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A recent AVG and Avast antivirus update is preventing DisplayFusion 9.9 from launching on some systems.
If you're running into this issue, please update to the latest DisplayFusion 10.0 Beta.

DisplayFusion Beta Change Log

v10.0 (Beta 22) • March 3, 2023

  • Change: Added a policy setting to disable the social links in the Settings window
  • Change: Added a policy setting to disable crash reporting
  • Change: Added an advanced setting to disable webview2 install prompt
  • Change: Added an advanced setting to set the polling interval for the "Lock Mouse Cursor" function
  • Change: Improved some icons to help with colour blindness
  • Fix: Visual Studio Code now maximizes to splits correctly when restoring window positions
  • Fix: Office 2019 Pro Plus now gets hooked
  • Fix: Taskbar Force Primary Monitor ID advanced setting now works in Windows 11
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where Window Position Profiles didn't always fully load when loading from the Settings window
  • Fix: Start Menu positioning fixes
  • Fix: Resolved a micro-stutter issue
  • Fix: Final Fantasy XIV now gets hooked again
  • Fix: Fixed a flickering issue when applying monitor configuration
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Settings now launches correctly when launched from DF taskbar pinned button
  • Fix: PHPStorm context menus no longer drop behind the DF taskbar
  • Fix: Taskbar clock transparency issue when using the advanced setting for custom clock text colour
  • Fix: Start11 menu works again on the DF taskbar
  • Fix: Start menu fixes for non-English Windows 10/11 installs
  • Fix: System tray volume and network popups open correctly on the DisplayFusion taskbar again
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with custom titlebar button icons in the Settings window
  • Fix: Wallpaper network image info now excludes things like the loopback adapter
  • Fix: Reddit wallpaper plugin fixes
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the taskbar button progress indicators on Windows 11
  • Fix: Taskbar buttons now get the "running" indicator when taskbar is in the top position
  • Fix: Middle-click move now works on WhatsApp when maximized
  • Fix: Chrome app shortcuts pinned to the DisplayFusion taskbar will now launch and combine correctly

v10.0 (Beta 21) • February 17, 2023

  • Change: Removed the "restart explorer" prompt and added an advanced setting to re-enable it
  • Change: Added an advanced setting to adjust the size of taskbar buttons and pinned items
  • Fix: Slider controls now show text correctly
  • Fix: Chrome/Edge pinned item improvements
  • Fix: Start menu location improvements
  • Fix: Reddit wallpaper image loading fixes

v10.0 (Beta 20) • February 14, 2023

  • Change: Added a physical scaling mode option for monitor configurations
  • Fix: CPU usage improvements
  • Fix: Alt+Tab compatibility improvements
  • Fix: ESET security software compatibility improvements
  • Fix: Monitor config improvements
  • Fix: Monitor profile detection issues resolved
  • Fix: Monitor fading shouldn't cause stuttering in games anymore
  • Fix: 'My Videos' wallpaper source improvements
  • Fix: 'Photos' screen saver improvements
  • Fix: 'Send to Tray' function fixes
  • Fix: Start Menu fixes
  • Fix: Tray overflow fixes
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with taskbar rendering and Unicode characters
  • Fix: Wallpaper memory usage improved
  • Fix: Wallpaper login fixes
  • Fix: Wallpaper website source scaling fixes
  • Fix: Taskbar icon/start button centred fixes

