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Windows 7: Can't get dual monitor wallpaper to span both monitors

07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Can't get dual monitor wallpaper to span both monitors

I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but I have a wallpaper that is 3200x1200 resolution, and my two monitors are 1600x1200 each. The wallpaper will only mirror on both screens instead of half being on one screen and half being on the other... How can I get this to work properly?

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07 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Nevermind - the wallpaper I downloaded was a smaller version of the one I thought I was getting, so it was actually *not* the full resolution. I got the larger one, and now its working.
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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

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09 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 RC (7100)
Doesn't work for me

I downloaded dual monitor wallpaper, but it still shows same wallpaper on each monitor, not spanning them. I seen no setting for this. I tried "center", "fill", etc., but nothing works. What specifically did you do to get it to work? Are you working in "Personalize"? Or your video card's control panel?
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10 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Right click on the background and select Personalization

Click on Desktop Background

Select a background image that is at least as wide as the combined resolution of both of your monitors.

Now, this is the trick: Select the Tile picture positioning option

Can't get dual monitor wallpaper to span both monitors-tile.jpg

Click OK

See if that doesn't work for you. (I know, tile seems strange, try it). A Guy

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07 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 64 bit

Aguy - I actually smirked at your solution. I was awe struck when it worked for me.
You are awesome!
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