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Taskbar showing over fullscreen window

qhil
7 discussion posts
Today I realized that the DisplayFusion taskbar on my 2nd display is showing over fullscreen applications like a browser window (YouTube, Netflix, ...).
I'm not sure since when this happens but I could imagine that the latest Windows 10 update is the reason for this behaviour. But this is just a shot in the dark.

It's not caused by the "Show taskbar in front of fullscreen applications when they lose focus" option. In addition, it doesn't matter which browser I use.

DisplayFusion v9.7.1 (Beta 4)
Windows 10 Pro 2004 (v10.0.19041)
Google Chrome v86.0.4240.75

Thanks in advance,
Phil
Oct 10, 2020 (modified Oct 10, 2020)  • #1
anonym5204
3 discussion posts
Same problem here, since yesterday.
Only happens in browser(chromium,brave,chrome etc) fullscreen things like youtube and so on.
Does not happen with other application like mpc-hc.
Windows update cant be the issue, i have updates disabled on my maschine so nothing changed except maybe a automatic browser update.

DisplayFusion v9.7 (Beta 12)
Windows 10 Pro 1909 (Build 18363.657)
Brave V1.15.72

please investigate, thanks
Oct 10, 2020 (modified Oct 10, 2020)  • #2
Daniel Bishop99311
2 discussion posts
Same here, taskbar shows on top of fullscreen videos on second monitor even with the setting disabled. Resetting taskbars did not fix. Autohide still hides, but the 2 pixel high collapsed taskbar still shows on top.
Oct 10, 2020  • #3
qhil
7 discussion posts
I tried Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, yesterday. Had the problem with both browsers. Today I tried Microsoft Internet Explorer without any problems. Additionally, the takbar works as intended while using VLC.
Maybe it's a problem of all chromium-based browsers / applications?!

Have a nice weekend.
Oct 10, 2020  • #4
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
i have the same problem when watching youtube or tv in full screen on my secondary monitor, the taskbar won't hide when i use a program in full screen and is there when i close the program or use it non full screen (i se the taskbar all the time). I don't like to use auto hide, i want to se my taskbar all the time except when apps,programs is in full screen
Oct 10, 2020  • #5
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
Quote:
Same problem here, since yesterday.
Only happens in browser(chromium,brave,chrome etc) fullscreen things like youtube and so on.
Does not happen with other application like mpc-hc.
Windows update cant be the issue, i have updates disabled on my maschine so nothing changed except maybe a automatic browser update.

DisplayFusion v9.7 (Beta 12)
Windows 10 Pro 1909 (Build 18363.657)
Brave V1.15.72

please investigate, thanks


Your right only browser related, no taskbar when i use wmp in full screen, extremly annoying
Oct 10, 2020 (modified Oct 10, 2020)  • #6
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Yep, Same here.
I have had to disable the DF Multi-monitor taskbar and enable the one built into windows 10 but you lose a lot of functions doing that.
Oct 11, 2020  • #7
Nate Burnett98601
1 discussion post
Having same issue very annoying. Only with chrome and the last day or so.
Oct 11, 2020  • #8
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
I had to update chrome manually since it wouldn't do it aut, are someone willing to try to go a version back to see if that makes a difference ? When i use twitch in fullscreen on my main monitor i have no taskbar, when i have twitch in fullscreen on my secondary monitor i have the taskbar (strange and very annoying since i don't have the problem on my main monitor)
Oct 11, 2020 (modified Oct 11, 2020)  • #9
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Quote:
strange and very annoying since i don't have the problem on my main monitor

This could be because you have the Windows Taskbar on your main monitor and DF Taskbars on your extra Monitor,

I have 3 monitors, Usually set up as Windows Taskbar on 'primary' monitor and DF taskbars on the extra monitors,

The problem with it showing over videos only appears to happen with DF taskbars, If I disable them and enable the windows taskbar on all screens its fine,

On a side note, Checking the about Google Chrome page shows I am using Version 86.0.4240.75 (Official Build) (64-bit)

