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Ghacks Christmas Giveaway: Display Fusion Pro

Fourth day of the Ghacks Christmas Giveaway. We already handed out Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, Newsbin Pro, Giganews Accounts and MediaMonkey Gold licenses. Today's giveaway is Display Fusion Pro, one of the better, if not the best, multi-monitor desktop wallpaper and window management applications.

Display Fusion can be downloaded as a free version from the developer's website with limited functionality. The pro version of Display Fusion can be ordered as well on the same website. The version comparison between Display Fusion and Display Fusion Pro list the features that are only available in the Pro version including wallpaper rotation, custom hotkeys or the fine tuning of the background image position.

The main feature of Display Fusion is to display wallpapers on multiple desktops. The user may display different wallpapers on each desktop or use one wallpaper that spans across all of them. Each computer monitor connected to the computer system is displayed in Display Fusion's main interface.

The user can load wallpapers from his computer or Flickr and make them the default wallpaper for the computer monitor. Display Fusion Pro provides access to background image positioning which can be used to fine tune the location of the wallpaper on the monitor. It's also possible to use one of the seven display modes that range from stretching the image to fitting the width or height while maintaining the aspect ratio of the image.

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Users of Display Fusion Pro can enable wallpaper rotation in the same interface. They can either add a list of wallpapers from their computer or get their wallpapers directly from Flickr.

Images can be grabbed from Flickr users, groups or by searching for text. The wallpapers set will then be used to rotate the computer's wallpaper in a time interval specified by the user. One interesting option is to freeze a wallpaper. This will stop the process of rotating wallpapers and make the current one the default wallpaper.

Display Fusion comes with window management features as well which have been specifically designed for multi-monitor systems. Windows can be easily moved between computer monitors including maximized windows. It is furthermore possible to position windows on the same computer monitor. It is for instance possible to center a window on the current monitor or to snap it to one of the monitor's edges.

One main benefit of Display Fusion Pro is the ability to configure custom window sizing and moving hotkeys. Other interesting features include Window Snapping with the option to exclude applications from it or maximized window dragging between computer monitors.

The newest Beta of Display Fusion Pro enabled another long requested feature to the application. Users can enable a taskbar on every computer monitor. The feature is still beta but it already provides two possibilities for users. The first is to display a Display Fusion Taskbar on additional monitors that is showing all windows like the taskbar on the main computer monitor. The second option is to only display the windows that are open on each monitor.

Jon Tackabury is regularly updating his website Binary Fortress with new information about Display Fusion and other software projects.

Five licenses for Display Fusion Pro are up for grabs. Just reply in the comments and let us know that you want one.





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    Comments

    1. paulo oliveira said on December 4, 2008 at 12:05 pm
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      Hi!

      I 1st heard about display fusion here at gHacks. I’ve istalled the free version and I advise it to everyone.
      The Pro version would be great! :D

      can I have it? please? :D

      Martin, you’re doing a great job. I’m following gHacks for over 2 years and its a great source

    2. Rupert said on December 4, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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      Looks like an interesting app – I have two desktops and two PCs that I do my work from and this might help ;)

    3. Katie Russell said on December 4, 2008 at 12:29 pm
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      This will be so useful for projects and I would love to make my own wallpaper.

      Thanks Martin for doing the competitions

      Katie

    4. Kim Allen said on December 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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      Sounds interesting, I’m off to find the free version and try it out

    5. Roultabie said on December 4, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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      It’s interesting. Thanks.

    6. Grissino said on December 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm
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      I too!! :-)

    7. Zachary said on December 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm
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      Looks interesting!

    8. Mohammed Khawaja said on December 4, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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      Very interesting and would like to win it!

    9. SebaP said on December 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm
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      Still waiting for some multi-platform giveaway but anyways, I’m in.

    10. BRasulov said on December 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm
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      dont like it. curious what the next is

    11. Tjoakim said on December 4, 2008 at 1:39 pm
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      I’m running the free version today as well and I’d love to get the professional. TIA!

    12. Sam said on December 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm
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      Good

    13. deaddogsmoking said on December 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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      My hand’s up….

    14. paul said on December 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm
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      I allways like to have different wallpapers so this program, would be ferry nice to win.

    15. robert said on December 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm
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      i want 1 :) plz
      im gona go check it out free-be time

    16. Dotan Cohen said on December 4, 2008 at 2:20 pm
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      I hope that I don’t win! With the exception of the wallpaper rotating, all these features are built into KDE. I have no need for to _pay_ for software that does what should be built into the OS.

