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Windows 7: Span wallpaper?

24 May 2009   #1
Caulnian

Windows 7
 
 
Span wallpaper?

Hi!

Is there a way to span my wallpaper over multiple monitors and still use the slideshow function?

Thanks in advance.


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24 May 2009   #2
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Replying mainly so I get updates on this good question.
There is an implication that you can get wallpaper to span both monitors - I can but have to use 3rd party proggie (Display Fusion) to do so. Am I wrong?
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24 May 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You want a program like DisplayFusion which can make wallpapers spread across monitors and you can find multi-monitor wallpapers from deviantART: where ART meets application!.
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24 May 2009   #4
Caulnian

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, but will I still be able to use the slideshow function in win 7?
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24 May 2009   #5
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

No
Apply rotate wallpaper and you lose Fusion, and vice versa
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26 May 2009   #6
eVox

Win 7 (7100 x64); OS X 10.5.6
 
 

A little known trick which has worked since XP: Make the wallpaper as wide as you want it (e.g. for me, two 1680x1050 monitors = one 3360x1050) exactly as you want it to appear and then apply it, and set it to tile. Hey presto. All the third party apps are totally unnecessary.
This would also enable slideshow to keep working as normal.
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29 May 2009   #7
Kittyburgers

Windows 7 (RC)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eVox View Post
A little known trick which has worked since XP: Make the wallpaper as wide as you want it (e.g. for me, two 1680x1050 monitors = one 3360x1050) exactly as you want it to appear and then apply it, and set it to tile. Hey presto. All the third party apps are totally unnecessary.
This would also enable slideshow to keep working as normal.
That's all Display Fusion actually does in the background. Doing it manually is far too cumbersome. Display Fusion gives you much more flexibility and allows you to quickly change the wallpapers independently. I highly recommend it if you are using more than one monitor.
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11 Apr 2011   #8
servotron

W7 Pro
 
 

There is a third party app called John's Background Switcher that does an amazing job of this. I don't know yet if it works in 7, but it's an incredible program that scales, spans, and more with any background image and turns it into a slideshow, lightbox, and all sorts of things.
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