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Some details on 3.0.5 AND 3.0.6

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First of all, congratulations for being the first software with multimonitor windows 7 style taskbar.

Well, testing the 3.0.5 new release, I saw some details you may already know, but here they are anyway:

1. Bold rendering on taskbar:
As you can see, bold fonts render kinda fuzzy. Win7 doesn't bold any item on the superbar (may be I can disable the bold thing myself, in that case I didn't find the option).

Example: Check the active Windows Live Messenger font and compare with the rest.

2. Item restore on fail:
When the program fails and it's forced to close, items on the secondary monitor taskbar aren't restored to the main monitor taskbar, so you have to get them by Alt+Tab or those common commands.

3. Item location when opening anything:
When I open anything that is asigned to appear on the secondary monitor, the item appears first on the main monitor taskbar and then (milliseconds obiously) goes to the secondary monitor taskbar.

Well, those are some details I saw on this new release, and I really hope you take this for good, my only intention here is to help you be better.

Here is my system info in case you need it for anything:

--- Machine ------------
Operating System: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7100.0
Operating System Version: 6.1.7100.0
Detected Version: Windows7
CPU: x86
Date/Time (UTC): 05/30/2009 19:57:52
Date/Time (Local): 05/30/2009 15:57:52
.NET Framework: 2.0.50727.4918
CurrentCulture: Spanish (Chile) (es-CL ~ es)
CurrentUICulture: Spanish (Spain) (es-ES ~ es)

--- Wallpaper ------------
Wallpaper Span: False
Monitor #1 Image: C:\Windows\Bokeh\wall-left.jpg
Monitor #2 Image: C:\Windows\Bokeh\wall-right.jpg

--- DisplayFusion ------------
Name: DisplayFusion Pro v3.0.5
Build Date: may 30, 2009 12:09
Pro: True
Pro License: 101-MIQK-899O-KYYA (truncated)
Command Line: "C:\Program Files\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.exe"
Current Folder: C:\Program Files\DisplayFusion
Performance Mode: False
Prevent System Hooks: False

--- DisplayFusion x86 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx86.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 4, 1, 0
File Version: 1, 4, 1, 0
Size: 47.792 bytes

--- DisplayFusion x64 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx64.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 4, 1, 0
File Version: 1, 4, 1, 0
Size: 60.592 bytes

--- Monitor 1------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Primary: True
Bounds: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
WorkArea: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1010}

--- Monitor 2------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY2
Primary: False
Bounds: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1280,Height=1024}
WorkArea: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1280,Height=984}

--- Screens ------------
Count: 2
Point Min X: 0
Point Min Y: 0
Point Max X: 2960
Point Max Y: 1050
Total Width: 2960
Total Height: 1050
ActiveDesktop: False

--- Screen 1------------
ScreenID: 0
Device: \\.\DISPLAY1
Bounds: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Screen 2------------
ScreenID: 1
Device: \\.\DISPLAY2
Bounds: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1280,Height=1024}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Managed Threads ------------
Count: 2
ID:3 ~ Name:TaskbarManager ~ Age:00:04:19.8250000 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:TaskbarManager_d050d482-9868-41c5-abff-2ee70b78862f
ID:4 ~ Name:HookManager ~ Age:00:04:19.7900000 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:HookManager_cfd06ee5-c0f7-481f-9a27-48e77bcb9d02

--- Taskbars ------------
Enabled: True
Auto-hide: False
Visual Styles: True
Visual Styles Detected: True
DWM Composition Detected: True
Opacity: 100
Window Options: ShowRelevant
Button Width Max: 160px
Full Screen: 00000000 ~ {X=0,Y=0,Width=0,Height=0} ~ None
Full Screen Games: 00000000 ~ {X=0,Y=0,Width=0,Height=0} ~ None
Count: 1

--- Taskbar 1------------
Location: {X=1680,Y=984,Width=1280,Height=40}
TopMost: True
Buttons (1):
"Start new topic - Mozilla Firefox" (031a15b4:031a15b4)

--- Deleted Items (1)------------

--- Windows Taskbar Buttons (1)------------
"Start new topic - Mozilla Firefox" (031a15b4:031a15b4:031a15b4 ~ None ~ GCL_HIcon ~ {X=1672,Y=-8,Width=1296,Height=1000})
May 30, 2009  • #1
User Image
6 discussion posts
Ok... just to be sure, did anyone of the Binary Fortress Team read anything of this?
Jun 1, 2009  • #2
User Image
343 discussion posts
It may just be me, but that doesn't look like bold text, but two text labels "nearly" on top of each other... :-P
Jun 1, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
Sorry, I did read this and should have posted that I'm investigating the issue. Just out of curiosity, can you try using a different window colour and colour intensity and see if the issue still exists? Thanks!
Jun 1, 2009  • #4
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6 discussion posts
I tried changing the window colour and colour intensity but the issue remains.

I took some new snaps:

If you take a good look, all the Windows 7 taskbar items look fine (obiously), but the only DisplayFusion taskbar item that looks fine, is the Active, the rest maybe are not bold but there's a small detail on borders, is kinda fuzzy.

BTW, I'm talking about the font!
Jun 2, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
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  • #6
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