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DisplayFusion 3.0.6 Released

I am very happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion 3.0.6! Actually, it was released last weekend and I forgot to announce the release. Oops! Well, never mind that, the new version is out there and it's better than ever. The observant among you may have noticed that there was no version 3.0.5 announcement. Unfortunately version 3.0.5 was released then followed up 3 days later by version 3.0.6. Version 3.0.5 represented a significant change in the way DisplayFusion handled the taskbars, so I was expecting a few bugs to slip through. And a few did slip through, but no worries, version 3.0.6 was released quickly to take care of any loose ends. These new versions have a number of changes:

  • Added the "All taskbars show relevant windows" in Windows 7
  • Taskbars now use Aero rendering in Windows 7
  • Better Winamp compatibility
  • Taskbar buttons with & in the text would show up incorrectly
  • Added an "Open Task Manager" to the DisplayFusion context menu
  • Changed: Added a bunch of new advanced settings
  • Taskbar window thumbnail previews now use the windows themes and look more native
  • Taskbar items now blink/flash when they need attention (ex: instant messaging windows)
  • Performance improvements (reduced CPU usage, reduced response time... etc)

As always, this represents only a fraction of the actual changes in this release, and only highlights the major advances. For a complete run-down head over to the official change log. If you haven't been prompted to upgrade already, I would encourage you to head over to the DisplayFusion page and download the new version today!

Jun 10, 2009  • #1
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Bravo, Jon, another great update!
Jun 12, 2009  • #2
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I love it. Yours is the only taskbar extender that looks exactly like the windows 7 taskbar. I just have one complain. Unless you mouse over it it looks grayed out. Almost invisible. Is it possible to make it just as solid looking as the original windows 7 taskbar. Id prefer it not to be grayed out. Only because aesthetically it causes my desktop to look somewhat asymmetrical.
Jun 16, 2009  • #3
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nevermind i figured it out OMG its that much more awesome.
Jun 16, 2009  • #4
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I tried 3.0.6. version and have some info for developers.

[-] Virtual Taskbars window should be with "Always on top" style. Sometimes it goes wrong. Look at windows taskbar - it always on top.

To do:
[+] Option to display ordinary Windows taskbar popup menu, but not DisplayFusion on Virtual Taskbars;
[+] Option to move Virtual Taskbars to different edge of the screen separately from Windows Taskbar (now Virtual Taskbars sync their positions with Windows Taskbar);
Jun 22, 2009  • #5
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One more:
[+] New HotKey actions "minimize/restore all windows on":
a) On display #N;
b) On display, where mouse point is.
Jun 23, 2009  • #6
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@MaximKorobov: Thank you for the excellent feedback! Let me see if I can address your 4 points:

1. The taskbar should be always on top, if it isn't please create a forum topic and we can troubleshoot it further.

2. Unfortunately I can't display the standard Windows taskbar context menu on the DisplayFusion taskbar because many of the menu items don't apply (lock, properties... etc)

3. Moving the taskbar is is already in the 3.1 beta.

4. This is a frequently requested hotkey and will make it into DisplayFusion in a future release.

Jun 24, 2009  • #7
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1. There was only once. Just after installing of DF.
I think that it is bug of nVidia Desktop Manager, which i use with DF simultaneously.

5. New request:
[+] Option (and item in popup menu) to hide text of tasks in taskbar. Thus only icons of running programs will shown (as in tray).

I found it feature in TClock Light ( simple util that display date and time in tray in user-customizable format.
This utility is opensource. So you can easily to learn how to do such feature with Windows taskbar. To implement so with DF taskbars is absolutely easy for you.

Next post i'll make on product section of forum.
Thanks for your support.
Jun 29, 2009  • #8
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@Maxim: You can already hide the text of taskbar buttons. Just go here:

And look for the setting called "Taskbar Icons Only".

Thank you for the suggestions, I look forward to following this up more on the forum. :)
Jun 29, 2009  • #9
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Hi Jon,

Great product, I've tried it for 10 days and will be purchasing. Any chance you could include a utility in future release that forces desktop icons in vista to stay put when they are placed on an extended second display's desktop? The problem is I arrange my icons on that second display's desktop, but whenever I run my computer with that 2nd display off, Vista moves those icons back onto my primary monitor. (One of a million examples of Microsoft trying to be clever and failing miserably). It's really annoying to have to reposition the icons each time I use that second display (which is located in a separate room from my primary display).

Jul 19, 2009  • #10
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@Brian: This is a feature that I have on my to-do list, but not one that will be making it into the next release (version 3.1). Thanks!
Jul 20, 2009  • #11
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I think you update this application far too slowly to be charging for it. It has flaws that need fixing, which you seem to be sitting on your butt about.
Jul 25, 2009  • #12
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@Eric: I'm sorry that you feel that way. :( Since the 3.0.6 release I have released 8 beta versions in an attempt to fix any issues. If you are having an issue I would encourage you to post about it on the forums. It is possible that no one has reported the flaws that you have discovered, and if you don't report them they will never get fixed. Thanks!
Jul 25, 2009  • #13
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I love your display fusion as a licensed user. I run it on Win 7.

It works as advertised, however, as you are aware, win7 has added alot of great new functionality to the task bar such as showing multiple windows for an open app. when you highlight it and then you close the windows etc.

The display fusion toolbar seems to still be stuck at Vista functionality. Any plans on bringing Windows7 functionality to the displayfusion toolbar(s)?
Aug 5, 2009  • #14
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@Mark: I do plan on bringing many of the new Windows 7 features into DisplayFusion. :)
Aug 10, 2009  • #15
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