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Vertical Taskbar (Some minor issues)

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Hi Jon,

First of all, let me just say that I absolutely love your work on DisplayFusion.
There are a few things that bother me though.

First off is something i posted a request about some time ago (been quite busy lately so I couldn't respond to that thread, sorry), namely the fact that the DisplayFusion taskbar does not recognize the button gap Windows uses when the taskbar is set to vertical. You implemented a registry setting to override that, but unfortunately the taskbar does not recognize that string (nothing happends).

The second thing is that the theme of the taskbar (also when positioned vertical) does not apply the taskbar theme correctly. It looks like it applies it just as it does when it is positioned horizontal and then stretches the theme upwards (or something like that), and thus becoming more transparent the higher up it comes.

The third thing is that the preview windows just acts a bit odd. Even though I set a width through the register, only wide windows receives that specific width (like a max width) and tall-thin (tower like) applications get a thin and ridiculously tall preview window. Also windwos that do receive the correct width does not necessarily receive the correct height. Perhaps add some kind of "box" setting for it, forcing it to be exactly the same hight as width or make them both settable?

The fourth is something a gimmicky thing. Would it be possible to set the offset from the bottom/top on the taskbar clock so that it is possible to have it on the same height as the windows clock. The windows clock got that desktop preview button underneath it which pushes it up a little bit.

Thank you in advance and keep up the good work. :wink:


Edit: Would it be possible to add some kind of bezel compensation option aswell?
Jul 21, 2010  • #1
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Thanks for letting me know, I'll tackle these issues and follow-up before the next beta. :)
Jul 25, 2010  • #2
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Thank you for looking in to it. :-)

On an unrelated note, would it be possible to att a 1px bezel on each monitors middle so that AeroSnap would have something to actually snap to?
Not sure if it would work in practice, although it does snap to anything else if docked close to the middle, i.e. a taskbar or a program operating in "docked" mode.

Also, would it be able to make hotkeys to "power down" (like windows does with the power save feature) a specific monitor. Could be really useful for watching movies and such.

P.S. I know that I am asking a lot right now and I don't mean to sound ungrateful to the work you have already put in to this amazing program. But I hope some suggestions never hurt. :wink:

Jul 26, 2010  • #3
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Let me see if I can address all of your points:

Taskbar gap:Fixed in Beta 9.
Theme looks wrong:I haven't noticed this, can you post a screen shot?
Preview wrong:Works as expected. I've updated the wording in the docs to help explain this better.
Clock offset:Not planned right now
Bezel compensation: Notplanned right now
Aero snap:Not really possible, would need to be all custom coded, not planned right now
Disable monitors with HotKeys:Coming in version 3.3

I hope this helps. :)
Aug 19, 2010  • #4
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