v10.0 (Beta 19) • January 13, 2023

  • Change: Upgraded to .NET 7 (OS support is now Win 10 1607 and higher)
  • Change: Win 7, Win 8/8.1, and Win 10 versions lower than 1607 are no longer supported
  • Change: New scripting function for launching UWP apps: BFS.Application.StartByAppID
  • Change: New scripting functions for working with monitor fading: BFS.MonitorFading
  • Change: New scripting functions for getting the name and description of the currently running script
  • Change: Removed the "duplicate IDs" warning from the Monitor Config window as it's no longer needed
  • Change: Monitor Config now allows for cloning one monitor to more than one other monitor
  • Change: Wallpaper window will now warn if "Show Animations in Windows" is disabled when using the My Videos wallpaper source
  • Change: Wallpaper slideshow is no longer paused while the settings window is open
  • Change: Added a "Middle" option for the Start button position on the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Fix: ESET security software no longer locks up when DF is running
  • Fix: CPU usage improvements
  • Fix: Minor installer fixes
  • Fix: IP CENTCOM app now shows up in the "Select Application" window
  • Fix: Font scaling issues in settings and monitor config windows
  • Fix: Webview2 installer fix
  • Fix: Blocked "Valorant" from being hooked to prevent it from crashing
  • Fix: Resolved an issue loading Monitor Profiles with 2 cloned sets
  • Fix: Monitor Config no longer tries to apply scaling value if a custom scaling value is set in Windows
  • Fix: Badges and underlines now work correctly when taskbar rendering is disabled
  • Fix: Jigwin now gets a taskbar button
  • Fix: RootsMagic now gets a taskbar button
  • Fix: Topaz AI now gets titlebar buttons
  • Fix: Cinema4D now gets titlebar buttons
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with Google Photos wallpaper source not populating albums
  • Fix: Fixed a few wallpaper Image Info tags
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with website wallpaper scaling
  • Fix: Windows snap layout selection box no longer disappears when hovering the maximize button
  • Fix: Volume tray icon now shows when muted
  • Fix: BFS.Audio.GetPlaybackDevices now correctly returns all devices every time
  • Fix: Vladstudio wallpaper plugin now shows correct category names

v10.0 (Beta 18) • December 1, 2022

  • Change: Monitor Config backend code completely overhauled to support more configurations and prevent errors for minor variations when loading profiles. Please see this post for more details:
  • Change: Monitor Config and Monitor Profiles now support setting Windows display scaling
  • Change: Split monitor IDs now show in the main Monitor Config window
  • Change: Added an advanced setting for adjusting the timeout on the Monitor Config "keep changes" dialog
  • Change: Added an advanced setting for having the wallpaper preview double-click open in default handler instead of File Explorer
  • Change: Added an advanced setting to force auto-hide taskbar to not hide
  • Change: Added a new option for Alt+Tab to disable the icon overlays
  • Change: Updated the names for some of the taskbar clock advanced settings
  • Change: Added a location option to the Bing wallpaper source
  • Change: New wallpaper source for RSS feeds
  • Change: New scripting functions for controlling application start style (BFS.Application.StartHidden, BFS.Application.StartMaximized, BFS.Application.StartMinimized)
  • Change: New built-in function: "Move Window to Next Monitor (ignore monitor splits)"
  • Fix: No longer tries to apply monitor hardware config in a Citrix session (will only apply split configuration now)
  • Fix: Cloning more than 2 monitors together is now possible again
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the Google Photos wallpaper source login
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons now show up on latest versions of Firefox again
  • Fix: Taskbar button for ProTax now has the correct icon
  • Fix: DisplayFusionCommand.exe starts quicker now
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons no longer make InDesign play the "needs attention" sound when the Open File dialog is open
  • Fix: DisplayFusionService.exe no longer leaks handles
  • Fix: Taskbar pinned order now saves correctly when dragging to re-order pinned buttons for running apps
  • Fix: About window scaling fix
  • Fix: Resolved an edge case where the taskbar wouldn't reload correctly after a monitor config change
  • Fix: Resolved a scaling issue when moving QQ
  • Fix: Functions list was overlaying Mouse Cursor and Monitor Profiles sections in some cases
  • Fix: Windows 11 system tray volume icon now shows muted state correctly
  • Fix: Functions now work on AmiBroker window
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons now show up on VBA windows
  • Fix: Load From URL wallpaper source now gets correct file name in Image Info when the URL redirects to a different file
  • Fix: Fixed a scaling issue with the DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver

