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ALT + F4 to shutdown Windows works very seldom

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joehan
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Hello,

I'm just testing display fusion and I am very happy so far. Maybe I may give some feedback (I will start separate posts. So it is easy for you to answer.)

ALT + F4 to Shutdown Windows works very seldom since I'm using Display Fusion. This shortcut was very useful to get Windows to hibernation mode quickly. (See attached picture - you know that screen). Let's say 1 of 10 times the shortcut works. (Closing windows still works correctly.)

- Windows 7 64 Bit
- 3 TFTs (DVI, VGA, USB-to-DVI-adapter)
- Display Fusion v3.3.0
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May 3, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
ALT+F4 seems to work ok for me every time I try but we may have DisplayFusion configured differently. Could you email the information from the Troubleshooting tab in the DisplayFusion settings to support@binaryfortress.com?

Thanks!
May 3, 2011  • #2
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joehan
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I've emailed the troubleshooting log. Thanks.
May 6, 2011  • #3
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joehan
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I have just found out, that ALT + F4 may depend on the last click...

ALT + F4 works when last click was on:
- any desktop (primary or non-primary display)
- taskbar from primary display

ALT + F4 doesn't work when last click was on:
- taskbars from non-primary-displays
- or, when closing last window via ALT F4

Before I have used Display Fusion it could also happen that the shortcut hasn't taken effect at once. But I have just pressed the shortcut a few times quickly and then the known windows shutdown (pulldown) menu appeared. Since Display Fusion the shortcut mostly doesn't open the windows shutdown menu.

Normally I press ALT F4 and close the last few windows and finally the shutdown menu appears. Then ENTER and windows goes to hibernation mode.

I can reproduce that. Without Display Fusion, after I've closed last window, the "cursor" is on some icon on my desktop (icon symbol is marked dark) which seems to be the same like clicking on the desktop. With Display Fusion, after I've closed last window, there is no icon on my desktop marked in dark. Maybe Display Fusion breaks the "activation" of the windows desktop after last closing via Alt F4. Can you follow me? :-)
May 6, 2011  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah yes, I was clicking on my desktop before pressing ALT+F4 which is why it was working for me :)

I will do some testing using the steps you take when closing everything out and see if we can resolve the issue. My guess is that the DisplayFusion taskbar is being focused after the other windows close, preventing the ALT+F4 command from working properly. I'll test it out and confirm shortly.

Thanks!
May 6, 2011  • #5
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joehan
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No stress. Although it would be nice if there is a fix for that, it is more important that Display Fusion works quick, stable and secure. Thanks.
May 6, 2011  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, it definitely has something to do with the Multi-Monitor Taskbars. If I disable the Multi-Monitor Taskbars but leave DisplayFusion running, I can still hit ALT+F4 a bunch of times to close the open windows and bring up the shutdown dialog.

I've added this to our list of bugs, hopefully we can find a way to work around it. I'll keep you posted!

Thanks!
May 6, 2011  • #7
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xasx
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Just to confirm your observations: It is essential for the Alt+F4 shutdown dialog to work correctly that any non-closable explorer window has the focus, i.e. taskbar or desktop.
May 9, 2011  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Yep, that's indeed correct. We'll hopefully be able to resolve the issue in a future version but I'll make sure to keep you guys posted.

Thanks!
May 10, 2011  • #9
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