DisplayFusion Change Log

v3.0.4 • May 8, 2009

  • Changed: Added taskbar window previews (hover over taskbar items for a thumbnail window preview)
  • Changed: Added drag/drop taskbar button sorting (on DisplayFusion taskbars only)
  • Changed: Taskbars are no longer removed/re-added when closing the Settings window
  • Changed: Dragging over a DisplayFusion taskbar item now restores that window so you can drag/drop in it
  • Changed: Added an option to disable the "Do you wish to apply these settings?" wallpaper prompt
  • Fixed: Better fullscreen application detection (for sending the taskbar behind the fullscreen window)
  • Fixed: Taskbar icons were lower quality in certain situations
  • Fixed: Clicking on a focused taskbar item didn't always minimize it in Windows 7
  • Fixed: Taskbar performance improvements (shorter load time, less CPU usage when polling... etc)
  • Fixed: Monitor order was sometimes different than Windows and affected window movement hotkeys
  • Fixed: Full Microsoft Excel 2002/2003/2007 taskbar compatibility in all operating systems
  • Fixed: Taskbar items would sometimes appear when they shouldn't, if the DisplayFusion taskbar was on the primary screen
  • Fixed: Better application compatibility with "EditPad Pro"
  • Fixed: Wallpaper would be tiled incorrectly when high DPI settings are in use in Vista/Win7

v3.0.3 • April 12, 2009

  • Changed: Significantly better Windows 7 and Windows 2000 support
  • Changed: Added the taskbar option "DisplayFusion shows relevant windows" for Windows 7 and Windows 2000
  • Changed: Removed "Windows 7 support is experimental" notice
  • Changed: Applying the wallpaper settings manually (in the Wallpaper window) now turns off the image freezing
  • Changed: New default HotKey: "Move window to previous monitor" (Ctrl + Win + W)
  • Changed: New default HotKey: "Move window to previous monitor and size proportionally" (Ctrl + Win + E)
  • Changed: New default HotKey: "Move window to previous monitor and maximize" (Ctrl + Win + D)
  • Changed: You can now see the currently used wallpaper images in "Settings Troubleshooting"
  • Fixed: Windows 7 taskbar is now rendered correctly
  • Fixed: HotKeys sometimes get reset on reboot with Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • Fixed: Fixed the "font Arial does not support style 'regular'" error in the Wallpaper and Settings windows
  • Fixed: Taskbar didn't redraw properly in certain situations
  • Fixed: Some maximized windows didn't move then maximize properly with the middle-click mouse shortcut (ex: Outlook 2007)
  • Fixed: Taskbar application compatibility with the "MySQL GUI Tools"
  • Fixed: Taskbar items wouldn't be restored if the taskbar was disabled in certain situations
  • Fixed: Disabling the taskbar with the system tray menu wouldn't save the setting properly in certain situations
  • Fixed: The installer now remembers the previous installation folder, instead of always defaulting to "Program Files\DisplayFusion"
  • Fixed: Better application compatibility with Google Chrome and Apple Safari 4
  • Fixed: Better application compatibility with Delphi applications (TOAD for Oracle, PSpad, FlashFXP... etc)
  • Fixed: Taskbar didn't fade in properly when moused-over in certain situations
  • Fixed: Vladstudio keycode wasn't authenticated properly in certain situations
  • Fixed: Improved CPU usage (lower when multi-monitor taskbar is enabled)
  • Fixed: Log size is much smaller now (doesn't log thread creation anymore)
  • Fixed: Log now includes "HotKey Reset" events (either because of messed up registry settings or clicking the "Reset All HotKeys" button
  • Fixed: License key validation errors. If you receive an "invalid license key" when you upgrade, just head here and have your license key resent to you: http://www.displayfusion.com/FindLicense/