v10.0 (Beta 17) • August 30, 2022

  • Change: My Images wallpaper source now supports SVG files
  • Change: Added a button on the Troubleshooting tab to reset all settings to defaults
  • Change: Removed Facebook and Instagram wallpaper providers, working with Facebook to constantly keep DisplayFusion approved is nearly impossible
  • Change: Improved WebView integration
  • Fix: Reduced CPU usage when taskbars are enabled
  • Fix: Splits and Padding window now remembers the state of the "Auto-Fill All Splits" checkbox
  • Fix: Taskbar button badges now scale with the icons
  • Fix: Colour picker icon on the Windows Lock Screen tab is no longer missing
  • Fix: Pressing the Windows key on an auto-hide taskbar now reveals the taskbar when the Start menu opens
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver scaling should now be correct when monitors have different scaling levels
  • Fix: Process Created Trigger rules are no longer delayed
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Remote mobile app can now connect again
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the My Videos wallpaper source when using only a single video in the folder
  • Fix: Links in wallpaper source settings windows (e.g. Facebook login privacy link) now work correctly
  • Fix: Facebook Messenger app now gets TitleBar Buttons
  • Fix: Fixed issue with Facebook Messenger tray icon/transparency

v10.0 (Beta 16) • May 16, 2022

  • Note: New code signing cert for 10.0 Beta 16 and up
  • Change: Removed the Wallpaper Abyss wallpaper provider, they are shutting down their API soon
  • Change: When Windows fails to set the work area (to reserve space for the taskbar), DisplayFusion will now prompt to ask if you want to restart explorer.exe
  • Change: When explorer.exe automatically restarts or crashes and restarts on Windows 11, DisplayFusion will now correctly reload the taskbar so that the work area gets set again
  • Change: Now shows a tray notification when saving a Window Position Profile (can be disabled in advanced settings)
  • Change: Max width in Custom Functions changed from 10,000 to 99,999
  • Fix: Calendar UWP app now gets the correct icon when pinned to the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Fix: Taskbar pinned items are no longer blurry when using a custom shortcut size
  • Fix: Taskbar buttons in Windows 7 no longer stop working when auto-hide is enabled
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with loading clock advanced settings on side taskbars
  • Fix: Windows 7 Start menu no longer cut off
  • Fix: Second Copy app no longer crashes when moved by a Trigger rule
  • Fix: Scripted Functions no longer create multiple entries for DisplayFusion in the Windows notification area settings
  • Fix: FastStone Capture now shows up on the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Fix: "Don't Show Confirmation Prompt (command line loading only)" works again
  • Fix: QQ window should scale correctly now when moved with a DisplayFusion function
  • Fix: Vladstudio wallpaper source API update
  • Fix: Windows 10 Start button no longer stays white when using Windows light theme
  • Fix: TitleBar Button enumeration now ignores full screen windows to improve game performance

v10.0 (Beta 15) • April 8, 2022

  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the desktop icon would sometimes fail to launch DisplayFusion
  • Fix: Taskbar no longer continually reloads when it can't set the work area (in this case it seems that explorer.exe has an issue that won't allow the work area to be set, workaround is to restart explorer.exe)
  • Fix: The change log text in the auto update dialog is no longer black when the DisplayFusion Theme setting is set to Dark
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where Triggers couldn't launch any functions
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the license key failed to load on Windows 7
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver transitions having a very low framerate
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the wallpaper would be black when using the Website wallpaper source

v10.0 (Beta 14) • March 30, 2022

  • Change: Upgraded to .NET 6 framework (OS support is now Win7-SP1 and higher except these versions of Windows which are not able to run .NET 6: 8.0, Win10-1507(RTM), Win10-1511)
  • Change: New scripting function: BFS.DisplayFusion.MirrorMonitor
  • Change: New scripting function: BFS.Audio.SetVolume
  • Change: New scripting function: BFS.Audio.SetApplicationVolume
  • Change: New scripting function: BFS.Dialog.ShowTrayMessage
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the taskbar icons for some UWP apps
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with pinned taskbar buttons for UWP apps
  • Fix: Pinned taskbar buttons for UWP apps will now attempt to automatically update their paths when the app auto-updates
  • Fix: Screen saver no longer crashes
  • Fix: Window icon now shows correctly on Alt+Tab even when "Show window text..." is disabled
  • Fix: Windows Lock Screen now gets updated properly when loading Wallpaper Profile via command-line or context menu
  • Fix: Re-added the proper window text to mirror windows created by DisplayFusion
  • Fix: DisplayFusion Functions can now re-size borderless mirror windows properly again
  • Fix: Resolved a scaling issue with the Scripted Function editor
  • Fix: Added Lost Ark to hooks blocklist
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons now work on oMega
  • Fix: Resolved the "Unknown FunctionEditMode.[System.Exception]" when saving scripted functions

