in the Username text box.

Select Application

This window allows you to select a currently running application, or browse for an installed application's main executable. This window is used with the Window Location, Compatibility and Taskbar Shortcuts features.
Select Application
  • Application: Shows the application's name.
  • Path: Shows the application's path.
  • Refresh: Refreshes the list of currently running applications.
  • Browse: Allows you to browse and select an application that isn't currently listed.

Edit Function

This window allows you to set or edit the key combination that is assigned to a HotKey action. This window can be accessed from the Functions tab in the DisplayFusion Settings, as well as from the Manage Monitor Profiles window.
Edit Function
  • Clear: Clears the existing key combination.

Update

The Update window will appear when a new version of DisplayFusion is available for download, if you have the automatic update checker enabled.
Update
  • New Version: Shows the version number of the new version, and whether or not it is a beta release.
  • Current Version: Shows the version you are currently using.
  • Download and Install: Automatically downloads and installs the new version of DisplayFusion with only 1 click. (DisplayFusion Pro only)
  • Download: Opens your default web browser and loads the DisplayFusion home page so you can download the latest version.
  • What's New in this Version: This shows the changes that have been made to DisplayFusion since the last time you installed an update. It is a helpful guide to see what new features will be available in the new version.
  • View Change Log: Opens your default web browser and shows the DisplayFusion Change Log. This will allow you to see what has changed since the previous version.
  • Skip This Version: Closes the update window, and tells DisplayFusion to never remind you about this version. Newer versions, and forcing the update check manually using the "Check Now" button will still cause the update window to appear later.
  • Remind Me Later: Closes the update window, and allows DisplayFusion to remind you about the update later.

Submit Support Request

This window allows you to submit a support request, along with your Troubleshooting information and debug log (if debug logging is enabled on the Troubleshooting tab).
Submit Support Request
  • Name: Enter your name in this text box.
  • Email Address: Enter the email address you would like us to contact you at when responding to your Support Request in this text box.
  • Subject: Enter a quick one line description of your issue in this text box.
  • Message: Enter a message explaining the issue that you're running into. If you clicked the Support Request button on an error message window, the error text will also show in this text box.
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