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Taskbar shrinkage

dimdem66
7 discussion posts
I'm having an odd problem that may or may not be related to DisplayFusion. After my PC has been running for a while, say a day or so, I notice that the taskbar on my ancillary monitors (one HDMI, one DP) has shrunk down to roughly half its normal height, so that icons are very small. On the primary (DP) monitor, the taskbar disappears entirely, except for a gray line basically a pixel tall across the bottom of the screen. Does this ring any bells. Around Christmas I started having Windows problems that led me to do a reinstall at the same time that I replaced one monitor with a new one. So there were a lot of changes at once, making it harder to pin down possible causes.
Jan 16, 2021  • #1
dimdem66
7 discussion posts
Once again, as I dig further into a problem something that seemed like it might be a DisplayFusion issue turns out to be something else. What seems to be happening is that when my computer is unattended long enough, explorer.exe crashes. Restarting it though Task Manager restores it. The only DisplayFusion involvement seems to be that this leaves my wallpaper misaligned.
Jan 18, 2021  • #2
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Strange! Could you try running without Display Fusion for a few days to see if explorer.exe is still crashing?

Thanks!
Jan 20, 2021  • #3
dimdem66
7 discussion posts
Yes, I had a crash this morning without DF running. It's a head scratcher. I've tried disabling all third-party explorer extensions and using DISM/SFC to look for corrupt Windows files, all without luck.
Jan 26, 2021  • #4
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

That's really odd. I'll attach a link to an official Microsoft thread with some suggestions that will hopefully help you out.

Thanks!

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/file-explorer-keeps-crashing/e40199aa-45ce-4d5c-9611-27e5fe352671
Jan 26, 2021  • #5
dimdem66
7 discussion posts
It was an odd issue, but I guess that I have it sorted well enough. I've now determined that a variety of issues that I was having for the last 6 weeks or so all go away when I connect one particular monitor via HDMI instead of DP. Must be an esoteric graphics driver bug or something.
Feb 4, 2021  • #6
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