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Fred Greco
170 discussion posts
Is there a way to have it so that Windows 10 apps only show up in the taskbar of the monitor where the app is open? Right now the app appears (and takes space) on the taskbar of both monitors
Jul 2, 2019  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not at the moment. It's on our list to fix up, but so far we haven't been able to find a way to do it. The Universal apps do this when we use the same API call to remove from the taskbar that we use for regular desktop apps, and we haven't been able to find another API for removing buttons from the Windows taskbar :(
Jul 2, 2019  • #2
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Fred Greco
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OK. Thanks. Another thing that does not work now is using Compatibility settings to move the titlebar on Windows 10 apps. You can't choose the app to apply the settings.
Jul 2, 2019  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
For Univeral apps, you need to use the following as the Application:
C:\Windows\System32\ApplicationFrameHost.exe


All Universal app windows run in that container process, so the rule will affect all of them.
Jul 3, 2019  • #4
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Fred Greco
170 discussion posts
That does not appear to work.
Jul 3, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you send me a screenshot of the Compatibility rule, and the Universal app window?
Jul 4, 2019  • #6
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Fred Greco
170 discussion posts
Here they are
• Attachment [protected]: compatibility.jpg [300,185 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: window.jpg [148,378 bytes]
Jul 4, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Interesting! I'm seeing the same behaviour here. I wonder if this is a change made in the latest Windows 10 update.

Can you try this in the compatibility rule instead?
*Todoist.Universal.exe


Also, you'll want something more like -175 for the horizontal offset.
Jul 4, 2019  • #8
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Fred Greco
170 discussion posts
That worked! Both for Todist and Todist Preview apps.
Jul 4, 2019  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, thanks Fred! We'll need to see if we can add a way to get those proper EXE paths in the Select Application window for Compatibility rules then.
Jul 4, 2019  • #10
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Fred Greco
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Excellent, thanks Fred! We'll need to see if we can add a way to get those proper EXE paths in the Select Application window for Compatibility rules then.


Yes, because there is no way for me to know what the proper string would be for other universal apps. I tried (without success) to apply this to the Calculator app.
Jul 4, 2019  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
For sure. You can actually find it out now, it's just a bit of extra work. Here's how to do it:

  • Open the Universal app
  • Open the Windows Task Manager
  • On the Processes tab, click the arrow next to the app name to expand it
  • Right-click the app name thats indented below the main one and choose "Go to Details"
  • It should switch to the Details tab and highlight the process name
  • You can then use that process name with a * in front of it in the compatibility rule, like this:
    *Calculator.exe
Jul 4, 2019  • #12
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Fred Greco
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Any update on having Windows apps only show on one taskbar instead of all of them?
May 1, 2020  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not yet, sorry!
May 6, 2020  • #14
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Christopher Cuddy
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Add me to the list of people requesting a fix for this. Not a showstopper by any means, but it would be great to only have the app show on the proper monitor.
May 8, 2020  • #15
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Chris Lowry
11 discussion posts
I agree this would be good to implement, confuses my stupid brain
Jun 11, 2020  • #16
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dbaldon
22 discussion posts
Something I noticed for universal apps was that the path changes each time they are updated. I've changed all the paths for my universal apps to look like this; C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\**\BibleApp.Windows.exe just substitute the exe name as appropriate. Here's another example; C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\**\Slack.exe

I also vote for fixing the issue of the icons for universal apps being shown on both taskbars.
Jun 11, 2020  • #17
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Joshdw
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Any news on a fix for this? It's quite annoying seeing the window appear on both my main and one of my side-monitors' taskbars.
Oct 28, 2020  • #18
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Unfortunately, no updates yet, sorry!
Oct 30, 2020  • #19
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Joshdw
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Quote:
Hello,

Unfortunately, no updates yet, sorry!


Thanks for the quick response ! Hopefully soon :)
Oct 30, 2020  • #20
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Hadoken
3 discussion posts
+1 for this please!
Dec 7, 2020  • #21
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Ajasja Ljubetič
7 discussion posts
I know this is not a super helpful message, but it would be really great if the apps showed up only on the correct taskbars.
Jul 20, 2021  • #22
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Cody Thurber
10 discussion posts
+1 :D But I understand the reasoning for delay :)
Aug 24, 2021  • #23
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trip35
22 discussion posts
This is an issue that has been bothering for years, and I revisit this thread from time to time to see if there has been any progress. I was thinking about it this morning, and I have a suggestion that might be worth investigating if it hasn't been already. I see that there are a number of apps that minimise an app from the taskbar to the system tray, such as 'MinimizeToTray' on GitHub. Perhaps it would be possible to incorporate such a function into DF so that if a universal app is displayed on the second monitor, the app disappears from the main Windows taskbar but still apppears on the DisplayFusion taskbar of the screen that is displaying the app.
Nov 8, 2023  • #24
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powerdemon
1 discussion post
I have this issue as well in 2023. Like the others have said, it's not a deal breaker, but would be nice.
Dec 12, 2023  • #25
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