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DisplayFusion Change Log

v4.1 • August 15, 2012

  • Fully tested and supported on Windows 8
  • Taskbars now support combining of pinned and running buttons to match the Windows 7/8 Taskbar (can be disabled)
  • HotKeys and TitleBar Buttons features have been combined and renamed to Functions
  • New Functions for window and monitor mirroring, highlighting windows with a coloured border, moving a window to the current monitor, and more
  • New Function for preventing most full screen game windows from deactivating on mouse-out or Alt+Tab (must be used in a Window Location rule)
  • DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver has new customizable settings, including the delay between images
  • Desktop Icon Profiles can now be linked to Monitor Profiles for automatic loading
  • Desktop Icon Profiles can now be assigned to HotKeys or TitleBar Buttons
  • Added a "Use the same Image on each Monitor" wallpaper background mode
  • Window Location rules now allow you to choose "Current Monitor" instead of a specific monitor
  • New Advanced Setting to force DisplayFusion to ignore sub-folders when using the random wallpaper changer
  • Resolved some Monitor Configuration issues
  • New admin settings to disable the "Check for Updates" and "Internet Connection Settings" buttons
  • 27 languages bundled
  • Many other bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements

v4.0.1 • May 30, 2012

  • Console windows can now be resized vertically using HotKeys / TitleBar Buttons
  • Compatibility rules now support wildcards for application paths
  • Window Location rules now accept wildcards for application paths
  • Added the "Use Preview Mode" setting again for screen savers
  • DisplayFusion Photos screen saver now has an option to scale smaller images
  • Added an Advanced Setting called "Shortcut Size" to allow the default shortcut/pinned item size to be overridden
  • Added an Advanced Setting called "Allow Reloading when Fullscreen" to allow taskbars to reload when a fullscreen window is detected
  • Added an Advanced Setting called "Memory Trim Enabled" for forcing more aggressive memory trimming
  • Added an Advanced Setting to prevent DisplayFusion from loading random images when applying settings in the Wallpaper window
  • Added an Advanced Setting to show different Time Zone's times on each DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Added an Advanced Setting to force the taskbar clock text to be a specific colour
  • Taskbar thumbnail preview improvements
  • Window Location compatibility improvements
  • "Load More Images" button for Vladstudio now works as expected
  • Taskbar clock no longer stays highlighted when showing the calendar
  • Windows that frequently stop responding are no longer removed/re-added constantly (TrojanHunter, MalwareBytes)
  • Wallpaper provider no longer shows an annoying message constantly when the network is unavailable
  • HotKeys/TitleBar Buttons can now resize PuTTY windows
  • DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver no longer shows duplicate images until it's shown all of them (per-monitor)
  • Screen Saver crashing issues have been resolved
  • Resolved some Taskbar crashing issues
  • Taskbar grouping and incorrect icon issues have been resolved
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Window Location rules to override Taskbar shortcut forced monitors
  • Fixed an issue that could cause DisplayFusion (or just the hooks) to hang
  • Fixed an issue that prevented console windows in Win7 from being hooked on the first try
  • Window size/move tooltips now appear even when cursor overlaps
  • Firefox TitleBar Buttons no longer have a gap (Firefox 12 removed the TabGroups button, the gap can be added again with a DF Compatibility rule)
  • Middle-click to move windows is now more precise
  • Corrected some taskbar button icon issues
  • Various Screen Saver improvements
  • Adobe Reader X TitleBar Buttons should update correctly now
  • Fixed some Right-to-Left interface issues
  • Fixed some Right-To-Left issues in the installer
  • Vista Start Button now looks correct when taskbar is smaller than Start Button
  • Improved compatibility with 3rd party screen savers
  • No longer shows the "DisplayFusion is already running" message when not expected
  • Window sizing tooltips are now more precise
  • Window sizing tooltips no longer disappear when not expected