The Chrome Releases blog (https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/10/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html) shows this version was released on 6th Oct, about the same time I started having issues, so appears it could be related to a browser update
Oct 11, 2020  • #10
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
using chrome 86.0.4240.75 (Officiel version) (64-bit)
Oct 11, 2020  • #11
CrEdge
6 discussion posts
Managed to find workaround (at least for Chrome):
Settings > Compatibility > Add > Select Application > Google Chrome > Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application > OK > Apply/OK
Oct 12, 2020  • #12
anonym5204
3 discussion posts
Quote:
Managed to find workaround (at least for Chrome):
Settings > Compatibility > Add > Select Application > Google Chrome > Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application > OK > Apply/OK

not good, windows stay in both main win taskbar and dp taskbar that way.
Oct 12, 2020 (modified Oct 12, 2020)  • #13
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
Quote:
Managed to find workaround (at least for Chrome):
Settings > Compatibility > Add > Select Application > Google Chrome > Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application > OK > Apply/OK


Almost perfect, my windows button on my secondary monitor classicshell(open-shell) keeps blinking all the time
Oct 12, 2020 (modified Oct 12, 2020)  • #14
CrEdge
6 discussion posts
@anonym5204: Good catch, didn't notice that or connected the dots.
@Michael Larsen1: It seems to get better after reboot or sign out temporarily, but I'm just going to cross my fingers for a quick official fix now...
Oct 12, 2020  • #15
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
even with classic shell disabled the windows button blinks on my secondary monitor, disable the temporary fix in dp it stops blinking. Im not shure how fast they would make a fix but it's for shure very annoying
Oct 12, 2020  • #16
qhil
7 discussion posts
Quote:
Managed to find workaround (at least for Chrome):
Settings > Compatibility > Add > Select Application > Google Chrome > Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application > OK > Apply/OK

It works like a charm (at least for me), however, I'm sure that the devs will find a way to restore the original behavior. I guess that some name, number or something has changed that "just" needs to be adjusted.
Thanks for the workaround
Oct 12, 2020 (modified Oct 12, 2020)  • #17
displayfusionwallpaperengine
2 discussion posts
I came across the exact same issue, after some troubleshooting i noticed it's pretty much only Chrome browser based as videos in VLC fullscreens perfectly not problem.

Also i tried out firefox brower and no issue at all

the problem is strictly Chrome based.

Not sure what changed all of a sudden but hopefully the devs can investigate and fix this.
Oct 14, 2020  • #18
Mike_G
3 discussion posts
Same for me. Restarted my computer for the first time in a week or so, and noticed that Chrome and Edge were both exhibiting this behavior, exactly like everyone else mentioned, the "Show task bar in front of full screen applications when they lose focus" setting was unchecked as it should be -- so something was changed with an update somewhere I am guessing.

Quote:
Managed to find workaround (at least for Chrome):
Settings > Compatibility > Add > Select Application > Google Chrome > Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application > OK > Apply/OK


Thank you CrEdge! This is the only thing I've found which returns Chrome to its previous full-screen behavior. Although it does seem to cause a momentary flash of the taskbar every now and then. Strangely, other full screen apps (for example I tried the version of Candy Crush built into Windows 10, and hit Alt + Enter) seem to have no trouble at all. This problem only seems to occur with Chromium based apps, at least from what I am seeing.

Anyway, I'm just glad to see I'm far from the only person to suddenly start experiencing this. Hopefully we will get a fix soon .
Oct 14, 2020  • #19
Douglas Penman89177
1 discussion post
Quote:
Quote:
Managed to find workaround (at least for Chrome):
Settings > Compatibility > Add > Select Application > Google Chrome > Force DisplayFusion to treat this as a full screen application > OK > Apply/OK


Almost perfect, my windows button on my secondary monitor classicshell(open-shell) keeps blinking all the time


Just came here to say that I have exactly the same issue (taskbar over fullscreen YouTube video in Chrome Version 86.0.4240.75 64-bit), and forcing DisplayFusion to treat Chrome as a full screen application also fixes the problem but produces the intermittent blinking taskbar and invisible Windows button/Start menu icon on the DisplayFusion taskbar.

