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Feature Request - Smooth Wallpaper Transition/s (ala Windows 7)

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Hi there! Long time user of DF Free. I was trying out Pro via the trial on both XP and my newly installed W7 Beta installation. Since I don't see it mentioned anywhere here, I thought I'd mention it works just fine under the new OS. But one thing that bugs me is that Windows 7 has a new (at least I think it's new, I'm not that experienced with Vista) random Wallpaper changer just like the pro version of DF. However there's still no support for dual-monitor wallpapers. And while DF works fine, it lacks the smooth "faded" transitions as the official Windows wallpaper changer.

I could understand such a feature not being possible in XP, but would there be anyway to add native transitions to Vista/7 users. It may sound minor, but it's a very aesthetically pleasing feature.

Thanks for your time.
Jan 23, 2009  • #1
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For vista it is impossible, but I am sure that Jon will work it out for windows 7. It is still in early support stages, so down the line it should be supported like you wish. Jon will come and clarify, but I believe I have it right...
Jan 23, 2009  • #2
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This is something I will definitely be looking at for Windows 7. Once I release DisplayFusion 2.3 I will be working on enhancing the Windows 7 support.
Jan 24, 2009  • #3
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Yeah, Jon's been great about both getting items looked at as well as refining the code.

I am a permanent W7 user, and I moved to DF when I saw that one of the competitor's product was not working well - and when I saw the bevy of features even the free version offers I started recommending it over the competitor's product at the forums where I moderate.

Word of advice - you'll really enjoy the paid product, so go ahead and buy it. I think I used the trial license for all of 24 hours before I decided to buy DF - and it is well worth it. Especially with it working OOB with W7....
I am I.
Jan 25, 2009  • #4
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Thanks John. Everything in DisplayFusion v2.3 works with Windows 7, there are just a few rough edges. The taskbar support works with most applications, but it looks a bit strange with Aero in Win7. No crashes or lockups though... and DisplayFusion v2.4 will bring full Windows 7 compatibility before Windows 7 even goes final.
Jan 25, 2009  • #5
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