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several questions about DF taskbar on 2nd monitor

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johnDF
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Hi - Am using the DF 9.5 beta 1 and Win10 pro x64 v1809. Am new to the product and have several questions if someone is willing to indulge me....

Is it possible to have the start buttons match? I'm using Classic Shell to use a win95 image file for the start button on monitor 1.

Is it possible to show the Search magnifying glass also on monitor 2?

Is it possible to show my Links Toolbar icons on monitor 2? Or maybe there is a workaround to get these shortcuts on taskbar 2 some other way?

I very much prefer the DF clock to the windows clock because it can include date and day - any way for the DF clock to also show on monitor 1?

I'm curious as to why the tray icons are different sizes on the two taskbars, and wonder if I can have them be the same size.

None of these are that big of a deal to me other than the links toolbar, but figured I would ask. Thanks!

Edit: I figured out how to simulate the links toolbar by just adding taskbar shortcuts and using custon icons instead. Unfortunately though these shortcut icons are spaced quite far apart. Just as with the tray icons, the DF (monitor 2) taskbar shortcut icons are about 25% bigger than the primary taskbar links toolbar icons and on top of that they are horizontally double-spaced. So I guess the question is can that horizontal real estate used by taskbar shortcut be reduced?

Thanks for any help!
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Apr 17, 2019 (modified Apr 18, 2019)  • #1
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  • The DisplayFusion taskbar should use the Classic Shell button if you fully restart DisplayFusion. If not, could you send me the image you're using for the Start button?
  • It's not currently possible to add the Cortana search to the DF taskbar. It is on our list, but no ETA.
  • The DisplayFusion taskbar doesn't currently support toolbars. Also on our list but no ETA.
  • DisplayFusion can't override the clock on the Windows taskbar. You could use something like TClock though.
  • If you logout/login to Windows, are the tray icons still different sizes? If not, could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info? (steps below)

Here are the steps for the troubleshooting info if needed:
  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached

Thanks!
Apr 19, 2019  • #2
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johnDF
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Thanks for getting back to me and thanks for your help.

Attached is my classic shell start button icon (main taskbar on bottom). Restarting DF still does not show it. I made the file myself so I probably did soemthing wrong.

I added a cortana search shortcut using a custom icon and a shortcut to
explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}, so all set there

No problem with not supporting toolbars since shortcuts work just as well, I was just hoping to have them closer together like on the main taskbar in the attached pic

T-Clock works great, thanks for the tip. I've finagled to get the two clocks almost identical, although the DF clock has a gap between the upper and lower parts. Can live with that. Checking "show clock on both displays" within T-Clock does not work, I'm assuming because the DF clock overrides it.

The tray icon size issue is not really an issue more of a curiosity as the icons are really not all that much bigger on taskbar #2 than taskbar #1, but here is the troubleshooting info in case you are curious.

One other question. The only titlebar button I use is Move Window to Next Monitor and I use it a lot. However the button it takes a couple seconds to appear when a window is opened. Is that delay always the case? And is it possible to instead of using that button, to save the real estate by having a "double-click on open space on the titlebar" result in moving the window to the next monitor? (I am used to that with Actual Multiple Monitors)
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Apr 19, 2019 (modified Apr 19, 2019)  • #3
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No worries, thanks for the extra info! I can't get your custom button to work either, but I'm not sure what's specifically wrong with the image. I'll check in with our devs and see what I can find out.

Re: moving windows to the next monitor, if your mouse has a middle button or scroll wheel, you can click that on the titlebar of a window to move it to the next monitor.
Apr 22, 2019  • #4
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Just a heads up to let you know what we should have the Start button issue fixed up in the next beta
May 3, 2019  • #5
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johnDF
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You're a good man. thanks for following up.
May 3, 2019  • #6
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We've just released 9.5 Beta 2. This custom button works now, but we couldn't get it to size exactly right, sorry
May 9, 2019  • #7
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Quote:
We've just released 9.5 Beta 2. This custom button works now, but we couldn't get it to size exactly right, sorry :(

Just loaded 9.5 Beta 2 and restarted and noticed I cannot get into settings. When trying to enter settings it just hangs there for maybe 30-40 seconds showing you the DF logo picture and then the logo disappears but the settings window never appears. I wil start a new thread about this

I'll have to play with the start button, but as you said right now the DF button is much smaller so I may have to stick with the classic shell default, which is fine
May 9, 2019 (modified May 9, 2019)  • #8
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Strange about the settings window! Is it still broken after a reboot?
May 9, 2019  • #9
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Strange about the settings window! Is it still broken after a reboot?
yes even after a reboot. I just posted a new thread about it. Using 9.4.3 for now, works fine
May 9, 2019  • #10
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