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Video game support: Redux

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Kevin F.
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Hey Jon.

Thought I might as well pitch this idea again, but can you please at least look into something that makes wallpapers stop changing when there is a game running windowed?

I have seen that you have an exception list for the titlebar buttons, something like this would be PERFECT for this. not only will it let a user fix any problems with fullscreen games not being detected properly, but also allow for users to define games that will be played in windowed mode, something I have not seen your code understand or recognize at all. No offense of course, its got to be hard.

But adding another exception list to the wallpaper settings menu would be so perfect... Its what I suggested last time, but I think something was lost in translation.
Dec 22, 2009  • #1
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I like this idea a lot, please forgive me but I don't remember it being suggested before. I remember some ideas about maintaining a games list, but I never made the connection to an exception list like this. Version 3.2 will be adding a "Compatibility" tab where you can add an application to the list and exempt it from things like titlebar buttons, snapping and I'll include the wallpaper idea as well. Perfect!
Dec 23, 2009  • #2
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Kevin F.
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It was my poor speech, I tend to be really bad at getting across ideas that are even remotely complicated. But I am looking forward to it!
Dec 23, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I might be able to squeeze the Compatibility options into the 3.1.7 release, but it depends how testing goes for the first beta (out now).
Dec 23, 2009  • #4
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Kevin F.
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Something for later!

As a GUI addon, how about a target drop? What this is is something that you can drag out of the settings menu, let go of on another window, and DF would ID the window and add it to its respective list. I have seen this done with Process explorer. A simple google will help you find the program, which is AMAZING btw. I think that would be a great addition to the compatibility exception lists!
Dec 27, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I have a new system for adding exceptions that will make it much easier. It's coming in the next beta, very soon.
Dec 30, 2009  • #6
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Kevin F.
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Love the new menu. Still could do with the drag and drop on running, take for instance you don't know what the program calls its windows? You drag a little reticule onto it and boom, DF knows what you are thinking.

I would say add this in to the current list of running apps, and when you use it it just goes and selects it, still needing you to press ok. Still Wonderful job.
Jan 6, 2010  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@pyrobob: The list that DisplayFusion provides is a list of processes, not windows, and it includes the application's icon. I'm hoping that with the icon, and the EXE's name everyone should be able to identify their running applications.
Jan 6, 2010  • #8
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Kevin F.
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Meh, maybe one day there will be a better use for it. Also Jon, head over to the closed beta forums I am about to post some more in depth issues, and I find them unfitting for the general discussion area.
Jan 6, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, thanks pyrobob.
Jan 6, 2010  • #10
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