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My Videos Wallpaper Source FAQ

January 13, 2015

The DisplayFusion My Videos wallpaper source will let you use your video files or animated images as your desktop wallpaper. To use the My Videos wallpaper source, you will need to have Windows 7 or later installed on your computer, a working version of DirectX 9, and the correct video codecs to view your media files.

My Videos Settings

Muting and Unmuting Videos

To mute or unmute any My Videos wallpaper sources that are running, click the 'Wallpaper Settings' button on the Desktop Wallpaper window to open the Wallpaper Settings window, then check or uncheck the "Mute all audio for the video wallpaper source" option.

Wallpaper Settings

Codecs

Codecs are programs that are installed on your computer that help encode and decode video files. Windows comes with basic ones that let you view common file formats, such as DivX encoded files (usually .avi), or Windows Media Video files (.wmv). To view other file formats, you may need to install a codec pack to help DisplayFusion make sense of your media. There are many packs to chose from, but if you are new to the concept of codecs, we recommend this light weight package.

To learn more about codecs, please view this site.

DirectX 9

All versions of Windows 7 and later have a working copy of DirectX that will be compatible with the My Videos wallpaper source, but sometimes different software installations can change files or even corrupt them. To check your DirectX installation, run the dxdialog to see the status of your installation. To run the dialog, open the Run window by pressing Win+R and type 'dxdiag' in the text field.

Run Dialog
DxDiag Window

If you have any problems with DirectX, we recommend downloading this distributable pack to fix your installation

Configuring Monitor Splits for Bezel Correction

January 5, 2015

When setting up an NVIDIA Surround or AMD Eyefinity display group, it's possible to also configure custom resolutions that compensate for the space between physical monitors caused by the monitor bezels. Starting with DisplayFusion 7.0, you can configure monitor splits to also compensate for the monitor bezels. The monitor splits allow you to have separate taskbars, wallpaper, and screen savers on each physical monitor, while still leaving Surround/Eyefinity enabled.

Configuring Monitor Splits to Account for Bezel Corrected Setups

The following steps are for the fairly standard setup of splitting a 3 monitor NVIDIA Surround/AMD Eyefinity group, aligned horizontally. If you've got a different Surround/Eyefinity setup, the same general steps apply, but you'll need to modify steps 2, 5, and 6 accordingly.

  1. Disable the "Auto-Fill Splits" checkbox.
  2. Use the "Preset Splits" button to select the 3x1 option.
  3. Select each split, and set the "Width" values to the actual resolution of your physical monitor (not the bezel corrected resolution).
  4. Click the "Show Preview" button.
  5. Select the middle split, and using the "Left" box in the Location group, increase the value until you see the white line on the left side of the middle monitor.
  6. Select the right split, and using the "Left" box in the Location group, increase the value until you see the white line on the left side of the right monitor.
  7. Verify that all three monitors have a white line on all four sides, then click OK, and OK again.

The video below demonstrates these steps on a Surround group that consists of 3 monitors at 1280x1024, with a bezel compensation of 50px between each monitor. The video was captured on a very wide resolution, so it's best viewed full screen with the quality set to 1080p or higher.

Top WallpaperFusion Members for December 2014

January 1, 2015

Congratulations to our top contributing members for December 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.
Nicolas Deleglise's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
angrysquare's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
Kirk Meyer's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Mellou's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
djunet julianto's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
David Waterston's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
RowdyPants' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
DLJunkie's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
Mark McCollom's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
B Haws' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Jigsaw Puzzles
1.
ERIC THE RED's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
miracle 311's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
Mary Olson's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Jackie Schryer's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
berke53's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
Reiki1's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
dibest's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
cortnee's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
mish's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
Tabbitha Brindle's profile on WallpaperFusion.com

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

Holiday Sale, DisplayFusion 7.0, CheckCentral, and More!

December 16, 2014

Update: The sale is now over, thanks everyone!

We're very excited to announce that DisplayFusion 7.0 is now available for download! This release contains a huge number of new wallpaper providers, asymmetrical monitor splitting, monitor splitting support for Surround/Eyefinity setups with bezel compensation, Scripted Functions, and much more!

