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Maximizing window on monitor with only multi-monitor taskbars will have taskbars cover bottom of window

badbob001
43 discussion posts
I have a laptop connected to another monitor. The real windows taskbar is on the monitor and the laptop screen has two left/right splits with a multi-monitor taskbar on each split on the bottom.

When I have a window on the laptop screen and use shift-maximize-button or drag-touch-the-upper-edge, the window maximizes to use the whole screen but does account for the taskbars on the bottom so the bottom edge of the window is under the taskbars. What can I do to have the window not ignore the taskbars?

I don't have this problem on the monitor and I guess it's because the real taskbar is in one of the splits and the window respect that taskbar.

Is there a way to have windows show its taskbar in one of the laptop screen splits?

Thanks,
Robert
Mar 9, 2022  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Robert,

We are aware of this issue on Windows 11, but we haven't had any luck fixing it. We added a change in our latest beta that you can try out, but it seemed to cause some tasking reloading issues instead. I've noted your contact information down, so if we have any news on it going forward, we'll be sure to let you know.

Thanks!
Mar 10, 2022  • #2
badbob001
43 discussion posts
If it matters, I'm still on Win 10 (Version 21H1 19043.1526).
Hope you haven't forgotten about Win 10!
Mar 10, 2022 (modified Mar 10, 2022)  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Oh interesting, the next time the issue happens, could you send me over 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

Thanks!
Mar 11, 2022  • #4
badbob001
43 discussion posts
I think I've narrowed down the scenario. For some apps like MS Edge or MS Teams, I use the psexec to run those apps as another user on my computer, which allows me to run multiple copies of an app that normally can't. It's these windows that ignore DF's taskbar when maximized with shift+maximize or drag+touch-upper-edge.

I've found a workaround. Add a DF titlebar button that runs function:
maximize (ignore splits)

Robert
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Mar 11, 2022  • #5
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah yeah, it's likely because the apps are running as a different user. Glad to hear you found a work around!
Mar 11, 2022  • #6
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

The windows dropping behind taskbars should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

With this beta, DisplayFusion should prompt you to restart explorer when the issue happens.

Thanks!
May 16, 2022  • #7
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