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Windows 10 Virual Desktops and multiple monitors

JV SYSTEM Przemyslaw Nowak
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I have the following situation. I have the multiple monitors and two virtual desktops for these monitors (and disabled native multi taskbar from Windows10).

I'm running example programs on both monitors on first virtual desktop. Everything works fine.

The problem appears when I'm trying to switch to my second virtual desktop. I shouldn't have there any opened programs (clean workspace for work). Unfortunately there are programs (I mean taskbar) which were opened on first virtual desktop on second monitor (the monitor which is not primary, this is one where display fusion create that taskbar for me). See for details on attached screenshots.

Do you know about that? Is it known problem?

DisplayFunsion version: Pro 8.0 Beta 9 (the problem was also on last stable version that's why I've tried the beta version (I have migrated to Windows 10 so late because I thought that kinds of problems are solved).
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Jul 10, 2016 (modified Jul 10, 2016)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
This issue is currently on our list to fix up. For some reason, windows that have been removed from the Primary taskbar (like ones that have been moved to a DF taskbar) don't register in Task View any more. There is a workaround, which is to set the Taskbar Mode on the Settings > Taskbar tab to "Windows taskbar shows all windows..." It's definitely not ideal, but hopefully a decent compromise until we can find a way to fix it up in the future
Jul 12, 2016  • #2
JV SYSTEM Przemyslaw Nowak
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Yes - the workaround is not ideal, I still the the programs on second virtual desktop. Where are you planning to fix this problem? For me it looks like a major bug because broke totally the idea of new virtual desktops introduced on Windows 10. Could you specify any timeline for this fix?

Jul 14, 2016  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
We don't have an ETA, unfortunately. It's a fundamental Windows design change that we need to figure out how to work around without also affecting the DisplayFusion functionality. I'll be sure to post an update when we do make some progress.

Jul 14, 2016  • #4
Andrew Hussey's profile on

Has this been resolved yet?


Sep 14, 2017  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Not yet, sorry! We will post an update as soon as we do get it sorted out.

Sep 15, 2017  • #6
simon parker
1 discussion post
Any update on this as yet? it works with the workaround of showing all windows on the main taskbar but that kinda defeats the object a little of using DF. for me at least
Dec 19, 2017  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Unfortunately no fix as of yet. The Windows API that we use to remove the buttons from the Windows taskbar causes this issue to happen, and so far there doesn't seem to be a different method of doing this
Dec 19, 2017  • #8
Skyfox's profile on
Any further updates on this? Is there a fix yet?
Jan 7, 2019  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Not yet, sorry.
Jan 9, 2019  • #10
1 discussion post
Has this issue been resolved yet?

Side note, I recently upgraded to windows 10 and sadly am finding less and less reasons to keep DF installed. It seems that windows thankfully integrated lots of its functionality. I enjoy having the clock and other buttons on the taskbar, but if this problem is not fixed I think I will sadly be forced to uninstall At least DF was useful in the days of Windows 7
Jul 13, 2019  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Not yet, sorry
Jul 15, 2019  • #12
2 discussion posts
Almost 4 years and they still can't get this to work with virtual desktop?
Mar 17, 2020  • #13
Pete Ward
3 discussion posts
I'm having this issue too. Any news on a fix?
Sep 21, 2020  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
We have a lead on a possible fix, but can't offer an ETA at the moment, as we don't yet know how much development and testing time is needed to implement it.
Sep 22, 2020  • #15
1 discussion post
Hello, i'd like to request this option too. Do you perhaps have a timeline for implementing it?
Feb 2, 2021  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Not yet sorry. We have a lead on this but it needs some extensive development and testing. If we're lucky and everything works, we may be able to have it fixed by the end of the year.
Feb 3, 2021  • #17
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