July 19, 2012
How many monitors does DisplayFusion support? The short answer is: As many as your video card(s) and display drivers can handle. Note that some cards have more outputs than they can physically enable at one time, which cannot be worked around using software (i.e. many cards have 3 outputs, but only 2 can be enabled at one time). As we'll detail in this post, we were recently able to re-test DisplayFusion with 11 monitors. We've also had customers report that DisplayFusion works well in their 12 monitor setups.
Which DisplayFusion features worked in the 11 monitor setup?
All of the DisplayFusion features worked great in the 11 monitor setup. Certain actions, such as applying the wallpaper settings, or reloading the taskbars take a bit longer than on a 2 or 3 monitor setup, but that's to be expected, as there's a lot more work to be done behind the scenes when handling that many monitors. See the following screenshots for what the various configuration screens look like with 11 monitors attached.
Which DisplayFusion features are really helpful when running 11 monitors?
While all of the DisplayFusion features are great with 2 or more monitors, we found the following features to be especially helpful when using 11 monitors.
Monitor Configuration: The Windows Screen Resolution settings can be a bit cumbersome to use, especially when enabling and arranging many monitors. Many of the steps require you to apply the settings before performing the next step. For example, you can select each monitor to be enabled, but then you must apply the settings before re-arranging them to the correct layout.
The DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration feature not only allows you to enable and arrange the monitors before applying the settings, but it also allows you to save different monitor layouts as Monitor Profiles, so that they can be quickly applied with a few clicks in the future.
Monitor Selector and Custom Functions: When you've got 11 monitors, being able to specifically select which monitor an application should move to becomes a very handy tool. Using DisplayFusion's Functions, you can achieve this in a couple of ways.
Mirror Monitor/Window Function: When running a system with many monitors, it's entirely possible that you may have monitors located in different physical areas, outside of your viewing range. There are two DisplayFusion Functions that can help in this situation.
If you've got a setup with 6+ monitors, feel free to leave some feedback in the comments to let us know how DisplayFusion works for you, and which features you find the most useful when running 6+ monitors! As always, if you need any technical support, or have any questions, feel free to contact us.
July 18, 2012
We're pleased to announce that ClipboardFusion 2.1 is now available for download. There are some great changes, including a bunch of bug fixes, enhancements, and some new Macro API functions. Since we haven't announced the last two minor versions of ClipboardFusion, we're including the changes from those versions in the following list as well.
The most notable changes since ClipboardFusion 2.0.4 are:
May 30, 2012
DisplayFusion 4.0.1 is now available for download. This version consists mainly of bug fixes, performance and stability fixes, and a few small tweaks to various features.
We encourage everyone to update to this new version today to take advantage of these improvements. If you've already purchased DisplayFusion, it's a lifetime license, so you can upgrade to this version at no cost! If you would like to see a complete list of all the changes, please visit the DisplayFusion Change Log. We'd like to send out a big thanks to everyone who helped to complete the DisplayFusion translations, and the thousands of people that helped test the Beta versions. Thanks everyone!
Some of the notable changes in this version include:
May 2, 2012
We're very happy to announce that DisplayFusion 4.0 is now available for download!
This version includes a bunch of great new features. Taskbars now include tray icons, and an optional, alternate Classic style Start Menu. The alternate Start Menu is a great option for anyone who wants Start Menu functionality in Windows 8. Google Image Search, Bing Image Search, and deviantART have been added to the Online Wallpaper Providers. Desktop Icon Profiles allow you to save and restore your favourite Desktop icon layouts. Aero Colour Settings allow DisplayFusion to set the Aero Colour based on either the dominant colour of the current wallpaper, or the current application's icon (Windows 7 and Windows 8 only).
Here are the most notable changes for DisplayFusion 4.0:
We're still hoping to finish up the translations for Catalan, Finnish, Galician, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Slovak, and Slovenian. If you're interested in helping out with the translations, please contact us.
We encourage everyone to update to this new version today to take advantage of these improvements. If you've already purchased DisplayFusion, it's a lifetime license, so you can upgrade to this version at no cost! If you would like to see a complete list of all the changes, please visit the DisplayFusion Change Log. We'd like to send out a big thanks to the dozens of people who helped with the DisplayFusion translations, and the thousands of people that helped test the Beta versions. Thanks everyone!
And now, on to some screenshots from DisplayFusion 4.0:
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