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Windows 7: How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?


12 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 
How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?

Hi,

I have two monitors, and would like to setup a different wallpaper for each monitor while retaining the expanded screen option. How to go about that? I am using a Radeon 4770 HD if that helps.

Thanks

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12 Aug 2009   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

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12 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I also use DisplayFusion, its very good and does what your looking for.
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13 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Thanks for the info. Windows 7 should have this feature by default
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13 Aug 2009   #5
DJG

 

The "sledgehammer approach" is to create a single image by joining the two images side by side.
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14 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That can done here easy enough with the latest paint.NET on! The other DisplayFusion will given a look as well since the second monitor here allows for monitoring what is running on the XP mode while sometimes reversing displays just to grab a screen or two.

You can see where you can get into a situation rather fast with the Display Fusion if you have anything centered in the particular wallpaper you decide on. That still has to be custom fitted for twin displays.


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14 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Both monitors are of different displays. Will that work as well? ONe is 19" and the other is 22"
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14 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The DisplayFusion has the "stretch" option while you saw the blue border on the first screen I posted there. I have another that shows a new wallpaper made up where the background is one wallpaper set at 2880x900 while the first were at 1440x900 the native for the monitors in use here.

You see how that looks with the 4th image here no longer seeing the 7 stretcheddddd outttt... into a mess while other backgrounds may not suffer the same fate. The second wallpaper will be adjust to fill the screen as long as the wallpaper's items don't suffer from the difference.


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15 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Thanks. I really hope Win 7 retail will have this function, then again, maybe not
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15 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystvearn View Post
Thanks. I really hope Win 7 retail will have this function, then again, maybe not
Win& has already hit "retail", so this function will not be included. We can always hope that it makes it into Win8 though.
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