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DisplayFusion and Fullscreen Applications

Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I made some big changes to the fullscreen application detection in Beta 15. Could a few people take it for a test drive and let me know how it works for you? Thanks!
Aug 26, 2009  • #1
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petrossa
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setting autohide on or off makes no diff. Always hidden. Fullscreen apps are calculated as in the VirtualBox post. See screenshot the bottom part is the taskbar hidden, but set to unhidden.

Update: tested under vista sp2, same effect.
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Aug 26, 2009  • #2
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Are you using WindowBlinds in your Vista SP2 installation? I can't reproduce this error on my machines. To make Opera fullscreen, are you just hitting F11?
Aug 26, 2009  • #3
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PGomersall
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Jon,
I don't see this (W7 x64).
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Aug 26, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you make an application go fullscreen (liek a game, a picture slideshow, F11 in Firefox... etc) the DF taskbar should disappear behind the application.
Aug 26, 2009  • #5
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petrossa
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i really can't tell Jon; The taskbar just doesn't show, autohide is off. In F11 fullscreen no taskbar is seen, i have to move the mouse to show it. It comes up on top.

Another thing i noticed, during wallpaper transition i see the taskbar flashing by. It draws and immediately disappears.

Vista i tried with and without WB.
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Aug 26, 2009  • #6
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petrossa
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Jon, is there a way to be absolutely sure all traces of DF are gone after uninstall?
Just do a search of the reg for Displayfusion?

I'd like to try to get a clean system without reinstalling the OS to see if that helps.
Aug 26, 2009  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
After you do an uninstall, just make sure these things are gone:

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Once these are all gone, DisplayFusion is completely gone. It doesn't put anything anywhere else.
Aug 26, 2009  • #8
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petrossa
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ok that did the trick. After uninstall and reboot the reg key is still there, as is DF folder. If install without removing the key, DF shows same problem. If i delete key and folder and reinstall DF behaves as it should.

Full screen app hides taskbar, and taskbar remains unhidden if told to do so.
Seems i had a dirty reg.

Little detail off topic: when you set your wallpaper settings and press apply you get the confirm box, you confirm settings apply. If after that you press OK without changing anything the confirmbox pops up again.

More good news: virtual box takes the whole screen now. so the Virtualbox item is complete as far as i am concerned :-)
Aug 27, 2009  • #9
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PeterDackers
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My testing so far:

* Fullscreen (F11) in Firefox, Chrome all seem to be OK,
* The games I tried (OpenTTD and Guild Wars) both seem to be OK too.

Only thing that bugs me is the fact if I maximize a screen (not full screen), the DFP taskbar stays on top. Wish there was a setting for that, or am I overlooking something? :)
Aug 27, 2009  • #10
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@petrossa: This is a bit concerning, but I'm glad to hear it's working now. I should have had you export your old reg settings first, so I could test with them.

@PeterDackers: When you maximize a window, it shouldn't cover the taskbar. I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you're asking for here. :( Could you explain a bit more what you would like to see happen?
Aug 27, 2009  • #11
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petrossa
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:-( didn't think of that Jon. Didn't make a restore point before cleaning sorry.
But since this setup is battered to an inch of it's life by my searching for and finding it's limits i've had many a BSOD. A simple unintended registry pollution seems to me the most likely candidate.
Aug 27, 2009  • #12
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Well that's good news, for me at least. I'll mark this topic as complete for now, but as always, feel free to re-open it if needed. Thanks!
Aug 27, 2009  • #13
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PeterDackers
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@PeterDackers: When you maximize a window, it shouldn't cover the taskbar. I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you're asking for here. :( Could you explain a bit more what you would like to see happen?

Sure, no problem. In Windows you have an option called 'taskbar always on top' (roughly translated as I'm on the Dutch version). What this option does (if unchecked), is hide the taskbar behind any window that's being maximized. (Not full screen). IE your browser for instance will cover the entire screen and will be on top (over) your taskbar. If it's not to much trouble, I'd like to see a similar option in DFP. :)

I took this screenshot from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/images/training/windowsxp/taskbarontop.jpg
Aug 27, 2009  • #14
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