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Improve splits to seem more like native displays?

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Scott Wells2
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I've been a registered user of DisplayFusion since about 2014. This week I picked up a Dell 34" 21:9 monitor (hopefully) to replace my multi-monitor setup, and I started looking for the right tool to split it into multiple virtual displays. The tool that comes with the monitor isn't very good, so I started working my way through the third-party offerings. Right now I'm using DisplayFusion and it's working pretty well for me, but there are two issues:

1. When windows are maximized to a split/virtual display, they don't take on the appearance of being maximized. I realize that virtual monitors aren't being created here, but this is something that iShadow's Virtual Display Manager does do very well. It truly provides the look-and-feel of borderless displays when you maximize windows to them. Since this is obviously possible (though who knows what hacks were required to do so!), is there any chance that DisplayFusion could be updated to behave similarly?

2. I'm a keyboard freak. I hate to reach for a mouse when I could use a keystroke to do the same action. On my multi-monitor setup my fingers have become ridiculously trained to use Win+Shift+Left/Right to move windows across displays. Right now I can't do that for moving windows across splits. I've mapped similar keystrokes (Ctrl+Win+Alt+Left/Right) in DisplayFusion's triggers to move the focused window to the previous/next screen respectively, but I have to admit there's quite a bit of retraining required to use it. Is there any way to have the default Win+Shift+Left/Right work with splits, or is that just so to-the-metal-native that it cannot be overridden/replaced?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on these two questions!

Regards,
Scott
18 days ago  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for trying out the DisplayFusion splits!

1. We used to do this, but we ran into a lot of complaints from people with programs that use non-standard window chrome doing weird things, because the window thinks it's maximized when it's really not. It's something we may re-visit in the future, but for now we're sticking with our method which is compatible with more applications.

2. This is on our list to do some day, but we're not sure if it's possible to do at the moment. I've added your vote to the feature request and we'll be sure to let you know if/when we're able to implemen it.

Thanks!
18 days ago  • #2
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Scott Wells2
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1. We used to do this, but we ran into a lot of complaints from people with programs that use non-standard window chrome doing weird things, because the window thinks it's maximized when it's really not. It's something we may re-visit in the future, but for now we're sticking with our method which is compatible with more applications.


Thanks for the response, Keith. Any thoughts on making this a config option that defaults to disabled, or were the "weird things" so severe that it's not an option that you'd even want to support?
18 days ago  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
They weren't really "severe" issues but it's more of a thing where we don't have the capacity to try and support both methods, since they're completely different under the hood, sorry!
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