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Windows Position Profile Not Applying

Parallax Abstraction
26 discussion posts
Hey all.
Been happily using DisplayFusion for a number of years now. However, I'm having a frustrating issue on my work laptop and saved windows positions that I'm hoping someone can assist with.
My laptop has one screen when not docked (kinda' obvious I guess) and 3 screens when on its dock: The internal display and two 24" external displays. I do have that configuration saved as a monitor profile and I created a windows position profile to go with it, which is assigned to it (see attached images.)
The problem is, the profile just doesn't apply when I put the laptop back on the dock. It doesn't matter how long I wait, nothing happens. I've recreated the profile multiple times and also tried assigning a hotkey to the window profile that seems inconsistent at best so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Given that this is one of DisplayFusion's core feature, I'm going to guess it's something on my end and not a bug but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
If anyone's able to assist, I would greatly appreciate it as this laptop is used in a managed IT job with a LOT of open windows and it regularly gets removed from the dock for meetings. Thanks!
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May 21, 2019  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
When you re-dock, if you manually load the Window Position Profile, does it work?
May 23, 2019  • #2
Parallax Abstraction
26 discussion posts
Hi Keith! Sorry for the delayed response.
So when I redock and attempt to manually load the profile, it doesn't work properly. A bunch of windows get manipulated but none of them end up in their saved positions. So, it appears the profile itself is the issue. I've already recreated it multiple times to no avail.
Any ideas? Thanks!
May 28, 2019  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, can you do another test? If you manually load the profile twice, does it work correctly? I'm wondering if you're running into a bug that we have on our list already.
May 29, 2019  • #4
Parallax Abstraction
26 discussion posts
Hi again!
So I just tried what you suggested. I manually loaded the profile 3 times and it moved one window (Microsoft Teams) and everything else stayed where it was.
Jun 4, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, thanks! Could you send me a backup of your settings so that I can have a look at the profile? (Settings > Options > Backup)

Thanks!
Jun 5, 2019  • #6
Parallax Abstraction
26 discussion posts
You got it! Backup attached.
Thanks!
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Jun 5, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! Disabling the Window Text condition for the entries that have filenames/page titles in their Window Text should fix this up. The issue is that if you're on a different file or page, then the text no longer matches so the entry is skipped when the profile is loaded. Please see the attached screenshot for reference.

You can also leave the condition enabled, and just remove the filename/page title part of the Window Text.

Hope that helps!
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Jun 6, 2019 (modified Jun 6, 2019)  • #8
Parallax Abstraction
26 discussion posts
Oh, interesting! OK, that makes sense. I'll give it a try and let you know. Thanks!
Jun 6, 2019  • #9
David R Turner
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Just had this issue & found this thread; so I put text in the profile like: for Firefox, "*Firefox" and for Excel, "*Excel" instead of the actual filenames I saved on the profile recently.
SUGGESTION: a pop-up reminder during a profile save, that can be turned off if someone is well aware of this behaviour. As a newbie, it would have saved me a bit of frustration.
May 24, 2021  • #10
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