v3.0.2 • March 21, 2009

  • Changed: Taskbars now support auto-hiding
  • Changed: Added a "Taskbar Opacity" option, to make the DisplayFusion Taskbar translucent
  • Changed: Wallpaper checker/changer is now delayed 30 seconds from application startup, to allow the system to fully start before trying to change anything
  • Changed: Huge improvement in response time for taskbar item updating (new windows, closed windows, focused windows... etc)
  • Changed: Wallpaper timer maximum value has been increased from 1,440 minutes (1 day) to 10,080 minutes (7 days)
  • Fixed: Better window management compatibility with Google Chrome and Apple Safari 4 (doesn't move browser to the next monitor when middle-clicking a tab at the top of the window)
  • Fixed: Taskbar button theme rendering and button height issues with certain custom themes
  • Fixed: Taskbar compatibility with Game Maker 7
  • Fixed: Window snapping is fixed when the taskbar is at the top or left-side
  • Fixed: Window movement hotkeys and mouse shortcuts now work correctly when the taskbar is at the top or left-side
  • Fixed: Silent installations now work correctly
  • Fixed: Resolved some lockups when coming out of standby or screensaver
  • Fixed: Now displays dates using the local culture formatting
  • Fixed: Installer would sometimes use English, even if another language was selected

v3.0.1 • March 7, 2009

  • Changed: Updated and overhauled Spanish language file
  • Changed: Added an option: "Rotate wallpaper images automatically using JPEG EXIF information"
  • Changed: Added a registry key to force a specific taskbar height: "HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\TaskbarHeightOverride"
  • Changed: Now works with PNG transparency and alpha values properly, blending with the background colour where required
  • Fixed: Added window management compatibility with "AQT Query Tool" application
  • Fixed: If the taskbar position/size can't be read just ignore, don't try to re-add the taskbars
  • Fixed: Sometimes a restored window would go off the top of the monitor after being moved with a hotkey/mouse drag
  • Fixed: Sometimes a restored window's position would be too big for the monitor after being moved with a hotkey/mouse drag
  • Fixed: Window movement is now faster, and isn't slowed down by window animations (hotkeys, window dragging, caption bar middle-clicking... etc)
  • Fixed: Taskbar button tooltips no longer move with the mouse (now more consistent with default Windows behaviour)
  • Fixed: Better taskbar compatibility with Microsoft Excel (not perfect, but much better)
  • Fixed: Better taskbar compatibility with TOAD SQL management software
  • Fixed: Paint.NET can now be dragged when maximized, or middle-clicked to move to the next monitor
  • Fixed: Taskbar button text was 1px too low in Windows classic mode
  • Fixed: Taskbar button "indent" no longer lags with certain applications
  • Fixed: Taskbar would appear half-way up the screen when changing resolutions (or when changing a monitor's orientation)
  • Fixed: Sometimes a grey bar would appear on the top and left of scaled wallpaper images
  • Fixed: Installer sometimes failed to correctly detect whether DisplayFusion was currently running
  • Fixed: Silent installation now works correctly

v3.0 • February 21, 2009

  • This is a huge release, with a complete overhaul of all features
  • See the release announcement for more information: http://www.binaryfortress.com/News/2009/02/displayfusion-30-released/

v2.2.1 • November 9, 2008

  • Changed: Resized some windows to allow them to work properly at 800x600
  • Fixed: An issue that prevented DisplayFusion from starting when using certain locales (ex: Turkish)
  • Fixed: Some rare DisplayFusion timer issues
  • Fixed: Resolved some of the "jerky mouse movement" issues in rare situations
  • Fixed: Some windows failed to drag maximized or snap properly (ex: Windows Live Messenger)
  • Fixed: Flickr images would overwrite each other if they had duplicated names and resolutions
  • Fixed: Sometimes Flickr images wouldn't be properly cleaned up
  • Fixed: The "DisplayFusion has encountered a problem and needs to close." error on startup should now be eliminated

v2.2 • October 26, 2008

  • Changed: Random image change now uses decimals for smaller values
  • range is now 0.1 to 1440 minutes
  • Changed: Added 'Remove unused temporary image files automatically' option
  • Changed: Added native 'English' language support
  • Changed: Added native 'German' language support
  • Changed: Added native 'Spanish' language support
  • Changed: Interface consistency improvements (button width... etc)
  • Changed: When another DisplayFusion instance is already running you are prompted to end it
  • Changed: Added a "Pause DisplayFusion when full screen application is running" option
  • previously it was always paused when a full screen application was running
  • Fixed: Some URL launching issues in certain situations caused DisplayFusion to hang
  • Fixed: 'Reset HotKeys' button didn't update the list correctly sometimes
  • Fixed: When closing the Settings window in no longer updates the auto-start registry value each time, it only updates when needed now
  • Fixed: Received an "An error has occurred while updating the preview." error message when opening the wallpaper window in rare situations
  • Fixed: An issue that could cause alignment issues when spanning a tiled wallpaper in the preview window and when applied to the desktop

