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[Feature Request] Multi-Monitor Taskbar - icons on right

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xenn
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Hey all,

New DisplayFusion user here, discovered it when hunting for software to help manage a new three monitor setup. The one issue that I'm finding is that I'd really like to have the taskbar on the left-hand screen 'reversed' - that is, still at the bottom, but with the clock on the left, and the icons on the right.

Now, I know the clock can already be moved to the left, but if there's an option to shift the icons to stack up from the right, I've yet to find it. This is the only minor niggle I've found in an otherwise wonderful program, so I figured it was worth bringing up here. Who knows, maybe someone will remind me I'm an idiot, and point out that the feature already exists somewhere?
Feb 1, 2011  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you download the latest DisplayFusion Beta, you can adjust the Taskbar button alignment.
http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/
Feb 3, 2011  • #2
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xenn
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Oh wow; and get the buttons to group up in windows 7 style as well, I see. This makes displayfusion close to perfect, in my view!

Now, if only there was some way to set 'all taskbars show relevant windows' without borking icons pinned to the main taskbar; but I can't even think of how to do that well enough to phrase it as a suggestion
Feb 4, 2011  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you can describe what you have in mind, maybe I can tell you if it's planned or not. No worries though, glad to hear you're enjoying the new taskbar features.
Feb 4, 2011  • #4
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Well, it's a pretty specialised case, but here goes...

say you've pinned your browser window to your taskbar; with a single monitor setup, when it's not running it shows up just as an icon, and when it's running that's replaced with an icon in a button.

Running DisplayFusion with 'all taskbars show relevant windows', if you shift your browser window to another monitor, then the button-icon will move with it; that's great. Unfortunately, windows treats it as having closed the window - you still have the icon on your main taskbar, and clicking it will open a new browser window. As far as windows is concerned, you don't have a browser window open.

This can be avoided by using 'windows taskbar shows all icons' (or 'all taskbars show all icons, for that matter), but they're not settings I like. It can also be avoided by geeking up, getting rid of the pinned icons, and setting up a bunch of hotkeys instead - which is what I've actually done. GUIs are for lusers, right?

I guess the ideal behavior, from DisplayFusion, would be that if you move a pinned-tab window to another monitor in that sort of situation, that the icon for it displays properly on the correct window, and the 'closed' icon that normally stays in the main taskbar gets hidden somehow, only to reappear if you actually close the window. I have no idea whether that is feasible from a technical standpoint, though, and as I say, I've hotkeyed my way around it instead.

For the record, I'm loving having the icons on my left hand monitor right-aligned; it makes the glance to find them much less eyeball straining.
Feb 4, 2011  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately that would require DisplayFusion removing your pinned application shortcuts on the Windows taskbar when the application is moved. here would be a lot that can go wrong with this, so I'll leave it as-is for now.
Feb 10, 2011  • #6
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