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Windows 7: How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?

08 Sep 2009   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You first have to right click on the icon seen on the taskbar. Once the main screen opens you will see the two panels where clicking on highlights that and allows you to browse for a new wallpaper. You do the same with the second panel there.

The option is there for stretching out across both. That was something that almost made me wonder when first installing it as well until looking right away for any icon in the notification area there.

Another one I went for that also includes the ability to extend the taskbar across the second screen as well as see anything open with a second item cloned over to the second on the bar is called UltraMon. You can try out the latest beta version seen at Realtime Soft UltraMon

Once you click on the "download here" link at the bottom of the page you have to make you download either the 32bit or 64bit according to which one you are running.


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10 Jun 2010   #32
TWiStErRob

Windows 7
 
 

Open MSPaint. (no need for .NET)
Resize the (blank) image to the size of your screens, an image large enough to cover all the monitors (with blank spaces between them too).
In the View tab zoom out so you see the whole image.
Open the image you want (preferably a larger or equal resolution one to your monitor) in a web browser. Right click and copy it.
Paste the image in paint and drag to the position you want.
Then open another image (for your other monitor) and copy & paste that too, then position.
Save the image and set is as the wallpaper with the "Tile"!!! option.

Tested on Windows 7 with a 1920x1200 + 1280x1024 monitor setup (left and right) and the right one is about 100px from the top of the big one. Image was 3200x1200.
It may be a problem if you have your primary monitor not in the top left corner, but still this is a solution to set different backgrounds for multiple monitors.

Images from: Nature leaves pictures widescreen wallpapers 146 1920


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31 Jul 2010   #33
SJE1961

Windows 7
 
 

I use UltraMon, its a good app.

Realtime Soft UltraMon
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01 Aug 2010   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Same here! I prefer UltraMon over DisplayFusion while having both full versions. DisplayFusion requires that you drag a second window over to a second display while UltraMon provides a change screen button on any windows open.


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02 Aug 2010   #35
Benway

xp/Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Same here! I prefer UltraMon over DisplayFusion while having both full versions. DisplayFusion requires that you drag a second window over to a second display while UltraMon provides a change screen button on any windows open.
You must not have tried the full version of Display Fusion: It also has the buttons you show for ultramon. AND it's half the price. I've used DF for years and it's the best out there and is constantly being updated with user requested features.
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02 Aug 2010   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have the full version here when buying both and definitely stick with UltraMon. DF has the drag window over to lock to other display method seen while UltraMon provides the move button on each window. The one thing they both have is the smart taskbar option.
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04 Oct 2010   #37
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Does UltraMon have taskbar on both screens? You only get that in the paid version of DisplayFusion. I would like to be free as I sometimes only need 1 monitor on for all widgets and Poppeeper while not viewing the monitor, saving electricty as well in the process
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04 Oct 2010   #38
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Same here! I prefer UltraMon over DisplayFusion while having both full versions. DisplayFusion requires that you drag a second window over to a second display while UltraMon provides a change screen button on any windows open.
I'm not sure of which DisplayFusion version you are running, Night Hawk, but my version has the buttons on each window just as Benway mentions:
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One also has the ability to set up as many Title Bar Buttons as one desires (and position them, as a group, where one desires as well):
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Quick shot of the DF 2nd monitor task bar:
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Each taskbar can be separately set for the Auto-hide, Size, Position, or Clock settings:
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04 Oct 2010   #39
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystvearn View Post
Does UltraMon have taskbar on both screens? You only get that in the paid version of DisplayFusion. I would like to be free as I sometimes only need 1 monitor on for all widgets and Poppeeper while not viewing the monitor, saving electricty as well in the process
With UltraMon even with the shareware download you try out you will see the smartbar option available. Everything works for so many days when it expires. Then you either redownload and install all over or get into the paid version.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Same here! I prefer UltraMon over DisplayFusion while having both full versions. DisplayFusion requires that you drag a second window over to a second display while UltraMon provides a change screen button on any windows open.
I'm not sure of which DisplayFusion version you are running, Night Hawk, but my version has the buttons on each window just as Benway mentions:
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One also has the ability to set up as many Title Bar Buttons as one desires (and position them, as a group, where one desires as well):
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Quick shot of the DF 2nd monitor task bar:
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Each taskbar can be separately set for the Auto-hide, Size, Position, or Clock settings:
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I went with the paid version of DF availble at the time and then went back to UltraMon since DF lacked any move buttons on anything. I found it a bit odd and no setting for this was found in the options but wanted to give both programs a try.
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05 Oct 2010   #40
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

On another note, I noticed that the taskbar does not extend to the second monitor regardless of different monitor setup. Is there a way to make the taskbar appear on the extended monitor? Maybe another software for that?
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