v2.1.1 • April 28, 2008

  • Fixed: Issue that prevented some Vista users from browsers for images on their local computer in rare situations

v2.1 • April 27, 2008

  • Changed: Random images from Flickr on a timer
  • Changed: Window Edge Snapping that detects when windows are near the desktop borders and "snaps" the window to the edge
  • Changed: Update check can now download and install the new version (Pro only)
  • Changed: Can now paste files and filenames from the clipboard into the Desktop Wallpaper window
  • Changed: Can now drag images from anywhere into the Desktop Wallpaper window
  • Changed: DisplayFusion and its installer are now signed using a Vista compatible certificate
  • this will make any UAC prompts a lot friendlier and will avoid other Vista permission problems all together
  • Changed: Now using lower quality images in the Wallpaper preview pane to make it considerably faster
  • Changed: Random image changer will no longer display the same image on 2 monitors at the same time
  • Changed: Now using a higher quality image resizing method to reduce image degradation
  • Changed: Merged the "Auto Update" with the "Options" tab to save space in the Settings window
  • Changed: Moved the "About" window to a tab in the "Settings" window
  • Changed: Now saves Flickr search information between searches
  • Changed: Reworked the "Choose a Flickr Group" window to add more functionality
  • Changed: Now displays a message box when there are no Flickr images that match your search criteria
  • Changed: Doesn't try to fix your wallpaper or pick a new random image while a full screen application is running (like games or a PowerPoint presentation)
  • Changed: Using the "Window Span" hotkey on a window that is already spanned un-spans the window
  • Changed: Shows proper program version and icon in the uninstall information (Add/Remove Programs)
  • Changed: Revised icons, which include higher resolution versions for a better looking desktop icon
  • Changed: Installer now has a License Agreement
  • Changed: Installer now lets you create a desktop shortcut
  • Changed: Installer now lets you choose whether to open the Welcome page or not
  • Fixed: Issue where the wallpaper sometimes leaves a line of pixels on the right or bottom side of monitor is now fixed
  • Fixed: Wallpaper shifting now works properly when an image is taller than the monitor when in span mode
  • Fixed: Spanning hotkey no longer leaves a 1 pixel gap on the right and bottom sides of windows
  • Fixed: Issue where spanned windows "disappear" behind the screen is now fixed
  • Fixed: Issue that prevented some applications in rare situations to not be draggable when maximized is now fixed
  • Fixed: Issue that caused images dragged and dropped into the Desktop Wallpaper window to sometimes be applied to the incorrect monitor is now fixed
  • Fixed: Tab index issues in the settings window are now cleared up

v2.0.2 • February 18, 2008

  • Added: Option to enable/disable dragging maximized windows between monitors
  • Added: New wallpaper image scaling option: "Best fit and maintain aspect ratio (clip edges)"
  • Added: Option to ignore wallpaper and resolution changes while in a terminal session (RDP)
  • Added: Button to reset your wallpaper settings back to the defaults
  • Added: Context menu for each monitor in the wallpaper window for pasting images from the clipboard and other handy functions
  • Changed: Reworded the version update notification to show more information
  • Changed: Added a confirmation to the "Clear Image" button in the wallpaper window
  • Fixed: Wallpaper not applying sometimes in very rare situations
  • Fixed: "Move window to next monitor" didn't keep the window maximized if it already was
  • Fixed: Monitor and video card names sometimes wrong in desktop wallpaper window

v2.0.1 • February 7, 2008

  • Fixed: Window spanning hotkey issue (windows only maximized to 1 monitor, didn't span)
  • Fixed: Issue that prevented DisplayFusion from properly detecting resolution changes and automatically adjusting for it
  • Fixed: Control focus issue while applying wallpaper settings (now all controls are disabled while applying settings)
  • Fixed: Grammatical errors in the custom hotkeys window
  • Fixed: Issue with the "minutes to change" box when typing in a value then changing the selected monitor
  • Fixed: Tab order in the custom hotkey window
  • Fixed: Issue that sometimes prevented 1 monitor from being updated when applying settings
  • Fixed: License textbox focus issue when re-entering a license key
  • Changed: Added confirmation when removing files/folders from wallpaper timer box
  • Changed: Can now remove more than 1 file/folder from wallpaper timer box
  • Changed: License expiry box is hidden to avoid confusion unless a license that expires is used (Pro licenses do not ever expire)
  • Changed: Disabled hotkeys now say "Disabled" beside their name in the list, for easier identification
  • Added: Custom hotkey renaming
  • Added: New system tray menu item for changing to the next random wallpaper or freezing on the current one
  • only for people who are using the wallpaper changing on a timer