v4.0 • May 2, 2012

  • Windows 8 compatibility
  • Added a new feature to save/load desktop icon profiles
  • Added an option to set the Windows Aero colour to match the wallpaper or the currently active window (Win7 and higher)
  • A multi-monitor Photos screen saver is now included
  • Taskbars now have optional Jump Lists for the right-click menu
  • Alternate Start Menu is now included (great for Windows 8!)
  • Pinned Taskbar items can now have custom names
  • DisplayFusion Taskbars now have system tray icons that mirror that Windows system tray
  • DisplayFusion Taskbars now have basic pinning
  • Added an "Enable All Taskbars" button in the Settings window to easily enable any disabled taskbars
  • Taskbar Button Grouping now has 3 modes: Automatic, Enabled or Disabled
  • Ctrl+Shift+Click on Taskbar buttons now opens a new elevated instance
  • You can see a monitor's resolution and aspect ratio by right-clicking the monitor in the Wallpaper window
  • You can now swap Wallpaper settings between monitors by right-clicking on the monitor in the Wallpaper window
  • Added support for Flickr's "Interestingness" API
  • Added deviantART as a wallpaper source
  • Added Google Image Search as a wallpaper source
  • Added Bing Image Search as a wallpaper source
  • Removed the "Use Preview Mode" setting for Screen Savers
  • "Start Screen Saver" HotKey/TitleBar Button is no longer a Pro-only feature
  • Added 4 new preset HotKeys to move windows to the 4 corners of a monitor
  • Added a new command line parameter for running HotKeys via DisplayFusionCommand: -HotKeyRun "hotkey-name"
  • HotKey edit window lets you drag to select a target window to create a HotKey automatically using window's size and location
  • HotKeys are now grouped by category in the Settings window and "Run HotKey on this Window" menu
  • New HotKey/TitleBar Button: "Lock Desktop"
  • New HotKey/TitleBar Button: "Move window to monitor #X and size proportionally"
  • You can now add or edit HotKeys while creating TitleBar Buttons
  • You can now add or edit HotKeys while creating Window Location rules
  • Added new HotKeys to open the DisplayFusion Settings, Wallpaper and Monitor Configuration windows
  • Added an advanced setting to prevent tray icon notification balloons from showing
  • Added an Advanced Setting to override the taskbar clock text tooltips
  • Added an Advanced Setting to allow invalid language files to be force-loaded
  • Folder browser now allows you to type in a path (great for UNC paths)
  • Added a "Support Request" button to the Settings window for easily contacting us about any issues
  • Window location rules with "Minimize" now work as expected
  • Taskbar no longer appears in-front of other windows when it's not supposed to
  • Better compatibility with font scaling enabled and non-DPI aware applications
  • Huge performance improvements with the local random image changer with large image collections
  • Taskbar clock text tooltip advanced setting now accepts new line characters (\n)
  • TitleBar Button position issues have been fixed for a number of applications
  • Taskbar button issues have been fixed for a number of applications
  • Undocking a laptop or unplugging a monitor will no longer result in orphaned taskbar items
  • TitleBar Buttons no longer get jumbled the first time you configure them in some situations
  • Huge improvements for right-to-left languages
  • Middle-click to close tabs in Google Chrome Canary now works as expected
  • Taskbar now longer crashes when using a 3rd party taskbar replacement application
  • Fixed an issue that prevented RDP/VNC windows from giving-up mouse control in some situations
  • Blank screen savers now work as expected
  • Pinned apps marked as "require administrator" now launch as expected
  • Fixed an issue that prevented large wallpaper files from downloading while the Wallpaper window was open
  • Taskbars now reload if the monitor IDs change
  • Steam windows should now redraw correctly when snapped
  • Windows Vista taskbar tray icons for volume, network... etc now show up correctly
  • The "Reset HotKeys" button in the Settings window no longer removes custom HotKeys
  • DisplayFusion should no longer hang/freeze in some situations
  • Taskbar shortcuts to the desktop now work as expected
  • No longer receive "You need DF Pro" when trying to set Windows Logon background
  • Monitor identification overlays now disappear when clicked
  • Taskbar window animation on the Windows taskbar is now correct
  • Taskbar font-scaling now works correctly
  • TitleBar Buttons no longer get cut-off on maximized windows in some situations
  • Excel and Access 2000 windows are now properly detected on the DF taskbars
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some applications from opening
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some applications from receiving mouse input
  • Taskbar shortcut order is no longer reversed incorrectly
  • No longer runs as administrator after an auto-update
  • Taskbar wouldn't come out of auto-hide sometimes when mousing over shortcuts

v3.4.1 • January 3, 2012

  • Clicking the DF taskbar clock will now show the same calendar as the Windows taskbar clock
  • Added an Advanced Setting: "Monitor Configuration: Don't Show Confirm Prompt"
  • Added an Advanced Setting: "Taskbar: Always Show Preview Window Text"
  • Added an Advanced Setting: "Taskbar: Force Classic Style"
  • Added an Advanced Setting: "TitleBar Buttons: Force Classic Style"
  • DisplayFusion Taskbars in Windows 7 using a custom theme and "Icons Only" now look correct
  • Custom HotKeys that set window transparency can now be edited
  • Monitor Configuration window now displays the correct colour depth, not the refresh rate
  • Using the "Use Wallpaper image" setting for Windows Logon no longer requires that you select an image first
  • Clicking a grouped taskbar button with Win7-style previews now opens/closes the preview window
  • Win7-style taskbar preview improvements (custom themes, title text, vertical stacking, performance)
  • Monitor sharing apps, like AirDisplay and MaxiVista, are now fully supported
  • Enabling monitors with non-standard resolutions now works as expected
  • Taskbar clock size is now correct in Vista
  • TitleBar Button glow now loads correctly all the time
  • Screen Savers now disable correctly when unchecked
  • Screen Savers now correctly blank the screen when "no screen saver" is selected
  • General performance, stability and compatibility improvements
  • TitleBar Button Compatibility: iTunes 10.5, Citrix XenApp
  • Window Location Compatibility: Outlook 2010

