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Windows 7: Dual Screen - Main Screen on Right, Wallpaper won't display properly

25 May 2015   #1
loomien

7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dual Screen - Main Screen on Right, Wallpaper won't display properly

First of all; Thanks to anyone taking the time to read this and help me with my minor issue!

I have been running dual screen setup for awhile now and early on I realized that I had to set the monitor on the left to the 'Main Display' so that tiled wide resolution images would span across both monitors.

after a time i realized that this inconvenienced me in several ways.

How might one set the main display to the right hand monitor while having the image for the wallpaper start on the far left corner?


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26 May 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi, welcome to the forum. i do not believe you can do that on win 7 i think thats a feature in windows 8 i believe i read it somewhere. someone will correct me if i am wrong
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27 May 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Would these 3rd party apps work for you?

https://www.displayfusion.com/
Dual Monitor Tools - Home page
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28 May 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Right click your desktop and click on Screen resolution,
Click on each monitors listing and post what the resolution settings are,
Then take a screen shot of the page and post it here,
Cheers.
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28 May 2015   #5
loomien

7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you all!

I appreciate the warm welcomes!

Left Monitor: Acer P243W
Resolution:1920X1200
Orientation:Landscape
Multiple Displays: Extend these displays
This is Currently your main display
Right Monitor:Samsung S27D360
Resolution:1920X1080
Orientation: Landscape
Multiple Displays: Extend these displays

Attached is the screenshot requested by Thrashzone

Thanks for the suggestion GokAy! I will try these out, though, I would rather not have to.


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28 May 2015   #6
loomien

7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks to GokAy,

Dual Monitor Tools was able to provide what i needed.

Thanks to all for the input!
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28 May 2015   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

glad you got what you needed.
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28 May 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and thanks for posting a screen shot
Measure diagonally each monitor and see if there's a difference one looks bigger or at least windows thinks it is or shows it as different although the resolution is the same 1920-1080
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28 May 2015   #9
loomien

7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and thanks for posting a screen shot
Measure diagonally each monitor and see if there's a difference one looks bigger or at least windows thinks it is or shows it as different although the resolution is the same 1920-1080
Thanks!

Yes, the left monitor is smaller 24" and running at 1920-1200, as noted, the right monitor is a larger 27" and is running at 1920-1080.

Is there an option that would be unavailable in this configuration?

The Dual Monitor Tools Wallpaper Changer tool provided by GokAy begins the wallpaper image in the left hand screen even if it is not the Main Display, so the image spans and orients properly while allowing full-screen applications that force onto the main display to take the larger monitor, just what I needed!

However if there is an option in windows that I could use to achieve this goal then I would prefer to discontinue the use of excess resources, though, negligible.

Thank you for your time!

Attached is a little doodle I made of my mismatch setup, the measurement are really an estimation made with a piece of paper (Couldn't find a ruler, dunno why I made it to scale)


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29 May 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well not really,
On the previous screen shot the first one you posted
You can drag the monitor image up or down to match the top or bottom line or center it,

On your desktop image you'd just use fill or center that's about as good as it gets in windows I think,
Which is sad but then again monitors usually are matched sets
Not too many people use different size monitors

I do 1-1600-900 default 1-1600-1200 I just live with the mismatch and use fill for the images
of course the image on the 1200 shows the black space on top and bottom
Programs remember the size they were closed at so it doesn't effect that aspect of the mismatch resolution
Cheers.
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