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[Request] Monitor fading per monitor vs per virtual monitor

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DFrostedWang
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Currently if you have a split monitor and fade non-current monitors it will fade half a physical monitor, as you might expect. However, fullscreen (shift+maximize) windows don't change this and only get half-lit. This includes any application and fullscreen videos, but not games for some reason.

Interestingly, this happens with non-current window fading too, but only when the window in question is maximized. In windowed mode it works as expected but in fullscreen once again you get half of the window lit up, split along the virtual monitor border.

I'm not really sure if this is a request or a bug report, really. I don't know if this is how it's intended to work, but I don't think so. If it is, can we get an option to change it?
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Nov 1, 2017  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's kind of a limitation with how the fading works with splits, but we may be able to improve it for those scenarios. I've added this to our list to investigate further.

Thanks!
Nov 3, 2017  • #2
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DFrostedWang
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I have also found that when I come back after leaving my computer locked all night every single window is dark and only restarting displayfusion fixes it.
Nov 4, 2017  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Is that happening with 9.0? Could you try 9.1 Beta 1? That could be happening because of a thread leak that was in 9.0.
Nov 6, 2017  • #4
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DFrostedWang
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Is that happening with 9.0? Could you try 9.1 Beta 1? That could be happening because of a thread leak that was in 9.0.


It's still happening even in beta 9.1-2 and I'm also having an issue where certain windows are messed up when I come back. It's like an artifacting graphics card, it shows parts of windows that aren't there anymore. When I open task manager it's static until I scroll and then updates.

Once I kill DF it goes away.
Nov 15, 2017 (modified Nov 15, 2017)  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, is it also happening in 9.1, released on Wednesday?
Nov 17, 2017  • #6
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DFrostedWang
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Yes. Nothing has changed, I'm still restarting DF every day when I log back on to my computer.
Nov 17, 2017  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, is that happening with the non-current monitors, or non-current windows mode?

Also, could you add these columns to the Windows Task Manager > Details tab, and let me know what their values are when you unlock the computer and the fade windows are stuck?
  • Working set
  • Threads
  • Handles
  • User Objects
  • GDI Objects
Nov 20, 2017  • #8
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DFrostedWang
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It's in non-current window mode, right now, but happens either way.

When I unlock the machine, if it's stuck I can turn monitor fading off with ctrl+alt+f but I can't turn it back on until DF is restarted. If I turn it off before locking the computer, nothing is broken when I unlock it.

No, I can't do that in task manager because this is Windows 7.
Nov 21, 2017  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, don't worry about the Task Manager stuff, I've been able to reproduce this here now as well. I'll keep you posted when we have this one figured out. Thanks!
Nov 21, 2017  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We released DisplayFusion 9.2.4 and it should have fixed the issue with the monitor fading being stuck on. Please let us know if you still have any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
Jun 20, 2018  • #11
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