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Inconsistent behaviour for "Move new applications to current monitor"

Johnand
7 discussion posts
As the title suggest, for the last little while I've been having issues with the "Move applications to current monitor" setting in DisplayFusion. Some of the issues might be app specific, so I'm not sure if it's something that DisplayFusion can improve or not but I figured I'd give it a shot here. Some of the issues are:

1) Start menu on occasion, launches correctly when I press either Win Key or the icon, but when I start typing it keeps relocating back to the default monitor regardless on which monitor I'm working on.
2) When opening a new instance of Firefox it often relocates itself to the monitor where the other instance is open in regardless of where I'm currently working.
3) Certain dialogue menus or pop-ups don't get relocated. While I understand these aren't technically "new applications" it would be nice to have an option to allow relocation of ALL new windows to the current monitor (if possible). Some examples include the color picker dialogue window in PhotoShop, or new connection notices in MalwareBytes Windows Firewall Control.
12 days ago  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

1) We are aware of this issue, and have it on our list to look into. I've added your vote to it, so we'll be sure to let you know if we have any news on it in the future.

2) This setting only moves the first process for each application. See #3 for a solution.

3) A trigger like the one I've attached below should move any new windows created to your current monitor.

Thanks!
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Mouse cursor trigger.png
11 days ago  • #2
Johnand
7 discussion posts
Sounds good, I created the trigger to resolve the issues with new windows not relocating. Also while I'm at it, there is another separate issue that I've noticed. When I have a full screen video playing regardless of the player, I notice that every few minutes the taskbar will briefly show over the video then hide again. Is this an issue with the taskbar being re-drawn or something else?
11 days ago  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

If you open up the DisplayFusion Settings window and head to the Taskbar tab, do you have "Allow taskbar reloading while full screen applications are running" enabled?

Thanks!
11 days ago  • #4
Johnand
7 discussion posts
Yes I have it enabled because without it, I was experiencing other issues. If I remember correctly, when the option wasn't selected and I tried using windows key to gain access to the taskbar when a full screen application was running (Game/movie) I couldn't until the application was closed.
11 days ago  • #5
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Strange, could you send me over a debug log for that issue? Here are the steps:

  • 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!
8 days ago  • #6
Johnand
7 discussion posts
For which issue, the taskbar not appearing? If so, that happened many years ago and I've had the "reload taskbar" feature turned on ever since so I may not be able to replicate it but I will try.
8 days ago  • #7
SQLG0d
47 discussion posts
There is another post on this recently where I show a screenshot of a setting that I think affects/controls this behavior.
8 days ago  • #8
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