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When WIll You Make Virtual Desktop Feature Work?

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Goce Ristov
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I must say that I am a bit sick of not having this awesome windows feature. It's been years since you guys promised that you'll fix it. But this hasn't happened. I need to use this. I bought my big 43 monitor because I was sure DisplayFusion will let me use it as 4 separate monitors.

Not having Virtual Desktops is a HUGE letdown. Honestly, I would've gone with a different solution if I knew you weren't going to fix this ever.

Please, guys, this is a must. Just work on it, please. Who's with me?
Nov 17, 2018  • #1
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BoKKeR
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I sure am, I would buy a license for my laptop instead of just my PC
Nov 18, 2018  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Which issue are you having with the virtual desktops?
Nov 19, 2018  • #3
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Goce Ristov
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Which issue are you having with the virtual desktops?


I have my 43 inch monitor split in 5 parts. Each one is like a sperate monitor. However, when I try to create a virtual desktop with the windows native command, I can only see the applications from one of the splits, aka the primary one. The other open applications just don't appear there and they stay open by default on any new virtual desktop I open.

Only if I move the open application into this split, which is the primary one, they will appear into the virtual desktop menu.
Nov 27, 2018  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you set the Taskbar Mode on the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab to "Windows taskbar shows all, DisplayFusion shows relevant," does that make any difference?
Nov 27, 2018  • #5
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Goce Ristov
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If you set the Taskbar Mode on the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab to "Windows taskbar shows all, DisplayFusion shows relevant," does that make any difference?


Yes it does show them all in the virtual desktop menu. However they are all shown in every taskbar as well which kinda defeats the purpose of having multiple taksbars.
Nov 27, 2018  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you use "Windows taskbar shows all, DisplayFusion shows relevant" it should only show them all on the Windows taskbar, and relevant ones only on the DF taskbars. This is the best workaround for now because the bug is with removing buttons from the Windows taskbar. The only way that we know how to remove them from the Windows taskbar causes this issue, and so far we haven't been able to find another way. There must be an undocumented API somewhere for doing it but no luck finding it so far
Nov 27, 2018  • #7
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BoKKeR
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I don't think DF supports the virtual desktop function of windows 10 or at least I cant get it to work. And I don't know any other virtual desktop software that will work with DF.

The issue is that I am trying to use my laptops screen as a dual screen laptop using virtual desktops (switching between with a button).

I would like to specify on which virtual desktop the applications open as default.
Have a virtual desktop indicator down in the corner just as linux distros have.
Move applications by using the Move Window to Next Monitor button that is located in the taskbar.
Any help is appreciated.
Dec 18, 2018  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DisplayFusion functions don't yet support sending windows to different virtual desktops, but it's on our list to do. I've added your info to the open ticket :)

Thanks!
Dec 19, 2018  • #9
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BoKKeR
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I am already using an autohotkey solution for moving the windows between virtual desktops and a program that switches between virtual desktops on a button click. But what about the rest of the things I posted? I cannot make any of those work. Is there a way to have a virtual desktop and let DF recognize it as a second monitor?
Dec 19, 2018 (modified Dec 19, 2018)  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not at the moment, no. DisplayFusion doesn't have any feature support for the Windows 10 virtual desktops yet.
Dec 19, 2018  • #11
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BoKKeR
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Do you know any other virtual screen software that it works good with? I am willing to switch.
Dec 20, 2018  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I know some of our customers use BetterDesktopTool. DisplayFusion doesn't have built-in functions for any third-party virtual desktop apps though.
Dec 20, 2018  • #13
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