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Taskbar on top of windows

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Landon Winburn18988
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I have a 4k monitor split into 4 displays with taskbars on each display. This works great for windows in each display but when I try and full screen an app to the full 4k the taskbar on the two top monitors is being displayed in front of the app that is in the foreground. How can I prevent the taskbar from being on top of my other windows? Attached is an example and the settings for the taskbars. Thanks.
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Mar 10, 2021  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Landon,

Unfortunately there isn't really a way around this, aside from moving those taskbars to the top of their respective splits.

Thanks!
Mar 12, 2021  • #2
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Landon Winburn18988
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Feature Request!

So I suppose moving the taskbar could be a workaround however when you do that it covers up the much needed min/max/close buttons and covers the top of the window.

Is there a way to disable the taskbars when I toggle the full screen button? And then enable the taskbars when I click the toggle button again?

Thanks,
Landon.
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Mar 13, 2021  • #3
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Hi Landon,

I've added this to our feature request list. We don't guarantee that feature requests will be implemented, or offer timelines on possible implementation. We'll be sure to let you know if we do add it to our planned features in a future version.

That's strange that your windows are going past the taskbar. Could you send me over a backup of your settings? You can grab them in the options tab of DisplayFusion, using the "Export Settings" button.

Thanks!
Mar 17, 2021  • #4
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Landon Winburn18988
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Mar 17, 2021  • #5
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Landon,

I can't seem to reproduce the issue with your settings. Does that happen with all applications, or just certain ones?

Thanks!
Mar 17, 2021  • #6
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Landon Winburn18988
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Its happening with every app including file explorer.
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29 days ago  • #7
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Hi Landon,

Could you send me over a debug log? Here are the steps:

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log

Thanks!
28 days ago  • #8
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Landon Winburn18988
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Here you go. I toggled the Brave browser to full screen at exactly 2:16 pm.
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28 days ago  • #9
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NetMage
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A Function could probably be created to disable the taskbars when the focused window overlaps the middle taskbars and enable them when the focused window is changed. Or leave them disabled while a large window is open.
28 days ago  • #10
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Landon Winburn18988
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I finally got something working!

So when I changed from Span Window Across all Monitors to Maximize Window (ignore monitor splits) it works!

Its going to take alot of getting used to the taskbar being on top but at least it works now. Thanks!
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28 days ago  • #11
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Landon Winburn18988
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Spoke too soon. With the taskbar on top its covering up the Zoom controls. I have to move the taskbar down to access the Zoom controls.

I'm giving up. I ordered a MST hub to split the monitor into 4 1080 screens and will just use displayfusion to span these monitors.
25 days ago  • #12
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Landon Winburn18988
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Ok, with the MST hub and using 4 inputs on my monitor to split it that way and going with the native taskbars works fine. My issue is now in this configuration the span window function doesn't work. When I click that function it moves the window to the top of my "primary" monitor and shrinks it down. I would assume that spanning monitors means it would maximize across all 4. What could I possibly be doing wrong now? Here is a screen shot of brave after I hit the Span button and the intersection of all 4 monitors. Thanks.
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24 days ago  • #13
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Hi Landon,

Going back to the issue with your programs going past the top taskbar, I was able to reproduce that issue on my end. I've added it to our list to fix up, so we'll be sure to let you know if we have any news on it in the future.

We are also aware of a bug with the Span Window function failing when monitors are stacked on top of each other. I've added your vote to this bug as well.

As a work around, you can create a custom function that moves the window to the top left corner of the top left monitor, and then sets the width and height of the application to 200%.

I can't say I've seen a monitor split itself into 4 sections through 4 separate inputs. Could you send me over a copy of your troubleshooting info for reference? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached

Thanks!
24 days ago  • #14
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Landon Winburn18988
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The monitor I'm running is the LF-43UN700. https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-43un700-b-4k-uhd-led-monitor

This monitor is 4k and will accept 4 inputs in which you can use picture in picture or quadrants to display the inputs. This being the case I can run a single 4k display and let DF split the screens or the monitor can do it natively with the displayport MST hub and giving it 4 inputs. I've setup a function to move the window and set the size to 3840/2080 to account for the 2 taskbars. This seems to be fine for the maximize but you can't restore the window to its original location. I have to have another function to resize it again to fit in a 1080 "window" or display and then you have to move the window back to its original display.

Attached is the file requested. Thanks.
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24 days ago  • #15
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NetMage
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Perhaps your function to span all monitors could maximize the window then adjust its size, so the restore works properly?
16 days ago  • #16
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Landon Winburn18988
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@NetMage

When using the monitor with multiple inputs, if you maximize it only maximizes to one quadrant or "monitor". For this reason I have to move the window and resize to span all 4 monitors and go full screen. Since its not a true maximize I can't restore the window to the previous "state" as the window size and position have already been overridden. For this reason I'm stuck with the restore button basically doing another resize to a static location.
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