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Windows 7: Black Border around Wallpaper


30 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 
Black Border around Wallpaper

I am a multiple monitor user, and I am noticing an annoying black border around the wallpaper on my secondary monitor.


SECONDARY MONITOR SCREENSHOT
(The Taskbar is a DisplayFusion Copy, see the borders around the wallpaper?)

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MY MONITOR SETUP

I'd like to know how to eliminate these borders around my wallpaper. The wallpaper is set to Fill.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Oct 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Are you using an individual picture for each monitor or are you spanning two monitors with one picture?

Are your wallpapers the same resolution as your monitors?

I see you mentioned DisplayFusion have you checked the settings with it to see if there is something to change?

Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

Are you using an individual picture for each monitor or are you spanning two monitors with one picture?

Are your wallpapers the same resolution as your monitors?

I see you mentioned DisplayFusion have you checked the settings with it to see if there is something to change?

Jerry
I do not use DisplayFusion for the wallpaper, I am still using MS themes. I have one picture that displays on each monitor, fill setting, and changes every 15 mins.

See the sceenshot below:

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02 Oct 2012   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

What size are the images, are they the same size as the resolution on the monitors?

Jerry
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03 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I forget, where is the directory for user-installed themes?
Ex: If I downloaded a theme from the Windows Live Gallery, where would it install the files to when I click on it?

--Ben

UPDATE: My current theme can be seen here, or directly downloaded here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 
Personalization Settings Panels Screenshots

Thought this might be helpful:

Screenshot of personalization window:


Screenshot of wallpaper slideshow settings panel:


Hope this helps!
--Ben
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04 Oct 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JetsonB View Post
I forget, where is the directory for user-installed themes?
Ex: If I downloaded a theme from the Windows Live Gallery, where would it install the files to when I click on it?

--Ben

UPDATE: My current theme can be seen here, or directly downloaded here.

Look at the screenshot below highlighted in red will show you where those backgrounds are located.
Black Border around Wallpaper-iz3tc.png


AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

I will hook up my external monitor sometime this afternoon and see what I can do.

Jerry


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04 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

How stupid of me to not notice the link sitting right in front of me! Anyway, my monitor resolutions, as seen in the image:


The wallpaper image is 1920x1200
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05 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I hooked up my external monitor and did some testing and I cannot reproduce what you have. I have the same resolution set up as you.

On your Elo Touchscreen do you have any settings that will let you adjust the width or height?
Do you have a another monitor you could try and see if you get the same results?
Do you have the Orientation set to landscape?
Black Border around Wallpaper-screen-resolution.png

Jerry


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05 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

Here's my screenshot of Screen Resolution:


I have another monitor, it is much bigger than the touchscreen, and it produces the same results when the resolution is set to 1024x768. If it set to default 1600x900, it displays fine.

Dell Monitor Setup:
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