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Open Wallpaper in default viewer

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Anthony79
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Untill today I have still been using DisplayFusion 9.4.3, becuase it would open the current wallpaper in the default viewer, when I double clicked on the image in wallpaper settings.

Today I have tried the latest version and found that DisplayFusion now opens Explorer to display the folder which contains the current wallpaper.

I tried to go back to version 9.4.3 to get this functionality back, but no good. now that version also opens the folder which contains the picture, rather than opening the picture in the default viewer.

How can I get DisplayFusion to open the picture once again, not open the folder where the picture is located? :(
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Aug 18, 2022 (modified Aug 18, 2022)  • #1
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Anthony79
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I have tried going back to version 9.1, still the functionality is open contaning folder in explorer.

I assume this must be a registry setting that is now being picked up by all versions of DisplayFusion.

Any ideas how to change it back?
Aug 18, 2022  • #2
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Anthony79
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Tried to uninstall and remove all references to DisplayFusion from the registry.
reboot, and reinstall

still no change:(
Aug 18, 2022  • #3
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Anthony79
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ahh, this is so frustrating. I hate windows file explorer.

I have used directory opus for years.

why does DisplayFusion now open Windows file explorer to the folder that contains the image, rather than just opening the image?
Aug 19, 2022  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've checked in with our developers, DisplayFusion has always been configured to open File Explorer to the wallpaper image. That part of the code has never been changed so I'm not really sure what to tell you there :laugh:

I will put a feature request on our list for the ability to have it open the image in the default viewer instead. We don't give ETAs on feature requests but we always follow-up if/when we do implement them.

Thanks!
Aug 24, 2022  • #5
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Anthony79
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Thanks for the reply.

That is odd, deffinitly always opened in Directory Opus Viewer for me.
been that way for a couple of years.

Only updating made the behavior change.

Any Ideas on what else may have changed? Windows? Directory Opus?
Aug 25, 2022  • #6
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Anthony79
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I just did a quick test.

I reinstalled Version 9.4.3, double clicking opens Directory Opus to the folder folder which contains the wallpaper image.

I then installed version 10 beta 16, double clicking opens windows explorer to the folder which contains the wallpaper image.

Then I installed version 9.9, this also opens windows explorer to the folder which contains the image.

Version 9.1 also opens Directoy Opus.

9.4.3 and older versions allways opened the picture and not the folder, until I updated beyond 9.4.3.

Something has definitly changed, now DisplayFusion is opeing Windows Exporer.
Any command to open explorer on my pc will open Directory opus, now with the exception of DisplayFusion.

Code must have been changed to actually call explorer.exe

Can you please ask the question again?
Aug 25, 2022 (modified Aug 25, 2022)  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sure, I can ask them to check again! We'll keep you posted.
Aug 25, 2022  • #8
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Anthony79
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Hi, is there any update on this topic?
Sep 6, 2022  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry! Was on vacation last week. It sounds like we used to use shellexecute to get the default handler, but we changed it to use explorer directly because some customer's default handlers weren't responding to the calls correctly.

We'll see if we can add an advanced setting to force it back to the default handler in the next beta.
Sep 6, 2022  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'm a bit confused on what end result you're looking for here. When you double-click the image, are you wanting it to open the folder in Directory Opus with the image file highlighted?

Or are you wanting it to open the image in the default image viewer?

Thanks!
Sep 28, 2022  • #11
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Anthony79
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Open the image file in the default viewer.
in my case this is the directory Opus image viewer.

somehow, this is the behaviour I have always seen with the older versions of Display fusion.
Sep 29, 2022  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, excellent. We'll have an advanced setting for the next beta that will do this.
Sep 29, 2022  • #13
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Anthony79
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That would be great, thank you
Sep 30, 2022  • #14
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