DisplayFusion Change Log (v3.3.x)

v3.3.1 • May 22, 2011

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

v3.3.0 • February 15, 2011

  • Changed: Added a new feature called "Window Location" (in the Settings window), which allows you to specify which monitor an application should open on
  • Changed: Added a "Show Monitor Selector" HotKey/TitleBar Button that can be used to easily move a window to any monitor
  • Changed: Added 2 new Start Menu shortcuts for opening the Wallpaper and Settings windows directly
  • Changed: You can now browse for installed Screen Savers
  • Changed: New 'Internet Connection Settings' window to make configuring proxy settings easier
  • Changed: Installer now automatically extracts hook DLLs to the installation directory, still avoids reboot prompts
  • Changed: ToolTip improvements: TitleBar Button tooltips are now faster to show, more reliable
  • Changed: Created a new tool called DisplayFusionCommand as a way to interact externally with DisplayFusion from the command line: supports load wallpaper profile, load next wallpaper images, load/unload application hooks, open wallpaper window, open settings window
  • Changed: The EXE installer (not the MSI installer) now automatically closes all DisplayFusion instances when in Silent mode (prevents the need to reboot)
  • Changed: Redesigned auto-update window that now shows the highlights of the new release
  • Changed: Windows are now moved so that they retain their "restore" location when un-maximizing them (Windows 7 ONLY). Some applications do not like this, so there is an option on Compatibility tab to exclude certain applications from using this new method
  • Changed: Added an "Advanced Settings" edit window, just click the "Advanced Settings" button in the Settings window
  • Changed: Spanned windows now remember their location, just click the "Span Window" TitleBar Button (or use the HotKey) to restore the window's old position
  • Changed: The update check no longer displays an error balloon during the start-up update check
  • Changed: Increased the update check startup delay from 45 seconds to 4 minutes to allow for wireless connections to be established
  • Changed: The "Show a prompt when applying Wallpaper settings" option is now an Advanced Setting and no longer in the Settings UI
  • Changed: Added 2 new Compatibility settings for pausing Taskbars or TitleBar Buttons when an application is detected
  • Changed: Taskbar Buttons can now be top/bottom/left/right aligned
  • Changed: Per-Taskbar settings are now stored in the "Taskbars\#" registry key (advanced and normal settings)
  • Changed: Taskbars now support application shortcuts (pinned applications in Windows 7): Applications, files, folders and URLs
  • Changed: Taskbar now supports new Windows 7 thumbnail style previews (on by default, configurable in the Settings window)
  • Changed: Taskbar Auto-Hide is now animated (there is also an Advanced Setting to disable the animations)
  • Changed: Shift + Left-Click now performs the same action on Taskbar buttons as Middle-Click (configurable in the Settings window)
  • Changed: Modified the "Taskbar Clock Text" advanced setting to allow the "week number" to be shown
  • Changed: Taskbar now supports button grouping
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "Don't use Aero TitleBar Button Positioning"
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "TitleBar Buttons: Show Debug Info" to show extra debug info in the TitleBar Button tooltips
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "TitleBar Buttons: Minimum Window Width" to force DisplayFusion not to add TitleBar Buttons to windows that are below a certain width value.
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "Window: Use New Method To Move Windows" to force DisplayFusion to use an experimental window move method with no window animations (instant), but with less application compatibility
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "General: Application Hooks Disabled" to disable the global application hooks when troubleshooting
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "General: Run as a High Priority Process" to run DisplayFusion as a high priority process
  • Changed: Added an Advanced Setting called "General: Memory Trim Disabled" to control how DisplayFusion trim's used memory
  • Changed: Added 4 Administrator Advanced Setting to allow admins to disable certain image providers in DisplayFusion
  • Fixed: Spanned windows are no longer sized to a height of 0 when monitors are vertically stacked
  • Fixed: When a random wallpaper image fails to load, the desktop is no longer left blank
  • Fixed: Taskbar performance improvements, reduction in hanging taskbars
  • Fixed: Smoother taskbar preview animations
  • Fixed: Adobe Reader X window functions now work again in Vista and Win7
  • Fixed: Windows 7 taskbar hover colour detection improvements (works with Python 2.7 now)
  • Fixed: Window restore now restores the window correctly on the new monitor
  • Fixed: Modified "Advanced Settings" window to show "TaskbarClockSize#" entries for 9 taskbar values (you can manually add more if you have more than 9 monitors)
  • Fixed: Various performance improvements
  • Fixed: Windows Gadget items would be incorrectly added to the Windows Taskbar
  • Fixed: Better detection for hung windows
  • Fixed: Screen Savers should now be listed correctly on all machines
  • Fixed: Clicking "Apply" in the Settings window while on the Windows Logon tab no longer causes the Windows Logon preview to go black
  • Fixed: Layered (alpha) windows that are completely transparent (alpha=0) are no longer given TitleBar Buttons
  • Fixed: Taskbar clock time zone and time changes are now automatically detected and updated instantly
  • Fixed: TitleBar Buttons are now removed from applications that are in a "hung" state
  • Fixed: When a HotKey fails to bind, a more helpful message with troubleshooting steps is shown
  • Fixed: Non-Administrator users are now prompted to login when automatically installing updates
  • Fixed: Adobe Acrobat Reader should now maximize properly when being moved between monitors
  • Fixed: "Select Application" window now shows all applications, previously it skipped some x86 processes
  • Fixed: Taskbar Clock now detects 24 hour time correctly
  • Fixed: When a previously used language file is out-of-date, you are now prompted to visit the Languages page
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button tooltips now only show the HotKey combination when HotKeys are enabled
  • Fixed: Applying settings in the DisplayFusion Settings window while screen savers are being used is much less "flickery" now
  • Fixed: The DisplayFusion Taskbar will no longer try to force itself to the front when the Start Menu is open
  • Fixed: Hidden Internet Explorer 9 (Beta) windows no longer appear on the taskbar
  • Fixed: Taskbar Compatibility improvements: TraceTool, Winamp 2.x
  • Fixed: TitleBar Button compatibility: MetroTwit, Skype 5.1, MetroTwit, Steam
  • Fixed: Tons of performance improvements and small tweaks

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