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DisplayFusion 3.0.5 Beta (May 24, 2009)

Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello everyone! I am very happy to announce the release of a new beta build. This build takes care of a few small issues:
- Taskbar and taskbar button rendering issues have been resolved in all OS's (not redrawing correctly)
- Thumbnail preview window doesn't cut off the window when in Vista / Windows 7 with Aero
- In Windows 7, if you change the windows taskbar's "Combine icons" setting, DisplayFusion picks this change up and either hides/shows the taskbar text accordingly

As always, any and all feedback (good or bad) is much appreciated. Thanks, and happy testing!
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May 25, 2009 (modified Apr 1, 2014)  • #1
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Oops didn't see this new BETA Jon,

I can confirm that the bug report (DF taskbar jumps to main screen) I just posted in the last BETA thread is still a problem in this BETA. Again, I upgraded the same way.

May 25, 2009  • #2
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@jshope: Thanks for the update - I'll be checking this issue out today.
May 25, 2009  • #3
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Jon - I've got an issue that seems to be related to Thunderbird and it's interactions with Windows 7. I suspect this is with most, if not all, Mozilla-based apps in Win7, and I suspect this is going to be solved only from their end.

If I have multiple apps running on the second monitor, and one of them is Thunderbird 3.0 Beta 3 Nightly build (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1pre) Gecko/20090525 Shredder/3.0b3pre) and I click on another app in the taskbar, it brings the app to the front. However, if I then click the Thunderbird app in the taskbar, instead of bringing it to the front, it minimizes the Thunderbird window.

For example, right no I have xplorer^2 and Thunderbird both running on the second monitor. If I have Thunderbird in the front, and I click on the X^2 app in the taskbar, then it brings x^2 to the front - but, if I just click back on the Thunderbird icon in the taskbar, it minimizes Thunderbird. However, it gets stranger - if I start doing it quickly, then all of a sudden, my X^2 window minimizes. It's almost as if the clicking sensor (for lack of a better word - perhaps I mean the polling timeout for mouse clicks?) is too high, and we, as users, are not allowing the taskbar to reset itself before clicking again, thus causing this issue?

It seems as if the magic number if hovering around 500 ms.... give or take a couple hundred ms

now that I have this figured out, it may not, in fact, be a Mozilla issue, but a taskbar 'issue' b/c of lower CPU utilization requests?
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May 25, 2009  • #4
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Seems to be running great, apart from few tiny issues.

1. New windows/restoring windows on the second monitor appear on the primary taskbar for a fraction of a second. Not a major issue, but slightly annoying.

2. The taskbar flashing orange notification (messenger, etc) don't flash as they do on the primary taskbar, they just stay orange and don't flash. I'm sure the previous beta with this added, they flash correctly, but I'm not 100% sure.

3. Thumbnail/caption delays. I've mentioned this previously and know it can be changed in the registry, but perhaps having the default delay settings for these so they match the behaviour of the windows taskbar would be good.

None of these are major issues, just would be nice to fix.
May 25, 2009  • #5
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I just got a weird issue with buttons text with this build.
See screenshot.

Sometimes, a new window will create 2 buttons on the DF taskbar and if I click the second one, it disappears.
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May 28, 2009  • #6
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@dru: It looks like the text is being rendered once in white, then again in black overtop? I have never seen this issue before, but I'll investigate it further. Have you been able to reproduce the error at all? Did anything happen at the time that might cause the issue? What OS are you using (looks like Vista?) and are you using Aero?
May 28, 2009  • #7
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Sorry, I forgot to reply about your double-button issue as well. Sometimes a second button can appear if the application is detected as being hung or frozen. The May 27th beta has a couple improvements in this area, and should reduce the number of duplicate buttons. Were you using the May 25th or 27th beta when the issue appeared? Thanks!
May 28, 2009  • #8
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These 2 issues are on may 24th build (this thread one).
When I got the text in white and black, I received an IM message through Microsoft Office Communicator as well as switching focussed window I think. It's the first and only time I saw this bug. After I got it, I downloaded and installed the May 27th build.

I'm on XP SP3 with a Vista skin (no transparency)
May 28, 2009  • #9
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Let me know if you have either of these issues with a newer build. Much has changed in both rendering and taskbar management in the May 27th build.
May 28, 2009  • #10
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I just got the black text issue with the official 3.0.5 release.
The white labels disappeared and black ones appeared. Since my taskbar background is black, it was hard to see but I saw it in the gradient part at the right. Also the buttons border and background disappeared. It was just the icon and a black label.

It reminds me some other users problems when they said that the border and background disappeared. These users had vertical taskbars. I have an horizontal one and I saw the black label. Thus, this is the same issue and we may think that they also had black labels.
Jun 3, 2009  • #11
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