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Odd issue with "Show desktop" in Vista

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Griff389
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I'm running Display Fusion Pro 3.1.0 on dual monitors, and using the taskbar on the second monitor too. For the most part, all is well.

However, If I click on the "show desktop" icon on the task bar, both monitors minimise their programs and show the desktop as expected.

If I then double click on a desktop icon to open a program/file on the first monitor, all the apps that minimised on the 2nd monitor are mysteriously restored and shown as they were before the 'show desktop' button was clicked. I'd expect them to stay minimised on the taskbar.

I also just noticed that "Windows Key + M" doesn't minimise the programs on my 2nd monitor either (the one with the display fusion taskbar).

Regards

Carl
Sep 3, 2009  • #1
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Andrew M
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Carl,

Thanks for the feedback - we'll look into this - hopefully we can address this in the next release!
Sep 4, 2009  • #2
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Griff389
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Thanks

Carl
Sep 9, 2009  • #3
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Jon, both behaviors confirmed on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM.
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Sep 9, 2009  • #4
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bobmanc
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It's funny because this happens in UltraMon too. I was testing DisplayFusion to see if they handled it correctly. It seems that the 'Show Desktop' function is directly tied to the regular Windows taskbar somehow.
Oct 19, 2009  • #5
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It's true, it seems to be a Windows thing that is out of DisplayFusion's control. Right now I can't see a way around this issue, sorry.
Oct 19, 2009  • #6
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bobmanc
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Could you create a function that hides all currently open windows by not using the Windows show desktop functionality? I found that if the windows were closed by hand they responded correctly. If you could automate that and make it a shortcut users could use it as an alternative to the Windows show desktop tray icon.
Oct 19, 2009  • #7
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bobmanc
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I meant minimized. If you manually minimize each window they do not popup when something else comes to the front. So automating minimizing all windows instead of using the windows show desktop may do the trick.
Oct 20, 2009  • #8
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Griff389
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Sorry for the long time replying to this. From the replies i'm assuming this isn't something that can be sorted. It's not too much of a problem if not. Although I do use Win+M (and Shift+Win+M) quite a bit, I can live with it not minimising on the 2nd monitor.
Oct 21, 2009  • #9
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@bobmanc: Unfortunately the "Show Desktop" feature is a bit different than just minimizing all the windows. :(

@Griff389: I'm not sure if this is something that can easily fixed, but I'll see what I can do for the next version.
Oct 21, 2009  • #10
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