DisplayFusion Change Log (v3.1.x)

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

v3.1.8.1 • April 16, 2010

  • Fixed: Vladstudio integration now works again, and works with the new Vladstudio API

v3.1.8.0 • March 14, 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 6th, 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 3, 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

v3.1.0 • 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."

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