v10.0 (Beta 13) • March 4, 2022

  • Note: There was a Monitor Config bug in Windows 11 that we've fixed and re-packed Beta 13 with. If you updated to Beta 13 and had issues applying Monitor Config settings in Windows 11, please re-download Beta 13 and install it over top of the existing installation.
  • Change: Removed bundled C++ runtime (it was added to try and resolve an issue, but didn't end up helping)
  • Change: Disabled Titlebar Buttons for child windows in Microsoft Office apps
  • Change: Added MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to the hooks blocklist
  • Change: Removed Final Fantasy XIV from the hooks blocklist because it caused other unexpected issues (also made some hooking changes to try to fix the original issue)
  • Change: Added Fallout76.exe to the hooks blocklist
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the taskbar sometimes wasn't reserving space for itself
  • Fix: Taskbar right-click menu works now when the "Disable Taskbar Background Rendering" advanced setting is enabled
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where Adobe Acrobat wouldn't maximize with splits enabled
  • Fix: Settings window no longer crashes when loading the Screen Saver tab
  • Fix: Taskbar button width should now be correct when Explorer Patcher is present on the system
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the Mirror Monitor function
  • Fix: FastStone Capture now gets taskbar button
  • Fix: Tweaked script compilation to try to resolve an error with verifying scripts on some systems
  • Fix: Changed hooking process to resolve performance issues in some cases (e.g. when transferring files with WinSCP)

v10.0 (Beta 12) • February 8, 2022

  • Change: Installer bundles 64-bit C++ runtime now, size increased by ~20 MB
  • Change: Added wallpaper support for .webp image files
  • Change: Added the "Theme" option on the Settings Options tab for choosing light mode or dark mode
  • Change: Toggle TitleBar Button on Settings Functions tab changed to Add/Remove TitleBar Button
  • Change: Toggle Jump List on Settings Functions tab changed to Add to/Remove from Jump List
  • Change: Added the battery icon next to the volume and network tray icons on Windows 11
  • Fix: System tray icons no longer overlap with tall taskbars
  • Fix: Facebook Messenger window now gets titlebar buttons
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the DisplayFusion taskbar showed different window titles than the Windows taskbar in some cases
  • Fix: Tasbkar icons no longer get scrambled when dragging pinned items
  • Fix: Blocklisted Final Fantasy XIV from getting hooked
  • Fix: Tooltips no longer cause settings dialogs to move behind the main settings window
  • Fix: Increased tray icon width to more closely match the Windows 11 taskbar

v10.0 (Beta 11) • December 17, 2021

  • Note: DisplayFusion 9.9 and 10.0 Beta 11 are the same build. We've released it as 9.9 stable to get the Windows 11 fixes out to everyone.
  • Fix: Fixed a regression where the Start menu wouldn't open directly on the DF taskbar when it should (same scaling level, Start button clicked with mouse)
  • Fix: Clock text now correctly changes to single line for short (less than 40px) taskbars

v10.0 (Beta 10) • December 9, 2021

  • Change: Minor tweaks to the Settings window UI
  • Fix: Reddit wallpaper fix when using r/ultrahdwallpapers

v10.0 (Beta 9) • December 6, 2021

  • Change: Minor tweaks to the Settings window UI
  • Fix: Potentially fixed taskbar being fully transparent on some systems
  • Fix: DesktopXamlWindow entry no longer shows in Alt+Tab (guaranteed fixed this time!)
  • Fix: The date on the taskbar no longer gets cut off in Windows 11
  • Fix: Taskbar clock/calendar no longer has a different colour background than the rest of the taskbar
  • Fix: Video wallpaper will now work correctly even if it can't find the proper audio codec

