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Fix wallpaper on start up?

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wil1
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Hi

I was wondering if there is anyway to fix the wallpaper on starting the computer rather than just on changes.

Everytime my computer starts, the wallpaper looks like the attached images(2 monitors).
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Mar 11, 2011  • #1
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TheCyberShocker
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Have you tryed this?

On the main window (where you choose your wallpaper settings) click "wallpaper settings" and tick the box that says Warn me if my wallpaper needs adjusting and also tick Fix my wallpaper with out prompt.

Let me know if it worked.
Mar 12, 2011  • #2
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wil1
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I have that selected already.

I hardly use Display fusion to its true purpose, I only really use it for "move monitor and centre" which I love!

If I try to manually change the wallpaper, launch a program that changes resolution, disconnect/reconnect screen - it used to warn just fine (and now I ticked auto fix, it just goes ok straight away).

If I choose not to use the wall paper features of it, it works as expected - but I like having the multi screen Centre!... all be it for only the Windows Logo! (I hardly ever look at the desktop!... but I do need to get some better ones!).

I duplicated the profile, and when I switch, it fixes just fine... it is only when the computer first starts up (or Display Fusion starts) that it happens.
Mar 12, 2011  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Make sure you have the "automatically fix my wallpaper" setting select in the Settings window, on the Wallpaper tab. BY default, DisplayFusion will wait 4 minutes before changing the wallpaper to allow the system to startup. You can override this by using this setting:
http://www.displayfusion.com/AdvancedSettings/#wallpaper-startupchangedelay
Apr 6, 2011  • #4
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wil1
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Hi Jon,

I don't really mind four minutes, but I have that option selected and after 3 weeks of uptime, I still have this issue...

My wallpaper looks exactly like the first screenshot.

The only way for me to change it/fix it is to clone the current setup/profile and then switch to the next.
Apr 10, 2011  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Can you enable debug logging, then restart your computer and email the log to support@displayfusion.com?

Follow the steps below to enable debug logging in DisplayFusion:

  • Open the DisplayFusion settings
  • Click the Troubleshooting tab
  • Check the “Enable debug logging” box
  • Produce the issue
  • Click the “Open Log Location” button
  • Email the “DisplayFusion.log” text file to support@displayfusion.com

Thanks!
Apr 21, 2011  • #6
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Manic
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Quote:
Can you enable debug logging, then restart your computer and email the log to support@displayfusion.com?

Follow the steps below to enable debug logging in DisplayFusion:

  • Open the DisplayFusion settings
  • Click the Troubleshooting tab
  • Check the “Enable debug logging” box
  • Produce the issue
  • Click the “Open Log Location” button
  • Email the “DisplayFusion.log” text file to support@displayfusion.com

Thanks!


Hi,

Thank you for the great product!

I’ve installed the lastest 30 day trial of Display Fusion version 3.3.1-Beta-19, and have the same issue as the original poster, Wil, above.

The only difference is I have my monitors one above the other.

I’ve sent the log file to Support as requested.

I have “ticked the box that says ‘Warn me if my wallpaper needs adjusting’ and also ticked ‘Fix my wallpaper without prompting.’ ”

I’ve also overridden the delay in displaying the wallpaper after startup as described in the post above.

It still doesn’t fix the wallpaper after startup unless I open the DisplayFusion program and click “Apply” again.

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I also repeated the above with the box “Adjust Background for Use with Active Desktop” both checked and unchecked but this seems to have no effect on the issue above.

(I’m not sure if this is working correctly either, as I think I have “Active Desktop” turned on, but it seems to put the images on the wrong monitors when this option is checked.

It sounds the same as this issue: http://www.binaryfortress.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2245.msg10677#msg10677

I followed the instructions here: http://www.displayfusion.com/FAQ/#disableactivedesktop

but my registry did not have the entries "...\Explorer\ClassicShell" inside the "Policies" folder...)
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*Frustrated!* I hope there are solutions available!

Kind Regards!
May 15, 2011 (modified Jul 17, 2011)  • #7
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Manic
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I now have it working after re-trying a few combinations: I had "Fix my wallpaper without prompting" AND “Adjust Background for Use with Active Desktop” BOTH selected.

