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Can't use monitor profiles in vmware with same resolution

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Hi, my guest monitor device id is diffirent from the saved one in the profiles (but it is the same monitor). As result, I can't use profiles and have to re-create them again. Is there a way to simplify this and make it agnostic towards device id as long as resolution and size match?
Aug 10, 2019 (modified Aug 10, 2019)  • #1
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There isn't currently, no. Could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached
Aug 12, 2019  • #2
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From the host or guest vmware machine?
Aug 15, 2019  • #3
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Whichever one you're trying to load the profile on (I'm assuming the guest?).
Aug 15, 2019  • #4
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FYI here they are
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [22,301 bytes]
Aug 17, 2019  • #5
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Thanks! So were these profiles created on the physical machine, and then you restored the settings into the VM?
Aug 19, 2019  • #6
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That is correct, exported settings on host, imported on guest VM
Aug 19, 2019  • #7
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Ok, could you send me the settings export?
Aug 21, 2019  • #8
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I removed some sensitive info, replaced with text REMOVED
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion Backup (2019-08-19 @ 19-54, 9.5.0.0, EARNEST-LAB).reg [115,986 bytes]
Aug 22, 2019  • #9
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Thanks! Is it the "dev" profile that you're trying to load?
Aug 23, 2019  • #10
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yes sir
Aug 23, 2019  • #11
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Ok, thanks! I was able to get it working here with a tweak. The issue is that the profile wants monitor ID 2, but the VM only has monitor ID 1. Here's how you can fix it up in the VM:

  • Exit DisplayFusion (important!)
  • Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\MonitorProfiles\59d41241-464d-41c8-aa52-d017ead4a6de
  • Change "Monitor0_ID" from 2 to 1
  • Launch DisplayFusion and try applying the "dev" profile

Hope that helps!
Aug 23, 2019  • #12
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Thanks, that helped. I can see how it can get a bit hairy, but is there any other way of fixing that?
Aug 23, 2019  • #13
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Not really, no. Monitor Profiles aren't really meant to be portable across different Windows installs.
Aug 23, 2019  • #14
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