v3.4 • October 2, 2011

  • Early Windows 8 support
  • Taskbars now support progress overlays in Windows 7
  • Added Monitor Profiles for saving different monitor layouts for different locations
  • Taskbars now support status icon overlays in Windows 7
  • Taskbar with "auto-hide, show with Windows" enabled is now much more responsive
  • Windows 7-style taskbar previews now show the window icon and text
  • Taskbar colour is improved
  • Aero Peek is now enabled for the Win7-style taskbar thumbnail previews
  • Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews now look better, match the native colour more closely
  • Minimize window animations now go to the DisplayFusion Taskbar when needed
  • The "Icons and Text" Taskbar button style is now a per-Taskbar setting and can be configured by right-clicking on each Taskbar
  • Grouped Taskbar items now have a "Close All Windows" right-click context menu
  • You can now middle-click a Windows 7-style taskbar preview to close the window
  • HotKey editor window is now more intuitive
  • Added TitleBar Buttons separators for grouping your TitleBar Buttons
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Send Window to Back"
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Move All Windows to Current Monitor"
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Minimize Window"
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Maximize Window"
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Restore Window"
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Load Monitor Profile X"
  • Added a new HotKey / TitleBar Button: "Load Wallpaper Profile X"
  • The Wallpaper Settings window now has a button to open the Desktop Wallpaper window
  • Clicking the "Settings" button in the Windows Screen Saver properties box now opens the DisplayFusion Settings window (if needed)
  • Added an option to force applications opened through the Start Menu to open on the monitor they were launched on
  • Compatibility settings can now be used to not load DisplayFusion Hooks per-application
  • Added a new feature called "Application Definitions". When the Auto-Update checker is enabled, DisplayFusion will check (in the background) every 24 hours for new definitions and update itself (without a UAC prompt) if new definitions are found. These definitions allow us to provide better application compatibility for TitleBar Buttons and Taskbars, without having to release a new version.
  • Added an Advanced Setting to hide the system tray icon
  • Added 4 new Advanced Settings to control the Mouse Locking boundaries
  • Added an Advanced Setting to force DisplayFusion to run as a Low Priority process
  • Hundreds of other bug fixes and performance improvements!

v3.3.1 • May 20, 2011

  • Added the option to use the current desktop wallpaper image as the Windows Logon background
  • Disabling the Windows Logon feature now resets your Windows Logon image to the Windows default
  • DisplayFusion Taskbars now support the Start Button in all versions of Windows
  • DisplayFusion Taskbars now have a "Show Desktop" button
  • DisplayFusion Taskbars now support custom icons for all types of shortcuts
  • Added an "Automatic" setting for Taskbar Button Alignment, Taskbar Clock and Taskbar Shortcuts to position them automatically based on where the monitor is positioned relative to the primary monitor
  • Window Location feature now has a "Span" option
  • Window Location feature now has a "Minimize" option
  • Window Location can now run a selected HotKey against the new window, instead of using one of the 5 pre-configured options
  • Added a new option to show a window's size and location when moving/re-sizing it (Settings Window Management
  • Added a new setting on the Window Management tab: "Allow DisplayFusion to help minimize all windows when Win + M is pressed"
  • You can now middle-click in Firefox 4's caption buttons (min/max/close) to move it to the next window, because middle-clicking anywhere else opens a new tab
  • Added a new HotKey/TitleBar Button: "Lock Mouse Cursor to Monitor"
  • Added a new HotKey/TitleBar Button: "Lock Mouse Cursor to Focused Window"
  • When right-clicking on the TitleBar Buttons, the context menu now contains all HotKeys so you can easily perform other actions on that window
  • Window snapping is now immediate without needing to release the mouse button to snap (called Sticky Snapping)
  • Added a new "Image Info" tab in the Wallpaper Settings window for embedding information about the wallpaper image or system info
  • TitleBar Button offset compatibility settings can now be specified for normal and maximized windows separately
  • Added an Advanced Setting called "Taskbar: Windows Key Opens DisplayFusion Start Menu Disabled"
  • Added an Advanced Setting called "Don't Hide for Top-Tabs (Chrome, Firefox 4)"
  • Setting the Taskbar size mode to Automatic is now improved when the DF taskbar is on a different edge than the Windows taskbar
  • A few Win7 Taskbar sizing issues fixed
  • Issues with Compatibility settings have been resolved
  • Window Snapping is no longer performed when a window is being re-sized, only when a window is moved
  • Window Snapping no longer snaps to windows that are behind other windows
  • Window Snapping no longer snaps to desktop gadgets
  • Fullscreen Flash videos are no longer moved accidentally by the Window Location feature
  • Taskbar Shortcuts failed to load some website favicons
  • Taskbars now adjust correctly when changing Windows theme modes between Aero, Basic, Classic
  • DisplayFusion taskbar icon updates no longer miss an update
  • Improved monitor ID detection in Windows 7 (should have more accurate ID numbers now)
  • Windows can now be dragged to the top of the screen to maximize the window (a Windows 7 feature) while Window Snapping is enabled
  • TitleBar Buttons no longer get hidden behind their parent window
  • Taskbar sizing, positioning improvements for all rendering modes
  • Fixed a small proxy password and Vladstudio keycode decryption issue
  • Context menu colours now look correct in Windows XP and Windows Vista/7
  • TitleBar Buttons no longer cause VLC Media Player to crash while playing a fullscreen video on some computers
  • Taskbars no longer drop application items when docking/undocking or disconnecting from an RDP session
  • Taskbar now closes Excel and PowerPoint windows correctly when Taskbar Grouping is enabled
  • Taskbar now focuses Excel and PowerPoint windows correctly when Taskbar Grouping is enabled
  • TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: Skype 5.1, Firefox 4, MetroTwit, Mintty
  • Clicking on a taskbar button multiple times now works much faster without ignoring any clicks
  • Taskbar buttons now respect the "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\MinWidth" setting

