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Multi Desktops on Multi Monitors for Windows 10

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baraak
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i'm using 2 monitors on windows 10. when creating a new desktop on the primary monitor, the secondary monitor stays as is.

is there a way to split the monitors per desktop?
Feb 11, 2016  • #1
Zageron's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I have just encountered this as well. Unless I disable the custom DisplayFusion taskbar, multiple desktops (virtual desktops) do not behave as expected.
Feb 11, 2016  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This issue is currently on our list to fix up. For some reason, windows that have been removed from the Primary taskbar (like ones that have been moved to a DF taskbar) don't register in Task View any more. There is a workaround, which is to set the Taskbar Mode on the Settings > Taskbar tab to "Windows taskbar shows all windows..." It's definitely not ideal, but hopefully a decent compromise until we can find a way to fix it up in the future
Feb 11, 2016  • #3
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Bender9000
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I'm experiencing this issue. This isn't fixed yet, is it?
Jan 25, 2017  • #4
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ManuX
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Hi,
I have the same problem with 6 monitors on Windows 10. An issue will be very appreciable because it's a great feature and Display Fusion is a great tools :)
Hope it could be available in the next release !
Regards
Jan 28, 2017  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately we haven't been able to fix this yet, no. We will be sure to let you know when it is all fixed up.

Thanks!
Jan 31, 2017  • #6
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Jussi Punamäki
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This would be a great fix.
Feb 26, 2017  • #7
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Michael E Shea
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I too I having this problem. I have found a work-arround. I am using Dexpot (available at www.dexpot.de and is free for private use) for my Virtual Desktop manager. I have tried several and they all have problems, but as far as I can tell Dexpot only has one problem.

When I switch between virtual desktops, Display Fusion toolbar icons from the previous desktop will be visible. Move your mouse over them and they disappear so I have learned to live with this. Maybe Binaryfortress can fix this?

Dexpot also assigns numerous keyboard shortcuts so you might run into conflicts, but it can be managed.

That being said I wish DisplayFusion would handle the virtual desktops too, not just to be compatible with them in Windows 10. It seems to me like we are waiting on Microsoft to fix its Virtual Desktops before DisplayFusion can be fixed.

Perhaps Binaryfortress could write it's own virtual desktop manager, or maybe even acquire Dexpot.
Mar 25, 2017  • #8
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Mark Opti
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I have the same problem: When I switch to a virtual desktop #2 (VD1), the secondary toolbar from DF displays icons from VD2. Very confusing.
this problem is a big showstopper for me for using DF.
Mark
Mar 28, 2017  • #9
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Christian H
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I'd also like to voice my support for a fix to this issue. I have started to use multiple desktops routinely in many of my workflows, and the fact I can only do it one screen is very disappointing.

I still love DisplayFusion though, so thanks to Keith and the devs for all the work they do to make a great product even better.
Apr 3, 2017  • #10
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barthq
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+1
As this thread has been opened over a year ago, i am wondering if there are major issues fixing this or if it's just low priority ?
May 25, 2017  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
So far it's just not been fixable. Removing a button from the taskbar using the Windows API (like we do when the Taskbar Mode is set to "All taskbars show relevant windows") causes Windows to remove that window from Alt+Tab, Task View, and Virtual Desktops as well. We haven't been able to find a different way to remove the button from the taskbar but still keep the window registered in those other features.

Rest assured that it is a high priority for us, and as soon as we have a solution we will post an update here.

Thanks!
May 25, 2017  • #12
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Christian H
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Thanks for the update Keith!

To everyone else, I've been using an acceptable work-around.

The error does not occur when you switch the setting found in:
Settings > Taskbar > Taskbar Mode

From: "All Taskbars Show Relevant Windows"
To: "Windows Taskbar shows all windows, DF shows relevant windows".

This allows windows to keep track of all existing windows on its own taskbar, and thus circumvent the issue.

It's definitely not perfect for obvious reasons, but I've made it work. My DF taskbars stay uncluttered on my smaller/side monitors, and since the Windows taskbar is on my main/biggest monitor there is space for the additional icons.
May 25, 2017  • #13
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Sentfile01
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Any fix for this get? Still having problems, would be so cool if it works!
May 30, 2017  • #14
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Kevin Malm
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Need. I just turned DF off
Aug 9, 2017  • #15
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Aeleas
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Windows 10 supports multi-monitor taskbars natively now. Disable it in Display Fusion, then go to Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar. Scroll down to the Multiple Displays section, turn on "Show taskbar on all displays," set "show taskbar buttons on" to "taskbar where window is open," and set "combine buttons on other taskbars to "always, hide labels," to get the same behavior as the DF version.
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Oct 11, 2017  • #16
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Bender9000
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Quote:
Windows 10 supports multi-monitor taskbars natively now. Disable it in Display Fusion, then go to Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar. Scroll down to the Multiple Displays section, turn on "Show taskbar on all displays," set "show taskbar buttons on" to "taskbar where window is open," and set "combine buttons on other taskbars to "always, hide labels," to get the same behavior as the DF version.


I have custom taskbars with DisplayFusion. You cannot do that with what you suggest.
Oct 11, 2017  • #17
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Michael E Shea
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I have be using the new Windows 10 "Show taskbar on all displays" and turned off Display Fusion's Multi Monitor Taskbar due to the issues in my previous post on this thread. Like other though, I prefer the customization DF's MMT provides.

Given that Window's 10 has the ability to only show applications open on the current desktop on their respective taskbar, I am hoping you also have some API options to the issues in DF's MTT.
Nov 2, 2017  • #18
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Christian H
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Hello again Keith and the DF team, just checking in a year later. Any progress on this item? Has it been de-prioritized because of the difficulty or passed over as not possible? I'm a programmer too, so I understand if that's the case.

I still love DF, this is just the final feature I need for it to be perfect.
Jun 21, 2018  • #19
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's mostly just been assigned a lower priority because of the difficulty. We can't find a way to remove a button from the Windows taskbar that leaves it registered with Windows, which causes Windows to remove the window from everything (Alt+Tab, Task View, etc).
Jun 22, 2018  • #20
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InU5BoN3
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Is it possible that this issue were solved / implemented? i noticed that the programs are nolonger shown in the DF taskbars when i open a new Desktop.
Dec 20, 2018  • #21
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We did fix the issue where the windows were showing up in the DF taskbar and Alt+Tab when on a different virtual desktop, yep!

The unresolved issue is still that if you have the taskbars set to "All taskbars show relevant," windows on a non-primary monitor will show up on other virtual desktops still.
Dec 20, 2018  • #22
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Edward Tan
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Still hoping this small bug would be fixed. One of the main features I like is having 'separate' taskbars. I can understand the implementation to fix may be hard but maybe there is a way to sort to distinguish the active windows in the current window and those that are in a different window.
Jan 31, 2019  • #23
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