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3 Monitors, Not In Order

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Hi I have three monitors, numbered from left to right 2,1,3. I figure this is just the way Windows decided to number them, I don't have much control.

I like your toolbar, however the move right and move left buttons seem to only move a window by the window number, as opposed to their layout in Windows (eg move right from monitor 1 (center) will move it to the monitor 2 (left) instead of 3 (right)).

I briefly looked at your forum for a solution but the only one I found was to change the icons, however this would not work for me as the monitors are not laid out in order.

This deficiency has caused me to look at other multi-screen utilities -- and one very similar to yours (except it offers much less features), UltraMon, gets the monitors arranged correctly. I like your utility, but please offer me a fix!


EDIT: I just noticed that you guys do detect the monitor position (like if I click Desktop Wallpaper) but the next monitor/previous monitor buttons act like well... next and previous as opposed to right left.
Oct 30, 2009  • #1
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This is a problem I am looking at for version 3.2. I am planning on treating next/previous as the physical layout, not just the monitor number. Thanks! :)
Nov 2, 2009  • #2
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I too am very interested in this feature.

DF is a great program. I looked briefly at UM - but DF is way more polished. The screensavers feature is cool - but I don't use screensavers, so it's no help to me. :)

As a quickfix until this feature is corrected, I will simply switch the hotkeys for Next/Prev monitor (works in my case - my monitors are numbered 2 1 3, the same as JHEIV's.

I have also switched the buttons and their placement.

Here's what I have:

Move to next monitor Proportional | Center 75% | Move to prev monitor proportional

Move to Prev monitor proportional | Center 75% | Move to next monitor proportional

See attached photo for example.

This works well, so long as I don't think about the buttons being reversed. :)
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Jan 15, 2010  • #3
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Give the new beta a try, it has better monitor order detection:

If it doesn't detect your monitors in the correct order, can you post the information from the Troubleshooting tab in the DF Settings window? I decided this feature was too important to wait until the 3.2 release, so it's coming early in the 3.1.7 release. Thanks! :)
Jan 15, 2010  • #4
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In an effort to cleanup the DisplayFusion forum, this topic is being locked and archived because it applies to an older version of DisplayFusion. If you are using the latest version of DisplayFusion and would still like some assistance, please create a new topic and I'll be happy to help you out. There are also beta versions available for testing the latest features and bug fixes:

Thanks! :)
Apr 13, 2010  • #5
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