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How to determine which splitted screen shows the window taskbar

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VickyT
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i have a monitor that i split into 6 screens. This is a single monitor connected to a computer. There are no other monitors. I need the windows taskbar to be displayed on a certain screen which is wider than the rest. But the Display Fusion program chose the smallest screen to display the windows taskbar. How do i switch that over? I know i need to set the default screen to another one, but can't find the place to set it.

Thanks for any help i can get. :)
Jan 17, 2018 (modified Jan 17, 2018)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In the DisplayFusion Settings > Advanced Settings window, you can use the "Taskbar: Windows Taskbar Split Monitor ID" option to do this. Just put the split ID (e.g. 1.1) in that option, save the settings, then restart DisplayFusion :)

Hope that helps!
Jan 17, 2018  • #2
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VickyT
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Thank you!

This is helpful! :D
Jan 18, 2018  • #3
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Scott Wells2
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Is there a way to do this when you have two monitors? I'd like to have the taskbar under 1.1 on the first monitor and under 2.3 on the second monitor. Thanks!

UPDATE: I found another thread that helped to resolve this for the most part...basically enable a taskbar on each virtual monitor and then turn off the task bar on all but the ones where you want them. However, now I have another question...how does DisplayFusion decide which of these splits gets the real Windows taskbar? I could understand if it's the first split on the primary monitor, but I'm actually seeing it as the second split on the primary monitor. I'd prefer that it's the third split on the primary monitor. Otherwise the start menu "jumps" every time it comes up, and the Win+R run dialog shows up in the wrong split. Is there any way I can tell DisplayFusion where to put the real Windows taskbar?

UPDATE 2: Okay, I have it the way I want now for the most part. Somehow I was leaving out the main concept conveyed in this thread when I implemented the other aspects. Now I used advanced settings to specify which virtual display ID has the Windows taskbar and hid all of the other ones except for the one I wanted on the second physical monitor. VERY nice!!!

One more question...the Windows taskbar is in the right split of the first physical monitor (which is on the left). Windows in the left split of that monitor do not maximize 100% vertically. There's a space left at the bottom that's the height of the taskbar. Is there anything I can do to make windows in that split maximize to the full available height? Thanks!
Feb 15, 2019 (modified Feb 15, 2019)  • #4
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@Scott: Glad to hear you were able to get it mostly sorted out! That last issue is unfortunately a known issue that we're still working on. I've added your info to the open ticket and we'll be sure to let you know if/when we're able to get it sorted out.

Thanks!
Feb 15, 2019  • #5
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Scott Wells2
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Thanks, Keith!
Feb 15, 2019  • #6
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