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The 2018 Holiday Sale is Here!The 2018 Holiday Sale is Here!

December 17, 2018

It's that time of year again! Help us celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year with some fantastic deals on all of our software!

We're offering all of our products at a sale price of up to 50% off, until January 3rd, 2019!

Desktop Applications

Subscription-Based Applications

Additionally, we're offering 15% off CloudShow and CheckCentral subscriptions if you sign up before January 3rd. CloudShow is the go-to solution for your digital signage needs, and CheckCentral will make your systems admin duties much easier by keeping track of your backup and other notification emails and only alerting you when necessary!

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

DisplayFusion
ClipboardFusion
FileSeek
LogFusion
TrayStatus
iTunesFusion
CheckCentral
CloudShow

Happy holidays, everyone!

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 7 Now Available!DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 7 Now Available!

December 17, 2018

We're very excited to announce that DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 7 is now available for download! This beta fixes a bunch of issues and adds a couple of minor features.

Important Notes!

  • The first time you open the Settings > Screen Saver tab, it might be very slow to open due to Windows Defender locking the .scr files for a long time during the initial scan

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 7 Highlights

  • Added ScriptSettings for removing setting values
  • Initial support for Windows 10 insider build light theme
  • Taskbar and Alt+Tab improvements for detecting applications running on other virtual desktops
  • Compatibility with Hyperspace app
  • Unsplash wallpaper provider updates
  • Apps launched from the DisplayFusion taskbar now get the correct environment variables

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 Beta Change Log.

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 6 Now Available!DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 6 Now Available!

December 11, 2018

We're very excited to announce that DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 6 is now available for download! This beta fixes a bunch of issues and adds a couple of minor features.

Important Notes!

  • The first time you open the Settings > Screen Saver tab, it might be very slow to open due to Windows Defender locking the .scr files for a long time during the initial scan

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 6 Highlights

  • New option for Monitor Fading to allow fullscreen windows to always be un-faded
  • Added importing/exporting of Custom Functions
  • Added an option for the maximized window dragging to support unmaximized windows on splits
  • Mouse wrapping while resizing a window now works as expected
  • "Move to Next Monitor and Minimize" now works as expected
  • Combined wallpaper configurations no longer get messed-up if a monitor sleeps/disconnects and reconnects
  • Window management is no longer affected by other appbars running
  • "Move to Next Monitor" now works better across multi-DPI monitors
  • Taskbar controls on "automatic" mode now appear in the correct positions
  • When dragging a maximized window to move it, it now restores to the correct size
  • Primary taskbar is now constrained into a split if needed when the Taskbars feature is disabled

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 Beta Change Log.

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 5 Now Available!DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 5 Now Available!

December 8, 2018

We're very excited to announce that DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 5 is now available for download! This beta fixes a bunch of issues and adds a couple of minor features.

Important Notes!

  • The first time you open the Settings > Screen Saver tab, it might be very slow to open due to Windows Defender locking the .scr files for a long time during the initial scan

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 5 Highlights

  • Resolved an issue from Beta 4 where the Desktop Wallpaper feature wasn't respecting monitor splits
  • Added a new mirroring function for mirroring a specific area on the screen (Settings > Functions > Mirror Selected Area)
  • Resolved an issue where taskbar buttons stayed on the DisplayFusion taskbar on other virtual desktops
  • Fixed a text colour issue in dialog boxes when using High Contrast themes in Windows 10
  • Updated Unsplash provider for their new API (they've removed curated collections)
  • Default location for the "Web Images" folder (temp location for downloaded wallpapers) is now %localappdata%\DisplayFusion\Web Images (this can be changed using the "Override Web Images Folder" option in the Advanced Settings window)
  • Chrome no longer has gaps around it when maximized to splits
  • The "Window Focused" Trigger Event is more reliable now
  • New scripting function for getting the window under the mouse (BFS.Window.GetWindowUnderMouse)
  • Various other stability and performance 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 Beta Change Log.

Top WallpaperFusion Members for November 2018Top WallpaperFusion Members for November 2018

December 3, 2018
Congratulations to our top contributing members for November 2018! 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.
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
izann's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
TMG Triple monitor gaming's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Serge8's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
LavenderGirl54's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
Mark McCollom's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
DLJunkie's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
Judith Lane's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
Joseph Di Giovanni's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
djunet julianto's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
JigsawMania
1.
Kaz4's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
2.
Bluewren's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
3.
Maria11's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
4.
Pinkardvark587's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
5.
masa2's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
6.
woman's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
7.
Ludani's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
8.
Sly's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
9.
Pamala McGlothlin's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
10.
LongJohn's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Check out the current top members or look at previous months on our Top Members page!