v2.0 • February 3, 2008

  • Added: The option to change your desktop wallpaper using a timer
  • Added: New wallpaper image scaling option: "Best fit and maintain aspect ratio"
  • Changed: Completely re-wrote the Flickr image loader
  • Fixed: Encrypted password problem
  • you will need to re-enter your Proxy Password
  • Fixed: Sometimes ignored wallpaper changes, even when auto-fix is enabled
  • Fixed: Incorrectly detected whether another instance of DisplayFusion is already running
  • Changed/Fixed: Numerous bugs and interface inconsistencies
  • Added: Free/Pro versions with advanced functionality reserved for the Pro version

v1.5 • December 5, 2007

  • Added: Wallpaper shifting for each monitor
  • Added: Option to adjust wallpaper for Active Desktop
  • Fixed: System tray icon sometimes doesn't appear
  • Changed: Significant memory usage improvements
  • Changed: Now detects a change with Active Desktop and prompts to adjust your wallpaper (if you have the wallpaper check enabled)
  • Changed: Added an "Apply" button to the Desktop Wallpaper window

v1.4.2 • November 11, 2007

  • Changed: Bolded the default system tray menu item, "Desktop Wallpaper"
  • Changed: Now displays the screen # and a "p" for the primary screen when setting your wallpaper
  • Changed: Increased the proxy settings fields to 1000 characters
  • Fixed: "DisplayFusion is already running" doesn't happen anymore when using multiple sessions
  • Fixed: Wallpaper gets applied in reverse order when Active Desktop is enabled (thanks Keith and Eric Lammers)

v1.4.1 • September 29, 2007

  • Changed: Re-applying wallpaper is now smarter, to allow for people that frequently go from 2 monitors to 1
  • Changed: 1/10th of a second key delay between hotkeys
  • Changed: The "large change" value of Flickr wallpaper scrollbar is now 7
  • Fixed: "Move windows to next monitor and size proportionally" hotkey is now working again

v1.4 • September 24, 2007

  • Added: Now stores the last used wallpaper folder, for easier access
  • Added: Can now set DisplayFusion to run at startup in the setup wizard
  • Added: Option to not prompt when the wallpaper changes and just fix it automatically
  • Added: Option to disable the HotKeys
  • Fixed: Rounding error that caused windows to move up/left 1 pixel each time they are moved between monitors
  • Fixed: Proxy password is now longer displayed or stored in plain text
  • Fixed: If auto-update doesn't find a valid XML file it displays a nicer error message
  • Fixed: Corrected an issue where some windows wouldn't drag if you tried to drag them from the very top while they are maximized
  • Fixed: The HotKey description "size to 95%" has been corrected to "size to 100%"

v1.3 • September 17, 2007

  • Added: New hotkey to centre the window and size it to 100% (basically maximized without actually maximizing it)
  • Added: Option to watch if any other programs (or computer policies) change your wallpaper, then prompt you to restore it
  • Added: Option to search Flickr images by Group name/description as well, not just by a Person's name
  • Added: New About window
  • Changed: Moved the folder that web images get saved to from AppData to the "My Pictures" folder for easier access
  • Changed: Changed the default filenames of web images from random IDs to the image's title for easier access

v1.2.1 • September 10, 2007

  • Fixed: Problem with wallpaper being offset incorrectly
  • Added: Proxy settings for internet access (auto-update, Flickr images... etc)

v1.2 • September 4, 2007

  • Added: Now shows the resolution of the Flickr image in the menu that appears when you click on an image
  • Fixed: Wallpaper issue with more than 2 monitors of different sizes
  • Fixed: Flickr image preview aspect ratio issue
  • Fixed: Flickr image preview threading issues
  • Fixed: Office 2007 (and other non-working applications) should work perfectly now when dragging the maximized windows between monitors
  • Fixed: A mouse hook issue that could lead to program slowdowns and DisplayFusion "lagging"

v1.1 • August 29, 2007

  • Added: Integrated Flickr image downloading, using keyword and username searching
  • Fixed: Mouse stuttering issue when open some windows, or configuring wallpaper
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