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Pairing images for multiple monitors with different resolutions

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Sketchy
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I used to display one image spread across both my monitors but I recently replaced one of my monitors and now the resolutions of the 2 monitors are too different to work well together with one image like that. What I thought I would do instead at least for now, was to get images in pairs that I think go together (ie, Mario and Luigi, one on each monitor) and have the images cycle in pairs. To help accomplish this, I named the images something along the lines of BG1L.jpg and BG1R.jpg, BG2L.jpg and BG2R.jpg, etc etc. I put all the Left monitor images in one folder and the Right monitor images in another.

This worked well for a week or perhaps a couple of weeks because my pc is mostly always on with very few reboots but somewhere along the line one of the monitors swapped images when the other monitor didn't, and the images were no longer paired up etc. It's actually turned out to be comically difficult to get the paired up images to cycle as pairs again.

Is there anything built into DF that I'm overlooking that would help me with this, like a way to actually assign images to be displayed together, or a way to reset both monitors to displaying the first files in their respective folders so that the display order gets back on track, or even a way to cycle only one monitor so I could manually do it ?
Mar 4, 2019  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In the Settings > Advanced Settings window, can you try enabling the "Don't Store Image History" option, then apply the settings and restart DisplayFusion?

It should then start with the first image in each folder and work its way down from there.

Hope that helps!
Mar 7, 2019  • #2
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Sketchy
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I changed the setting and restarted DF, but if changing that setting had any effect at all, I'm not seeing what it was.
Mar 9, 2019  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DF by default stores a history of the images shown, and won't show them again until all other images in the folder have been shown. If for some reason one of the monitors got out of sync, then the image history lists would be out of sync, and therefore the wallpapers as well.

Disabling it and restarting DisplayFusion should cause it to just start at the beginning of each directory. What happened after you disabled it and restarted DisplayFusion? Were the images still out of sync?
Mar 11, 2019  • #4
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Sketchy
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If I close out DF, my DF task bar disappears and visually at least, thats more or less it. Nothing changes with my wall papers. When I restart DF, likewise, nothing changes with my wall papers. The images cycle every 30 minutes to the next one in the list, but the out of sync order stays out of sync. Restarting DF, and/or rebooting my PC seems to have no effect.
Mar 12, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you go to c:\users\username\appdata\local\displayfusion, is there still a file there called "WallpaperHistoryV4.db"? If so, could you try deleting it and then restart DisplayFusion again?
Mar 14, 2019  • #6
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Sketchy
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Yes, that file was there, but deleting it and restarting DF still did not appear to have any effect.
Mar 15, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, if you reset the wallpaper settings using the "Use Default Options" button, apply them, then configure the folders again, does that work?
Mar 20, 2019  • #8
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Sketchy
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Ok, that worked. I never noticed that button before.
Mar 21, 2019  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, glad to hear it's all good now!
Mar 21, 2019  • #10
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