BUT... It still takes SEVERAL MINUTES to fix the squashed wallpaper images after Start Up, as it's waiting for other processes to complete...

Is there a way to have the desktop wallpapers ALREADY IN PLACE BEFORE the desktop becomes visible..?
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It just doesn't look very pretty when you have two images squashed onto one screen... :( :( :(

Cheers!
May 15, 2011  • #8
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Manic
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No, it’s not working now (again)... :(

It remains with the two wallpapers squashed onto each monitor as per:
http://www.binaryfortress.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2437.msg11148#msg11148

Nothing changed even after waiting 10 minutes...
May 15, 2011 (modified Jul 17, 2011)  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Interesting. I've got a few questions:

- Are you running any other customization software that might be trying to manipulate the desktop wallpaper?
- Could you check the Windows background settings and make sure that Picture Position is set to Tile (DisplayFusion should set this automatically, so maybe another program is setting it back?)
- Could you send the info from the Troubleshooting tab to me at (support@binaryfortress.com)?

Thanks!
May 16, 2011  • #10
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Manic
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I wonder if there's a conflict with WinAmp..?

I had the desktop images working well after applying them with DisplayFusion, and then I just happened to open the "video and visualisation" tab in WinAmp and it messed up the desktop images to create the double image again.

Do you think it might be doing this on Startup?

I also have "Electric Sheep" installed (a screen saver): http://electricsheep.org - But this doesn't seem to effect anything after Startup...
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Yes, the Picture Position is set to Tile.
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Am producing log now...
May 16, 2011 (modified Jul 17, 2011)  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've installed Winamp and the Electric Sheep screen saver but still no luck reproducing the issue. Are you able to reproduce it consistently when using Winamp? If so, could you send me the debug log after it happens when using Winamp?

Also, could you download the SIW Freeware version from here: http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html. It will make an inventory of the hardware and software on your computer. I'll try to duplicate your setup as close as possible and hopefully I'll be able to reproduce the issue. Please send the debug log and the SIW report to support@displayfusion.com.

Thanks!
May 17, 2011 (modified Jul 17, 2011)  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've made a change to the way the wallpaper fixer works on startup. Could you try out 3.3.1 Beta 20 and let me know how it goes?

Thanks!
May 18, 2011  • #13
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Manic
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Hi Keith,

I've tried all of your suggestions you emailed me, but still no difference... :(

If it would only start when Windows 7 does...

The shortcut is in the Startup folder. But there is something odd: Some of the DisplayFusion icons are missing..? See attached image.

Cheers,

Nic
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Jun 1, 2011  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That's strange!

Can you try uninstalling DisplayFusion, restarting your computer, and then re-installing using the 3.3.1 installer from the link below?

http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/
Jun 1, 2011 (modified Jul 17, 2011)  • #15
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Manic
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Done. No change...
Jun 2, 2011  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, just to be sure, if you double-click DisplayFusion.exe, does it startup and show in the system tray?
Jun 2, 2011  • #17
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Manic
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Yes, it does. It starts up and works fine after that. It just doesn't start with Windows 7 automatically.

...Is there something I can do to the registry to force DisplayFusion to start when Windows boots?
Jun 2, 2011  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
When you enable the "Start with Windows" option in DisplayFusion, it should create a DisplayFusion registry entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

Can you check to see if it's there? If not, you can add it manually:

Name: DisplayFusion
Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Data: "C:\Program Files\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.exe"
Jun 2, 2011  • #19
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Manic
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Yep, it's there!
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Jun 2, 2011  • #20
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Can you check that you still have debug logging enabled in DisplayFusion (on the Troubleshooting tab), then restart your computer, and before manually starting DisplayFusion, email me the %APPDATA%\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.log file?

I'd like to see if DisplayFusion is trying to start but failing part way through.

Thanks!
Jun 2, 2011  • #21
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Manic
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Mysteriously, it's started working...

All I did was change "Wallpaper: Startup Change Delay" (it was set to 1) to 60, and then back to 1 again... So it's the same as before, just switched back and forth.

I'll email you the log and see if you can make anything of it...

Weird! Let's hope it stays working! :)
Jun 2, 2011  • #22
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Awesome, thanks! I just replied with a follow-up email...
Jun 2, 2011  • #23
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