The original problem seems to have started when I updated to Windows 10 Version 2004 last night - as far as I can tell I updated to the current version of Chrome last week and was running DisplayFusion 9.7 (Steam version) with no problems prior to Windows being updated overnight - I've also tried updating to the latest version (v456.71) of the NVidia GeForce drivers which has not helped.
Oct 14, 2020  • #20
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
me too, invisible Windows button/Start menu icon on the DisplayFusion taskbar.
It just blinks but basically it's invisible , i haven't upgraded to windows 2004
Oct 14, 2020  • #21
CrEdge
6 discussion posts
A more manual and less buggy workaround (AFAIK):
Settings > Functions > Scroll down to "Toggle Multi-Monitor Taskbar" > Edit or Double-click > Customize as you'd prefer (I clicked ctrl+shift and typed F) > OK > Apply/OK

Basically a simple hide/unhide keyboard toggle. Had to do that for a laptop that blinks more and more often for some reason, but my gaming desktop just has opened Chrome window entry in both taskbars when in Multi-Monitor Taskbar.
Oct 14, 2020  • #22
Mike_G
3 discussion posts
Quote:
A more manual and less buggy workaround (AFAIK):
Settings > Functions > Scroll down to "Toggle Multi-Monitor Taskbar" > Edit or Double-click > Customize as you'd prefer (I clicked ctrl+shift and typed F) > OK > Apply/OK

Basically a simple hide/unhide keyboard toggle. Had to do that for a laptop that blinks more and more often for some reason, but my gaming desktop just has opened Chrome window entry in both taskbars when in Multi-Monitor Taskbar.


I couldn't take the blinking anymore so I just set to autohide the taskbar. Not my ideal solution but at least it isn't blinking, and I don't have to manually toggle the DisplayFusion taskbar on and off.
Oct 16, 2020  • #23
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

We are aware of the issue, and we will be looking into it.

Thanks!
Oct 16, 2020  • #24
qhil
7 discussion posts
Quote:
Hello,

We are aware of the issue, and we will be looking into it.

Thanks!

Thank you! Have a nice weekend!
Oct 16, 2020  • #25
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
Nov 2, 2020  • #26
qhil
7 discussion posts
I'm using v9.7.1 (Beta 5) and the problem is completely solved for me.
I tested Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Brave (all Chromium).

Thanks for your effort!
Nov 2, 2020  • #27
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
works now, thanks
Nov 2, 2020  • #28
Daniel Bishop99311
2 discussion posts
Works now, though the taskbar does take a second or so to hide itself. Thanks for the update!
Nov 2, 2020  • #29
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Quote:
Hello,

This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!


2 things,
I appear to be getting an Error 404 whenever I try to download the Beta installer,

Also, my copy of Display Fusion is the 'DisplayFusion on steam' version

Can I still use the Beta or do I need to wait for the fix to be rolled out on steam?
Nov 2, 2020  • #30
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Andrew,

If you open up Display Fusion Settings > Options, you can enable "Check for new beta versions" to update.

Thanks!
Nov 2, 2020  • #31
anonym5204
3 discussion posts
Can confrim it is fixed.
One other thing that is bothering me for a long time is, when you move a windwos app like the calculator to a different monitor it stays in both the main windows taskbar and also in the displayfusion taskbar, so it its in both, on primary display and secondary.
A fix for that would also be nice. Thanks for your work.
Nov 2, 2020  • #32
CrEdge
6 discussion posts
Quote:
Can confrim it is fixed.
One other thing that is bothering me for a long time is, when you move a windwos app like the calculator to a different monitor it stays in both the main windows taskbar and also in the displayfusion taskbar, so it its in both, on primary display and secondary.
A fix for that would also be nice. Thanks for your work.

Pretty sure it's like that for all UWP apps from the Microsoft Store (or preinstalled). I haven't tried the Beta, but it doesn't show up in the DisplayFusion taskbar if the window is in default taskbar. The other way around shows up in both taskbars though. Unfortunately it doesn't move to the monitor with my cursor either. I see the same behaviour from Chrome web apps. *Nevermind just the symptom of my workaround
Nov 2, 2020 (modified Nov 2, 2020)  • #33
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Quote:
Hi Andrew,

If you open up Display Fusion Settings > Options, you can enable "Check for new beta versions" to update.

Thanks!


Well that appears to have worked however the Beta appears to have broken the Photo Screensaver, just showing a black screen when active.

not a 'huge' issue as I have a google screen saver that does the same, but the display fusion one was a bit better.
Nov 2, 2020  • #34
Lumi
6 discussion posts
Hi there,

this problem is still occurring for me even after the new beta update today.

With Microsoft Edge + VLC
Nov 3, 2020 (modified Nov 3, 2020)  • #35
Michael Larsen1
13 discussion posts
Try chrome
Nov 3, 2020  • #36
Lumi
6 discussion posts
Quote:
Try chrome


same problem
Nov 3, 2020  • #37
qhil
7 discussion posts
Quote:
Hi there,

this problem is still occurring for me even after the new beta update today.

