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Problem with Taskbar and Microsoft Office 2007

Ryan Thaut's profile on
I haven't found any application other than some of the Microsoft Office 2007 programs that are affected by this yet, but the problem is quite severe.

If you open to Excel documents, and place them both on the secondary monitor, the DisplayFusion taskbar displays both of them as "active." This means that if you have one of the excel windows active, you CANNOT switch to the other excel window. Clicking on the other Excel window's taskbar item just minimizes/maximizes the currently active window. I am sure this is due to the way these programs manage their open windows, but this problem does not exist in UltraMon, so surely there must be some way around it.

Steps to reproduce:
1.) Open two (or more) Microsoft Excel documents, place both of them on the secondary monitor (the one showing the DisplayFusion taskbar).
2.) Focus on one of the Excel documents (i.e. make it the active window).
3.) Notice both Excel documents appear to be "active" in the taskbar, but only one document is actually in focus/active.
4.) Try to switch to the other Excel document by clicking on it's taskbar "button."
Mar 3, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
Excel has been a thorn in my side since I started working on the multi-monitor taskbar support. The next version (v3.0.1) has much better Excel support, but it's still not perfect. This bug-fix release is scheduled to come out sometime this week. :)
Mar 3, 2009  • #2
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Hi, I just downloaded v3.03, and am having the same trouble with Excel 2007 on 32bit Vista.
Since big monitors and spreadsheets go hand in hand, this would really be worth fixing.
I can guarantee you a sale if a fix can get published before my trial expires! :-)

Otherwise, it's functioning perfectly, and the snap to sides is really nice...

Apr 14, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
The next version (3.0.4) has perfect Excel support. :) It should be released in the next couple of weeks.
Apr 20, 2009  • #4
Ryan Thaut's profile on
Glad to see you got this handled. Do you have an ETA on 3.0.4?
May 4, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
Testing is almost done, so I am hoping to release it this week. :)
May 4, 2009  • #6
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