Holiday Sale!

All of our desktop products are on sale at up to 40% off until January 2nd!
Check out the holiday savings on DisplayFusion, ClipboardFusion, FileSeek, iTunesFusion and LogFusion!

DisplayFusion 7.0 Highlights

  • Tons of new online wallpaper sources: Current Weather, Current Time of Day, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), Google+ (formerly Picasa Web Albums), Facebook, Imgur, Instagram, Pixabay, Smugmug
  • Monitor splitting support for Surround/Eyefinity setups with bezel corrected resolutions
  • Monitor splitting support for asymmetrical split layouts
  • New Remote Control feature allows you to run DisplayFusion Functions from your phone or tablet
  • New Scripted Functions allow you to create any Function you can imagine
  • The WallpaperFusion online wallpaper source now allows you to login and filter by your favourites and ratings
  • You can now rate and comment on WallpaperFusion images from the desktop right-click menu
  • New Functions for rolling up windows to the titlebar or icon
  • You can now choose a screen saver to use for the logon screen when no users are logged in
  • Support for Windows 10 Technical Preview
  • 39 languages bundled (if you'd like to help translate DisplayFusion into your language, please contact us)
  • Many other performance, stability and bug fixes

Updating DisplayFusion

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!

Introducing CheckCentral

We're very excited to introduce CheckCentral, an incredible new way to manage all of your email alerts & notifications! As system administrators, we know the pain of having to wade through a pile of notification emails every day. Trying to set up some sort of system to deal with them within your inbox is a time-consuming and frustrating experience. Worst of all, there's no good way to deal with notification emails that, for whatever reason, never arrive at all. Perhaps a scheduled task on a server doesn't fire properly, and your backup application never starts to backup. That's certainly something you'd like to be made aware of! To handle that sort of scenario, CheckCentral brings intelligence to email notification management. CheckCentral will know what notifications to expect & when to expect them based on rules you set up. For more information, please see our introduction to CheckCentral!

CheckCentral Dashboard
CheckCentral Dashboard

DisplayFusion 7.0 Screenshots

Monitor Splits and Padding
Monitor Splits and Padding
Scripted Function Editor
Scripted Function Editor
DisplayFusion Remote on Android
DisplayFusion Remote on Android

Introducing new WallpaperFusion Android Apps!

December 15, 2014

We're very excited to announce 5 new Android apps for WallpaperFusion!

WallpaperFusion has so many amazing images, we wanted to simplify getting these great images, and make changing your Android wallpaper completely automatic. Just launch the app, set the timer interval, optionally select "Greyscale" or "Darken" and you're done! New images will be loaded automatically based on your settings, and your Android phone or tablet will always look amazing and fresh!

  • 100's of wallpaper images per app
  • Configurable timer intervals
  • Automatic greyscale option
  • Automatic darkening option
  • Option to only load images over WiFi to save on mobile data charges
  • 'Weather' and 'Time of Day' apps use your current location to give you relevant images!
  • No ads!

You can find the new apps here, enjoy!

Screenshots

Time of Day Wallpapers for Android
Time of Day Wallpapers for Android
Time of Day Wallpapers for Android
Time of Day Wallpapers for Android

Loading a Monitor Profile on Startup

December 13, 2014

To load a Monitor Profile on Windows startup, you'll need to use the DisplayFusion command line utility. Follow the steps below to load a Monitor Profile automatically on Windows startup:

  1. Open Windows Explorer ("My Computer") and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\
  2. Right-click DisplayFusionCommand.exe (may just show as DisplayFusionCommand) and choose "Create Shortcut", when prompted to place it on the desktop, click Yes
  3. Right-click the DisplayFusionCommand shortcut that was created on the desktop, and choose "Properties"
  4. Add the following to the end of the target box (make sure to leave a space before the hyphen, and enter the exact name of the Monitor Profile in the quotes): -monitorloadprofile "monitor profile name"
  5. Click OK
  6. Optional: Rename the shortcut to something like "Load DF Monitor Profile"
  7. Click Start > All Programs, right-click Startup and choose "Open" to open the Startup folder in Windows Explorer
  8. Drag the DisplayFusionCommand shortcut from the desktop into the Startup folder
  9. Open the DisplayFusion Settings, click the Advanced Settings button, and enable the Monitor Configuration: Don't Show Confirm Prompt option

iTunesFusion 2.1 Now Available

December 4, 2014

We're happy to announce that iTunesFusion 2.1 is now available for download. This version includes a few bug fixes, as well as a couple of new features.

iTunesFusion 2.1 Highlights

  • Added new folder structure tags
  • Added an option to control playlist generation
  • Resolved an issue that caused some files to by skipped during sync
  • General bug, performance, and stability fixes

Updating iTunesFusion

We encourage everyone to update to this new version today to take advantage of these improvements. If you would like to see a complete list of all the changes, please visit the iTunesFusion Change Log.

Screenshots

iTunesFusion Syncing
iTunesFusion Syncing

Top WallpaperFusion Members for November 2014

December 1, 2014

Congratulations to our top contributing members for November 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.
djunet julianto's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
RowdyPants' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
angrysquare's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Daniyyel's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
Nicolas Deleglise's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
DLJunkie's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
Carsen Vaughn1's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
Judith Lane's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
Mellou's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Jigsaw Puzzles
1.
Mary Olson's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
julia kirtley's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
mish's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Reiki1's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
ERIC THE RED's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
Tina Richardson's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
momtoone's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
Leigh33's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
dibest's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
MissMii's profile on WallpaperFusion.com

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

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2014 Sale!

November 28, 2014

Update: The sale is over! Thanks to everyone who bought a license!

It's sale time again! Celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with some amazing deals on all of our software!
We're offering all of our products at a sale price of up to 50% off, until December 2nd!

If you're not familiar with all of our apps, feel free to check them out on our More Apps page.

DisplayFusion
DisplayFusion
FileSeek
FileSeek
ClipboardFusion
ClipboardFusion
iTunesFusion
iTunesFusion
LogFusion
LogFusion

Working With DisplayFusion Remote

November 13, 2014

DisplayFusion Remote is a mobile application that allows you to run DisplayFusion Functions on your computer, right from the mobile app! DisplayFusion Remote is available on a variety of platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. You can do things like load the next wallpaper image, start the screen saver, and much much more!

Setting Up DisplayFusion Remote

  1. Install DisplayFusion 7.1 or higher on your Windows PC.
  2. Open the DisplayFusion Settings and select the Remote Control tab.
  3. Enable the "Enable DisplayFusion Remote Control," and "Allow security code request popups" options.
  4. Install the DisplayFusion Remote app on your mobile device.
  5. Launch the DisplayFusion Remote app and tap the "Request Code" button next to your computer name. If your computer isn't automatically found, you can try adding it manually by IP address.
  6. Enter the Security Code that is displayed on your computer's screen and tap OK.
  7. You should now see a list of all Functions in DisplayFusion.
  8. Expand any category and tap a Function name to run it on your computer.

Adding a Computer Manually

  1. On your computer, open the Windows Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click the "Change adapter settings" link on the left side.
  3. Right-click your network adapter and choose "Status."
  4. Click the "Details" button and note the IPv4 Address.
  5. Open the DisplayFusion Remote app on your mobile device and tap the + icon.
  6. Enter the IP address from step 4 above and tap OK.
  7. If you're still unable to connect by manually entering the IP address, proceed to the troubleshooting section.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If the DisplayFusion Remote app isn't able to automatically find your computer, and you can't connect manually by entering the IP address, there are a couple of things you can check:

  1. Double-check that you've enabled the Remote Control feature in the DisplayFusion Settings.
  2. Make sure that DisplayFusion.exe is allowed through your firewall, or if you prefer to only open the specific port, make sure that TCP port 21452 is open.
  3. As always, if you still run into trouble, feel free to contact us.
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