v3.3 • February 15, 2011

  • Added a new feature called "Window Location" (in the Settings window), which allows you to specify which monitor an application should open on
  • Taskbar now supports button grouping! (very rough, no themes yet)
  • Taskbar now has 2 additional Auto-Hide settings
  • Taskbar now supports new Windows 7 thumbnail style previews (on by default, configurable in the Settings window)
  • Taskbar Auto-Hide is now animated (there is also an Advanced Setting to disable the animations)
  • Shift + Left-Click now performs the same action on Taskbar buttons as Middle-Click (configurable in the Settings window)
  • Taskbar Buttons can now be top/bottom/left/right aligned
  • Taskbars now support application shortcuts (pinned applications in Windows 7)
  • Added a "Show Monitor Selector" HotKey/TitleBar Button that can be used to easily move a window to any monitor
  • Spanned windows now remember their location, just click the "Span Window" TitleBar Button (or use the HotKey) to restore the window's old position
  • Created a new tool called DisplayFusionCommand as a way to interact externally with DisplayFusion from the command line
  • You can now browse for installed Screen Savers
  • Added an "Advanced Settings" edit page, just click the "Advanced Settings" button in the Settings window
  • Added many Advanced Settings to control hidden options
  • Tons of bug fixes and small improvements

v3.2 • September 14, 2010

  • Major Taskbar changes
  • Tons of bug fixes

v3.1.10 • July 8, 2010

  • Fixed: The Settings window is now scaled correctly when using Font Scaling in Windows
  • Fixed: Monitor detection failed in rare situations on Windows start-up
  • Fixed: Taskbar now shows & signs correctly when in Classic mode (no visual styles)
  • Fixed: Taskbar no longer hangs/crashes when the system is under heavy load
  • Fixed: Taskbar items no longer get shuffled in Windows XP when the taskbar isn't on the primary monitor

