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Multiple users remote control

_mika_
10 discussion posts
Hi
I'm using DisplayFusion on one computer with 2 profiles.
I copied settings from user 1 to user 2.
But it seems the remote control (android) targets the first booted profile. Android is linked to profile 1, but if I boot on profile 2, the app will request a new code.
Can the remote setup be shared between accounts ? If not what would be the workaround ?
Thanks
Nov 9, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I believe that the backup/restore settings doesn't include the security code for the Remote feature.

However, if you copy the value from "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\RemoteControlSecurityCode" in the registry of one of the users, and import that for the other user (make sure to exit DF before updating the value), that should do the trick.
Nov 10, 2020  • #2
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Hi Keith,

Thank you for your answer.
Though, each time I copy the value on the other user, it seems once I launch DP it gets overwritten.
Could you give it a try and tell me how it works for you ?
I have just copy/pasted the value, didn't import / export a .reg.
Nov 13, 2020  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, it may be that we forcefully re-generate it for different users. I will check in on that and let you know what I find out.
Nov 16, 2020  • #4
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Thank you ! It really is a must for me as I bought DF solely in the purpose of remotely switching between monitor setups (2x2 monitors in different rooms).
Nov 16, 2020  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, I have some more info here. The code is encrypted using Windows' built-in encryption which uses different keys per-user, so it's not currently possible to make both users use the same code.

However, we're looking into adding an Advanced Setting to override it. The code would be stored in the registry unencrypted, but if you're ok with that, it will do what you're looking for
Nov 20, 2020  • #6
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Would do fine
Thanks for the heads-up and now awaiting eagerly for the follow-up
Nov 20, 2020 (modified Nov 20, 2020)  • #7
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Just wanted to follow-up and let you know that we've implemented this feature request in the latest beta version of DisplayFusion. You can download the latest beta version from the link below:

http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks!
Dec 3, 2020  • #8
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Hi !

That's amazing big thanks ! trying it now
Dec 3, 2020  • #9
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Hi.
So I can confirm the remote connection is now possible on both accounts.
Let's say I have account A (main one) and B.
Copied monitor settings from A to B.
Windows login to B. Remote DF connects under B, and lists monitor profiles. But if I trigger one, its not applied.

Have you tried this scenario with success ? This is what I'm willing to achieve.

Thanks
Dec 15, 2020  • #10
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Can illustrate with a different scenario, which I think is the same issue :
Start screensaver through remote on A = works
Login to B, reconnect remote, start screensaver = doesn't work
Dec 15, 2020  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I think I may know what's happening here. If you exit DisplayFusion in both users, then open DisplayFusion in User B first, then User A, do the remote functions only work for User B now?
Dec 17, 2020  • #12
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Hi Keith !

For some reason I missed your answer sorry about that !

Quote:
I think I may know what's happening here. If you exit DisplayFusion in both users, then open DisplayFusion in User B first, then User A, do the remote functions only work for User B now?


Yes absolutely, the first instance keeps controls no matter what until it's exited.
Sometimes after issuing commands to a non-responding instance (from another user), I can see when logging into the 'active' dp instance (the other user) notifications for those commands.
So they are just redirected to the wrong (the first launched) instance.
Jan 31, 2021  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok yep, makes sense. The feature was never intended to be used on two different user accounts at a time. I will add this to our list to see if it's something we can resolve, but can't guarantee if/when that might be, unfortunately. If we do have an update for it in the future, we'll definitely let you know.

Thanks!
Feb 1, 2021  • #14
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Much Thanks !
I'm wondering if something could be done using triggers :
- quit DP on desktop lock
- run on desktop unlock.
This could prevent having 2 instances ?
Feb 1, 2021  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I had a go at that but didn't have any luck. We don't currently have scripting functions for enabling/disabling the Remote feature, but I'll add that to our list as well

Thanks!
Feb 3, 2021  • #16
_mika_
10 discussion posts
Nice
Feb 3, 2021  • #17
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