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Control second taskbar size

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BradC
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I keep the taskbar on my primary monitory at 2 rows high, but I would like the one DisplayFusion creates on the second monitor to only be 1 row high. Is there any way to accomplish this?
May 13, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Take a look at the advanced settings page:
http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/settings-adv/

One of the settings allows you to manually set the taskbar height (in pixels). It may take a bit of trial and error to find a good size, but it is definitely possible.
May 13, 2009  • #2
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BradC
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Sweet 30 is about right to match a single row for XP
May 13, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Glad to hear you found the perfect setting.
May 17, 2009  • #4
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Wasabi
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I've tweaked and tweaked and no matter what value I use for that registry setting, the taskbar height stays the same. Rebooting, logging off, etc., makes no difference.

Also, there is a huge lag in updating the text in the taskbar button. I use a couple programs that have timestamp info in the button, and it needs to be current or it's useless!

This is in Windows 7, by the way.
May 19, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Wasabi: Make sure you use the key name "TaskbarsHeightOverride" (note the 's' on taskbars). As for the text updating, it should update once every 1.5 seconds, does it seems like it is updating less frequently than that?
May 19, 2009  • #6
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Wasabi
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It's spelled right (I cut and pasted from the settings page), using REG_SZ and all that goodness.

That update frequency sounds about right as I watch the timer, but for the work I do, I need more precision. I can have the app itself open and see a more accurate time, but that's a waste of screen real estate.

Also, there's a very distracting bright white flashing of the entire part of the taskbar below the buttons that I can't tie to anything specific yet. It happens a couple times a minute. I've noticed some dodgy behavior on the part of the Windows 7 nVidia drivers, so they might be the culprit. But in the meantime, the part that flashes wouldn't be visible at all if I could shrink the taskbar.
May 19, 2009  • #7
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ScotProf12
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Same problem here with taskbars not sizing in response to the registry tweak. No matter the value of TaskbarsHeightOverride, the DF Pro taskbars on monitors 2 & 3 remain at the same height as the Windows 7 taskbar on monitor 1. Using Windows 7 build 7100 (RC), 3 monitors, ATI cards & drivers, taskbars set to autohide.
May 19, 2009  • #8
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It's spelled right (I cut and pasted from the settings page), using REG_SZ and all that goodness.

That update frequency sounds about right as I watch the timer, but for the work I do, I need more precision. I can have the app itself open and see a more accurate time, but that's a waste of screen real estate.

Also, there's a very distracting bright white flashing of the entire part of the taskbar below the buttons that I can't tie to anything specific yet. It happens a couple times a minute. I've noticed some dodgy behavior on the part of the Windows 7 nVidia drivers, so they might be the culprit. But in the meantime, the part that flashes wouldn't be visible at all if I could shrink the taskbar.


The behavior you're experiencing (in terms of the flashy white stuff) I am nto seeing at all in Windows 7 - I had been using the WDDM 1.1 pre-release drivers from Windows Update (181.82?) but last night I updated to hte latest WDDM 1.1 drivers, 185.85 (updated through Windows Update). I have 'upgraded' my basic 3.0.4 install with a couple of beta releases but I can try to revert it to a regular 3.0.4 install and see if I can replicate your issues.

BTW, what video card are you running? I run a Pair of GTX 260s and have found very very few issues at all with the nVidia drivers for Windows 7....
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May 19, 2009  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This taskbar height issue has been fixed in the upcoming version 3.0.5.
May 22, 2009  • #10
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Wasabi: The taskbar item updating is near-realtime now. Once it is released you should be able to rely on it, just like the Windows taskbar. It doesn't rely on polling every x seconds, it receives notifications and updates instantly.
May 22, 2009  • #11
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