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Jigsaw Puzzles by WallpaperFusion 1.6 Now Available!

March 7, 2014

We're pleased to announce that the latest update for Jigsaw Puzzles by WallpaperFusion is now available for download! This release includes major improvements for playing puzzles offline. The app will now start up directly in "offline mode" when starting without an internet connection, and offline images are more reliably saved to ensure that your saved puzzles are always accessible!

Saved Puzzles
Saved Puzzles

As well, recent updates to Jigsaw Puzzles have added the ability to rate images from within the app, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements when navigating between pages of puzzle images.

As always, Jigsaw Puzzles by WallpaperFusion comes with the following features:

  • Access over 3,500 puzzle images provided by WallpaperFusion
  • Choose from multiple difficulty levels
  • Save puzzle images for offline use (like on an airplane)
  • Track your puzzle completions using your WallpaperFusion account (completely free)
  • Earn Reputation Points by completing puzzles and compete on the monthly WallpaperFusion points ladder
  • And More!

See the full list of features, supported platforms, and try out Jigsaw Puzzles by WallpaperFusion in your browser here: http://www.wallpaperfusion.com/JigsawPuzzles/

Working with DisplayFusion Monitor Profiles

March 5, 2014

DisplayFusion Monitor Profiles store your various monitor configurations so that they can easily be loaded later on. This is an excellent feature for laptop users especially, since they may connect up to different monitor setups at home, work, or anywhere else. You can load profiles via the tray menu, the Monitor Configuration window, key combinations, TitleBar Buttons, and even via the command line! Wallpaper Profiles and Desktop Icon Profiles can also be assigned to Monitor Profiles, and will automatically get loaded when the Monitor Profile is loaded, or detected.

Creating a Monitor Profile

  • Open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
  • Configure your monitors and apply the settings to make sure they work.
  • Click the "Save Profile" button and choose "New Profile."
  • Enter a name for the Profile and click OK.

Modifying a Monitor Profile

  • Open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
  • Configure your monitors and apply the settings to make sure they work.
  • Click the "Save Profile" button, then select the Monitor Profile that you want to overwrite.
  • Click Yes on the confirmation prompt.
Saving a Monitor Profile
Saving a Monitor Profile


Renaming a Monitor Profile

  • Open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
  • Click the "Manage Monitor Profiles" button.
  • Select the Monitor Profile you'd like to rename and click the "Rename" button.
  • Enter a new name for the Monitor Profile and click OK.

Deleting a Monitor Profile

  • Open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
  • Click the "Manage Monitor Profiles" button.
  • Select the Monitor Profile you'd like to delete and click the "Delete" button.
  • Click Yes on the confirmation prompt.
Renaming/Deleting a Monitor Profile
Renaming/Deleting a Monitor Profile


Assigning a Key Combination to a Monitor Profile

  • Open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
  • Click the "Manage Monitor Profiles" button.
  • Select the Monitor Profile you'd like to assign a key combination to.
  • Click the "Key Combination" button and choose "Set Key Combination."
Assigning a Key Combination
Assigning a Key Combination


Creating a TitleBar Button for a Monitor Profile

  • Open the DisplayFusion Settings window.
  • On the Functions tab, scroll down in the list of Functions and select your Monitor Profile from the "Monitor Profiles" section.
  • Click the "Toggle TitleBar Button" button, then click the "Apply" button.
Creating a TitleBar Button
Creating a TitleBar Button


Auto-Loading Wallpaper and Desktop Icon Profiles

DisplayFusion can be configured to automatically load a Wallpaper Profile or Desktop Icon Profile when a specific Monitor Profile is loaded or detected. This is especially helpful if Windows moves your Desktop Icons around on restarts. As soon as DisplayFusion starts up and detects your previously saved Monitor Profile, it will automatically load the associated Wallpaper and Desktop Icon Profiles without intervention.

  • Open the DisplayFusion Monitor Configuration window.
  • Click the "Manage Monitor Profiles" button.
  • Select the Monitor Profile you'd like to assign a Wallpaper or Desktop Icon Profile to.
  • Click the "Wallpaper Profile" or "Desktop Icon Profile" button, and choose the appropriate Wallpaper or Desktop Icon Profile.
Assigning a Wallpaper Profile
Assigning a Wallpaper Profile


Loading Monitor Profiles via Command Prompt

If you need to load a Monitor Profile via the command line, you can use displayfusioncommand.exe (located in the directory where DisplayFusion is installed). The command is as follows:

displayfusioncommand.exe -monitorloadprofile "profile name"

Loading via Command Prompt
Loading via Command Prompt


Loading a Monitor Profile on Startup

If you'd like to load a Monitor Profile automatically on startup, you can create a shortcut in your startup folder that will run the command in the previous section. For the full set of instructions, see the Loading a Monitor Profile on Startup How-To article.

