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[PC, Steam] DisplayFusion $15.48 @ Steam Store

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Original price $49.965 vs $15.48 (69% off)

Recently bought myself an 38" ultrawide monitor and have been doing research into programs to make it more productive. Really wanted to buy this instantly but knew it has gone on sale before. Had this on my steam wishlist and got the discount notifcation today.

As per comments from old posts, "Recommend making sure Power Toys and Fancy Zones doesn't suit your needs before purchasing Display Fusion. Basic users will probably find it adequate" - trulymadly

Orginally I had 2 x 27" monitors and really want to run one monitor now (cleaner and simplier desk) but biggest pain point with work now is using Teams which doesn't allow you to share only a part of your screen. Currently using Power Toys (2 verionds old, work windows is too old for the newest version) and will probably try Fancyzones a few days before pulling the trigger on this.

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  • +4 votes

    For those looking at this to maintain window arrangements after standby in a multiple DisplayPort monitor setup, a fix is already available in the 21H2 insider preview (which will soon be the W11 insider preview).

    Works great.

  • +2 votes

    Keep in mind: Windows 11 (officially announced this morning) has a bunch of new 'multi-screen' features, launching later this year.

    I haven't used DisplayFusion, but do your research before buying :)

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      thanks for the heads up.

      The main reason i have been eyeing DF is to do vertical splits of vertical screens… looks like it's going to be part of Win11 you reckon?

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      Saw that and thought the same thing about DF :(

      Even the Powertoys having it for free on Win10 already made me not bother installing DF anymore.

  • +3 votes

    I found Power Toys' (by Microsoft) window management to be brilliant for my simple use case. Features here probably built into Win 11.

    https://pictr.com/images/2021/06/25/BxZ075.png
    https://pictr.com/images/2021/06/25/BxZ5pQ.png

    Download Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/

  • +2 votes

    Fancyzones is a part of the Power Toys suite. Power Toys includes a number of utilities but the one for window management is called Fancyzones. It's what I use on my Ultrawide and suites my needs just fine, which really is just snapping windows to parts of the screen. I personally don't screen record/share.

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    What version? Pro Standard, Pro Steam, Pro personal, other? If it is Pro Steam, does it require Steam to be installed?

  • +2 votes

    I've mentioned this in previous Display Fusion deals, but one of my favourite features is a hotkey to put a custom border colour of choice around a window. If you work with many copies of similar documents (e.g. several versions of the same Excel sheet open) or connections to different test/production environments at the same time, or multiple remote desktops, this feature is a life saver.

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    At the moment I dual screen and what is slowly driving me insane is if I have excel on 2nd screen and I invoke the search function with CTRL+f it puts the search window on primary screen, meaning I need to minimise my full screen program on main screen to access the search window.

    Does this program help to address?

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      I'd say its possible, but YMMV. DF's custom function is probably what could help. you could create a function that targets the find window (based on some sort of identifier such as the .exe and the window header), and have the macro move it to the center of the main monitor with a hotkey. I have had varying success with various window move macros so it really depends on how much you are willing to faff around with it or go into scripting.

      Example of window target : https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/targeting-a-w...

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      duplicated comment pls delete

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    • +1 vote

      Yes.

      [ ] Center child windows over the parent window

  • +1 vote

    I use this to remember where I like my windows to be placed on the desktop and link those locations to specific profiles (eg. work monitors, home monitors, laptop only) and its great.

    I dont really use any of the other features.

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      Does it remember between laptop only single screen, and work dual screen?
      I want the windows that were on the second screen to automatically go back there when I plug the second screen back in.

      • +1 vote

        bit more of a complex config but yes. you set up monitor profiles, and you configure the window position profiles to be triggered by the monitor profile which is activated when it detects the display setup (eg. laptop display detected=laptop monitor profile set=windows position profile set)

        you'll have to look it up as i did it a while ago but it does work

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      I need to give these window positions profiles another go. Last time I recall it just stops working well over time. Perhaps the process name/window title changes over time and the profile no longer recognizes those windows to correctly reposition.

      My 2 most used features is the window colour highlight I mentioned above, & hotkeys to send the window to a half/third/corner/center

      • +1 vote

        windows profile uses 3 bits of info to determine the 'window' you have chosen - the .exe, the window/taskbar title (eg. the currently open tab in a chrome browser, selecting different persons chat in Teams or folder in Outlook) and the windows process.

        once you have set each window position and saved it, you need to go into the windows position profile and tick/untick which of the 3 criteria above you want it to rely on to set window positions.

        this way you can have multiple chrome windows open and their positions are all unique and reset each time (as long as they are open to the same tab that you set their position on in the first place)

        I just simply disable all but the .exe for identifying the window and it works as intended.

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    Does steam need to be running in background?

    • +1 vote

      No. It's one of those apps that does the initial install and license application from Steam then stops caring.

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    I can't believe I spent 0.00755768 BTC on DisplayFusion back when I was struggling to find a way to use BTC back in 2017.