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ALT-TAB from fullscreen windowed game

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Bonesmania
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Hi,

if I run a game in full screen windowed and press ALT-TAB i can switch to desktop, but the game doesn't apear in the taskbar. If I disable Display Fusion game apear inside taskbar. I'm on DP Pro 9.5.

Thanks for help.

Manfred
Jul 9, 2019  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Which taskbar is the game missing from, the Windows taskbar or the DisplayFusion one? Thanks!
Jul 11, 2019  • #2
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Bonesmania
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On the main monitor with windows taskbar the game icon is missing.
Jul 11, 2019  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Does the game window get moved to a secondary taskbar while DisplayFusion is running?
Jul 12, 2019  • #4
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Bonesmania
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No, no icon on both taskbars.
Jul 12, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, on the DisplayFusion Settings > Compatibility tab, could you try adding a rule for the game? In the rule, enable the "Disable removing from Windows taskbar" option.

Hope that helps!
Jul 15, 2019  • #6
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Bonesmania
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Hi,

sorry for the delay, I was some days on vacation. This don't work. The games I talk about are Trine 2 and Trine 3. Both games shows no icon on taskbar when I run them in windowed mode. AS I told diasabling display fusion shows the icons.
Jul 26, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, could you send over a debug log?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Launch the game
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log
Jul 26, 2019  • #8
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Bonesmania
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Here is the LOG.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [70,488 bytes]
Jul 27, 2019  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I'll pass this over to our devs so they can have a look.
Jul 29, 2019  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, we're really stumped on this one! From the logs, DisplayFusion doesn't appear to be removing the button intentionally.

If you disable the DisplayFusion multi-monitor taskbar feature before you start the game, but leave DisplayFusion running, does the button still disappear from the Windows taskbar?
Aug 7, 2019  • #11
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Bonesmania
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I switched to the setting, that all taskbars shows the same. And voila - game icon is there. The I switched to show taskbar only on main screen. Here the game icon disapears too.
Aug 7, 2019  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, that's good to know! I need to check on something again and I'll keep you posted on what I find out.
Aug 8, 2019  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Would you be able to do the debug logging steps from post #8 above, but set it to L2 instead of L1 logging?

Make sure to disable logging after sending us the logs, L2 will affect performance.

Thanks!
Aug 16, 2019  • #14
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Bonesmania
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OK, here it is.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [168,321 bytes]
Aug 18, 2019  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I'll have our devs review the log and see what we can find out.
Aug 21, 2019  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The only thing weird in this log is that it's mentioning something about a pinned shortcut, but from your troubleshooting info, it doesn't look like you've got any shortcuts pinned on the DF taskbars. Could you try a couple of things?

1. If you just disable the DisplayFusion taskbars, but leave DisplayFusion running, does the icon stay on the Windows taskbar?

2. Is that game pinned on the Windows taskbar at all? If it is, could you try removing it?

3. Could you backup your settings (Settings > Options > Export) and send them over?

Thanks!
Aug 22, 2019  • #17
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Bonesmania
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Hi,

if I disable the multi monitor taskbar ist didn't change. If I enable it and set it to the 3rd one (in german: Jede Taskleiste zeigt alle geöffneten Fenster an) it shows not on the main monitor but on the other two. On the 2nd one (Windows Taskleitse zeigt alle Fenster, DisplayFusion zeigt nur zugehörige Fenster) there is no icon on all monitors. The game is not pinned to the taskbar.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion Backup (2019-08-27 @ 10-28, 9.5.0.0, ARBEITSZIMMER).reg [138,280 bytes]
Aug 27, 2019  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
When it's not showing up on the taskbar, does it show up in Alt+Tab?
Sep 4, 2019  • #19
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Bonesmania
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No, it doesn't.
Sep 4, 2019  • #20
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, we're more or less out of ideas on this one :(

Is Trine the only game with this issue, or can you reproduce it with other games? I'm wondering if we might have a game in one of our Steam libraries that we can test this with.
Sep 4, 2019  • #21
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