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multimonitor taskbar: reopen/move app to current display

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Erle
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I've looked in the settings and in the discussion, and can't find a way to do a simple thing.

Is there a way to reopen an app that is open in one monitor and displayed on the taskbar on another monitor on this other monitor, moving the open app from the monitor it was originally opened on?

I have one monitor on one desk and one on another, and cant easily/visually drag from one monitor to another.

Thank you for your help!
Sep 8, 2011  • #1
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deanis
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You could add the "Move window to next monitor" button in Settings > TitleBar Buttons. If you're running Windows 7, you can also using the Win+Shift+Left/Right shortcut keys.
Sep 8, 2011  • #2
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Erle
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I've got buttons for this added already.

Here is the situation- I am at a different monitor from the one on which the application is open, but still have the app on my taskbar. If I click on the app on my taskbar, it opens on the original monitor, not the one I am working on. So I cant access its title bar

I need an easy way to switch the app to the monitor I am working on, FROM the monitor I am working on.

Does this make sense? Sorry if this is confusion.

Thanks for your help with this! (I love DS overall!)
Sep 8, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There certainly is a way! If you click on an app on the taskbar, and it's not on the current monitor, just press CTRL+WIN+Z. That will move it to the other monitor and size it proportionally
Sep 9, 2011  • #4
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Erle
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Thanks- and I actually found an easier way- just hold the shift key when clicking on toolbar icons- that brings up the application on your current screen.
Now I've got one monitor on my old desk, and one on my standing desk, and it is very easy to switch between them.
Loving it!
Sep 13, 2011  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, glad to hear it!
Sep 13, 2011  • #6
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Erle
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Actually- since I discovered this, along with the shift-windows-arrow commands, I've found that these are not very reliable.

It sure would be nice to have the option to open windows on a particular monitor via an additional command in each window's system menu.

I've noticed that this is a feature in the "Actual Multiple Monitors" program- I've just discovered this and it seems to have a variety of multiple monitor functions that are very desirable for those with multiple monitors.

I'd love to see as much of that functionality in displayfusion as possible.

Thanks!
Sep 13, 2011  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We actually do have this on our feature request list, so I've added your vote to it. Unfortunately I can't guarantee a timeline on it yet, but we'll be sure to update this topic if/when we do get a chance to implement it.

Thanks!
Sep 14, 2011  • #8
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Erle
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Did this ever get implemented?

I really do need a simple way to get an application window selected in the taskbar to move to the same monitor as the taskbar itself.

I have three monitors at different desks- and right click and select shift to next monitor is no better than alt-tabbing round.

Can you add this option when right clicking on applications in the taskbar?

Thanks!
Aug 23, 2012  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We haven't added the Functions to the application system menus, but we did add a "Use Jump Lists" option on the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab.

If you enable that, then you can also add any Function to the Jump List by selecting it on the Functions tab, and clicking the "Toggle in Jump List" button.

Will that work for you?
Aug 24, 2012  • #10
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Erle
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actually- that does the trick- thanks!

But another problem: my regular windows taskbar and explorer in general have been on the fritz lately- showing blank/black windows on the taskbar and right clicks- is it possible that DF is at fault here?
Aug 25, 2012  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've actually had a few other people report the same issue here: http://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/?ID=715a138d-7698-4c15-9cbb-dc73cb4faca9

We're still looking into it, but I'll post an update in that topic as soon as we have one.

Thanks!
Aug 27, 2012  • #12
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Erle
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Actually, I looked at that thread- and it does not seem the same issue?

What I see is that the DF taskbar looks fine, but the original windows taskbar (on primary monitor) progressively blanks out icon images, and text, until there is none left. The DF taskbar stays ok. If I turn off DF taskbars, the original taskbar comes back fine, but when I turn DF on again, the same thing gradually occurs.

Is this the same issue?

Either way- this is serious.

I should also note that I got some kind of error message about fonts from skype a few times- that might be related or not.

Thank you for your help resolving this!
Aug 28, 2012  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I believe it is the same issue, we've had others reporting issues with the Windows taskbar, similar to yours, so I think those other fellows are also having the same.

Could you post a copy of the info from the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab? We're trying to find out if there's something in common on the systems that are having this issue.

Thanks!
Aug 28, 2012  • #14
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Erle
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OK- here it is.

It is great that you are so on top of this!

Code

Aug 28, 2012 (modified Aug 28, 2012)  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! One thing I've noticed between your setup, and others with the same issue, is that you're all running SyncBack Pro. Would you be able to try exiting SyncBack completely (make sure it's not showing up in task manager as well), and then restarting DisplayFusion to see if you still run into issues after that? I'm curious to find out if there may be a compatibility issue between SyncBack and DisplayFusion.

If the above doesn't work, could you try disabling SyncBack from starting up with the computer, then reboot to see if a fresh boot without SyncBack running works?
Aug 28, 2012  • #16
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Erle
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No time to do such a full testing job, but I did try killing syncback, and it did indeed PARTIALLY restore the text.
But still not fixed.
Then I tried turning off df, and still only partial fix of the screen refresh.
Hope this can get figured out!
-Erle
Aug 28, 2012  • #17
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, if you get a chance to try disabling SyncBack from startup, then reboot so that SyncBack is closed while everything is clean and working, that would be a huge help. We had another customer do the same and he reported that everything is fine, but I'd like to confirm it before I make a conclusion

Thanks!
Aug 29, 2012  • #18
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Erle
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I havent had a chance to do this yet- did your other customer find a solution other than to stop using syncback? that software is an essential part of my backup system and I can't just give it up.

Is this a problem solely of syncback, or of an interaction between syncback and df?

Either way- how should I go about resolving this?

Thanks,
-Erle
Sep 13, 2012  • #19
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've actually just released 4.2 Beta 2 (http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/) and the issue should be all fixed up! It turned out to be a bug in DisplayFusion that was triggered by something SyncBack was doing
Sep 13, 2012  • #20
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