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DF v3.1.x - no Wallpaper displayed anymore

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Obi
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Hi,

Yesterday I upgraded my previous DF version (3.0.6) to v3.1.0.
When restarting the application I noticed my wallpapers (I use a dual display setting, primary 1680x1050 & secondary 1280x800) suddenly were replaced by a nice blue background :?, however I never set that background color...
In attach you may find a screenshot of the displays as they are after DF started, as well as a screenshot of my DF settings screen, with the way the displays should show...

I never changed anything in my settings, I just upgraded from 3.0.6 (where it worked like a charm) to 3.1.0.
This morning I uninstalled DF, and found out it had been installed twice, once as "DisplayFusion 3.1.0", and once as "DisplayFusion", so I uninstalled both. After restarting my PC I installed the latest version, v3.1.1, only to find out the problem wasn't solved.

Anybody had the same problem, and (even better) knows a solution to this?

Thanks,
Obi
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Sep 2, 2009  • #1
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bobjbain
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I too have had the same problem since I upgraded to 3.1.0, 3.1.1 hasn't solved the issue either :-(

On top of your problem I can't even change the desktop wallpaper via the desktop applet unless I set my theme back to the Windows XP one!!

Also the background colour is the one that has been set in the Desktop Applet under the Appearance-Advanced settings. Change your Desktop colour and see what happens.

I've even tried getting a Pro Trial license to see if that resolves the issue and it doesn't.
Sep 2, 2009  • #2
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
What version of Windows are you both using? Can you try applying the wallpaper in DisplayFusion with the "Adjust wallpaper for use with Active Desktop" setting checked? Thanks!
Sep 2, 2009  • #3
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bobjbain
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What version of Windows are you both using? Can you try applying the wallpaper in DisplayFusion with the "Adjust wallpaper for use with Active Desktop" setting checked? Thanks!


Windows XP SP3

Tried that checkbox option, no difference.

Strangley though if I activated ActiveDesktop and then resized the web page I could see my backgrounds!!
Sep 2, 2009  • #4
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@bobjbain: Could you explain a bit more what you mean by "re-sized the web page"? Does the wallpaper issue happen when you have Active Desktop enabled or disabled?
Sep 2, 2009  • #5
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bobjbain
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@bobjbain: Could you explain a bit more what you mean by "re-sized the web page"? Does the wallpaper issue happen when you have Active Desktop enabled or disabled?


Right, if Active Desktop is disbaled then all I see is a blue background! no matter what the status of 'Adjust Background for use with Active Desktop' checkbox is.

If Active Desktop is enabled then I can see my home page on the screen, if the HomePage is not maximized I can see the backgrounds behind the HomePage!

If Active Desktop is enabled and I check the 'Adjust Background for use with Active Desktop' option then all I see is a blue background!!

HTH
Sep 2, 2009  • #6
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bobjbain
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Right, further to the above :-

If I open the wallpaper settings then just click apply (without changing anything), if my background was the single colour the Wallpapers will show (and vice-versa), if I click apply again then single colour background again, click apply again Wallpapers show.

This behaviour occurs no matter the state of the 'Adjust Background for use with Active Desktop' option and ONLY if AD is enabled!!
Sep 2, 2009  • #7
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Blackadder
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Hello,

I am having the same issue, using Windows XP SP3. With 3.1.0 and 3.1.1, when I click apply I get the blue backgrounds. To get my wallpaper back I have to change the Windows theme to something else other than "Modified theme". I downgraded back to 3.0.6 (fortunately a co-worker still had the install file), and everything works as expected.

Thanks,

-- Mike
Sep 2, 2009  • #8
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tpheasant
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Im having a very similar issue. Running fine in 3.0.6 with one image on the left monitor and a different image on the right monitor. upgraded to 3.1.1 and now I only have a color on each monitor, no image on either one. I am running Windows XP SP3. I can change the background color on my display properties and that is what color appears on both monitors. Oddly enough, while the windows logo is upon the screen while the pc is fully booting, the images show properly. Once the pc fully boots the images go away. I tried to click on Adjust background for use with Active Desktop as suggested in earlier post and it didnt help, and didnt seem to stay checked when I go back to it either. Desktop in display properties states background is 'displayFusionWallpaper_1' and is a bmp. Any help would be appreciated (or a link to get 3.0.6). thanks!
Sep 2, 2009  • #9
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mazzthepianoman
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Same problem as described by others above after upgrading from 3.0.6 to 3.1.1. Running XP SP3 fully updated. Going to downgrade to 3.0.6.
Sep 2, 2009  • #10
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Using version 3.1.1, can you check to see if the generated wallpaper file exists after you apply the wallpaper settings in DisplayFusion? You can find the generated file on your computer in this location:

Code



Thanks!
Sep 2, 2009  • #11
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Also, after you apply your wallpaper settings using DisplayFusion (and it doesn't work), can you copy/paste the information from the "Troubleshooting" tab so I can see your configuration?
Sep 2, 2009  • #12
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I have attached a special build of DisplayFusion that I would like someone to try out. Can someone give it a try and let me know if it solves the wallpaper issue? Just unzip the archive into your installed DisplayFusion folder. Thanks!

