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DF taskbar not staying on top

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Dann Cox
8 discussion posts
I've noticed that full-screen apps on my second monitor, especially Outlook 2007, intermittently end up on top of the taskbar, which I always set to auto-hide (I need all the desk space I can get). To get the taskbar back I have to minimize the offending app, access the taskbar once, and then re-maximize the app. This will happen, with no apparent pattern, several times a day.

Dann
Jun 2, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Dann, would you be able to post the information from the Troubleshooting tab, in the Settings window after this problem happens next? This information should tell me why DisplayFusion is trying to hide the taskbar. Thanks!
Jun 4, 2009  • #2
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Dann Cox
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Thanks, John. Sorry it took me awhile to get to this - I've had "bigger fish to fry", as they say. Currently Outlook 2007 is maximized on my secondary monitor, and I cannot access the taskbar for that screen. This system is running Win2008 R2, but the same thing happenend on the previous system running 2008 32-bit. (before the MB blew up....!!) Here's the info you requested:

--- Machine ------------
Operating System: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7100.0
Operating System Version: 6.1.7100.0
Detected Version: Windows7
CPU: x64
Date/Time (UTC): 06/15/2009 16:53:14
Date/Time (Local): 06/15/2009 09:53:14
.NET Framework: 2.0.50727.4918
CurrentCulture: English (Canada) (en-CA ~ en)
CurrentUICulture: English (United States) (en-US ~ en)

--- Wallpaper ------------
Wallpaper Span: False
Monitor #1 Image: C:\Users\Public\Pictures\WaterFallThruTrees.JPG
Monitor #2 Image: C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Lagoon.JPG

--- DisplayFusion ------------
Name: DisplayFusion Pro v3.0.6
Build Date: Jun 01, 2009 20:33
Pro: True
Pro License: 101-OPPL-E3A9-YTIC (truncated)
Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.exe"
Current Folder: C:\Windows\system32
Performance Mode: False
Prevent System Hooks: False

--- DisplayFusion x86 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx86.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 5, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 5, 0, 0
Error reading information

--- DisplayFusion x64 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx64.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 5, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 5, 0, 0
Error reading information

--- Monitor 1------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Primary: False
Bounds: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
WorkArea: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1048}

--- Monitor 2------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY2
Primary: True
Bounds: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
WorkArea: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}

--- Screens ------------
Count: 2
Point Min X: 0
Point Min Y: 0
Point Max X: 3360
Point Max Y: 1050
Total Width: 3360
Total Height: 1050
ActiveDesktop: False

--- Screen 1------------
ScreenID: 0
Device: \\.\DISPLAY1
Bounds: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Screen 2------------
ScreenID: 1
Device: \\.\DISPLAY2
Bounds: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Managed Threads ------------
Count: 6
ID:3 ~ Name:TaskbarManager ~ Age:01:04:26.1515269 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:TaskbarManager_29d7f264-43b8-4bf7-ad23-ccd0e18d1f9f
ID:4 ~ Name:HookManager ~ Age:01:04:26.1359267 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:HookManager_50f21042-1291-4af0-bb75-27f574c04fc3
ID:123 ~ Name:TaskbarEnum ~ Age:00:00:00.8268106 ~ Alive:False ~ BG:x ~ State:Stopped ~ Thread Name:TaskbarEnum_e0a91c5f-f766-401a-ac28-9d4bf66e09bf
ID:122 ~ Name:Hook:WM_LBUTTONDOWN ~ Age:00:00:00.5772074 ~ Alive:False ~ BG:x ~ State:Stopped ~ Thread Name:Hook:WM_LBUTTONDOWN_3f199f2d-200c-467c-b373-7d4b2697ef7c
ID:165 ~ Name:TaskbarEnum ~ Age:00:00:00.3744048 ~ Alive:False ~ BG:x ~ State:Stopped ~ Thread Name:TaskbarEnum_314ef61a-4a3d-4424-aac9-0f7626e92e92
ID:121 ~ Name:Hook:WM_LBUTTONDOWN ~ Age:00:00:00.3744048 ~ Alive:False ~ BG:x ~ State:Stopped ~ Thread Name:Hook:WM_LBUTTONDOWN_69d35add-21a8-4f05-ac1b-d0f6550b31c5

--- Taskbars ------------
Enabled: True
Auto-hide: True
Visual Styles: True
Visual Styles Detected: True
DWM Composition Detected: True
Opacity: 70
Window Options: ShowRelevant
Button Width Max: 60px
Full Screen: 00000000 ~ {X=0,Y=0,Width=0,Height=0} ~ None
Full Screen Games: 00000000 ~ {X=0,Y=0,Width=0,Height=0} ~ None
Count: 1

--- Taskbar 1------------
Location: {X=1680,Y=1048,Width=1680,Height=2}
TopMost: True
Buttons (1):
"Inbox - Microsoft Outlook" (00010502:00010502)

--- Deleted Items (1)------------
00010502

--- Windows Taskbar Buttons (3)------------
"Inbox - Microsoft Outlook" (00010502:00010502:00010502 ~ None ~ GCL_HIconSM ~ {X=1672,Y=-8,Width=1696,Height=1064})
"sd68-dc1 - Remote Desktop Connection" (0004039a:0004039a:0004039a ~ None ~ GCL_HIconSM ~ {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050})
"DF taskbar not staying on top - Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by School District 68" (00030452:00030452:00030452 ~ None ~ Icon_Small2 ~ {X=140,Y=50,Width=1118,Height=926})
Jun 15, 2009  • #3
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Dann Cox
8 discussion posts
Any new thoughts on this one, John?
Jun 22, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Dann, I have re-written much of the "on-top" detection code for the 3.1 beta and it should take care of your issue. Thanks for posting your information, it helped while troubleshooting. :)
Jul 3, 2009  • #5
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