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Orphaned windows from disabling a monitor

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Atroos
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This has been an issue for me for a while, now, but I kept forgetting about it because I was so used to compensating for it. Hopefully it's not to late to get fixed by 3.1 Final.

The situation is that if I have a window on my left (secondary) monitor, and disable it, any windows that were on that monitor are -gone-. If I alt-tab, they are still present, and selecting it will add it back to the main taskbar and make it show up on the remaining monitor.

I know most people probably don't randomly disable monitors, but I have to in order to then enable my TV for watching stuff :
Jul 17, 2009  • #1
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benway
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Atreus, how exactly are you disabling your monitor? If you just unplug it, there's no way for DF to know what's happening. If you go into settings, that's another story...
Jul 17, 2009  • #2
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Atroos
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Atreus, how exactly are you disabling your monitor? If you just unplug it, there's no way for DF to know what's happening. If you go into settings, that's another story...

By disable I mean disable :P In the Win7 display settings.

3 ports on my card: DVI, DVI, HDTV-7 (which gets converted to component and into my TV). However, it can only support outputting to 2 at a time. So, when I'm using the TV, I disable the second monitor and enable the TV.
Jul 17, 2009  • #3
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That's a very interesting problem. I'll take a look at it today, and see what I can do for Beta 7. Thanks!
Jul 17, 2009  • #4
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I'm sorry, but I just can't seem to reproduce this problem on my notebook. :( Can anyone else confirm this as an issue? Here is what I think is happening:
- You are disabling (or something) the secondary monitory/tv
- Windows is actually keeping it around, and DisplayFusion keeps it around as well
- This way your taskbar items are never restored, because DisplayFusion still thinks the monitor is there

That's all I can come up with in my head, but I can't seem to test it. :(
Jul 19, 2009  • #5
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