v3.1.9 • June 21, 2010

  • Changed: Taskbars can now be disabled per-monitor by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting "Multi-Monitor Taskbar Position Disabled"
  • Changed: Taskbar settings can now be reset to defaults using the "Reset All Taskbars" button in the Settings window (also restores disabled Taskbars)
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "Taskbar Button Gap Size (X)" for overriding the distance between DisplayFusion Taskbar buttons
  • Changed: Added a "Vertical TitleBar Button Offset" setting to the Compatibility settings
  • Changed: Wallpaper image scaling now accepts up to 2 decimal places for more accurate scaling
  • Changed: The UI language can now be changed in the Settings window, as well as the tray context menu
  • Changed: Taskbar "auto-hide" setting is now a per-Taskbar setting, accessed by right-clicking the Taskbar
  • Changed: New custom HotKey action: "Move to Monitor #X and Maximize"
  • Changed: The Window Snapping tab in the Settings window now shows a visual guide for the snapping settings
  • Changed: Added an option to force default TitleBar Button backgrounds, recommended for use with custom themes only
  • Changed: New HotKey/TitleBar Button: "Toggle Freeze Current Wallpaper Images"
  • Changed:Added a new Compatibility option to prevent Taskbar items from being removed from the Windows Taskbar (if desired)
  • Fixed: Fixed an issue that caused the DisplayFusion Taskbar to get "stuck" behind some applications in rare situations
  • Fixed: Taskbar now auto-hides correctly when Winamp has scrolling text enabled
  • Fixed: Taskbar compatibility improvements: Winamp, Light Alloy Media Player, Foobar2000 Fullscreen Visualizations
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: Skype, PSPad, Google Chrome, Adobe Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5
  • Fixed: Window Snapping compatibility improvements: Reaper
  • Fixed: Using the "Move to Next Monitor" HotKey with a maximized Windows Explorer window no longer causes it to go fullscreen
  • Fixed: Wallpaper is no longer incorrectly clipped in rare situations
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons are no longer added to windows that are too narrow
  • Fixed: Spanned window edges (using the HotKey or TitleBar Button) no longer hide behind the Windows taskbar when the taskbar is vertical
  • Fixed: Significantly lower CPU usage when performing fullscreen application checks
  • Fixed: Forced wallpaper changes (using HotKey or TitleBar Button) now work even when a fullscreen or an application with Compatibility options set is running
  • Fixed: The "Move Window to Monitor #X" HotKey and TitleBar Button now moves the window using the same method as "Move to Next Monitor", instead of moving and sizing proportionally
  • Fixed: The "Move Window to Monitor #X" HotKey and TitleBar Button no longer makes the window flicker if it is already on the target monitor
  • Fixed: RDP windows are now moved correctly when using the HotKeys or TitleBar Buttons
  • Fixed: Windows Explorer windows in Windows XP SP2 no longer go fullscreen when using the Ctrl + Win + A HotKey
  • Fixed: Window snapping didn't work when one edge was snapped to an application window edge, and another edge was snapped to a monitor edge
  • Fixed: PhotoShop CS4/CS5 tool windows can now be dragged correctly when TitleBar Buttons are enabled
  • Fixed:Taskbar buttons are now sized and spaced correctly in Windows 7 when themes are disabled

v3.1.8 • March 13, 2010

  • Changed: Added a "Don't snap windows while 'Shift' is pressed" option
  • Changed: Added a "Pause wallpaper changes while on battery power" option
  • Changed: Added a new HotKey and TitleBar Button: "Toggle Window Always on Top"
  • Changed: Added a new HotKey and TitleBar Button: "Move window to monitor #X"
  • Changed: Added a new HotKey and TitleBar Button: "Move all windows to monitor #X"
  • Changed: Added a "Check for Beta Updates" option in the Settings window, on the Options tab
  • Changed: Added an "Automatically select the best image" option in the "Edit TitleBar Button" window
  • Changed: Added an "Image" column to the TitleBar Button tab in the Settings window to show the selected button image's filename
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "TitleBar Button Vertical Offset" for forcing the TitleBar Buttons position up/down
  • Changed: Vladstudio random image changer now chooses from all the images, not just the newest 100 images
  • Changed: Each HotKey in the HotKeys list in the Settings window now has a tooltip describing it's actions
  • Changed: Improved taskbar button dragging
  • Changed: Wallpaper and Settings windows now open on the monitor the mouse cursor is currently on (instead of always opening on the primary monitor)
  • Changed: Wallpaper window now automatically re-sizes itself to fit on smaller resolution monitors (like netbooks)
  • Changed: Wallpaper window now has a "Copy settings from Monitor #x" in each monitor's context menu
  • Changed: Wallpaper window now only prompts to apply settings when you have changed something
  • Changed: Wallpaper images can now be scaled by a certain percent to enlarge or shrink the image
  • Changed: Added new options for middle-clicking taskbar buttons on the DisplayFusion taskbars
  • Changed: Added 2 new Compatibility settings for disabling maximized window dragging and middle-click window moving
  • Changed: Added an "Edit" button to the TitleBar Buttons tab in the Settings window for editing existing buttons
  • Fixed: Taskbar compatibility improvements: Stardock DeskScapes, Stardock WindowBlinds, Winamp, Microsoft Office 2007/2010
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: Stardock DeskScapes, Stardock WindowBlinds, Trillian Astra, LogMeIn Hamachi, Google Chrome, Opera 10.50
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons no longer disappear when partially hidden by another window
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button glow effect is now much improved, no longer flickers (Windows 7, Vista)
  • Fixed: Taskbar buttons no longer show double ampersands
  • Fixed: Taskbar is correctly adjusted when another docked application is closed (no more gaps along the monitor edge)
  • Fixed: Taskbar performance improvements (reduced update latency, less blocks)
  • Fixed: Taskbar buttons for windows with a title text length of 0 are now displayed correctly
  • Fixed: Improved Windows version detection (now detects Windows Server 2008 R2 correctly)
  • Fixed: Taskbar colour is now almost perfect when Windows Aero translucency is disabled
  • Fixed: Sometimes TitleBar Button image would shift with custom theme
  • Fixed: When a taskbar is set to auto-hide, the taskbar is now shown when a taskbar button starts flashing
  • Fixed: A window is no longer restricted to the workspace size when specifying a value for width or height in a custom HotKey
  • Fixed: Taskbars are correctly refreshed when a program disables desktop composition for compatibility
  • Fixed: Log file has been moved into the temp folder and the old log is deleted

