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Michael286
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During fullscreen games the taskbar on my secondary monitor flickers. I've tried using compatibility settings, I've tried with both, the option for reloading during full screen checked and unchecked with no success.
Sep 4, 2019  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In the Settings > Advanced Settings window, if you enable the "Ignore Full Screen Windows" option, does that make any difference?
Sep 5, 2019  • #2
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Michael286
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This seems to have resolved the issue.
Many thanks for the quick solve
Sep 5, 2019  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, glad to hear it!
Sep 6, 2019  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new DisplayFusion Beta version and this issue should be all fixed up. You should now be able to remove the Ignore Full Screen advanced setting :)

Please let us know if you run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
Feb 25, 2020  • #5
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Kurt28
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Hi, for me it still flickers if I don't use "Ignore Full Screen Windows", with it i get a Taskbar on the game screen, which i don't want. Game runs with compatibility settings.

Is there a fix for this?
Aug 16, 2020 (modified Aug 16, 2020)  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Kurt28: Which monitor is the taskbar flickering on? The monitor that the game is running on?
Aug 19, 2020  • #7
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Kurt28
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I have three monitors, Left one has windows Taskbar.
Middle one is for games with DisplayFusion taskbar, but its set to disappear while games run.
Right one has again DisplayFusion taskbar which flickers, but only sometimes, and sometimes only the Start button.
After activating "Allow taskbar reloading while full screen applications are running" it got less frequent.
Aug 20, 2020  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, would you be able to send us a debug log for this?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • 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!
Aug 21, 2020  • #9
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Kurt28
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I could only reproduce the flickering of the Start button, which happens constantly.while playing World of Tanks. Doesn't happen with any other game.
Flickering of the taskbar doesn't seem to happen anymore.
The taskbar still appears sometimes on the game screen for a few seconds (not in this log), it is apparently connected to Windows notifications.
If I get any of these issues again I will send another log, but that could take some time.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion.log [6,573,473 bytes]
Aug 22, 2020  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I'll pass the log over to our developers for review and we'll keep you posted on what we find out.
Aug 24, 2020  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Kurt28: Could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached
Sep 1, 2020  • #12
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Kurt28
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Sure, there you go.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [38,950 bytes]
Sep 1, 2020  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! Would you be able to try the latest 9.7.1 Beta and let me know if you can still reproduce the issue with the flickering Start button?
Sep 2, 2020  • #14
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Kurt28
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No, still the same.
Sep 2, 2020  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, thanks for trying that out! I'll keep testing here and see what I can find out.
Sep 2, 2020  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, I was able to reproduce this issue here as well and have added it to our list to fix up. We'll be sure to post an update if/when we're able to get it sorted out.

Thanks!
Sep 3, 2020  • #17
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new beta version of DisplayFusion (https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta) and this issue should be hopefully be all fixed up. Please let us know if you run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
Nov 5, 2020  • #18
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xFayeFaye
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Hi! I also have the issue where the DisplayFusion taskbar is appearing and disappearing occasionally when having anything in fullscreen (games, videos, etc). I have a license key for Steam, how do I access the beta version there?
Nov 6, 2020 (modified Nov 6, 2020)  • #19
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@xFayeFaye: Could update to the latest beta and send us a debug log for this?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • 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
Nov 6, 2020 (modified Jul 28, 2022)  • #20
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xFayeFaye
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Again, I'm not sure how to update to the Beta when I have the license on Steam?
The link does not work, so not sure if you wanted me to do it here? https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta
Nov 6, 2020  • #21
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Kurt28
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Hi again, the issue has bee completely fixed for me.
Thank you very much for the great support!

@xFayeFaye I don't know if its the same for the Steam version, but in the "normal" version go to Settings -> Options under "Update Check" enable "Check for new Beta ...".
Nov 8, 2020  • #22
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@xFayeFaye: Kurt28 is correct, you can enable beta update checks on the Settings > Options tab, even with the Steam version.
Nov 9, 2020  • #23
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jaamulberry
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I am on the beta and still having this issue. I have a full screen RDP taking over two monitors and the third monitor has a Display Fusion taskbar that flickers.
• Attachment [protected]: DebugInfo.txt [226,420 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion.log [476,778 bytes]
Dec 30, 2020  • #24
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@jaamulberry: From what I can see in the log, the RDP window is full screen on the left two monitors (3 and 1), and it's the taskbar on the right-most monitor (2) that's flickering, is that correct?
Jan 6, 2021  • #25
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jaamulberry
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That's Correct. I've attached a screenshot of my display settings if that helps. I'm also on Beta 3
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Jan 18, 2021 (modified Jan 18, 2021)  • #26
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, excellent! I'll re-test with that setup and see what I can find out.
Jan 20, 2021  • #27
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, I believe I was able to reproduce this here. My taskbar doesn't flicker, but I can see log entries about it being forced to the bottom, which can cause flickering on some systems. We'll have another look at it and let you know when we've gotten it fixed up.

Thanks!
Feb 1, 2021  • #28
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jaamulberry
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I'm sure you're still working on it but in case the latest beta had some undocumented fixes. I just installed beta 6 and it's still an issue.
Feb 24, 2021 (modified Feb 24, 2021)  • #29
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries! It is still open on our list :)
Feb 26, 2021  • #30
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Adam Albee85992
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Just had this same issue for the first time, so it's still an open bug!

Using the Steam 10.1.1 version of DisplayFusion.