Advanced Settings

There are a few Monitor Configuration related settings in the DisplayFusion Settings > Advanced Settings window. The most useful one is the option to disable the confirmation prompt when changing monitor settings. If you switch Monitor Profiles often, you may wish to disable this prompt to make the process easier.

Note: If for some reason your monitors are unusable after a settings change, DisplayFusion won't be able to revert back to the original settings if the confirmation prompt is disabled. You'd likely need to reboot your machine to make the displays usable again.

Disable Confirmation Prompt
Disable Confirmation Prompt


Top WallpaperFusion Members for February 2014

March 1, 2014

Congratulations to our top contributing members for February 2014! They have been hard at work submitting, rating, and discussing images on WallpaperFusion, and have racked up some impressive reputation scores along the way!

Contributors
1.
DLJunkie's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
Daniel Parker's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
Monkeyshack's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
A. J. Mullenders' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
Carsen Vaughn1's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
PimpYourScreen's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
SPoR's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
Kirk Meyer's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
Emil Knutsen's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
stephen roy meyer's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Jigsaw Puzzles
1.
jackie jackson's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
Mari Harris' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
becky ramage's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Lisa Hennes' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
Heather Heath's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
jackie tennant's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
christine salvatore1's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
susan3's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
Helen Hepple's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
paul ramage's profile on WallpaperFusion.com

Check out the current top members or look at previous months on our Top Members page!

Customizing the DisplayFusion Taskbar

February 12, 2014

By default, the DisplayFusion taskbar will match the behaviour of the Windows taskbar, but did you know that the DisplayFusion taskbar has a wealth of customization options that you can configure to best suit your needs?

Per-Taskbar Settings

Each taskbar element (Start button, shortcuts, application buttons, system tray, clock, and show desktop button) can be moved to either side of the taskbar, or disabled completely if you don't have a use for it on that particular monitor. Additionally, you can customize it further with the following:

  • Choose whether shortcuts combine with running buttons (like pinned items on the Windows taskbar)
  • Customize the height of the taskbar
  • Enable the taskbar to automatically hide when not in use
  • Disable application button grouping, so that each window of the same application gets its own button
  • Choose whether buttons show only the icon, or include the window title in addition to the icon
  • Disable the taskbar on a specific monitor, instead of all monitors (3+ monitors)

The customization options are per-taskbar settings. To access them, right-click a blank space on the taskbar itself and navigate to the Multi-Monitor Taskbar sub-menu. There you'll find a list of further sub-menus for each element containing the configuration options for each one.

If you'd like to reset all of the taskbars to the default settings again, you can use the "Reset All Taskbars" button on the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab.

Global Taskbar Settings

There are also some settings that affect all of the DisplayFusion taskbars. These settings are located on the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab.

Some of the options you can change there allow you to:

  • Change the taskbar mode, for example, you can configure it to show all open applications on all taskbars, instead of only on the monitor that the application is located on
  • Change or disable the action that is taken when a taskbar button is middle-clicked (open a new instance, close application, and more)
  • Change or disable the window previews that are shown when hovering over a button with the mouse
  • Enable or disable jump lists for taskbar buttons

Adding and Editing Shortcuts

The DisplayFusion taskbar allows you to add different types of shortcuts to the taskbar. You can add regular application shortcuts, like the Windows taskbar, but you can also add shortcuts to files, folders, and websites. By default, new windows opened from shortcuts on the DisplayFusion taskbar will be forced to move to that same monitor. This can be changed in the Taskbar Shortcuts editor.

Adding application shortcuts can be done by right-clicking a button on the DisplayFusion taskbar and choosing "Pin this program to Taskbar."

For the other shortcut types, you'll need to use the Taskbar Shortcuts window, accessible via the right-click menu on the taskbar, or by clicking the "Taskbar Shortcuts" button on the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab.

From there you can add all of the shortcut types, and also edit, rename, re-arrange, and specify custom icons for the shortcuts.

Screenshots

Here are a few sample screenshots of different taskbar configurations.

Per-Taskbar Settings
Per-Taskbar Settings


Buttons Aligned to the Middle
Buttons Aligned to the Middle


Buttons-Only Taskbar
Buttons-Only Taskbar


Start Button Disabled
Start Button Disabled


Tray Icons Disabled
Tray Icons Disabled


Shortcuts Editor
Shortcuts Editor

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