With Microsoft Edge + VLC

That must be caused by some other reason. VLC was never affected by this problem.
Nov 3, 2020  • #38
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

@anonym5204, We are aware of the bug and have it on our list to look into. I've noted down your contact information, and we'll let you know if we have any news on it in the future.

@AndrewPeacock52477, Which screensaver do you have set that's not working?

@Lumi, That's odd, as others have mentioned we only seemed to notice it with chromium based browsers. Could you send me a video of the issue?

Thanks!
Nov 3, 2020  • #39
Lumi
6 discussion posts
It seems to occur with any program that can go fullscreen and it started at the same time as the issue others have experienced

Should I try and reset DF settings to default?
Nov 3, 2020 (modified Nov 3, 2020)  • #40
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Lumi,

Lets hold off on resetting your Display Fusion settings, as I may want to grab them from you and back them up later. Is this happening on all your monitors, or just monitors with the Display Fusion taskbar on them?

Thanks!
Nov 3, 2020  • #41
Lumi
6 discussion posts
Only the monitors with DF taskbars. I've had to set the taskbars to auto hide in order to workaround the issue for now but obviously that's not really ideal.
Nov 3, 2020  • #42
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Lumi,

Could you send me over a backup of your settings? You can grab them in the options tab of Display Fusion with the "Export Settings" button.

Thanks!
Nov 3, 2020  • #43
Lumi
6 discussion posts
Quote:
Hi Lumi,

Could you send me over a backup of your settings? You can grab them in the options tab of Display Fusion with the "Export Settings" button.

Thanks!


here ya go, good luck!
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion Backup (2020-11-03 @ 15-15, 9.7.0.105, DESKTOP-FBV8KO9, SettingsWindow).reg [93,518 bytes]
Nov 3, 2020  • #44
displayfusionwallpaperengine
2 discussion posts
Quote:
Hello,

This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!


My issue is fixed, now it's back to normal and i can view youtube videos in fullscreen on my secondary monitor again. Thank you
Nov 3, 2020  • #45
Dan G. Switzer, II
2 discussion posts
The problem appears to be resolved for me in v9.7.1b5 as well.

This issue was endlessly irritating to me, so thank you so much for the fix!
Nov 3, 2020  • #46
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Quote:
@AndrewPeacock52477, Which screensaver do you have set that's not working?


Its the 'DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver'.

The Screen Saver does start but just shows a black screen, was working fine prior to moving to the Beta,
Nov 4, 2020  • #47
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

@lumi, If you head into your advanced settings and disable "Ignore Full Screen Windows" does that help?

@AndrewPeacock52477, I'm going to look into this further.

Thanks!
Nov 4, 2020  • #48
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@AndrewPeacock52477, Could you send me over a screensaver your trying to set?

Thanks!
Nov 4, 2020  • #49
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Quote:
@AndrewPeacock52477, Could you send me over a screensaver your trying to set?


I am assuming the attached file is the Screen saver file,

I have also attached a screen shot of what shows up on the screen saver options screen within Display Fusion
• Attachment [protected]: Photos.scr [2,523,088 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: screen saver options.PNG [152,754 bytes]
Nov 4, 2020 (modified Nov 4, 2020)  • #50
qhil
7 discussion posts
Hey guys,

how can I unsubscribe this discussion? The problem is fixed for me and I really don't need more e-mail notifications.

Thanks in advance!
Nov 4, 2020  • #51
Lumi
6 discussion posts
Quote:
Hello,

@lumi, If you head into your advanced settings and disable "Ignore Full Screen Windows" does that help?

@AndrewPeacock52477, I'm going to look into this further.

Thanks!


that seems to have fixed it, I've never been into that menu so I'm not sure how that was changed but thanks for the fix!
Nov 4, 2020  • #52
CrEdge
6 discussion posts
Quote:
Hey guys,

how can I unsubscribe this discussion? The problem is fixed for me and I really don't need more e-mail notifications.

Thanks in advance!

Account dropdown on top right > Edit My Profile > Uncheck "Please email me Support Discussion replies" > Save.

