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Padding around maximized window in split monitor

Farlo
4 discussion posts
I've split a Portrait mode monitor (#3) vertically: 2560x1440 into two 1280x1440 halves. Whenever I maximize a window in either split there is a bit of "whitespace" on the left side of the window. It's not the desktop itself as I can't right-click or otherwise interact with it and it happens to every program I've tried (except Skype for Business?!?). Any ideas?
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Apr 9, 2019  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This is a workaround we had to put in for a Windows bug on systems that have multi-DPI setups. Windows in Windows 10 have invisible borders, so if we try to put them right at the edge of the screen, Windows gives us the scaling setting for the left monitor, since the application window's 0x0 point is on that monitor. When we then try to resize the window to fit the split, it gets the wrong size/location values because the scaling factor is incorrect

You can resolve this if you change the scaling level for all monitors to be the same value, but understandably that's not always workable for everyone

Please let us know if you have any further questions at all.

Thanks!
Apr 10, 2019  • #2
mgtroyas
6 discussion posts
Should be an option to disable this workarround on single monitor setups with multiple divisions, as ther is no chance to have different DPI on each "monitor". I'm talking about "enlarge the windows through all monitors (toggle)".
Oct 2, 2019 (modified Oct 2, 2019)  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@mgtroyas: What's your setup look like? 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
Oct 4, 2019  • #4
mgtroyas
6 discussion posts
I'm attaching my config. I divided my only monitor (ultrawide) on three regions. If I choose "enlarge the windows through all monitors (toggle)" a padding is left under and on the sides of the window (screenshot attached). If I choose "maximize window (ignore divisions)" it fills the monitor without paddings, but it takes a couple of seconds to do so.
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Oct 10, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah ok, thanks for the clarification! That's actually related to something else. Looks like we're not compensating for the invisible window borders with the span window function. I've added that to our list to investigate and fix up if possible.

Regarding the slow "Maximize (ignore splits)" function, that's on our list to fix up as well. In the meantime, if you enable the "Use Alternate Method To Move Windows (for testing ONLY)" option in the DisplayFusion Settings > Advanced Settings window, that should workaround the issue.

Thanks!
Oct 11, 2019  • #6
mgtroyas
6 discussion posts
Thank you. I enabled "Use Alternate Method To Move Windows (for testing ONLY)" but the lag is still there.

I notice when I move windows arround via key presses, they move without filling those paddings, then a split second later, they fill it.
Oct 11, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
So to clarify, with that option enabled, "Maximize Window (ignore monitor splits)" is still slow to do the full maximize as well?
Oct 15, 2019  • #8
mgtroyas
6 discussion posts
Both actions still have the same two seconds lag.

Edit: but only from maximized window. From normal window both are instant.
Oct 15, 2019 (modified Oct 15, 2019)  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, thanks! 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
Oct 16, 2019  • #10
mgtroyas
6 discussion posts
Here you are.
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Oct 16, 2019  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I was able to reproduce this here as well. We'll be sure to follow-up when we've gotten it all fixed up.

Thanks!
Oct 18, 2019  • #12
mgtroyas
6 discussion posts
Great!
Oct 18, 2019  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new DisplayFusion beta version and the lag issue should be all fixed up. Please let us know if you run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
Dec 14, 2019  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new DisplayFusion beta version and this issues with the gaps should be all fixed up. Please let us know if you run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
May 8, 2020  • #15
Jakke
1 discussion post
Great! Finally the 1 pixel padding / borders are gone and all windows fill the full splits in 9.7 Beta 14. This was important for me be because I take a lot screen captures and need to get exactly correct size captures. Good work!
May 21, 2020  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Glad to hear it, thanks!
May 21, 2020  • #17
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