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Win 11- 10.0b7 - Multi-Monitor Taskbar Issues

JLJTGR
6 discussion posts
The following are issues that I've observed since Windows 11 that I did not encounter in Windows 10.

After a while, pinned program icons that do not have an active window reposition themselves upwards so that you can only see half of them. If you click on them, it opens the program and that version of the icon is fine. If you close the program, it goes back to being cut off. Changing the button grouping settings to another setting and back fixes the issue temporarily.

The mirrored tray icons do not update unless the mouse cursor is positioned over the general area. It's hard to tell, but I'm pretty sure it can go minutes at a time without a frame update. Leaving the mouse stationary over the icons will pause the frame updates until you move the cursor in or out of a different icon which changes the highlighting and forces a redraw.

The "Control Center" icons are very large when using a tall taskbar.

As a side note, I am currently using the following project to modify the original Windows 11 taskbar which may or may not affect the above: https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher
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28 days ago  • #1
JLJTGR
6 discussion posts
Attaching troubleshooting report...
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [32,694 bytes]
28 days ago  • #2
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

I was able to reproduce the first and third issue on my end, so I've added these to our list to look into. The second issue should be fixed up in our next beta, so we'll be sure to let you know once that's released.

Thanks!
22 days ago  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
19 days ago  • #4
JLJTGR
6 discussion posts
The second issue where the tray icons don't update does seem better or fixed.
The third issue is up to taste, really.

The first issue where the icons are positioned half out of view seems the same. You can still fix it by changing some related options, but the issue always returns eventually.

This next thing I'm not sure what to blame exactly... but it seems like when when my monitors sleep, Windows may lose connection to at least one which sort of forces a re-layout of desktop space. (just like unplugging them) When they're all back, Windows doesn't seem to see that space should be reserved for the DF taskbar on the non-primary monitor. If you maximize a window on the screen with the DF taskbar, part of the window is behind the taskbar. Restarting DF does not reserve the taskbar space... only restarting Windows will. Essentially, it would be nice if DisplayFusion could re-reserve the bottom of the desktop so that maximized windows do not overlap with the DF taskbar.
18 days ago  • #5
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Just that 2nd issue is what we fixed up in that beta

For those taskbar issues, if you open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window and click the "Apply" button, does that fix it up?

Thanks!
15 days ago  • #6
JLJTGR
6 discussion posts
I tried creating new splits and removing them and it didn't seem to fix things in the past. I use Fancy Zones and killing that and restarting that didn't help anything inbetween. Nor did redefining the zones there. Creating manual margins in Display Fusion did odd things where it seemed like the margins were in the wrong place... but it's not great to use that a workaround even if it were to help... because a reboot will fix the original problem and not undo the workaround.

I found that if I wake up my screens in the right order with good enough timing, that I can avoid the issue. Or perhaps it is just random and that's what I think can affect it. In any case, I will see if I can break it on purpose next time and try your suggestion again.

Maybe I'll create a troubleshooting export before and after to see if the monitors are reported differently.
15 days ago  • #7
JLJTGR
6 discussion posts
I tried again, but it seems the only thing to fix it is rebooting. I'm perplexed as to why that much is needed. I would think that just restarting DF would be enough.

Anyways, I've attached two more troubleshooting exports. The main difference I see between them is the reported "WorkArea". When things are not working, the WorkArea is the entire screen... when it is working properly, the WorkArea removes some of the height, reserved for the taskbar.
2021-11-25 15_21_36-EditPad Pro 8 - [DebugInfo.html compared with DebugInfo.html].png
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• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo-Abnormal.zip [33,827 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo-RebootFixed.zip [33,377 bytes]
13 days ago  • #8
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Interesting, thanks for testing that. The next time this happens, can you right click an empty spot on the taskbar and head to Multi-Monitor Taskbar > Position, and set it to "Bottom", and see if that fixes it up?

Thanks!
7 days ago  • #9
JLJTGR
6 discussion posts
I'm on beta 9 now. Moving the taskbar around instead of using automatic doesn't reserve the workarea. If I restart Explorer, then restart DF... the area is reserved properly.
14 hours ago  • #10
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