Unfortunately, it disables all of your support discussion replies (or at least is worded as such). I can't seem to find any other option.
Nov 4, 2020  • #53
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

@AndrewPeacock52477, Thanks for sending that over. We're looking into it, we'll let you know when we have any further information.

@qhil, We currently don't have a way to unsubscribe to specific discussions but it's on our list to add. Following the steps from @CrEdge will work.

@Lumi, Glad to hear!
Nov 5, 2020  • #54
sh0sh1n
4 discussion posts
Note that with the beta I am still having the issue with Chrome on one of my secondary monitors.

I used the ignore functionality to address it temporarily as instructed
Nov 10, 2020  • #55
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

This is on Beta 6? Could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:

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

Thanks!
Nov 10, 2020  • #56
Andy Squires
2 discussion posts
I'm also having the same issues with Beta 6 using Microsoft Edge (Chromium). In my case, it looks like the taskbar disappears when the fullscreen window is in focus, but reappears when I click to a window on my other monitor. Attaching troubleshooting zip.

Edit: This also seems to be occurring with the Netflix Microsoft Store app, so not limited to Chrome/Chromium browsers. If the error is with me, please let me know!
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [31,314 bytes]
Nov 10, 2020 (modified Nov 11, 2020)  • #57
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Andy,

If you head into the taskbar settings in Display Fusion, is "Show taskbar in front of full screen applications when they lose focus" enabled?

Thanks!
Nov 12, 2020  • #58
Andy Squires
2 discussion posts
Quote:
Hi Andy,

If you head into the taskbar settings in Display Fusion, is "Show taskbar in front of full screen applications when they lose focus" enabled?

Thanks!


Boy is my face red . I could have sworn I'd checked for that, unless it reverted for some reason when I installed the newest beta. At least user error's easy to fix. Thank you for the response!
Nov 12, 2020  • #59
Andrew Peacock52477
7 discussion posts
Quote:
@AndrewPeacock52477, Thanks for sending that over. We're looking into it, we'll let you know when we have any further information.


Just a quick update, I noticed Beta 6 had been made available, updated and the screen saver is now behaving its self again,

Thanks
Nov 12, 2020  • #60
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

@AndySquires, Not a problem, glad to hear it's working!

@AndrewPeacock52477, Glad to hear, thanks for letting us know!
Nov 12, 2020  • #61
sh0sh1n
4 discussion posts
Quote:
@AndySquires, Not a problem, glad to hear it's working!

@AndrewPeacock52477, Glad to hear, thanks for letting us know!


So I was getting the same issues as Andy, even though this settings was enabled, but like Andrew, seem to have everything working again (at least on this PC)
Nov 16, 2020  • #62
CrEdge
6 discussion posts
I'll try to double-check tomorrow, but it seems the bug disappeared for version 9.7 (non-Beta) after what I assume was the Chrome 87 update.

*Couldn't find older Chrome on PortableApps.com and offline installer doesn't work in Sandboxie. I could run my old disk image, but unlikely to have multi-monitor support for DisplayFusion on a VM. So I can't fully confirm my 87 assumption outside of another multi-monitor setup, dual-boot, or... Regardless, it's working fine now on both of my dual-display setups.
Nov 21, 2020 (modified Nov 21, 2020)  • #63
DADi590
1 discussion post
Quote:
I'll try to double-check tomorrow, but it seems the bug disappeared for version 9.7 (non-Beta) after what I assume was the Chrome 87 update.

I can confirm that (using 9.7). On Edge (the browser I use) too, after update 87. Though, on Opera it doesn't work (even though it's based on Chromium, I believe). Firefox is getting it to hide too, and Internet Explorer too. I have Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer installed and the only one not working on 9.7 is Opera (at least from the ones I have installed). But maybe it's fixed alreaedy on 9.7.1 Beta 6, no idea.

PS: all browsers are up-to-date (checked before commenting).
PS 2: when I say Edge, I'm talking the Chromium based one. I don't have the older one, so I can't test with that one.

EDIT: Forgot to say, on 86 it wasn't working, which was the version I had before I updated. So the update to 87 fixed it.
Nov 21, 2020 (modified Nov 21, 2020)  • #64
SomeGuyInTX
5 discussion posts
For Dev team, I just realized I was having this issue as well, with YouTube Music standalone app and installed the latest beta install of DF and it fixed the issue immediately! Thanks for the assitance.
Apr 13, 2021  • #65
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