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Desktop Wallpaper shows both images on both screens

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JosephDMarsh
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Me again. Still using DF and still loving it. (The new "move window to next monitor" button is ... excellent!)

One problem, though: I have a laptop with an external monitor attached. I have chosen a different image for each monitor. Every time I turn on the computer (or restart it), both images are displayed on both screens. To correct it, I simply have to open DF to the Desktop Wallpaper config page and click "OK". But that's annoying, of course.

Is this happening to anyone else?

(BTW, on a different note: the OpenID function for this Support Forum doesn't work. And the search mechanism is WEAK.

Grade For Support Forum's Registration Process: F
Grade For Support Forum, in general (so far): D

My 0.02 ... )
Jan 26, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
By default, DisplayFusion won't auto-fix your wallpaper for you. Just go into the DisplayFusion Settings window, under the Wallpaper tab and select "Fix my wallpaper without prompting". Then, whenever DisplayFusion detects the wallpaper isn't correctly applied it will fix it immediately.

As for the OpenID registration, thanks for letting me know I'll check it out right away. I apologize for the bad forum search, that's the default search that comes with this forum software. What would you like to see different? Was it returning bad results, or just hard to navigate?
Jan 26, 2010  • #2
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Kevin F.
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And what do you mean the support forum is bad in general? is that from the search? I would like to think me and the others do a good job of quickly answering questions...
Jan 27, 2010  • #3
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JosephDMarsh
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a. Response Times are Off-The-Charts Good. Almost unbelievable.
b. This forum software is not the most user-friendly. I'm a software developer like you guys, and I've spent enough time dealing with user issues to know that the UI needs some work.
Jan 27, 2010  • #4
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Kevin F.
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A. I try, I try.

B. I personally never use the forum search, as well... I don't need it. So thank you for reporting any issues with it, and I will just restate Jon's question, what can be done?

O yea, before we all forget, was your original problem fixed with the extra options?

I have always felt the forum UI needed an overhaul, but someone else is much better suited to listing down issues.
Jan 27, 2010  • #5
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JosephDMarsh
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The problem is "fixed" -- in the end, the images I've chosen for each monitor *do* show up on each monitor. (BUT, when I first boot, the same image appears on both monitors; then a few seconds later, the image on the secondary monitor changes to the one I chose. Weird.)

My confusion over the forum UI started with the fact that I was put into a "forum" -- I was expecting to find a support PAGE, with options like an FAQ, and a "Contact Us" page and things like that. So, that's on me.

Then, when I did land in the Forum, I was faced with Unread Posts and New Replies and News and ... it was a bit much. My first reaction was: WTF?! What IS all this ... stuff?

Then, I had to think: do I have to register to search and / or submit a question? How do I register? (you already have my note about THAT item!) While it shouldn't be problematic to have to "think", it was ... distracting. I came to the site to (hopefully) solve a problem, and was presented with more questions. Distracting.

So, all of the pieces of the forum probably work quite well. But, it isn't exactly intuitive how / what to do on first visit.

Better?
Jan 28, 2010  • #6
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JosephDMarsh
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Spoke Too Soon Department: Apparently, I hadn't done a complete restart when I thought the problem was fixed -- just come back from Hibernation. When I restarted my laptop, both images are appearing on both screens again. When I open the Desktop Wallpaper page and click OK, all is well. Ideas?
Jan 28, 2010  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Joseph: I'm sorry to hear it still isn't working correctly. By default, DisplayFusion will wait for 30-45 seconds after starting up (or possibly hibernating) before it tries to adjust your wallpaper. This is to allow other applications to startup without bogging them down. However, you can override this default time by using the advanced setting called "Startup Change Delay":
http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/settings-adv/

I hope this helps! :) On the forum software note, I do need to improve the software, that's for sure. I'll see what I can do about that. I like your suggestion of a FAQ/Q&A and a support landing page, instead of being dumped into the forum.
Feb 1, 2010  • #8
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JosephDMarsh
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All good -- the pictures are restoring on startup as expected. Have a great week!
Feb 1, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, thank you for following-up.
Feb 1, 2010  • #10
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