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DisplayFusion v1.5.0 Released

Hot on the heels of being featured in the latest issue of CHIP Magazine, I am pleased to announce the release of DisplayFusion v1.5.0! This is a significant release, as it addresses (hopefully) many of the Active Desktop issues that appeared in previous versions. These Active Desktop issues include everything from wallpaper being shifted incorrectly to wallpaper not appearing on 1 or more monitors. I have done a lot of reading regarding Active Desktop and have completely re-written all the code that interfaces with it. This new version also introduces a new feature called wallpaper shifting. Now you can "shift" your wallpaper on a per monitor basis, to ensure that spanned wallpaper lines up correctly, or just so you can tweak what parts of fitted wallpaper get trimmed. Here is an abbreviated list of changes that are included in this release:

  • Wallpaper shifting for each monitor
  • Significant memory usage improvements
  • Now detects a change with Active Desktop and prompts to adjust your wallpaper (if you have the wallpaper check enabled)
  • Added an "Apply" button to the Desktop Wallpaper window

I have also updated the online help and screenshots (which weren't updated since v1.1) so it should reflect the current feature set. If you have any questions about usage, or just want to see what it looks like before you try it out, head over to the DisplayFusion page. As usual, if you are running a version prior to v1.5.0, DisplayFusion will prompt you to upgrade next time it starts up (if you have update checking enabled). If you don't have update checking enabled, head over to the DisplayFusion page right now to grab the new version. A big thanks to everyone who submitted feature requests, bug reports and helped with testing. I wouldn't be able to release these improved versions without everyone's help. Thanks!

Dec 5, 2007  • #1
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Dennis Holland
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I like Display Fusion but have a problem. Obviously I use dual monitors. After installing and setting up separate wallpapers for each monitor, in the course of a day the program will put a small pop-up over the tray which says your wallpaper has changed - click here to adjust. If I do it thinks that I now have 1 double width monitor. If I ignore it it continues to display the 2 wallpapers but if I want to change them, the only thing that works for me is an uninstall and reinstall. Is there a fix?
Dec 13, 2007  • #2
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Finally got the new release installed...fantastic! Any chance we could get a new "move window to centre of monitor and resize" option of 90%? 75% is a little too small and 100% is a little too big. 90% would be perfect for Windows Explorer and Web browsers. Just a suggestion!

These keyboard shortcut options are absolutely brilliant and make this piece of software absolutely invaluable. Excellent job, Jon! :D
Dec 13, 2007  • #3
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Dennis: You can disable the wallpaper checking in the settings window. Do you have active desktop enabled? (like hiding the desktop icons, or displaying a webpage as your wallpaper?)

Jason: Thanks for the feedback. I am thinking of including an option to specify an actual pixel size that you can resize windows to.
Dec 20, 2007  • #4
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Hi, great program you created!

The only problem I encountered is that the wallpaper behind my windows bar is different from the wallpaper on that monitor.

Here is a screenshot of the bug:
Dec 21, 2007  • #5
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