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Windows 7: Two different backgrounds on extended desktop?

13 Apr 2010   #1
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Two different backgrounds on extended desktop?

This is something I am curious about. I have not been able to figure out a way to have one desktop background image on my laptop, and another on the other monitor.

I am sure this is possible, but I have not been able to figure it out.

I found a site that I thought had the answer but it required having a DVI out as well as a VGA out.

Seeing I am on a laptop, I am kind of limited. Anyone got any suggestions, maybe something blatantly obvious I missed.

Thanks ahead of time for any ideas. Maybe imposing an image over one or the other. Dunno.


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13 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Here's a free piece of software via tutorial that should do it for you:

Dual Monitors: Use a Different Wallpaper on Each Desktop in Windows 7, Vista or XP - How-To Geek

If you didn't want to do that, you could've make a double wide wallpaper like the dual & triple monitor ones by just pasting two different wallpapers together in the middle.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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13 Apr 2010   #4
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Here's a free piece of software via tutorial that should do it for you:

Dual Monitors: Use a Different Wallpaper on Each Desktop in Windows 7, Vista or XP - How-To Geek

If you didn't want to do that, you could've make a double wide wallpaper like the dual & triple monitor ones by just pasting two different wallpapers together in the middle.
Thanks! Downloaded and experimenting right now.


Thanks to both. Tried giving rep to both contributors but it won't let me.

Again thanks, guys.


EDIT:

Works so far. We'll see how having yet another 3rd party software on my system affects it's performance.
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