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Delmain
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I have had consistent issues with Discord for years with regards to Multi-Monitor Taskbars. When I have Discord pinned on a non-primary monitor, it works fine until Discord updates whereupon the pin no longer recognizes the running Discord process and I have to un-pin and re-pin the newly updated version

https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/discord-in-multi-monitor-shortcuts/?ID=932fc300-8b39-4361-889b-29677c425419

This thread ^^ looks like it's saying that the issue should be fixed, but it appears to be still broken for me. I am on 10.1.2 (Steam Version), and as far as I can tell, there are no further beta version (and 10.1.2 is from after that thread).

Is it possible that the fix for this wasn't rolled into the release version of the app?
Nov 30, 2023  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The next time this happens, could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info while you have discord opened (and it's not combining with the original icon)? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached
Nov 30, 2023  • #2
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Delmain
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Quote:
The next time this happens, could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info while you have discord opened (and it's not combining with the original icon)? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached


Attached. It took a few days for there to be a Discord update.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [89,827 bytes]
Dec 7, 2023  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! It definitely looks like the shortcut didn't auto-update like it should be. If you haven't already manually fixed the shortcut, could you try restarting DisplayFusion to see if it updates the shortcut on restart?
Dec 8, 2023  • #4
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Delmain
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That didn't fix the issue, but it did change the icon for the saved pin...

I uploaded a new copy of those troubleshooter files, as well as an image showing that the saved icon for Discord (the old pinned copy) changed to a weird old discord icon. I don't know if that means anything, but I figured it was worth including
• Attachment [protected]: df_pinned_items.png [20,949 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [63,409 bytes]
Dec 8, 2023  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I'll pass this info over to our devs to look into further.
Dec 11, 2023  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Do you have Discord installed using the downloaded installer, or is it installed through the Windows Store?
Dec 11, 2023  • #7
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Delmain
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Do you have Discord installed using the downloaded installer, or is it installed through the Windows Store?


Through the downloaded installer. I don't use the Windows Store in general.

And is it okay if I go ahead and manually fix my pinned item now? The visual annoyance is one thing, but I can't open Discord from that pin because it tries to locate the older version of the Discord exe and fails. I have been having to manually open it since the update.

I will likely be able to replicate the issue again in a few days whenever there is an attempted fix, as Discord updates fairly regularly.
Dec 11, 2023  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Oh yep, no problem at all, you can re-pin it. I'll set it up here and try to reproduce the issue as well.
Dec 13, 2023  • #9
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Delmain
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Just popping by to see if there's a fix for this. The issue is still happening on my side (happened this afternoon with a Discord update)
Jan 20, 2024  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No update yet, sorry! I've just checked my shortcut and it got automatically updated with the last couple of updates, so I'm a bit stumped at the moment.

Do you always launch Discord via the pinned button on the DisplayFusion taskbar?
29 days ago  • #11
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Delmain
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Yes. I don't reboot my computer all that often, so Discord tends to be running for like, 2 weeks or more at a time, but when I do restart, I open Discord by clicking the pin on the DF taskbar.
24 days ago  • #12
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BirdBrain™
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Hi!
I've been poking around for a solution to this issue as well, and believe it has something to do WITH changing the icon on the pinned item - after discord updates, it returns as a new icon on the taskbar showing the default icon, not the custom one changed in the pinned taskbar settings.

I read through this discussion and decided to test a few updates WITHOUT changing the icon and it stays! When I leave the icon as default, updates no longer break the pinned item.

I'm just not sure why the custom icon breaks Discord when I've had a custom icon for Chrome for years without issues...

Tested both with Discord Canary and Stable.
20 days ago  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Interesting! I'll give that a try :)
20 days ago  • #14
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BirdBrain™
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Made an insteresting discovery today, just not sure if it's good news or bad news..
I had spent a bit under a week leaving Discord Canary with the default icon, I pushed two updates to it in that time.
I made my post here and last night changed the icon for Discord Canary back to the old square ''classic'' Discord icon.
Since then, all my updates have actually "remembered" the icon and worked as intended.

I double checked by closing the program out entirely with an update in queue and when it reopened just now it still has the same spot and same custom icon in Display Fusion taskbar.

Could be great news if leaving pinned items unchanged for a few updates fixes the issue for anyone else, but also might mean that testing this problem might not replicate results??
19 days ago  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Gotta love intermittent issues :D

I haven't run into any trouble here yet with my Discord pin and custom icon but I'll keep a close watch on it.
16 days ago  • #16
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BirdBrain™
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It broke again yesterday.
Testing another update now with default icon, working as intended.

I am testing with Canary, I'm going to start taking notes of the pinned item in DisplayFusion, as Canary updates more frequently, I can watch the build number to see if the directory is changing at the same time as the custom icon disappearing etc.

Currently, Discord is pinned at .\app-1.0.175\DiscordCanary.exe
Current build for Discord is Canary 264532 (ff07e79) Host 1.0.175 x86 (43675)
I ran the previous update with default icon again, I'll be changing back to a custom icon and return with another post as I find anything out.
15 days ago (modified 15 days ago)  • #17
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BirdBrain™
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So I've been updating more frequently to try and find the cause of the break:
It appears as though my luck last week with the updates not breaking the icon was coincidental:
Minor updates to the binary do not break the icon, but updates to the client host build do-

client host updates are the updates that change the build number of the directory the exe binary is stored in.

I have also noted that changing the 'application directory' of the pinned item in DisplayFusion so that it matches the current build directory fixes the issue and returns the program back to it's original pinned place with the custom icon.

canary 264797 (b375cc2)
Host 1.0.176 x86 (43698) 

----- icon kept -----

canary 264975 (eef70b3)
Host 1.0.176 x86 (43711)

----- icon broke -----

canary 265157 (b28e06c)
Host 1.0.177 x86 (43747)


I almost doubt this information is useful, but at least means "leaving pinned items as default" is confirmed not a workaround or fix.
13 days ago (modified 13 days ago)  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That's good to know at least! Was the icon originally pinned by right-clicking the button for the running window and choosing "Pin to taskbar" or did you manually create the pinned item?
7 days ago  • #19
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BirdBrain™
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At first I was right clicking the default icon every time it reappeared to pin it.
This last week I've just been editing the old pin and changing the host build number to be +1.

Both the above act the same way,
although I've not built a taskbar pin from scratch.

Since Discord does have a property for the Metro (Universal) App ID, I attempted to edit a pin to only contain that data and omit the application directory, but it refused to save.
I have updated my pin with the checkbox "is this a Metro app" to enabled after today to see if this affects the next handful of updates.
5 days ago  • #20
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