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Explorer less responsive with DisplayFusion open

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altano
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(note that I'm one of the people having performance problems with Resource Monitor + DisplayFusion open in the other thread)

Another area I'm noticing very bad performance is in Windows Explorer (whether I have Resource Monitor open or not). Just resizing an Explorer window is MUCH choppier when DisplayFusion is open and the choppiness goes away as soon as I close DisplayFusion. Navigating through folders in Explorer is also slow.

Strangely, when DisplayFusion is open, when opening a folder my mouse cursor turns into a mouse+spinner very briefly before the folder opens. Again, closing DisplayFusion fixes this.

I'm using the latest DisplayFusion and Windows 10 (1809).

A video demonstrating the problem: https://files.terriblefish.com/2019-02-12_02-24-28.mp4

Again, all of these same operations are fast as soon as I close DisplayFusion.
Feb 12, 2019 (modified Feb 12, 2019)  • #1
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Note that I'm only interested in DisplayFusion for exactly one thing: monitor splitting and having a separate taskbar on each split.

If there are integrations I can disable that would make DisplayFusion hook into my system less (which is presumably one of the problems behind the Explorer slowness) please let me know how.

Thanks!
Feb 12, 2019  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you attach a backup of your DisplayFusion Settings? (Settings > Options > Export)

Thanks!
Feb 12, 2019  • #3
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Attached, thanks!
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion Backup (2019-02-12 @ 12-31, 9.4.3.0, LINUS).reg.zip [44,306 bytes]
Feb 12, 2019  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I don't see anything out of the ordinary in your settings, and when I restore them here everything works fine.

Could you send me a debug log?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Drag/resize Explorer to reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log

Thanks!
Feb 14, 2019  • #5
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Quote:
Could you send me a debug log?


Attached. 3:53AM PST.

I resized the window, created a couple of folders, moved one folder into the other, navigated through the folders. All slow as per my video.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [80,903 bytes]
Feb 15, 2019  • #6
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altano
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I played around with this some more and the largest UI stalls are when I resize the window and it crosses monitor split. The taskbar icon moving from one taskbar to another freezes the UI for a long time. This is MUCH slower than just dragging the window around which doesn't freeze the UI at all (I have window snapping off, dragging windows was very slow when it was on).

This is only a partial root cause. It's still slow when NOT crossing the monitor split, and also this isn't causing the slowdown when navigating folders or creating folders.
Feb 15, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I don't see anything out of the ordinary in the log unfortunately :(

If you disable the monitor splits, does this still happen?
Feb 15, 2019  • #8
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My trial ran out so I'm just going to bail. To get performance to even be workable required way too much tweaking and at this point I'd rather sacrifice the usability of DF for good performance with a competitor. I'm using a competitor that ONLY splits the screens and doesn't have all the other functionality like per-split taskbars.

I *really* miss the multiple taskbars but *shrug*. :(

Thanks again!
21 days ago  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, sorry to hear that it didn't work out! If you end up trying DisplayFusion again in the future and still run into these issues, please let me know and we can try to continue troubleshooting.

Thanks!
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