v10.0 (Beta 8) • November 19, 2021

  • Change: On new installations, single-click on the tray icon now defaults to Settings instead of Desktop Wallpaper
  • Change: On Windows 11, network and volume tray icons now move with the System Tray Icons position instead of the Clock position
  • Fix: Resolved and issue with the Zenfolio wallpaper source
  • Fix: TitleBar Button compatibility adjustment for VS Code
  • Fix: DesktopWindowXamlSource entry should no longer appear in Alt+Tab
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the MSI Afterburner tray icon wasn't updating properly
  • Fix: Resolved some issues with the clock text and colour advanced settings
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the clock overflowing to 3 lines in some cases
  • Fix: TitleBar Button compatibility adjustment for Quicken

v10.0 (Beta 7) • November 5, 2021

  • Change: Added a run as administrator option to pinned taskbar buttons
  • Fix: Scripted Functions that open dialog windows now force the dialog to have focus when launched from the command line
  • Fix: Taskbar clock is no longer cut off in some scaling setups
  • Fix: Clock tooltip now closes correctly on hover
  • Fix: Start menu now closes correctly on second click of Start button
  • Fix: Wallpaper source name now updates correctly when changing source
  • Fix: Right-click menus no longer lose highlight when opening sub-menus
  • Fix: System tray and clock are now the correct size when the Shortcut Width advanced setting is enabled
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons now show up on MusicMaker windows
  • Fix: DesktopWindowXamlSource no longer shows up in Alt+Tab window
  • Fix: Special K Injection Frontend now shows up in Alt+Tab
  • Fix: Clock text on Korean Windows 10 improved
  • Fix: TitleBar Buttons no longer stay on the screen when minimizing a Groupy window
  • Fix: MobaXterm now shows up on the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Fix: Window Snapping now works correctly when maximized dragging is enabled and Shift is held
  • Fix: Chrome pinned app taskbar button now combines with running button

v10.0 (Beta 6) • October 22, 2021

  • Change: Added the "microphone in use" icon to the taskbar tray
  • Fix: Resolved a regression with vertical taskbars
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with taskbar element order
  • Fix: Resolved a taskbar loading/flickering issue
  • Fix: Resolved a Start button sizing issue
  • Fix: Resolved a volume and network tray icon sizing issue
  • Fix: Resolved a window move/size issue on certain splits and padding layouts with scaling enabled
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the "Toggle Multi-Monitor Taskbars" function wasn't re-enabling the taskbars

v10.0 (Beta 5) • October 22, 2021

  • Change: Separated mouse no-snag into separate X and Y settings
  • Fix: Start button on Windows 10 is crisper now
  • Fix: Start button no longer shows over full screen video intermittently
  • Fix: Taskbar now reloads properly after all changes
  • Fix: Resolved a CPU usage issue

v10.0 (Beta 4) • October 7, 2021

  • Change: Updated some taskbar elements to match Windows 11 more closely (more updates coming in future betas)
  • Fix: Resolved a system lag issue related to WM_DEVICECHANGE messages
  • Fix: Cheat Engine taskbar icon now moves to the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Fix: Scripted functions now pre-compiled on DisplayFusion startup
  • Fix: Reddit wallpaper source no longer returns a 403 error
  • Fix: Resolved a window focus issue with the update check dialog
  • Fix: MobaXterm taskbar icon now moves to the DisplayFusion taskbar
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where scripted functions sometimes ran on the wrong window when using TitleBar button
  • Fix: TitleBar buttons now hide correctly on Brave, Opera, and Edge
  • Fix: Open Chrome app windows now combine properly with their taskbar shortcut
  • Fix: KMPlayer now gets TitleBar buttons

v10.0 (Beta 3) • July 14, 2021

  • Fix: Some minor Windows 11 fixes (we're still working through the full list)

v10.0 (Beta 2) • June 18, 2021

  • Change: Disabled auto-detection for the taskbar hooking workaround and move it to an advanced setting
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented some scripted functions from running

v10.0 (Beta 1) • June 17, 2021

  • Change: Much improved code editor for scripted functions
  • Fix: Windows 10 21H1 has a bug where the system tray icons and clock get messed up under these conditions: News and Interests button disabled with display scaling higher than 100%. To prevent this, DisplayFusion will no longer hook the taskbar when those conditions are detected
  • Fix: Chris TV app should now be correctly detected as full screen
  • Fix: Cinema 4D no longer crashes when DisplayFusion is running
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with logins for the Dropbox wallpaper plugin