    17. Amit Kapoor said on December 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm
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      i WANT ONE TOO.

    18. Josh said on December 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm
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      I’ve been running the free version for a couple months, and absolutely love it!

    19. Abbie Poole said on December 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm
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      Count me in!! I’m no good at loads of stuff but playing about with displays etc is my kinda thing :) I def want one!

    20. OxfordRob said on December 4, 2008 at 2:49 pm
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      Wow I’m like near the top on comments for this one. Not that I think it means I have much chance of blagging the Pro version but hey you have to be in it to win it…

      Have to say this product is dam cool especially for those vista users where NVidea went all mental and couldn’t understand how to control dual views in Vista this product came to the rescue.

    21. Johan Gustavsson said on December 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm
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      I’m interested in this software…

    22. Binaryzero said on December 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm
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      I love this app, just never got around to getting a pro copy.

    23. Adam said on December 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm
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      I would love to get a copy of Display Fusion Pro.

    24. HNicolai said on December 4, 2008 at 3:42 pm
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      Great :D (Now I can have diffrent wallpapers on my big and small screen !

    25. Andrew said on December 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm
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      Please enter my name into the draw

    26. Chris C. said on December 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm
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      I would very much like a license for display fusion pro. I would also like one internets, please.

    27. tinwheeler said on December 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm
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      Win, lose or draw? No, let me win…PLEASE!

    28. mimi said on December 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm
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      That would be AWEOME!! Please let me have one… :)

    29. Smaga said on December 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm
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      Yea sounds nice

    30. inza said on December 4, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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      I am a user of the free version and i definately will love the pro version! I love this program! Please consider me too. :-)
      thanks

    31. Mark said on December 4, 2008 at 4:47 pm
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      I have been searching for just such a program. This would be nice!

    32. Chris Wuestefeld said on December 4, 2008 at 4:47 pm
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      This sounds useful. I’m particularly interested in the beta taskbar feature.

    33. august said on December 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm
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      i like to change my desktop wallpaper a lot…. this will come handy….

    34. Andrew said on December 4, 2008 at 5:08 pm
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      I would like one. Give me an excuse for multiple monitors.

    35. John said on December 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm
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      Just bought my second monitor… i’d like to use this.

    36. Rush said on December 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm
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      Awesome choice, Martin. As always you, and the rest of the gHacks staff, rock. I use 4 displays on my system, and this program would be a considerable plus.

    37. Cristina McDowall said on December 4, 2008 at 5:18 pm
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      fascinating…

    38. ChrisA said on December 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm
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      I’m building a new PC. I also need an excuse for multiple monitors, since I’ll have a dual core CPU too ;-)

    39. MartinJB said on December 4, 2008 at 5:40 pm
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      Off to try the free version – might get lucky ;)

    40. Dave said on December 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm
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      Very nice! Been looking for something that did this

    41. giglmania said on December 4, 2008 at 5:51 pm
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      Well, it’s a nice program.

    42. Raymond said on December 4, 2008 at 5:52 pm
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      I’d like one … thanks for offering these !

      Ray

    43. tomq said on December 4, 2008 at 6:10 pm
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      I already use free version, I would love to win pro version
      good luck all

    44. Rebecca Wallace said on December 4, 2008 at 6:10 pm
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      I’d like one. Would be useful for my laptop/

    45. Stefan said on December 4, 2008 at 6:20 pm
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      Yay! DF Pro! :)=

    46. Andrea Nagar said on December 4, 2008 at 6:32 pm
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      I’d like one. Thanks.

    47. Kevin Jackson said on December 4, 2008 at 7:04 pm
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      I love Display Fusion and would love to have a Pro license.

    48. mickay said on December 4, 2008 at 7:28 pm
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      This software looks nice. Currently I’m using just a simple soft to randomize my desktop wallpaper on startup. Even if I don’t get a pro licence, I think it is worth installing a free version of it. I’ll try it out.

    49. MerleOne said on December 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm
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      I’d like one very much. Thanks.

      .merle1.

    50. Rudy said on December 4, 2008 at 7:57 pm
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      Awesome

    51. Dan said on December 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm
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      Count me in!

    52. Grubee said on December 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm
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      Iiiiiiii ain’t got nobody so I’m still lurking

    53. Kao Vang said on December 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm
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      i want to try it out! Thanks!

