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Excel 2007 not minimizing to correct taskbar

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SysWiz
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I have a 3 monitor setup. On monitor 3, if I minimize Excel 2007, it appears on the taskbar of monitor 1 - and not on monitor 3's taskbar. I do have the setting to show relevant windows.

After some additional testing, it appears that Excel's task appears in the taskbar on mon 1 periodically through the day as I am working and moving apps around. This happens on 3.04 and 3.05.05-17-09beta. (Hey Jon - the 3.05 beta dated 5/17/09 reports 5.04 (beta) on the about screen.)

What is "magical" about Excel 2007's windows? Word 2007 does not do this...
May 19, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excel has been a real thorn in my side. It has the most non-standard way of managing it's own taskbar items. It will delete and replace it's own items at will, and when you minimize it it hides it's windows and moves them to the primary monitor. Not very friendly as far as DisplayFusion is concerned. I'm putting some extra checks in place for the next beta, but it's going to take a few days. I want to get this fixed in version 3.0.5.
May 19, 2009  • #2
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SysWiz
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So nice of MS to make it easy for developers.

I notice that sometimes when I am minimizing or maximizing apps, the transition effects seem to be based on location of the main taskbar, instead of straight down to the extended taskbar. Is that because DF is doing "smoke and mirrors" to keep the task from appearing on the main taskbar (and putting it on the extended taskbar)? Do you understand what I am asking?
May 19, 2009  • #3
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
*I* do - if you minimize an app it appears to go back to the main taskbar when minimizing (the app window itself) if you have not disabled Windows UI features for performance....
I am I.
May 20, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's true, the animation does appear to go to the windows taskbar. This issue is related to the issue where taskbar items are momentarily added back to the window taskbar when they are focused or minimized. Once I fix the taskbar items issue, the animation issue should be cleared up as well. They are both fairly minor issues, and I may hold off until version 3.1 to fix them, for the sake of getting this Windows 7 compatible version released.
May 20, 2009  • #5
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries - on my system is is barely noticeable - and actually kinda kewl....
I am I.
May 21, 2009  • #6
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SysWiz
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I hate to say it, but iTunes has minimizing issues as well. I look forward to testing it with the new build later this month.
May 21, 2009  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This issue has been corrected in the latest build:
http://www.binaryfortress.com/Forum/index.php?topic=933.0
May 25, 2009  • #8
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