While playing Dragon Age Origins in *windowed* mode, occasionally the taskbar on my second monitor flickers to display my desktop background behind it for half a second. The "Ignore Fullscreen Windows" fixes this flicker for *some* cases, like pressing `shift`, but just clicking the screen in general triggers it.

If it matters, I'm using Borderless Gaming release 9.5.6 to maximize the game window on my primary monitor. I'm running the game as administrator, with core affinity 1 and in Windows XP (SP3) compatibility mode.

I've never seen this flickering before on any other app or game on this PC, with or without Borderless Gaming, Flawless Widescreen, or any other overlay or window modifiying app.
Sep 22, 2023 (modified Sep 22, 2023)  • #31
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Adam Albee85992: Could you attach a debug log so we can confirm whether it's the same issue?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • 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!
Sep 26, 2023 (modified Sep 26, 2023)  • #32
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Adam Albee85992
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Unfortunately, I haven't been able to reproduce the flickering. It randomly(?) stopped happening a few days after I made my intial post here so I'm going to assume at this point it was a fluke. If it happens again I'll make sure to record and a attach a debug log, apologies for the falseish alarm!
Oct 1, 2023  • #33
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sounds good, thanks for the update!
Oct 2, 2023  • #34
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adaMATTium
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Hey Keith,

I stumbled upon this issue myself. I ran into another post of yours to address an issue I have with RDP sessions, wherein the DF taskbar overlays the RDP, hiding the session's taskbar and such. I was able to address this by creating a compatibility rule that forces it to treat the mstsc.exe instances as a fullscreen application.

However, as a result of this, it is causing my taskbars to flicker, namely my monitor 1 with monitor 2 sometimes doing it. Strangely, it only happens when the RDP window is not minimized to the taskbar.

I attached the debug log, per your instructions. I recreated it a few times with the most recent being around 11:09 AM Central, today, 10/10/23.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [84,802 bytes]
Oct 10, 2023  • #35
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@adaMATTium: The debug log shows that the RDP window is reporting itself as spanning all 3 monitors, so DF thinks it should force all of the taskbars to the bottom. Is the RDP window only on one monitor?
Oct 10, 2023  • #36
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adaMATTium
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Quote:
@adaMATTium: The debug log shows that the RDP window is reporting itself as spanning all 3 monitors, so DF thinks it should force all of the taskbars to the bottom. Is the RDP window only on one monitor?


Weird. But, yeah, it's only on one monitor. These are also launched via RemoteApp if that has any impact.
Oct 10, 2023  • #37
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@adaMATTium: Ok, yep, I see the issue there. We have an idea on how to fix it, so we'll post an update if/when we're able to get a fix into a beta version.

Thanks!
Oct 11, 2023  • #38
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mrw1986
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I'm having an issue with my DF taskbars flickering when using VMware Horizon to connect to a remote VM. I tried the "Ignore Full Screen Windows" option which stopped the flickering but caused the DF taskbar to appear on top of my Horizon VM. Is there a fix for this?
Nov 28, 2023  • #39
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@mrw1986: We've got this open on our list to look at for one of the next few betas. We will be sure to post an update in this thread when it's been fixed up.

Thanks!
Nov 29, 2023  • #40
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NickCross
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Sorry to hijack this topic but it's been happening for me as well, the flickering. Ever since I've tried to fix the issue of DF taskbar being shown when there's a fullscreen like Youtube video on Chrome. I tried to Disable the option for "Show taskbar in front of full screen applications when they lose focus" and it did fix that, but the flickering has started ever since and no matter what I change I can't seem to fix it, it does go away for a while after reboot but it comes back.

Monitor setup (2 monitors, right monitor is primary, left monitor is secondary)
Monitor with DF taskbar (left monitor, secondary)
Monitor with Windows taskbar (right monitor, primary)

Taskbar that flickers is the DF taskbar on the left monitor. Please help....
Jan 13, 2024  • #41
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Trevor3872
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Same after updating to 11.0 Beta
Jan 13, 2024  • #42
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Trevor3872 and @NickCross: Could you guys send over a debug log?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • 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!
Jan 17, 2024  • #43
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NickCross
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Sorry but I used BC Uninstaller and removed all registry files associated with DF 11 and installed a stable 10.1.2 from Steam (because I have a Steam key) and now the problem no longer occurs. Will wait a while before upgrading to 11 again :D
Jan 18, 2024  • #44
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Trevor3872
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Seems like I can't help you either, because this fix helped me at first
Quote:
In the Settings > Advanced Settings window, if you enable the "Ignore Full Screen Windows" option, does that make any difference?


And now when I turned it off and enabled logging, the taskbar isn't flickering. But I'll keep an eye on it.
Jan 19, 2024  • #45
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Trevor3872
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Just started happening again while firefox is running with youtube, log attached
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [55,731 bytes]
Jan 27, 2024  • #46
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Trevor3872: Thanks for sending over the debug log. Was the full screen Firefox video on the same monitor as the DisplayFusion taskbar?
Feb 1, 2024  • #47
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Trevor3872
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Quote:
@Trevor3872: Thanks for sending over the debug log. Was the full screen Firefox video on the same monitor as the DisplayFusion taskbar?

it was on primary monitor and flicker always occurs on secondary
and the video wasn't fullscreen

edit: duh, on primary the taskbar is native so it won't flicker
Feb 1, 2024 (modified Feb 1, 2024)  • #48
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! We should have the info we need to fix this up. We'll let you know when we've shipped a new beta with the fix :)
Feb 2, 2024  • #49
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We've released a new beta that might fix this up, can you try it out and let me know if you run into any issues? Here's the link: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/
Mar 20, 2024  • #50
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