I'm running Fences on Win 10 on a two-monitor setup (1920x1080 & 1280x1024). Occasionally after awaking Windows, I find the Fences and the desktop icons have switched from one monitor to the other. Why does it do this and can it be prevented?
Exactly a bug I wanted to report as well. In my case, it happens when I'm using the rectangular selection (marquee), the icons from some other pages swap, or are simply moved, within the selection area. Note that the way I'm using Fences isn't as you'd expect, I'm essentially only using the 'pages' feature and keep the icons directly on the desktop rather than using the 'fences'.
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I am having the issue also on Windows 10... my primary monitor is 1080x1920, with my 2nd being 1920x1080. I believe the problem started since updating to Fences 18.104.22.168. I lock my system at end of shift, when I login in the morning.. my icons are all messed up on my primary monitor and the fences have moved to my secondary. I thought I would try "locking" my fences. This didn't resolve, plus, the next morning when I logged in I could not "unlock" my fences, so had to restore a snapshot.
I've been posting about this problem for over a year and have never gotten a response. Many people have posted about it to no avail. I've yet to find Stardock responding to any of these threads. I have four screens and my fences wind up on a random one each time I wake up my PC (Windows 10). The best trick I've found is to keep several different snapshots saved under "Layouts and Snapping". Whenever your fences wind up on the wrong screen, click back through them till they wind up on the right screen again. It's annoying and we shouldn't have to do it, but it saves a bit of effort.
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I would ask that you start with the FAQ for this very thing:
The only thing I will add that putting your PC to 'sleep' has unpredictable consequences when 'woke' as the waking process is not always elegant. Fence, running in the Windows Explorer process, is subject to its (and Windows itself) somewhat violent effort to make services quickly available. Snapshots are a way to quickly restore your Fences layout.
Just to toss in my two cents, I'd love to see multi-monitors not screw my Fences up on a regular basis. Lately it won't even restore the daily snapshots, just leaves the fences where it dumps them on my primary display. I've specifically been using them to keep the icons off the primary monitor, so I can find them without having to close whatever full-screen program I am working in.
Seems somewhat surprising to have this be a continuing problem using multiple monitors, when so many business/productivity users or gamers have multi-monitors.
I'd love to know why restore snapshot hasn't been working lately, that at least let me fix the issue without having to manually re-align the fences back to where they belong.
I am using multi monitor too but I do not have your problem. Everytime I boot my fences are at where is suppose to be. I think there is some other program that is not playing nice with fence. You need to figure out which one.
Try the Fence clean boot to figure it out. https://forums.stardock.com/486084/fences-support-faq#cleanboot
It's a random thing, I know it's an application that moves them, but I do work (Including needing to use remote desktops and resources), online college classes, and gaming on the same PC. A clean user account won't help me.
Like I said, I'm mostly surprised there's a whole section about how there's issues with multi-monitor support.
I'm also frustrated that (specifically earlier) something bumped the fences onto the primary monitor, and when I tried to restore from today's snapshot, it didn't restore.
All of my fences transferred to other display (I have 3)
How can I bring back all of them to my primary display? Layout restore dont help.
Sorry to hear you are having issues. Need more information.
1) Windows version please use Winver.exe
2) Fences version.
3) How were they transferred? Transferred after sleep? Transferred after full screen games?
4) When layout restore don't work? Was there an error message pop up?
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1) 1903, but this happens often with retail version too
2) latest, 22.214.171.124
3) now windows update has been performed
4) It does nothing. No error message.
My primary display is DISPLAY2, it was before the update too. Sometimes Fences moves all fences to DISPLAY3. Layout restore does nothing I have to drag them one by one to DISPLAY2 (& resize to desired size).
Possibly similar issue:
When my 3-monitor setup does any of the following:
The last icon I clicked on or had selected is moved out of its fence and onto the first monitor to activate, regardless of what monitor the icon was on originally, or which monitor is the primary monitor.
Windows Version: 1803 (OS Build 17134.765)Fences Version: 2.13
The last icon I clicked on or had selected is moved out of its fence and onto the first monitor to activate, regardless of what monitor the icon was on originally, or which monitor is the primary monitor.Windows Version: 1803 (OS Build 17134.765)Fences Version: 2.13
Check reply #6 does that info help you at all ?
I run several triple monitor PCs and I do not have this issue, meaning that it may be specific to your rig, and not Fences itself. Different PCs have different issues. Not everyone gets the same results.
Just my 2 cents.
I am afraid that Fences 2 is not supported on WIn10.
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