Monitor Profile switching, sometimes seamless but usually with a black screen for a bit.

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So for the most part, whenever I switch monitor profile that involves connecting or ignoring a secondary screen, both screens turn black for about a second or two because coming back on the new profile. This makes sense and I never questioned it, it's the same as unplugging an extra HDMI cable.

However, I've had two instances now where I had to set up the monitor profiles again and one time after I reinstalled DisplayFusion, that for a week or so, switching monitor profiles was instant. Then after a while, it just goes back to normal with the one or two seconds required to switch display.

I assume that the profile switching having a bit of a delay is normal and that maybe that seamless transition is just a fluke.... but it's REALLY nice to switch it so instantly, to keep using my monitor while my second screen goes on, and I'm curious if maybe there is a way to keep it instant. At the very least, I'm curious why after doing the settings all over, profile switching is so much smoother.
May 22, 2022  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Brad,

DisplayFusion uses the Windows API to set the monitor configuration, so we don't have too much control over this but it's definitely something we could look into.

If those monitors start working again without delay, could you send me 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

May 24, 2022 (modified May 24, 2022)  • #2
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I tried recreating the steps I took last time I suddenly had a seamless monitor transition, which is reinstalling DF and creating a new monitor profile, but it didn't work. I guess those two short periods where switching monitor profile was instant may have just been a weird fluke then.
May 26, 2022  • #3
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