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Issues when one of your monitors is actually your laptop?

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pearlmaj
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I use my laptop in a docking station side by side with a monitor. Since loading DisplayFusion, the display properties in the control panel now seems to think both of my monitors are plug and play monitors, so no matter what DisplayFusion settings I try to use, my pic on my laptop screen is badly skewed and my settings are all off for resolution. Is there a way to fix this (other than uninstallying DisplayFusion, which I love for the keyboard shortcuts)?
Sep 5, 2007  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Wow - this sounds very unusual. I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems. I know that sometimes the monitor names don't display properly in the DisplayFusion window, but it shouldn't affect the Windows display properties window. As for the background image skewing, would you be able to post a picture of exactly what is going on? If a screenshot won't do it justice then maybe snap a quick picture with a digital camera? Also, can you post a screenshot of the windows display properties window with the incorrect monitor names, so I can see how your monitors are aligned?

Thanks,
Jon
Sep 6, 2007  • #2
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diegovh
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I'm having some trouble too with a dual monitor laptop / lcd setup. The wallpaper for the secondary display on the left is blacked out up to the point where it matches up with the laptop's screen, vertically. Screenshots here:





I'm on version 1.2.0, downloaded today...
Sep 11, 2007  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
diegovh: I have released v1.2.1 of DisplayFusion that should correct your issue. Just let me know if you still have any issues after updating.

Thanks,
Jon
Sep 11, 2007  • #4
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diegovh
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diegovh: I have released v1.2.1 of DisplayFusion that should correct your issue. Just let me know if you still have any issues after updating.


Great, problem fixed. Thanks!!!
Sep 11, 2007  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No problem - glad to hear it worked. :-)

Jon
Sep 11, 2007  • #6
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pearlmaj
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OK, now that issue seems to be resolved (I had to keep messing with the resolutions and somehow that resolved it!??!) but now every time I dock my laptop at the office, the display control panel AND DisplayFusion think my laptop is on the right and I have to fix the settings every time. Not a big deal, because I tend to dock for the day and stay docked, but just wondering if that's fixable. I just downloaded the latest and greatest, so I'll find out Monday a.m. if it is still happening, but I knew I'd forget to post if I didn't post now.

Thanks for making this product. Everytime I hit the keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other monitor it makes me so happy. :-D Before I had to shrink the window, drag it over and then enlarge it again. Feh!
Sep 16, 2007  • #7
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pearlmaj
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I just downloaded the latest and greatest, so I'll find out Monday a.m. if it is still happening, but I knew I'd forget to post if I didn't post now.


Still happening. :?
Sep 17, 2007  • #8
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DisplayFusion just reads the Windows display settings to figure out where the monitors are located. It sounds like Windows is resetting your monitor layout every time you connect a new monitor (or dock). What type of video card does your laptop have, and do you have the latest software installed for it? Does it have any options for remembering your monitor layout? Currently, DisplayFusion doesn't provide a way to change resolutions or re-arrange your monitor layout. This may come in a future release, but for now you might be stuck with having to re-arrange them each time, unless your video card software can handle it.

Jon
Sep 18, 2007  • #9
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pearlmaj
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Thanks -- I don't know the answers to your Qs, though... (I'm not so good with hardware)....
Sep 26, 2007  • #10
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately, DisplayFusion can't help you out in this department, but your best bet would be to update your video card drivers and see if that helps. What make and model of notebook do you have? (It should be written on the bottom - like Sony Vaio XK400 or something).

Jon
Sep 29, 2007  • #11
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