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Question about ways around moving apps/windows that are ran as admin?

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klepp0906
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So i began this saga way back when, with a portable version of displayfusion. Unaware of why i ran up against some windows I could simply NOT move.

After some time and digging, I found out it was due to elevation. So i created a task to start displayfusion as administrator when i started my pc.

problem was solved.

however I recently registered the service manually (and continued to use the portable) to button up the few items that werent addressable without it being present.

I was under the impression that the need for the service was due to the need for displayfusion to be able to elevate itself for such things. Am i mistaken?

I removed my task, and set displayfusion to start with windows via its interface - however even with the service present, I attempted to move an elevated application window, and i could not.

is this par for the course? Or is my understanding flawed?
Feb 11, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The service is for certain things that require elevation (creating the desktop context menu entries, setting the lock screen image, and disabling the nvidia helpers when using Surround). It unfortunately can't what's needed for moving/re-sizing apps though. Those are done via the main process, so even if the service is registered, the main process still needs to run elevated.

Quick question, if you're elevating the main process and also manually registering the service, is there any reason for not just using the installer? Once you've done those things, there's no real difference from using the installer.
Feb 12, 2020  • #2
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klepp0906
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The service is for certain things that require elevation (creating the desktop context menu entries, setting the lock screen image, and disabling the nvidia helpers when using Surround). It unfortunately can't what's needed for moving/re-sizing apps though. Those are done via the main process, so even if the service is registered, the main process still needs to run elevated.

Quick question, if you're elevating the main process and also manually registering the service, is there any reason for not just using the installer? Once you've done those things, there's no real difference from using the installer.


yea i was sort of thinking the same thing at this point. Its by and large due to a habit ive created over the years that was to get every package that was offered as portable, in such a format.

That spiraled into moving said packages into/running from a dropbox folder so most of my key softwares are always safe and useable across pc's if need be (for the most part).

displayfusion is one of those that seems only partially portable as the settings are actually all saved in the registry and not along w/ the program.
Ive been considering the change but you know what they say about old dogs, and it is "essentially" the same at this point so meh
Feb 12, 2020  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Haha yeah, it is definitely not well suited to being fully portable, there's too many things that rely on install and elevation to work correctly. If you install it to the program files directory, it will auto-elevate as well, no need to manually launch it as administrator
Feb 13, 2020  • #4
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