Configuring Trigger Rules for Universal Apps

Universal app windows don't run in separate processes the way that regular desktop apps do. They have a background process for the app, and the windows themselves run in a container process, ApplicationFrameHost.exe. Because of this, setting up Trigger rules for Universal apps (aka Windows Store apps or Metro apps) is a slightly different process from regular desktop apps. In this guide we'll use the Calendar app as an example.

  1. Open the Calendar app, and position it where you want it to be moved to by the Trigger rule.
  2. On the DisplayFusion Settings > Triggers tab, click "Add."
  3. In the "Edit Trigger" window, enable the "Process Filename" checkbox, cancel the "Select Application" window, then put *ApplicationFrameHost.exe into the Process Filename field.
  4. In the "Window Text" field, enter the Universal app name, in this case, "Calendar".
  5. Below the Actions pane, click "Add > Move Window to Specific Size and Location," drag the blue target icon and drop it on the Calendar window, then click OK.
    Trigger Rule for Calendar App
    Trigger Rule for Calendar App
  6. Click OK again to save the rule, then OK to apply the main Settings window.
  7. Close and re-open the Calendar app to test out the new Trigger rule.

As always, if you run into any trouble, please feel free to contact us and we'll be glad to help out!

Nov 9, 2018 (modified Jun 28, 2019)  • #1
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