How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?

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  1. Posts : 123
    Windows 7 64 bit Pro
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    How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?


    Hi,

    I have two monitors, and would like to setup a different wallpaper for each monitor while retaining the expanded screen option. How to go about that? I am using a Radeon 4770 HD if that helps.

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 108
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
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  3. Posts : 4,927
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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    I also use DisplayFusion, its very good and does what your looking for.
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  4. Posts : 123
    Windows 7 64 bit Pro
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    Thanks for the info. Windows 7 should have this feature by default
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  5. DJG
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    Windows 7 RTM x64
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    The "sledgehammer approach" is to create a single image by joining the two images side by side.
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  6. Posts : 8,370
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
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    That can done here easy enough with the latest paint.NET on! The other DisplayFusion will given a look as well since the second monitor here allows for monitoring what is running on the XP mode while sometimes reversing displays just to grab a screen or two.

    You can see where you can get into a situation rather fast with the Display Fusion if you have anything centered in the particular wallpaper you decide on. That still has to be custom fitted for twin displays.
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    Last edited by Night Hawk; 14 Aug 2009 at 01:48. Reason: Adding images in
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  7. Posts : 123
    Windows 7 64 bit Pro
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    Both monitors are of different displays. Will that work as well? ONe is 19" and the other is 22"
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  8. Posts : 8,370
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
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    The DisplayFusion has the "stretch" option while you saw the blue border on the first screen I posted there. I have another that shows a new wallpaper made up where the background is one wallpaper set at 2880x900 while the first were at 1440x900 the native for the monitors in use here.

    You see how that looks with the 4th image here no longer seeing the 7 stretcheddddd outttt... into a mess while other backgrounds may not suffer the same fate. The second wallpaper will be adjust to fill the screen as long as the wallpaper's items don't suffer from the difference.
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  9. Posts : 123
    Windows 7 64 bit Pro
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    Thanks. I really hope Win 7 retail will have this function, then again, maybe not
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  10. Posts : 1,663
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
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    mystvearn said:
    Thanks. I really hope Win 7 retail will have this function, then again, maybe not
    Win& has already hit "retail", so this function will not be included. We can always hope that it makes it into Win8 though.
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