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DisplayFusion 8.0 Beta 1 Available, Now with Triggers!

We're very excited to announce that DisplayFusion 8.0 Beta 1 is now available for download! We don't normally do a news post for Beta releases, but this one has a huge new feature that we're hoping to get some feedback on.


We've added a new feature called Triggers. Triggers is essentially a much more comprehensive version of Window Location, and as such, it replaces the existing Window Location feature. DisplayFusion 8.0 Beta 1 will import your existing Window Location rules, so anything you've setup already shouldn't be affected. If you do notice any issues with the imported rules, please let us know. The installer and auto-updater automatically backup your settings, so if anything bad happens to your Window Location rules, you can roll back to 7.3.1 and restore your settings from before the update.

The Triggers feature adds a bunch of new functionality for automating your workflow:

  • You can now have Trigger rules run on more than just window creation. Your rules can now trigger when a window is created, or focused, and also when DisplayFusion starts or exits. We're planning to add more trigger events in future betas as well.
  • Rules can now match based on window text (window title) and window class, in addition to process, and process command line parameters. You can mix and match them to make them as generic or as specific as you like. As always, you can use asterisks in the process path to match multiple processes with the same rule.
  • Rules can now be limited to a specific Monitor Profile, allowing you to have separate rules for different monitor configurations.
  • Rules can now perform multiple actions, instead of just one, allowing you to do things like move to a specific monitor and set the window as "always on top."

For more details on the new Triggers feature, please see the Working with Triggers how-to guide.

Other Highlights in 8.0 Beta 1

  • Added an Advanced Setting to disable the splash screen that was added in 7.3.1
  • Added a desktop context menu entry for pausing/resuming wallpaper changes
  • Left/right side auto-hidden taskbars no longer open below applications in Windows 10
  • Cleared the Win + E hotkey by default as the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview now reserves that for itself
  • Opening a new Chrome Incognito with Ctrl + Shift + N no longer results in a blank window
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements (full change log here)

DisplayFusion 8.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

Example Trigger Rule
Example Trigger Rule

Getting Help and Giving Feedback

As always, we love to hear feedback on the beta versions, and to help out whenever you run into issues. If you have any questions, problems, or feedback with the Triggers feature (or any other features), please contact us through the website form or by using the Help > Support Request button that's located on the lower-left of every DisplayFusion window.

Oct 30, 2015  • #1
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Awesome, just tried triggers out and works amazingly!

This product just gets better and better :)
Nov 1, 2015  • #2
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