    54. Dewer said on December 4, 2008 at 8:47 pm
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      OK–count me in !

    55. Gil said on December 4, 2008 at 8:58 pm
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      I’d love a copy!

    56. Katy H said on December 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm
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      I want one!! (That sounds slightly demanding, doesn’t it?! Okay – I would very much like one!)

    57. Martin said on December 4, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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      Katy most women are demanding ;)

    58. DawnLouise Metcalf said on December 4, 2008 at 9:32 pm
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      That sounds very nice indeed (and looks it too!)

    59. dug said on December 4, 2008 at 9:45 pm
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      I use the free version, the Pro one would be fantastic.

    60. IanG said on December 4, 2008 at 9:58 pm
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      Yeah, that is sooooo yeah,you know…

    61. subgrampus said on December 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm
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      Sure looks like a nice piece of software to have for Christmas!

    62. Masu said on December 4, 2008 at 10:09 pm
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      Por favor dame un senor. ¡Me gusto mucho!
      gracias

    63. juhis said on December 4, 2008 at 10:30 pm
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      Mie lähen mukkaa!

    64. C Hui said on December 4, 2008 at 10:33 pm
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      Looks like something I could do with!

    65. James Fenlon said on December 4, 2008 at 10:41 pm
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      I’d love one. Thank you!

    66. Nathan said on December 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm
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      This would be really useful.

    67. Joseph said on December 4, 2008 at 11:55 pm
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      Wallpaper? We don’t need no stinkin’ wallpaper! I usually change to a black background desktop in the first 10 minutes of owning a box. But my wife really likes to see the pretty under whatever she’s working on.

    68. Nic Moon said on December 5, 2008 at 12:41 am
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      If your still handing them out I would more than like to have on.

    69. Jeff Miller said on December 5, 2008 at 2:08 am
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      Great Program

    70. will said on December 5, 2008 at 2:35 am
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      Definitely want that software.

    71. Greg said on December 5, 2008 at 2:48 am
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      Please enter me – thanks!

    72. Stan Peters said on December 5, 2008 at 2:57 am
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      My second time to the site. I have a feeling it is going to take me some time to explore.

    73. Pierro said on December 5, 2008 at 3:05 am
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      Mhh, maybee im to late, but i will start a try to win …

    74. Hangmea said on December 5, 2008 at 6:58 am
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      Interesting, I hope i get one.

    75. Iroshan said on December 5, 2008 at 8:27 am
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      I want to try this..
      Thanks…

    76. yooman said on December 5, 2008 at 8:33 am
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      I want a license

    77. Dmitrij said on December 5, 2008 at 11:22 am
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      I want one :D

    78. Katie Russell said on December 5, 2008 at 12:19 pm
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      thanks Martin for picking me as a winner,I will put this to good use :)

    79. Stig said on December 5, 2008 at 4:24 pm
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      I’ve used the free version for a while now. I would like the full version :)

    80. Timothy Selig said on December 5, 2008 at 5:57 pm
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      would like the full version
      God bless our troops

    81. MIke said on December 26, 2008 at 5:11 am
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      Can i please Get A key also

    82. Nathon said on January 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm
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      I love DisplayFusion. May I have a copy of Pro, please?

      Thank you.

    83. Leo said on January 26, 2009 at 6:14 am
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      I want one too! I would really appreciate a key.

    84. Chuck Masters said on March 24, 2009 at 3:38 am
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      Ive always wanted to see the pro version of Display Fusion, Can I Have it?

    85. cole said on October 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm
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      i would like a key forr the pro verison of display fusion thankssss

    86. Martin Knoll said on November 23, 2009 at 3:31 am
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      Hi, i would really like a key for the full DisplayFusion program… I use four monitors and the multi task bar feature would be great!!

      Thanks – Marty

    87. DON CLARK said on December 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm
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      I am running the trial version and would love to own it. Please count me in!

    88. Jeffrey said on December 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm
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      This program is really useful if you are running dual monitors in different modes. I keep one monitor in portrait for viewing full page documents, while the other stays in landscape for surfing and editing.

      I’ve been using the free version for two years now and would gladly go Pro.

    89. Daniel S said on December 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm
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      can i have it please? x

    90. Ace Bonita said on December 28, 2009 at 3:27 am
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      Please give me one also. thanks thanks!

    91. Seth Salieri said on April 29, 2010 at 3:25 am
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      hi i got display fusion and i want the full version and i heard about you guys from a freind may i have the full version please :)

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