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By on August 2, 2012 5:07:16 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

robertgerman

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Hi all,

 

I'm having an issue when using Micorosoft Desktops (multiple desktop software) and Fences.

 

Today I created one set of fences on desktop #1. I created another set of fences on desktop #2.

 

Later in the day today I did a computer restart.

 

When my computer came back up, the fences from desktop #2 overwrote the fences from desktop #1. 

 

Anyone else experienced this? Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

 

Thanks!

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August 2, 2012 6:19:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

You can try to activate a function, which you can find under "tools" then "more tools". Put a checkmark to the first function (while all your fences are setted up correctly on the 2 desktops). But I'am not shure if it helps in this case.

I guess it happens cause fences may gets active before the other software does, so every fence is placed on your only available desktop.

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August 2, 2012 9:03:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Asound,
I guess it happens cause fences may gets active before the other software does

If this is the case, perhaps you can set fences for a delayed start.

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August 3, 2012 1:21:55 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I tried the native resolution option. didn't work. to confrim, I did a cpu restart. checked the 'native resolution' option. set up fences on desktop 1. deleted all desktops from desktop 2. did another cpu restart. my fences on desktop 1 were gone. Desktop 1 seems to take the fences (or lack thereof) from Desktop 2. 

I ran msconfig but Fences is not listed in the list of start-up items (which is odd, I think). So, I can't enable it manually. Any thoughts on how to get fences to not load on boot?

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August 8, 2012 3:34:54 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

anyone have any thoughts on this?

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August 8, 2012 4:40:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Microsoft's Desktops (released in 2010) does not handle desktop objects like other virtual desktops do.

I do not believe that Fences was designed to handle this non-standard methods.  The limitations described here are likely affecting Fences: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881.aspx

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