Monitoring Comet Backup with CheckCentralMonitoring Comet Backup with CheckCentral

November 27, 2018
Comet Backup is an excellent tool for MSPs who manage file backups for their clients. By using CheckCentral and Comet Backup together, you can have a clear and easy view of your client backups without having to wade through mountains of email notifications. This guide provides details on setting up Checks for Comet Backup notification emails.
    Checks can be added from various locations in the CheckCentral interface, from the Dashboard, Checks page, Activity page, and the Check Group details page.
  1. Wherever you are, begin by clicking
    "
    Add Check
    ."
  2. Select "Start Fresh," and click "Start."
  3. Name the Check. It can be whatever you like, but we would recommend something like:
    {comet username}: {protected item name}
    . For this example, the name will be
    User01: Documents
    .
  4. Select an existing Check Group or create a new one by clicking "
    Check Group icon
    Add Check Group
    ."
  5. Select an existing Label or create a new one by typing the name in the text field of the dropdown (optional).
  6. Add a description (optional).
  7. The Asset ID is used exclusively with certain ticketing systems and is not required for Checks. Asset ID details and ticketing systems are more fully covered by other documents (e.g. Halo Integration (asset ID).)
  8. Leave the Asset ID blank unless you've configured your External Ticketing System and have obtained the appropriate ID from that Ticketing System.
  9. Your Check so far will look something like this:
    Navigate to the next step in CheckCentral by clicking the "Next" button or the tab name.
    For this guide, we'll assume this Comet Protected Item has a schedule assigned to it. In order for CheckCentral to notify you when the Check is overdue (e.g. if the Protected Item didn't run as scheduled, or got hung up on its last run), you'll need to configure how often you expect the email to come in. Typically you'll set the Expected Interval values to match the schedule on your Protected Item. In our example, the Protected Item is set to run every day at 9am.
  10. Leave "Scheduled" selected.
  11. Since the Comet job will run daily, leave the Expected Interval on "1" "Day(s)." If your Comet job will run on another interval, adjust accordingly.
  12. The initial expectation time is set by the first email message that is received and processed by its Check. (For example, if a notification email arrives at noon and its Check is set for every half hour, it will expect another notification email at 12:30.)
  13. Leave the Set as Overdue setting at "After 30 Minutes." If the Comet notification email is not received after this amount of time has been exceeded, the Check will be marked as a failure.
  14. Leave Custom Schedule de-selected.
    The Matching step is what matches a notification email to its specific Check. It's also where you'll set the notification's CheckCentral destination email. For CheckCentral to parse notification emails, they must be sent to a "mycheckcentral.cc" address. By default, the email address is [your organization name]@mycheckcentral.cc.
    A more unique email address is created using the name given to the Check (with white spaces removed).
  15. Copy the unique email address for later use by clicking on the Copy icon
    Copy icon
    .
  16. While the email address is important for matching, the same address can be used for multiple Comet backup jobs. Those jobs can include multiple Protected Items and multiple containing Vaults, requiring additional Check details to differentiate between various backups jobs. It's best practice to use matching elements that are consistent with and exclusive to the notification emails for each source. In this example, we'll use the Protected Item name and its Vault name to ensure a one-to-one match.
  17. Click "
    Add Matching Rule
    " to add a set of matching conditions.
  18. Select "Subject" and "Contains" from the dropdown selectors, then type your
    {protected item name}
    in the text field. Our example uses
    User01: Documents
    .
  19. Click "
    Add Matching Rule
    " to add a second set of matching conditions.
  20. Select "Body Text" and "Contains" from the dropdown selectors, then type the
    {storage vault name}
    in the text field. Our example uses
    Offsite Comet Server
    .
  21. Leave Condense Whitespace and Combine Attachments enabled and the matching modifier set to "All."
  22. The email address will appear different based on your organization name and the name you specified for your check.
    The previous Matching step identifies the incoming email to the Check. The Status step looks for indicators of what type of notification you're receiving (e.g. The job was successfully run, it failed, or there were some issues.) The configuration options you choose can vary considerably, but the approach is the same. The Default Status is what is set when the other Rules in this step don't match. Criteria for the remaining statuses then need to be defined, requiring their own unique one-to-one matches.
  23. Leave the Default Status on "Failure."
  24. The "Success Criteria" section is where you'll set the criteria that will mark an activity as successful.
  25. Click
    Add Success Rule
    .
  26. A successful run of a Comet Protected Item will have the word
    Success
    in the email Subject.
  27. Set the rule to "Subject contains Success" by leaving the default dropdown selections and typing
    Success
    (first letter capitalized) in the empty text field.
  28. The "Warning Criteria" section is where you'll set the criteria that will mark an activity with a warning.
  29. Click
    Add Warning Rule
    .
  30. A warning result of the Comet job notification will have the word
    Warning
    in the email Subject.
  31. Set the rule to "Subject contains Warning" by leaving the default dropdown selections and typing
    Warning
    (first letter capitalized) in the empty text field.
  32. Leave the Condense Whitespace and Combine Attachments checkboxes enabled.
    Notifications are simply how you want to be informed of Check Failures, Warnings, and some other Status changes.
    Email, push, chat and other software can be integrated as well as ticketing systems, allowing for automatic ticket creation and management.
    Further configuration is required for each to function and is done via the Notifications tab in the main menu. They can be configured before or after Check creation.
    For more understanding of Notification setup, see the CheckCentral Beginner's Guide (Notifications).
  33. Select the desired means of Notification. If in doubt of the selections here, leave the defaults.
  34. From the Save tab, click the "Save Check" button.
  35. Now that our Check is created, we'll need to configure Comet to send emails to CheckCentral for this user (User01). In the Comet admin interface, go to Accounts > Users > User01, and add the CheckCentral email address you copied earlier. Make sure to click the "Save Changes" button.
  36. Manually run your Comet Protected Item.
  37. After the job is done running, refresh your Dashboard. The Check will have a new Status indicator for the recent activity.
  38. Clicking that recent indicator will display the email contents in a modal dialog.
For more detail on Check creation and best practices, see our Check Creation Guide.
For other guides and support contact information, see CheckCentral Support

