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Windows 10 - Taskbars constantly disappearing and reapparing

Timps
5 discussion posts
Hi team, I'm using DF on my ultrawide to split it into 3 monitors and it works pretty seamlessly. I have separate taskbars on each split to show the windows for that split on them.

Every few minutes, and seemingly at random the DF taskbars disappear and the windows 10 taskbar stretches full width. And then it goes back again.
It keeps happening over and over.

Nvidia driver updated last week, nothing else has changed on the pc.

Need a little help.
Jan 25, 2021  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

If you head into the Windows taskbar settings, do you have "Show taskbar on all displays" enabled?

Thanks!
Jan 26, 2021  • #2
Timps
5 discussion posts
Apologies, I got no notification there was a reply.
Yep, it's all ticked.
There are 3 "displays" created on the Ultrawide.
It works perfectly to snap the windows.
There is a taskbar on each window. And every 30 to 120 seconds it reverts to only the windows taskbar.

When it reverts I have the start button on the left, right clock and dock all the way on the far right and all of the windows from "displays" 2 and 3 disappear.
Feb 17, 2021  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Interesting, if you open up task manager do you see any processes on the Details tab called "nvsmartmaxapp"?

Thanks!
Feb 17, 2021  • #4
Timps
5 discussion posts
No, there's nothing with that name in there.
Feb 18, 2021  • #5
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached

Thanks!
Feb 18, 2021  • #6
Timps
5 discussion posts
Yep, sure thing Owen. Here it is.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [404,268 bytes]
Feb 19, 2021  • #7
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Thanks for sending that over. Have your rebooted your PC since updating your nvidia drivers?

Thanks!
Feb 19, 2021  • #8
Timps
5 discussion posts
So the problem went away, just... went away.
Restarted and it comes back. Then it goes away.
Bunch of drivers updated last week, it just keeps happening.

On a whim I had Discord closed and it seems to suddenly stop.
Looks like Discord is doing something, god knows what, and killing the Displayfusion task bars.



Edit: Nope.
Discord remains closed and it started up again.
It's just endlessly flickering.
22 days ago (modified 22 days ago)  • #9
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Could you send me an updated copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached

Thanks!
21 days ago  • #10
Scherni
9 discussion posts
Owen - I am seeing this as well. Windows 10 Pro ver 10.0.19043.1023. Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen2 with Intel and nVidia cards.

How can I help?

Jason
21 days ago  • #11
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Jason,

Could you send me a copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached

Thanks!
20 days ago  • #12
Scherni
9 discussion posts
You got it. See attached.

Jason
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [34,158 bytes]
20 days ago  • #13
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Jason,

Thanks for sending that over. Could you also open up task manager, and check to see if any processes on the Details tab called "nvsmartmaxapp" are running?

Thanks!
19 days ago  • #14
Scherni
9 discussion posts
Hey Owen:

Nvsmartmaxapp is NOT present.

js
19 days ago  • #15
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Jason,

Thanks for checking that for me. Could you send me over a video of the issue happening?

Thanks!
16 days ago  • #16
Scherni
9 discussion posts
Hey Owen:

Give me a couple of days. It is only occurring when I have multiple(2) screens running and I'm in a single screen configuration right now.

Jason
14 days ago  • #17
Scherni
9 discussion posts
Owen:

Can't seem to replicate it now. I'll keep looking. It's possible it was tied into the missing system tray icons issue.

js
9 days ago  • #18
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Jason,

Interesting, if the issue comes back just let me know.

Thanks!
8 days ago  • #19
JayMoona
2 discussion posts
I'm having the same issue since Windows updated last night. Running the H121 update since last night. Latest DisplayFusion, latest Nvidia driver with yesterday's hotfix. My taskbar/system tray keeps disappearing and then coming back. After about an hour of troubleshooting, on a whim I disabled DF, rebooted, and things are back to normal, as far as the taskbar is concerned. Start DF back up, and the problem returns within minutes.
7 days ago  • #20
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Jay,

I have a feeling this is related to the missing system tray icons from this thread: https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/missing-system-tray-icons/?ID=18d3bea7-8cea-4b5e-ae6f-1ed3b5cbf847

Could you send me over a video of the issue happening?

Thanks!
7 days ago  • #21
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