v3.1.7 • January 26, 2010

  • Changed: Taskbar can now be re-sized very easily by right-clicking on it and selecting "Multi-Monitor Taskbar Size"
  • Changed: Now shows an optional monitor indicator when dragging a maximized window between monitors
  • Changed: Rearranged the Desktop Wallpaper window and added icons to some of the dropdowns to simplify it
  • Changed: Added a "Don't stretch smaller images" option to the Desktop Wallpaper window
  • this option will force DisplayFusion to centre images that are smaller than the monitor, instead of stretching them
  • Changed: Added an option to snap window edges to other application's windows, not just to monitor edges (disabled by default)
  • Changed: The "Move to Next Monitor" and "Move to Previous Monitor" HotKey and TitleBar Buttons now use the monitors in their logical layout, not sorted by ID
  • Changed: Right-clicking on the TitleBar Buttons will now show the DisplayFusion context menu
  • Changed: All DisplayFusion windows now respond correctly to the Enter and Esc keys, as well as accelerator keys (Alt + key)
  • Changed: HotKeys can now be set to use a single key with no modifier keys (alt, ctrl, win)
  • Changed: Added a "Compatibility" tab in the DisplayFusion Settings window for managing TitleBar Button exclusions, TitleBar Button Offset (per application), Window Snapping exclusions and Wallpaper Changing exclusions
  • instead of managing these exclusions separately on each tab
  • Changed: Added an option to allow random wallpaper changes to be paused while a specified application is running
  • configure this in the Compatibility tab
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "AutoUpdateBeta" for checking for new beta versions
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "TitleBarButtonsBackgroundCustom" for using a custom TitleBar Button background image
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "TaskbarsPreviewAnimation" for enabling/disabling the Taskbar thumbnail preview animations
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "TaskbarsColourTrackingRGB" for forcing the Taskbar to use a specific tracking colour
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "MonitorsForceOrder" for forcing the monitors to be treated in a specific order
  • Fixed: Taskbar compatibility improvements: Winamp
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: Console Windows
  • Fixed: Taskbar is now more responsive to Windows theme colour changes
  • Fixed: Taskbar text anti-aliasing is now much better, and text looks exactly like the Windows taskbar (Vista, Win7)
  • Fixed: Taskbar now supports hacked themes in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (custom taskbar backgrounds, buttons and text effects like text glow)
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons now supports hacked themes in Vista and Windows 7 (custom titlebar button backgrounds and Windows Aero glow effects)
  • Fixed: When a monitor is added, removed or re-sized DisplayFusion reacts much quicker
  • Fixed: Changing a taskbar's position using the taskbar context menu is now much faster
  • Fixed: Restarting DisplayFusion doesn't cause the hooks to silently fail to load in rare cases (silently prevented certain features from working with no indication as to why)
  • Fixed: Improved full-screen application detection
  • Fixed: Moving a window that isn't sizable isn't accidental re-sized in rare situations
  • Fixed: Fixed a problem that caused taskbar items to not be added back correctly when disabling a secondary monitor
  • Fixed: Better application compatibility with the Windows 7 Snipping Tool
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons no longer appear 1px too high when monitors are vertically stacked
  • Fixed: "Font 'Tahoma' does not support style 'Underline'" error appeared sometimes when open the Flickr image search in Windows 7
  • Fixed: Taskbar and TitleBar exceptions now work correctly with VMware Player
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons now scale properly and don't get blurry when font scaling is being used
  • Fixed: System Tray message balloon text is no longer truncated incorrectly (prevented error messages from being fully displayed)
  • Fixed: Taskbar buttons now respect the "MinWidth" taskbar button size hack ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\MinWidth")
  • Fixed: Taskbar previews now show the correct window for Microsoft Excel

