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Windows 7: Dual-Monitor wallpaper sizing issue

07 Dec 2009   #11
icerabbit

win 7
 
 

Just chiming in, I have the same issue(s) and think the desktop background in Win7 is buggy.

Example: a primary screen (toshiba laptop) is 1280x800 and secondary (hp 24 lcd) is 1920x1200. Both properly identified and at native resolution.

If I pick stretch, fit, fill - win7 will center the background at the resolution of the small screen on the external display = giant black borders
If I pick tile, it will do some odd tiling job ... filling the big monitor.
If I pick center, it will actually fill the entire second screen properly ... as one would expect with stretch and/or fill.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
ssbtech

7HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icerabbit View Post
Just chiming in, I have the same issue(s) and think the desktop background in Win7 is buggy.

Example: a primary screen (toshiba laptop) is 1280x800 and secondary (hp 24 lcd) is 1920x1200. Both properly identified and at native resolution.

If I pick stretch, fit, fill - win7 will center the background at the resolution of the small screen on the external display = giant black borders
If I pick tile, it will do some odd tiling job ... filling the big monitor.
If I pick center, it will actually fill the entire second screen properly ... as one would expect with stretch and/or fill.
Thank you, I have just installed 7 on my multi-monitor setup and was frustrated by the black borders on my higher res monitor. I didn't even think to pick "center" since that was the behavior I was trying to correct.

Something is backwards somewhere
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02 Aug 2010   #13
leftkidney

Windows 7 Ultimate - Signature Edition
 
 

wow man this hasent been solved yet, this is f-in bull $hit that MS cant fix this it worked fine in Vista and I deal with this every day and I started to accept it - but then I get this email that there is an update to this thread and I remember it all over again and how much I hate this problem

F-YOU Microsoft
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02 Aug 2010   #14
ssbtech

7HP
 
 

Sorry about that
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23 Feb 2012   #15
1611kjb

windows 7
 
 
Third party

There is a third party answer for this called Wall Master, open source. WallMaster
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24 Feb 2012   #16
leftkidney

Windows 7 Ultimate - Signature Edition
 
 

thats stupid that this isnt fixed yet

I wonder if it will be fixed in windows 8

and there is no way I want to run a 3rd party program just do something that should work properly
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24 Feb 2012   #17
1611kjb

windows 7
 
 
Choices

Well, that's a choice I guess. Why do you believe it should work in Windows 7? Windows 7 doesn't do everything and isn't supposed to. No software can accomodate every machination of the human mind. Not everything is scaleable and there is not necessarily value in making everything so. Somewhere along the line the ROI on any given thought diminishes to the point that's it's value is less than it's cost (law of diminishing returns). That fact is what creates niche markets. What if your second display is a smartphone, should Windows 7 be able to do that? What if your second display is an IMAX screen, should Windows 7 be able to handle it too? Somewhere along the line a software developer identifies an envelope that is within scope for the bulk of their customer base and that becomes the limiting factor. People who want support outside that envelope go to a third party developer who believes their company can profit from fulfilling that need.

Someone has seen your need and created third party apps, plugins, add-ins or whatever else is necessary. If you refuse to use them, then that's your choice. If you expect the software developer to redsesign their system everytime you change monitors, you're going to have a lot of unfulfilled desires. You should be happy there's an answer to your problem, not bitter that it didn't come the wat you expected it.
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25 Feb 2012   #18
leftkidney

Windows 7 Ultimate - Signature Edition
 
 

no reason why it should matter what size the display is since it worked in Vista, nuf said

if microsoft would maybe have some reasoning as to how it implements things and removes others then maybe we would know why it is missing

listen to (or watch) Windows Weekly over at TWiT.tv and you will be amazed at how stupid microsoft can be - this is all first hand from Paul Thurrott who has access to microsoft that most people dont even know exist, he will ask them questions simply "why did you do this" and the answer will not make sense literally you have to listen to a few to know what I am talking about bit it will blow your mind
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26 Feb 2012   #19
ricco197332

windows 7 ultamite 64 bit
 
 

Try ....Actual Multiple Monitors it's a great program for running dual screens or more and check for your scaling options for your hdmi output it should be in the video card software. ie Catalyst control center for ati radeon cards.
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26 Feb 2012   #20
ricco197332

windows 7 ultamite 64 bit
 
 

It's a scaling issure there is an option in your video card contol software for it
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