Edit: I have removed the attached debug build, as it doesn't fix the issue.
Sep 2, 2009  • #13
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Obi
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Hi,

Sorry for my late reply. I only use this tool on my office PC, so checks & updates only happen during office hours ... ;-)

What version of Windows are you using? -- using Win XP Pro SP 3
Try applying wallpaper in DF with the "Adjust wallpaper for use with Active Desktop" setting checked? -- tried it & didn't saw any difference. All I keep seeing is the same blue backgrd as before (and specified) in Display Props' Appearance tab.

Also, as tpheasant specified Yesterday at 12:09:09 pm, as long as the windows logo is on the screen while the pc is booting, the images show properly. Once the PC has started logging in the images go away.

I attached the contents of the Troubleshooting tab as of this morning.

I just tried to use the new update provided Yesterday at 07:02:41 pm, and I have to admit it failed doing what it was supposed to do (solve this issue?). The problem remains the same :|

This is what I did:
I renamed the original DisplayFusion.exe to DisplayFusion_old.exe, copied the reworked DisplayFusion.exe into the install folder and restarted the program. To no avail so it seemed ...

Any other ideas always welcome.

Thanks,
Obi
Sep 3, 2009  • #14
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bobjbain
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Also, after you apply your wallpaper settings using DisplayFusion (and it doesn't work), can you copy/paste the information from the "Troubleshooting" tab so I can see your configuration?


Done for you, two logs attached, one with AD Active one with AD Disabled.

Also tried your new executable with no change.

Cheers

Bob
• Attachment: DF 3.1.1 TroubleShooting - AD Active.txt [3,911 bytes]
• Attachment: DF 3.1.1 TroubleShooting - AD Disabled.txt [4,060 bytes]
Sep 3, 2009  • #15
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Can a few of you give this a try:

Open this advanced settings page:
http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/settings-adv/

Look for the setting called "Generated Wallpaper Folder Override", and set the path to something outside your profile folder. Something like "C:\Test" and create that folder. Then try applying your new wallpaper, and post a copy of the Troubleshooting info again? Thanks!
Sep 3, 2009  • #16
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bobjbain
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Can a few of you give this a try:

Open this advanced settings page:
http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/settings-adv/

Look for the setting called "Generated Wallpaper Folder Override", and set the path to something outside your profile folder. Something like "C:\Test" and create that folder. Then try applying your new wallpaper, and post a copy of the Troubleshooting info again? Thanks!


Well that certainly has worked for me :-D

troubleshooting is attached

BTW that regKey didn't exist, I had to add it manually
• Attachment: DF 3.1.1 TroubleShooting new regkey.txt [5,175 bytes]
Sep 3, 2009  • #17
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@bobjbain: I'm actually surprised that worked for you, because according to the troubleshooting information attached to your post it's still trying to use the old folder location. Can you verify that a bitmap was generated in your custom specified folder? What folder did you enter as the custom folder?
Sep 3, 2009  • #18
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Obi
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Quote:
Look for the setting called "Generated Wallpaper Folder Override", and set the path to something outside your profile folder. Something like "C:\Test" and create that folder. Then try applying your new wallpaper, and post a copy of the Troubleshooting info again? Thanks!


Well, I can join bobjbain's dance... It worked for me as well, like a charm. :mrgreen:
All I did after adding the path in my Registry (because it was missing like with bobjbain) was stopping DF and restarting it.

I also added a copy of the troubleshooting contebnts to this msg.

Thanks,
Obi
Sep 3, 2009  • #19
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I think it has something to do with the . in your profile directory name. Somehow, somewhere DisplayFusion is confusing it with something else. That is the only thing I can see that you all have in common from your Troubleshooting info. I'll get this solved this week and get version 3.1.2 out this weekend. Thanks for your help!
Sep 3, 2009  • #20
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bobjbain
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@bobjbain: I'm actually surprised that worked for you, because according to the troubleshooting information attached to your post it's still trying to use the old folder location. Can you verify that a bitmap was generated in your custom specified folder? What folder did you enter as the custom folder?


Yeah, I saw that in the troubleshooting too.

The bmp was generated in c:\temp which is where I set the reg key to point too
Sep 3, 2009  • #21
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@bobjbain: So the bmp was generated in the custom place, and the wallpaper change worked, and yet DisplayFusion still thought it was supposed to put it in the old place? It seems that DF is getting very confused somewhere along the way. I'll have it sorted by this weekend. Thanks!
Sep 3, 2009  • #22
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DisplayFusion 3.1.2 has been released and it should take care of this issue. Can you please delete your "Generated Wallpaper Folder Override" setting, give 3.1.2 a try and follow-up so I know that it's finally solved? Thanks!
Sep 4, 2009  • #23
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Obi
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DisplayFusion 3.1.2 has been released and it should take care of this issue. Can you please delete your "Generated Wallpaper Folder Override" setting, give 3.1.2 a try and follow-up so I know that it's finally solved? Thanks!


Stopped current version 3.1.1, deleted the regkey, downloaded & installed v3.1.2 & restarted DF, and ... it did the job perfectly! Thanks (a mln) for your dedication & time spent. :-D

Obi
Sep 4, 2009  • #24
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Andrew M
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thanks for following up!
Sep 4, 2009  • #25
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In an effort to cleanup the DisplayFusion forum, this topic is being locked and archived because it applies to an older version of DisplayFusion. If you are using the latest version of DisplayFusion and would still like some assistance, please create a new topic and I'll be happy to help you out. Thanks!
Jan 12, 2010  • #26
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