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Windows 7: Wallpaper settings

03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Wallpaper settings

Can anyone explain the difference between Stretch and Fill for the Wallpaper? Also, how can I use multi-monitor backgrounds?

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03 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Not sure, but I think "Fill screen" will crop some of the picture if it doesn't have the same proportions (aspect ratio) as the screen, while "Stretch to fill screen" will resize the picture to match the proportions of the screen.
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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If we go to Background Options, we can clearly see that wallpaper is stretched outside the frame in 'Fill' option.

Hence, my opinion is:

* Fill expands the wallpaper beyond the screen resolution with the same resolution ratio. As the above poster said, it is cropped. However, it seem to be stayed out of the screen visibility.

* Stretch just stretches the current resolution of the wall paper to fit within the screen.

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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks guys. Can anyone tell me how to use multi-monitor wallpapers? I know there are third-party apps, but I am wondering if there is a way to do it natively.
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