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is Here!The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is Here!

November 23, 2018
The sale is now over, thanks everyone!

It's sale time again! Celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with some amazing deals on all of our desktop software! We're offering all of our desktop products at a sale price of up to 50% off, until November 27th!

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

DisplayFusion
DisplayFusion
VoiceBot
VoiceBot
FileSeek
FileSeek
ClipboardFusion
ClipboardFusion
iTunesFusion
iTunesFusion
LogFusion
LogFusion
TrayStatus
TrayStatus

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 4 Now Available!DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 4 Now Available!

November 19, 2018

We're very excited to announce that DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 4 is now available for download! This beta fixes a couple of wallpaper provider API issues, and adjusts the titlebar button positions for some apps that were conflicting.

Important Notes!

  • The first time you open the Settings > Screen Saver tab, it might be very slow to open due to Windows Defender locking the .scr files for a long time during the initial scan
  • Known Issue: Desktop Wallpaper doesn't recognize Monitor Splits (will be fixed for Beta 5)

DisplayFusion 9.4 Beta 4 Highlights

  • Window Snapping is now disabled for Chrome because of Chrome's hook blocks
  • Windows minimized to tray will no longer have an extra taskbar button
  • SmugMug and Vladstudio wallpaper provider fixes
  • Wallpaper fixes when Oculus Rift Software is running

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 Beta Change Log.

Configuring Trigger Rules for Universal AppsConfiguring Trigger Rules for Universal Apps

November 9, 2018
Windows for Universal apps (aka Windows Store apps or Metro apps) don't run in separate processes the way that regular desktop apps do. They use a background process, leaving the windows themselves to run in a container process, (ApplicationFrameHost.exe). Setting up Trigger rules for Universal apps is therefore a slightly different process from regular desktop apps.
In this guide we'll use the Calendar app as an example.
  • Open the app and position it where you like. This is where the Trigger rule will position it when activated.
  • Right-click the DisplayFusion icon and click "Settings."
  • Select the "Triggers" tab, then enable the "Enable Triggers" checkbox.
  • Click the "Add" button.
  • Enable the "Process Filename" checkbox.
  • Cancel the "Select Application" window.
  • Type
    *ApplicationFrameHost.exe
    in the "Process Filename" text field.
  • Enable the "Window Text" checkbox.
  • In the "Window Text" text field, type the name of the Universal app. (e.g. "Calendar")
  • Below the "Actions" pane, click "Add," then select "Move Window to Specific Size and Location" from the dropdown.
  • Drag the blue target icon and drop it onto the app window.
  • Click "OK."
  • Click "OK" on the Edit Trigger and Triggers windows to save and apply the rule.

Introducing the Instagram, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Apps!Introducing the Instagram, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Apps!

November 6, 2018

We're pleased to announce a few new CloudShow apps to give you greater flexibility in what you can show on your displays! This week we've added Instagram, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and PDF apps to the list.

Instagram

The Instagram app allows you to login with your account and display a slidedshow of images that are posted to your account. Note that the Instagram API is restrictive and doesn't allow you to pull images from other user's feeds.

Instagram App
Instagram App

Word, PowerPoint, and PDF

On the Content Management page, you can now upload Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents. They'll automatically get converted into a format that works with CloudShow, and you'll receive an email notifying you when the conversion is done. When the conversion is complete, you can add the newly uploaded files to the appropriate app for that file type. You can also use Word pages, PowerPoint slides, and PDF pages in the Image Slideshow app.

Content Management
Content Management Page
MS Word App
MS Word App
MS PowerPoint App
MS PowerPoint App
PDF App
PDF App
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