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New DisplayFusion User - Maximize across two splits? Snapping seems "weak"?

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coolspot
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Hi all,

I just started using DisplayFusion with my 42.5" monitor and I'm very happy with it - thanks for the Christmas sale.

Does DisplayFusion support maximizing across multiple splits? i.e. if I have a vertical split, sometimes I want the Window to use only the top split, other times both - is this possible?

Lastly, Window snapping doesn't seem as sticky as AquaSnap ... is this how snapping behaves with DisplayFusion?

Thanks.
Dec 25, 2018  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you hold the Shift key while maximizing a window it will bypass the splits and fill the whole monitor, is this what you're looking for?

When you say not as sticky, what do you mean? It doesn't catch it from as far away, or something else? Thanks!
Dec 28, 2018  • #2
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coolspot
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Quote:
If you hold the Shift key while maximizing a window it will bypass the splits and fill the whole monitor, is this what you're looking for?

When you say not as sticky, what do you mean? It doesn't catch it from as far away, or something else? Thanks!


Let's say I have two splits, is there a way to select how many splits a window fills up?

Normally I want a window to maximize over 1 split, but occasionally I want it to maximize over 2 split

As for stickiness it doesn't seem as obvious as AquaSnap, the catching of the edges is not as obvious as some other apps.
Dec 28, 2018  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There isn't a way to choose how many splits to span the window, but if you only have 2 splits, holding Shift when maximizing the window will maximize it across both splits because they take up the whole screen anyways.

For the Window Snapping, can you try increasing the Snap Distance on the DisplayFusion Settings > Window Snapping tab?

Thanks!
Dec 31, 2018  • #4
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smakdafrog
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Are there plans to implement maximizing a window across multiple splits? (i.e. I have 2 splits on the left half of the monitor, and 3 splits on the right; I want the window to 'auto fit' or maximize itself to either the 2 splits on the left, or 3 splits on the right)
Mar 4, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There wouldn't be a way to do that using the mouse, but you could create Custom Functions for spanning the whatever splits, like so:

  • Move and size the window to whatever size you want.
  • On the Settings > Functions tab, click Custom Functions > Add Custom Function.
  • Give it a name and optionally a key combination.
  • Click and drag the blue target icon and drop it on the window.
  • Click OK.
  • Optionally select it in the list and click "Toggle TitleBar Button" to add it to the top of all application windows.
  • Click OK and test it out.

Hope that helps!
Mar 7, 2019  • #6
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smakdafrog
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Initially, this wasn't what I was going for, but the more I played around with it, it will do exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for the help and quick response! There are a ton of features in DisplayFusion and I'm still learning. Much appreciated Keith!
Mar 8, 2019  • #7
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No worries, glad to hear it!
Mar 11, 2019  • #8
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Greg96
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I had been looking for this same functionality (essentially Win-Right/Left when form is crossing defined splits).

This thread provides a method which nearly does that...

The only issue I have is if define the Y-position less than 20 it shifts the window where a large portion (maybe half of it is above the screen. If I use 20 or more then it is located correctly.

I have a 4K monitor with 2x2 splits. Using Pro 9.6.1.
Complete monitor setup is rotated 1080p (2 splits, top/bottom) then 4k (2x2 splits) then normal 1080p montior (no splits), 3 monitors total

Recorded values were:
X = 1920, Y =0, Width = 1920, Height = 2122

If I use Y <20 then it locates the window above the screen.

In my last test I set Y=19 then used the crosshairs to find what it used...
Y was set to -1042, all other values were as expected... If I set Y=0 it also ended up with Y=-1042.

I noticed similar issues when manually trying to move a window in a C# scripted function (but didn't debug the final Y)

Thanks,
Greg
Jan 15, 2020  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Greg: Could you send a copy of your troubleshooting info, as well as a screenshot of the edit window for the custom function?

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

Thanks!
Jan 17, 2020  • #10
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Greg96
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Here are the files. After the screen is located in the wrong location you can drag the crosshair icon to the screen and the "Position Y" shows as -1042
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion Custom Script screenshot.jpg [125,886 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [31,332 bytes]
Jan 17, 2020  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! Could you send me a debug log as well?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Run the function and note the time and the app you ran it on, so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log
Jan 20, 2020  • #12
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Greg96
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App was Microsoft Word, @ 9:47 possible 9:48
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo-202201.zip [46,792 bytes]
28 days ago  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I've passed the log over to our developers for review and will keep you posted on what I find out.
26 days ago  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you change the height in the function to 1080, does that make any difference?
19 days ago  • #15
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Greg96
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Weird. I didn't try it as originally done first (but should have). Tried 1080, 1500, 2100, 2120, 2121, and then 2122. In that order they all looked to work properly. On next reboot I will try again starting with 2122
19 days ago  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sounds good, thanks!
19 days ago  • #17
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