v3.1.6 • December 6, 2009

  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "Wallpaper Startup Change Delay" for manually adjusting the amount of the time DisplayFusion will wait after start-up before trying to change the wallpaper
  • Changed: Added a new Advanced Setting called "TitleBar Button Horizontal Offset" for manually controlling the location of the TitleBar Buttons
  • Changed: Each DisplayFusion window now has a "Help" button that links to the online documentation for that window
  • Changed: When DisplayFusion is run for the first time it shows a balloon notification to show new users where the DisplayFusion icon is located
  • Changed: Added a button on the TitleBar Buttons tab in the Settings window to reset the TitleBar Buttons back to the defaults
  • Changed: No longer using any global low-level mouse hooks, only application level hooks
  • this results in much less mouse stuttering
  • Changed: Now checks for application updates once per day, in addition to checking on startup when the "Auto-update" setting is enabled
  • Fixed: "Move to Next/Previous Monitor" HotKeys no longer put Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 into full screen mode
  • Fixed: Taskbar compatibility improvements: Microsoft PowerPoint 2003/2007
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: BPFTP, Windows Media Player, Adobe PhotoShop
  • Fixed: Better debug logging for failed wallpaper image loading
  • Fixed: Taskbars should no longer be duplicated/stacked in rare situations
  • Fixed: Taskbars should no longer appear away from the bottom of the monitor (when it should be locked to the bottom)
  • Fixed: Lower CPU usage when polling for monitor changes
  • Fixed: Lower CPU usage when using the TitleBar Buttons
  • Fixed: Settings window now looks and functions correctly when Windows font scaling is in use
  • Fixed: Flickr image search no longer locks up when opening the window in rare situations
  • Fixed: The "Add File" and "Add Folder" wallpaper buttons now correctly remember the last used folder location
  • Fixed: Default TitleBar Button wasn't being created on the first run
  • Fixed: Full compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 1
  • Fixed: Text should no longer appear vertical in the Settings window in rare situations
  • Fixed: HotKeys can no longer manipulate the Start Menu when focused
  • Fixed: Taskbar items now update instantly when being dragged between monitors, not just when the mouse button is released
  • Fixed: Settings window would sometimes lock up when removing the license key when using more than 1 TitleBar Button
  • Fixed: Taskbar button hover colour in Windows 7 is now correct when the button is flashing (notification)
  • Fixed: Taskbar button hover colour is now closer to the Windows 7 taskbar button hover colours

v3.1.5 • October 14, 2009

  • Changed: Added a "Middle-clicking a taskbar item opens a new application instance" setting for the multi-monitor taskbars (same feature as in Windows 7)
  • Changed: Added a "Wallpaper Settings" button to the main Wallpaper window, for easier access to the global wallpaper settings
  • Changed: Taskbar thumbnail previews now use the Windows 7 style slide/morph effect, instead of fading in/out (affects all versions of Windows)
  • Changed: Taskbar now supports Aero rendering in Windows Vista
  • Changed: Languages are now loaded when selected, not while DisplayFusion is loaded (this should help any translators who want to make changes without closing DisplayFusion
  • just select a different language then select yours again)
  • Fixed: Taskbars are no longer hidden by the "Aero Peek" feature in Windows 7
  • Fixed: Taskbars now load even when standard Windows (Segoe, Arial... etc) fonts are corrupt
  • Fixed: Taskbar thumbnail previews are no longer transparent where they shouldn't be
  • Fixed: Taskbar thumbnail previews now look correct when Windows font scaling is used
  • Fixed: Taskbar thumbnail preview tooltips no longer show double ampersands incorrectly (&&)
  • Fixed: Taskbar compatibility improvements: Visual Basic 6, ImgBurn, NewsLeecher, LexisNexis NoteMap, NuSphere PhpED, WinSCP
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: Skype, iTunes, Google Chrome, VMware Player, Console windows, PuTTY
  • Fixed: Mouse Hook compatibility improvements: SRWare Iron
  • Fixed: HotKeys and TitleBar Buttons can now position console-style windows correctly (command prompt, Putty... etc)
  • Fixed: Better DisplayFusion taskbar compatibility with Delphi applications
  • Fixed: If you assign all HotKeys to TitleBar Buttons, it now shows the correct warning when trying to add another TitleBar Button
  • Fixed: The TitleBar Buttons feature now correctly detects the background/foreground images in Windows 7 and Windows Vista "classic/standard" mode
  • Fixed: Taskbar thumbnail preview tooltip no longer covers the first taskbar items when the taskbar is vertical
  • Fixed: Failed wallpaper updates don't show duplicate tray notifications anymore (results in less duplicate tray notifications)
  • Fixed: Middle-clicking the desktop in Windows 7 no longer causes the desktop icons to temporarily disappear
  • Fixed: Tab order and keyboard shortcut issues in a few places
  • Fixed: Tooltips in the Wallpaper window no longer flicker
  • Fixed: Taskbars will start-up correctly when a full-screen application is detected (previously it would wait until the full-screen application was closed or no longer full-screen)
  • Fixed: Blank grey window that appears and covers other windows should no longer appear

