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Windows show up on all virtual desktops with Task View

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Displayfusion doesn't seem to be working correctly with Windows 10 Desktops. Specifically windows get duplicated across desktops.
Steps to recreate:
1) Before creating a second desktop split a monitor
2) Via Settings, Set the Display fusion taskbar to "windows taskbar shows all windows, DF shows relevant"
3) create a second desktop using that funny little task view icon on the taskbar
4) open at least two apps (not Chrome as it seems to work fine), at least one in each split
5) Flip to or just look at the second desktop via the Tak view icon or the "Win+CTRL+left arrow" and see the second desktop is BLANK (no apps)
6) change the DF taskbar setting to " all taskbars show relevant windows"
7) Flip over to the second desktop and see that windows are now duplicated on Desktop 2
Oct 30, 2018 (modified Oct 30, 2018)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
This is unfortunately due to an issue in Windows 10 where when the taskbar button is removed from the Windows taskbar, it's no longer registered in Task View, Alt+Tab, etc. It's on our list to fix but so far is not fixable. For now, the best workaround is to set the taskbar to "Windows taskbar shows all windows..." as you noted in step 2, or disable the DisplayFusion taskbars and re-enable the Windows 10 multi-monitor taskbars.
Oct 30, 2018  • #2
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Mason T
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Hi Keith,

Has there been a fix for this?

While I actually think the functionality has some utility (in that having an unchanging view on one monitor can be quite useful) I would hope there is some functionality that will be rolled out where I can selectively have one of my monitors statically holding windows, while my other 2 will switch to the virtual desktop windows.
Feb 22, 2021  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on
Hi Mason,

Unfortunately we haven't made much progress on this issue.

Feb 23, 2021  • #4
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Eric H
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I'd like to suggest VirtuaWin. Been using if for over a decade and it does what you're looking for. I too tried Windows 10's native virtual desktop manager and had the same issues with windows being repeated across all desktops. Frustrating. Went back to VirtuaWin. Found I really missed the shortcut keys I programmed with the numeric keypad for quick change of desktops (Ctrl+Alt+<num key>).

Better luck with this, hopefully.
Jan 31, 2022  • #5
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