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Buttons disappeared from 2nd and 3rd monitors with new version of DF

mhl
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I am setup to show the Windows taskbar on my other two monitors. I just updated to DF Pro 9.8 and now those other monitors show the start bar, buttons for open applications, and the system tray -- but not the pinned buttons for closed applications.
I have the taskbar mode set to "Enable Multi-Monitor Taskbars" and "All taskbars show all windows". What else do I need to set to get back to showing the pinned app buttons on all monitors?
May 10, 2021  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

If you have "Enable Multi-Monitor Taskbars" checked off in the DisplayFusion settings window, this will enable DisplayFusion taskbars on your extra monitors, not Windows taskbars. If you would like the Windows taskbars displayed, you can uncheck that setting, and enable "Show taskbar on all displays" in the Windows taskbar settings.

As for replicating the pinned icons, we currently don't support this on the DisplayFusion taskbar, but we do have it open as a feature request, so I've added your vote to it.

Thanks!
May 11, 2021  • #2
mhl
5 discussion posts
I am confused about your answer.
If you have "Enable Multi-Monitor Taskbars" checked off in the DisplayFusion settings window, this will enable DisplayFusion taskbars on your extra monitors, not Windows taskbars.

I assume "checked off" means that the check mark does not show. But when I set this check box to not show a check mark I only get a task bar on the main monitor. Did you reverse the meaning from what you intended?
If you would like the Windows taskbars displayed, you can uncheck that setting, and enable "Show taskbar on all displays" in the Windows taskbar settings.

When I uncheck that setting, the "Taskbar Mode" field is no longer selectable -- the dropdown doesn't work. So I can't match what I see with what you say.
As for replicating the pinned icons, we currently don't support this on the DisplayFusion taskbar, but we do have it open as a feature request, so I've added your vote to it.

What I want is for all of my monitors to have the exact same controls in the task bar on all monitors. I don't want to have to hunt across different monitors to find the buttons that I plan to use.
I run with the "Links" toolbar turned on. I have previously asked for this toolbar to be replicated across all the monitors, and you have said no.
Some applications (e.g. Zoom) obscure the main monitor task bar when they are in fullscreen mode. I would like to be able to click on my pinned icons on either of my other monitors to get applications started without having to take these applications out of fullscreen mode. Ditto with links in the links toolbar.
Summary: my conclusion is that DF does not fulfill my expectations.
May 12, 2021 (modified May 12, 2021)  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

It definitely looks like there was some confusion in my last message, so I'll try to clear things up.

The DisplayFusion taskbar currently doesn't support copying pinned icons from the Windows taskbar, but we do have this open as a feature request, and I've added your vote to it.

The Windows multi-monitor taskbars should copy pinned icons to each monitor, and you can enable this by turning on "Show taskbar on all displays" in the Window taskbar settings. If you enable the Window multi-monitor taskbar, you will want to make sure the DisplayFusion taskbars are disabled, as running both at the same time can cause problems. You can do so by opening the DisplayFusion settings window, heading to the "taskbar" tab, and unchecking "Enable Multi-Monitor Taskbars".

Hope that clears things up!
May 12, 2021  • #4
mhl
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I hunted all over the DF setting to find the "windows taskbar settings", then finally realized that you mean the settings that are controlled by Windows 10. My main purpose in adding this reply is to point out to other readers that the settings for the Windows taskbar have nothing to do with the DF taskbar settings.
May 13, 2021  • #5
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