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FEATURE REQUEST: Restore maximized window to previous size on drag

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Discy
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The Nvidia SmartMaxApp is buggy as hell. One thing it does right though is that it retains the default Windows behaviour to remember the previous window-size after dragging a maximized window. [edit]

Could this be implemented in DisplayFusion as well?

My reasons:
  • I find my desktop cluttered with windows that are the full size of my screen after a couple of max- and minimizes.
  • I have to move a maximized window out of my screen estate to view a window behind. Thus I can't view all the information of both windows at the same time. Alternatively I have to resize it, which takes a lot more fiddling and time.
  • All programs that I have once maximized open in the size of my full screen resolution since Windows remembers the previous window size. Unless I manually resize them after a maximize. In the case of notepad, I may want to maximize it sometimes; but most of the time I just want to make a quick note.

  • I would really like to use DisplayFusion on a daily basis but I find myself uninstalling it everytime after dealing with this behaviour for a while.

    -Vincent
    Mar 3, 2017 (modified Feb 10, 2018)  • #1
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    DisplayFusion should actually be remembering the restored size when it's maximized to splits, and it seems to when I test it here. Are there any specific steps that will cause it to forget the restored size (or think that the restored size is the full size of the split)?
    Mar 3, 2017  • #2
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    Discy
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    What I can do is provide you with the steps I take when performing a clean install:

    - Remove Displayfusion & Settings
    - Restart
    - Install DisplayFusion
    - Goto display configuration => Automatic split of Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround
    - Apply
    - Maximize a window.
    - Drag it by the titlebar [edit]

    I just found out: When I click the "maximize" icon in the top right, it does return to it's original size. However, when I drag it. It doesn't, while it does return to it's original size without DF. Could that be the issue?

    If it is, would it then be possible to also revert to the original size when dragging the title bar?
    Mar 3, 2017 (modified Feb 10, 2018)  • #3
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    Ah yep! I can reproduce that here too. I'm not sure if that's possible, but I've added it to our list for our devs to look into :)

    Thanks!
    Mar 3, 2017  • #4
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    Discy
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    Please let me know if/when it will be implemented so I can install DF again
    Mar 10, 2017 (modified Feb 10, 2018)  • #5
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    Will do!
    Mar 10, 2017  • #6
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    tribble
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    Just adding my vote for this feature. I would add that as a keyboard shortcut in a snap.
    Aug 31, 2017  • #7
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    Discy
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    Any updates?
    Feb 10, 2018  • #8
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    Not yet, sorry!
    Feb 13, 2018  • #9
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    Discy
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    Any updates?
    Sep 3, 2018  • #10
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    Still working on it. Will keep you posted when we have more news
    Sep 11, 2018  • #11
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    Fmstrat
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    I'm interested in this as well. +1.
    Nov 11, 2018  • #12
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

    Thanks!
    Dec 12, 2018  • #13
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    Discy
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    Do I have to enable it? Doesn't seem to be working here. [windowdrag.mp4]
    v9.4 Beta 6 - Win10 1803 17134.441

    Update:
    It doesn't seem to work with Chrome, but does with other windows.

    One other thing I noticed is that the Window isn't minimized towards the mouse cursor. This makes it seem like the cursor floats in "empty space" while it's actually connected to the Window that it's dragging. [windowdrag-update.mp4]

    I've included a video with expected behavior (Win10 native) to show what I mean.
    [expected behavior.mp4]

    Included a Widescreen Surround example where the Nvidia SmartMaxx app - which is included with the driver - handles this.
    It has it's own problems and is disabled when DF installs, but does this part well.
    In contrast to DF implementation, it also switches between maximize/minimize icons like Windows does, perhaps that's a clue in that it uses some exisiting part of Windows to "really" maximize within boundaries [MultiScreen - Nvidia Smartmax.mp4]
    • Attachment: expected behavior.mp4 [6,390,095 bytes]
    • Attachment: MultiScreen - Nvidia Smartmax.mp4 [5,320,972 bytes]
    • Attachment: windowdrag-update.mp4 [2,293,220 bytes]
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    Dec 12, 2018 (modified Dec 12, 2018)  • #14
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    Thanks for the feedback! I can reproduce that here too and we've added it to our list.

    We used to do a "real" maximize like the NVIDIA drivers do, but we ran into too many weird issues with windows that use custom window themes. We changed it to the current way as it is compatible with nearly every application.
    Dec 13, 2018  • #15
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    Discy
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    Glad I can be of help and many thanks for picking this up!
    Looking forward to the next release.
    Dec 13, 2018 (modified Dec 13, 2018)  • #16
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    KevinX
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    Just came across this software to manage my windows better after purchasing an ultrawide monitor. After some research, I found this thread and I have the same exact problem as described here. Clicking and dragging the window out of the maximized does not remember the previous window size and remains the same size. This is actually obnoxiously annoying. I'm disappointed that this is my biggest drawback from using Display Fusion and it's still not fixed 11 months after this thread's last post.
    15 days ago  • #17
    Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
    @KevinX: Apologies for the inconvenience. We've tried a couple of times to resolve this, but the fixes end up causing more issues. When we're able to get a stable fix for this, we'll definitely make sure it gets into a DisplayFusion update.

    Thanks!
    14 days ago  • #18
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