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Questions Windows 7 + Display Fusion

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plmayer
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I am using Display Fusion 3.0.6 on Windows 7. I am wondering if the following is supported or is planned in the future:

a) Start button on each screen
b) Tray area + clock + show screen button on each screen
c) Support for "pinned" application on each screen (right now, a pinned app is indicated as not running if on second monitor)
d) Minimize/Restore animations to correct taskbar instead of first one

Thanks.

Philip
Jul 24, 2009  • #1
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Kevin F.
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Not 100% sure but:

A) planned
B) planned
C) Working
D) hopeful

Once again I am not the author, and I don't have W7, but from what I picked up on the beta forums that seems to be the case.

The first two are planned, but for a version beyond the next release.
Jul 24, 2009  • #2
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plmayer
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Dear pyrobob,

thank you for your answer! With respect to c), it does not seem to be working at the moment (or is there a beta somewhere I can try?) - or do you mean the authors are working on this problem atm?

d) is not that important to me, however I'd really like to have b) and c).

Philip
Jul 25, 2009  • #3
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Kevin F.
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If I am to understand Jon's posts correctly, the W7 option for display relevent windows on that screens taskbar works with the beta. You can PM jon if you would like beta access, though the beta teams gotten a bit out of hand...

FYI that feature works already under vista and XP.
Jul 25, 2009  • #4
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benway
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... though the beta teams gotten a bit out of hand...


"I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member" - Groucho Marx :-D
Jul 26, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@plmayer: Let me see if I can answer your points:

a. Planned for a future release (not 3.1).
b. The clock and show desktop is planned for a future release (not 3.1), but creating a separate tray area really isn't possible.
c. Windows 7-style pinned applications is planned, but not in 3.1
d. Window animations planned for a future release, but not in 3.1

Thanks!
Jul 26, 2009  • #6
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Kevin F.
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See, I was wrong. Sorry to get your hopes up, I didn't know what pinned apps were.. Still don't...
Jul 26, 2009  • #7
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benway
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See, I was wrong. Sorry to get your hopes up, I didn't know what pinned apps were.. Still don't...

In Win7 you can drag an icon over the task bar and "pin" it there (so the shortcut is always there). Would be cool to (eventually) have that in DF on Win7...
Jul 26, 2009  • #8
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plmayer
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Dear Jon,

thanks very much for your answer. I will then check back (with buying intentions ;)) when 3.2 is released.

Thanks,

Philip
Jul 28, 2009  • #9
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I first contact Jon about 9 months ago when I first heard of DF - I asked him a Q via email and he replied within an hour - I was so impressed by both his timeliness and his answer that I applied for a 30 day trial license, and within 24 hours I had purchased DF. When I told him I was running Vista and upgrading to Windows 7 shortly, he mentioned that he could make me a beta tester if I desired - so I acquiesced and became a beta tester.

At the price that this is going for, it is a steal - being a former UM user, this app, for all that it does and for the amount of developing that Jon is doing, is a steal.

Even though 3.0.6 is good, the beta release is constantly being updated, and new features are added, bugs fixed, and existing features are improved. As I use W7 as my exclusive M$ desktop OS now (and run anything else I want via VirtualBox) I can say that it looks beautiful. I have the transparency of the DF taskbar set to 95%, achieving a very close facsimile of the W7 aero taskbar that never gets 100% clear without some customization. Having a dual monitor setup, it makes life 10 times easier, and including things like the titlebar buttons, mouse- and keyboard-hooks, and especially the wallpaper features makes this an app that is a must have.

I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase it and apply to be a beta tester so you can see the difference in the beta builds from the release you're using now - and that will also help keep you abreast of future development as well as help Jon refine such an amazing product.

BTW, if I sound like a raving lunatic or a late nigh infomercial, let me say this - I beta test apps constantly, and the last time I raved about a paid product like this was when I bought WinRAR - back in 2002.
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Jul 30, 2009  • #10
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benway
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Dear Jon,

thanks very much for your answer. I will then check back (with buying intentions ;)) when 3.2 is released.

Thanks,

Philip

3.1 will be releasee this month, and as John says, you can't go wrong with going ahead and buying it now. (John and I are it's biggest fan boys :-P)
Aug 2, 2009  • #11
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Kevin F.
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Ahem. I might have been gone for a few weeks, but I'm still here. Even went and got me W7 to see what all the hype was, well glad I did.
Aug 8, 2009  • #12
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Dear Jon, thanks very much for your answer. I will then check back (with buying intentions ;)) when 3.2 is released. Thanks, Philip


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3.1 will be releasee this month, and as John says, you can't go wrong with going ahead and buying it now. (John and I are it's biggest fan boys :-P)


Yeah, it seems that way, doesn't it? But, when I have a product that can make the following wallpapers for me in a snap (no image editing required) I'd say it is pretty damn good:

1st image is the dual monitors using two individual Hi res images in original color. Second is same images using the grayscale button in (color) options, and third is Sepia tone using the option from the same place. 2 images used, and yet I have 9 instantly different combinations of images to use.
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Aug 9, 2009  • #13
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benway
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Yeah, I was just playing with the Sepia tone the other day. Very cool. :-D

Should people want to further play with a dual paper layout, they can grab the generated one and use it as a size template (W7): (your boot drive):\Users\*your login*\AppData\Roaming\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionWallpaper_1(2).jpg
Aug 9, 2009  • #14
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In an effort to cleanup the DisplayFusion forum, this topic is being locked and archived because it applies to an older version of DisplayFusion. If you are using the latest version of DisplayFusion and would still like some assistance, please create a new topic and I'll be happy to help you out. Thanks!
Jan 12, 2010  • #15
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