Display Fusion update v5.10

Monday, September 2, 2013 by Phoon | Discussion: Personal Computing

Those of you that have display fusion will probably get the notification.

In case you miss it though...

That first new feature sounds interesting too!

Changes from 5.0.1 to 5.1 (Sep 2, 2013):
New Feature: Monitor Splitting for creating smaller, virtual monitors out of your large monitors (in the Monitor Configuration window)
New Feature: Circular mouse wrapping (cursor wraps from one edge back to the opposite edge)
New Feature: Prevent mouse cursor from snagging on unaligned monitor edges
New Feature: Automatically move child windows over the parent (Settings Window Management)
New Feature: Scroll whatever window is under the cursor using the mouse wheel (Settings Window Management)
Monitor Configuration and Profiles now support Cloned Monitors
Windows 8.1 compatibility
Added InterfaceLIFT as a wallpaper provider
New Function: "Toggle Window Snapping"
New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Next Monitor
New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Previous Monitor
New Function: Launch Application
New Function: Frame Windows 8 Metro Application (creates a window for the Metro app and allows you to use it on the normal desktop)
New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Specified Location
New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Current Monitor
New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Active Window
New Function: Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Monitor #X
Locked mouse cursor can now be moved by a DisplayFusion function and re-locked automatically
Wallpaper window now supports Windows 7+ Libraries
Multiple tags can now be selected for the WallpaperFusion image provider
Tags can now be excluded from the WallpaperFusion image provider
Added History support to the online plugins to prevent duplicate images loading (history is per-monitor)
Added support for environment variables in paths for: Window Location rules, Compatibility rules and Taskbar Shortcuts
Added an option in the Settings window to login and automatically load your License Key
The mouse cursor is now shown when mirroring application windows
Taskbar button positions are now remembered between taskbar reloads
Generated wallpaper images are now uncompressed and super-high quality by default (Win7 and higher)
DFCommand now supports settings backup from the command line
Trying to load an already loaded Wallpaper Profile will force the next image to load
Multiple applications can be specified in one Compatibility rule using the | symbol
Wallpaper window UI improvements
Asian language UI improvements
New admin policy to disable the Advanced Settings button
New Advanced Setting: Don't Show Desktop Window in Alt+Tab
New Advanced Setting: Disable Sound Effects
New Advanced Setting: Font Scaling Force X
New Advanced Setting: Font Scaling Force Y
New Advanced Setting: TitleBar Button Icon Offset Horizontal
New Advanced Setting: TitleBar Button Icon Offset Vertical
New Advanced Setting: Generate Smaller Wallpaper Files (lower quality)
New Advanced Setting: Disable Touch Detection
New Advanced Setting: Mouse Cursor Lock adjustment values can now be set separately for each side
New Advanced Setting: Prevent the taskbar from being forced bottom-most when the screen saver is running
New Advanced Setting: Adjust the TitleBar Button separator size
New Advanced Setting: Disable the taskbar button tooltips when previews are disabled
New Advanced Setting: Disable Aero transparency in Windows 8
Improved Taskbar performance, stability and application compatibility
Improved TitleBar Button performance, stability and application compatibility
Improved Window Location performance, stability and application compatibility
Improved Window Snapping performance, stability and application compatibility
Improved Classic Shell compatibility
Improved WindowBlinds compatibility
Improved Dexpot compatibility
Improved support for alternate Start Menus in Windows 8
Wallpaper provider image history improvements
Installer improvements
Resolved an issue that caused some Screen Savers to appear as "Unknown"
Taskbar shortcuts for Windows Explorer folders now use /e instead of /n to open
Launching a DisplayFusion pinned item as admin no longer loses the command line parameters
No Longer shows the font scaling warning when not needed
Taskbar buttons no longer lose their overlay icons when moving back to the Windows taskbar
Load Next Monitor Profile function is now more reliable
Visual Studio code windows can now be spanned
Visual Studio no longer crashes when debugging on some computers
No longer crashes when toggling DWM on Vista with some computers
Mouse cursor now snaps to new window position with Window Location feature when needed
Resolved a few hook related performance issues
Taskbar jump lists are no longer slow to open for some items
Taskbar jump list items no longer use the wrong names in some cases
Window Location no longer moves Windows 8 system windows (like the Charms bar)
Compatibility rules no longer disable application hooks unexpectedly
Uninstaller now removes the DisplayFusionService all the time
Taskbar pinned items on network shares now have icons
Launching a second instance of an application from the DF taskbar now follows the Window Location rules
The transparent taskbar with WindowBlinds is being fixed in the next beta of WindowBlinds, keep an eye out for it!
"Ignore alternate start menus" now ignores them in more places correctly
Alternate start menu start buttons no longer have a black outline in Win8.1
Launching pinned Explorer folders no longer gives an error in some situations
Classic Start Menu (Classic Shell) 3.9.x (4.0 beta) is now supported
Taskbar will now reload itself if the workarea reservation is lost
Alt+Tab improvements
Application menus no longer open behind the DisplayFusion Taskbar in Windows 8
Taskbar is no longer forced to the bottom of the monitor when a Metro app is snapped to the edge
Middle-clicking a taskbar button to open a new instance now correctly passes the command line parameters
Performance improvements through more registry caching
Mouse no longer jumps to the Windows taskbar in some situations
Taskbar icon rendering improvements
Resolved a few issues related to wallpaper changes: flickering icons, focus changes, cursor jumping... etc
Fixed an issue that caused the wallpaper info tags to say "Unknown"
Improved taskbar detection for RDP/console logins
Resolved an issue that prevented the Windows Logon image from changing to the current wallpaper in Windows 8
Resolved an issue with Google Chrome and Window Location rules
Resolved an issue that could cause Firefox to move to another monitor when closing a tab
No longer receive "CurrentMonitor is null" when reverting a monitor setup change in Windows 8
Pinned Jump List sections now support custom sorting (when sorted on the Windows taskbar Jump List)
Tray clock on XP is no longer cutoff in some situations
DisplayFusion windows are no longer slow to open on some machines without an internet connection (code signing certificate checking)
Windows Logon setting "use current wallpaper" now works in Windows 8 as expected
Taskbar no longer gets trapped behind fullscreen windows
Taskbar no longer disappears when Win+D is used
TitleBar Buttons are no longer hidden on some top-tabs browsers
Windows Logon preview is now shown correctly when using the current wallpaper
Resolved some Desktop Icons profile saving issues
Resolved an issue with Flickr that caused a "No one could be found" message to repeatedly appear
Citrix windows are no longer ignored by DisplayFusion
Backup Settings button no longer requires elevation and now works to network drives
Resolved an issue that caused the Wallpaper window to sometimes have scrollbars
Resolved an issue that prevented the wallpaper History feature to not work for some local images
Resolved an issue that caused the Jump Lists to hang for some processes
Resolved an issue that caused timers to stack then fire all at once
Windows Logon now works correctly when using your desktop wallpaper as the image
Unpinning shortcuts now works even when your taskbar buttons aren't combined

Reply #1 Monday, September 2, 2013 8:28 PM

That first new feature sounds interesting too!

Yeah, I was on beta 19....it is interesting!


Thanks for the heads up, Phoon! 

Reply #2 Monday, September 2, 2013 11:56 PM

Now THAT is a changelog!

Reply #3 Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:12 AM


That's what we do here in redneckville in the winter! Warms the cockles.

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