v3.1.4 • September 17, 2009

  • Fixed: Windows 7 taskbar item colour is now correct in non-Aero mode
  • Fixed: Window movement is now correct when a docked window is present (like Pidgin, or the Google Desktop Toolbar)

v3.1.3 • September 16, 2009

  • Changed: Added "Use transitions when changing wallpaper (Windows 7 only)" setting
  • Changed: Manually applying a wallpaper eliminates the 45 second start-up delay
  • Changed: Checks for an existing running copy of DisplayFusion more gracefully now (less pop-ups)
  • Fixed: Taskbar now works correctly in Windows 2000 in all situations
  • Fixed: Taskbar now works correctly with "HiDownload"
  • Fixed: Windows no longer redraw incorrectly after being moved with the middle-click mouse move in rare situations (Chrome 4, for example)
  • Fixed: Taskbar shouldn't show twice on each monitor in rare situations anymore
  • Fixed: Taskbar Buttons now correctly scale when font-scaling is used
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons now correctly scale when font-scaling is used
  • Fixed: Wallpaper changes no longer cause the desktop/applications to flicker/redraw
  • Fixed: Fixed an issue that caused the hooks to not be reloaded in certain situations after a full-screen application closed
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons no longer appear over-top of dialog windows in some situations

v3.1.2 • September 4, 2009

  • Changed: Settings window now opens faster
  • Changed: Added more items to the Troubleshooting tab for easier debugging
  • Fixed: Wallpaper updates now work correctly in Windows XP
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons now select the correct default background image on the first run

v3.1.1 • September 1, 2009

  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons now work correctly in the Free version (no more incorrect limits)
  • Fixed: MediaMonkey application (skinned) is now detected properly on the taskbar
  • Fixed: "DisplayFusionHookx86.exe
  • Entry Point Not Found" error is fixed in Windows XP Pro x64
  • Fixed: Hook DLL changes for better compatibility

v3.1 • August 31, 2009

  • Changed: Added a "TitleBar Buttons" feature that (optionally) adds management buttons to each window's titlebar that can provide the same functionality as the HotKeys
  • Changed: Added a "Show images in alphabetical order" option for the local random image changer
  • Changed: Now generates a JPEG file for the wallpaper, instead of a BMP file in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Changed: Tray icon now responds to a single-click to open the Wallpaper window in Windows 7
  • Changed: Wallpaper changes now fade from image to image in Windows 7
  • Changed: Added a "Taskbar Position" menu item to the right-click Taskbar context menu for manually setting the position
  • Changed: Added a "Show taskbar in front of full screen applications when they lose focus" setting for the DisplayFusion taskbars
  • Changed: Added a "Taskbar items show icons and text" setting for the DisplayFusion taskbars
  • Changed: Added a "Highlighted Taskbar Buttons Blink" setting in the Advanced Settings
  • Changed: Added a "Generated Wallpaper Folder Override" setting in the Advanced Settings to control the generated wallpaper's location
  • Changed: Added a new HotKey to toggle the Multi-Monitor Taskbar
  • Changed: Doesn't show messageboxes anymore when the random image changer fails, it just shows a notification icon bubble in the system tray
  • Fixed: Taskbar items in Windows 7 are now sized correctly when "hide labels" and "small icons" are both enabled
  • Fixed: Improved fullscreen app/game detection
  • Fixed: Setting to unload system hooks when a fullscreen app/game is detected (default is enabled
  • this will fix all game mouse lag issues)
  • Fixed: Faster taskbar button and text updating
  • Fixed: Taskbar is much less CPU/memory intensive when updating buttons
  • Fixed: Taskbar corruption issues have been reduced/eliminated in most cases
  • Fixed: MDI child windows now snap correctly in their parent's frame (ex: Excel 2003/2007)
  • Fixed: Drag/drop taskbar buttons didn't redraw correctly in some situations
  • Fixed: Custom colours in the Wallpaper background colour picker are now saved between loads
  • Fixed: Taskbar wouldn't stay on top in some situations
  • Fixed: Taskbar button text was blurry in some situations
  • Fixed: Monitor ID's were incorrect in some situations
  • Fixed: Dragging an item to a hidden taskbar now restores it correctly
  • Fixed: Better fullscreen application detection where the application spans all the monitors, or there are more than 2 fullscreen applications
  • Fixed: Error with FIPS no longer occurs: "This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms."

v3.0.6 • June 2, 2009

  • Fixed: Taskbar button rendering in Windows XP Classic Mode displayed a few pixels too low
  • Fixed: Unfocused windows would sometimes not respond to their minimize button being clicked
  • Fixed: Window snapping now works correctly all the time in Vista x64
  • Fixed: System hook performance improvements
  • Fixed: Better Winamp compatibility
  • Fixed: Taskbar buttons with & in the text would show up incorrectly
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