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Working with Window Position Profiles

Window Position Profiles are a new feature in DisplayFusion 9.2 that allow you to save your current window layout and easily restore it at a later time, after reboots, or undocking/redocking for example. This guide will walk you through the different ways to save a Window Position Profile, and the different ways to manually and automatically load Window Position Profiles.

Saving a Window Position Profile

There are a few different ways that you can save a Window Position Profile. The first step, regardless of the method you use to save the profile is to size and position all of your windows so that they're setup the way you like. Then, do one of the following to save the layout as a Window Position Profile:

  1. Right-click the DisplayFusion tray icon and navigate to Window Position Profiles > Save Profile > New Profile.
  2. Open the DisplayFusion Settings, click the Window Position Profiles tab, and click the Save button.
Saving a Window Position Profile
Saving a Window Position Profile

Manually Loading a Window Position Profile

There are many ways to manually load a Window Position Profile. Before loading a profile, you'll want to make sure that your applications are already open.

  1. Right-click the DisplayFusion tray icon, and navigate to Window Position Profiles > Load Profile > Profile Name.
  2. Open the DisplayFusion Settings, click the Window Position Profiles tab, select the profile, and click the Load button.
  3. Assign a key combination to the "Load Window Position Profile: profile-name" Function on the Settings > Functions tab.
  4. Set the "Load Window Position Profile: profile-name" Function as a TitleBar Button on the Settings > Functions tab.
  5. Via the command line with DisplayFusionCommand.exe -WindowPositionProfileSave and DisplayFusionCommand.exe -WindowPositionProfileLoad
Loading a Window Position Profile
Loading a Window Position Profile

Overwriting an Existing Window Position Profile

To overwrite an existing profile, choose its name from the Window Position Profiles > Save Profile menu in the DisplayFusion tray menu. Note that overwriting does not add programs to the profile, it completely replaces it with only the windows you have open at the time.

Assigning Window Position Profiles to Monitor Profiles

One of the ways you can automatically load a Window Position Profile is by automatically assigning it to a Monitor Profile. Doing this allows DisplayFusion to automatically load the Window Position Profile whenever you switch Monitor Profiles. Note that there's a delay of about 15-20 seconds after the Monitor Profile has been loaded, to allow time for the taskbars to finish reloading before restoring the window positions. To assign a Window Position Profile to a Monitor Profile:

  1. Create a Monitor Profile.
  2. In the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window, click the "Manage Monitor Profiles" button.
  3. Select the Monitor Profile in the list.
  4. Click the "Window Position Profiles" button, and choose the profile you would like to assign to the Monitor Profile.
  5. Click Close, then OK on the Monitor Configuration window.
Assigning to a Monitor Profile
Assigning to a Monitor Profile

Loading Window Position Profiles Using Triggers

Another method for loading Window Position Profiles automatically comes via the Triggers feature. For example, if you have trouble with Windows messing up your window positions when the computer has been locked, you can setup a Trigger rule like the screenshot below, which will force DisplayFusion to load the Window Position Profile each time you unlock the computer.

Trigger Rule
Trigger Rule

If you have any questions at all about the Window Position Profile feature, or anything else, please feel free to contact us!

May 15, 2018 (modified May 18, 2018)  • #1
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Mr Yoghurt
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The window position profiles are great (actually the only reason I am evaluating DisplayFusion Pro) :)

Is there a way to set which application has focus when you switch to a profile? It's a small thing, but it would be useful, especially since I like to switch frequently using a hotkey.

Another couple of things:
1. Could you add an option to minimize every window that is not specified in the profile? Or maybe to specify order so that the specified windows can be on top. Currently, if I have a random window open, it ends up on top of some / all of the specified windows.
2. It would be good if the switching were faster. Currently the windows seem to get moved around even if they are to be minimized / maximized, and it takes a few seconds for all windows to be re-arranged. I would like it to be as quick as possible.

Thanks for your good work!
28 days ago  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've added your first two requests to our feature request list. Unfortunately it's about as fast as it's going to get. DisplayFusion has to restore minimized windows to check their position and move them if necessary, then re-minimize them. It's not ideal, but it's the most compatible with all scenarios
28 days ago  • #3
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