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Totally Confused!

The Artful Dodger
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Hello:
I am totally confused by your software. I have read your Users Manual, I have attempted to set up the program to do what I want it to do, but I never seem to get it all right. Here's what I'm attempting to do:
I have just purchased a second monitor and I want to create two different displays. My new monitor is to be my prime monitor (OK). I want two taskbars, both of which auto-hide (only 1 hides now). I want programs I launch from each monitor to appear only on that monitor and its taskbar (NO). I want the computer to turn on with only the primary monitor showing (NO). I would like a hotkey to allow me to toggle between the monitors and to allow me to choose whether or not a particular monitor is "on" or "off" - So I can have a different display on each monitor or I can choose to have only one or the other "on" (NO).
Does there exist a set of instructions for setting up the program?

Thanks in advance.

Sparky
3 days ago  • #1
giovs
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Hello:
I am totally confused by your software. I have read your Users Manual, I have attempted to set up the program to do what I want it to do, but I never seem to get it all right. Here's what I'm attempting to do:
I have just purchased a second monitor and I want to create two different displays. My new monitor is to be my prime monitor (OK). I want two taskbars, both of which auto-hide (only 1 hides now). I want programs I launch from each monitor to appear only on that monitor and its taskbar (NO). I want the computer to turn on with only the primary monitor showing (NO). I would like a hotkey to allow me to toggle between the monitors and to allow me to choose whether or not a particular monitor is "on" or "off" - So I can have a different display on each monitor or I can choose to have only one or the other "on" (NO).
Does there exist a set of instructions for setting up the program?

Thanks in advance.

Sparky


I'm sure the mods will be able to give you a better explanation, but to put it bluntly, DisplayFusion is not intented to be a "super duper user friendly" software. Windows' display management already is. The devs do what they can to create an intelligible interface, but Displayfusion is intended as an advanced tool. Think of it as Adobe Photoshop, you'll need to understand its functions in order to be creative and achieve what you want and much more.

First thing you'll need to do is set up Monitor Profiles with the specs you want for each scenario. With the Profiles ready, you can easily set hotkeys to activate each of them in the functions menu. Also, Windows can start DF with a specific profile, see this tutorial. I had this link ready because last week I was hooking up pretty much the same setup as you. I have a 144hz monitor that I sometimes mirror with a 60hz TV, so I want be default only the 144hz one booting up, so its frequency isn't always capped by the lower hz one.

Regarding the taskbar, check this one out..
3 days ago  • #2
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Sparky,

1) Which taskbar currently isn't auto-hiding, the one on your primary monitor or the one on your secondary monitor?

2) If you create a trigger like the one I've attached below, it will move any opened windows to the monitor your mouse cursor is currently on. You can also set your taskbar mode to "All taskbars show relevant windows" in the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab. Please note, UWP apps will still show on the primary taskbar even if they are open on a secondary monitor, due to technical limitations.

3) See the link @Giovs attached

4) This guide here will explain how to create monitor profiles, and attach hotkeys to them: https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/working-with-displayfusion-monitor-profiles/?ID=5f41fdbd-bb4f-4052-8de2-a34e47468ec0#first

Thanks for the input @Giovs
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2 days ago (modified 2 days ago)  • #3
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