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Windows 7: Screensaver - Dual monitor set up

28 Apr 2013   #1
jdXp610

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Screensaver - Dual monitor set up

I am the lucky owner of a dual monitor set up.

I have done some searching on here but the database is huge lol.

So I have picked what looks like the best sub-forum to post my question.

I just downloaded a theme screensaver "Earth at Night"

Unfortunately it spans across both monitors thus the rotating Earth globe is split in half.

Is there any way I can have the screensaver run separately on both monitors simultanrously, or if that is not possible run on the primary monitor and have the secondary monitor go blank?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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05 May 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Not natively, but have a look at this free program which can do it.

Actual Multiple Monitors: Extended Taskbar with Support of All Windows 7 Features on Each Display.

A Guy
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05 May 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Not natively, but have a look at this free program which can do it.

Actual Multiple Monitors: Extended Taskbar with Support of All Windows 7 Features on Each Display.

A Guy
Looks interesting but it didn't look very free to me.
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05 May 2013   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Grrr, there used to be a free version

What's New in the Latest Version - Actual Multiple Monitors - Actual Tools

The older versions were freeware

Download Actual Multiple Monitors 4.3 - Desktop Enhancements

Thanks for pointing that out

A Guy
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05 May 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Even though it's not a freebie, it still looks interesting. I have it bookmarked to check out at a later date.
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05 May 2013   #6
jdXp610

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guy and Lady,

Thanks for getting back to me

I think it is possible to get a 30 day trial although I am unsure whether it is fully functional.

However I have got onto their forums and posted a "before I buy" thread to see if they can answer in the afirmative whether it will resolve my issue.

I will post back here when I hear from them
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05 May 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

jdXp610,

Take a look at this

Zbar

it allows different wallpapers, not sure on screen savers though.
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05 May 2013   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Display Fusion's Pro Standard will also do it.

DisplayFusion: Multiple Monitors Made Easy! • by Binary Fortress Software

I couldn't find any links to the last free Actual Multiple Monitors

A Guy
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05 May 2013   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
jdXp610,

Take a look at this

Zbar

it allows different wallpapers, not sure on screen savers though.
It doesn't unfortunately Ultramon does, but it is also pay. A Guy
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05 May 2013   #10
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
jdXp610,

Take a look at this

Zbar

it allows different wallpapers, not sure on screen savers though.
It doesn't unfortunately Ultramon does, but it is also pay. A Guy
Its hard to find freebies sometimes.
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