How to Stretch Desktop Background Across Two Monitors

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How do I setup dual monitor wallpaper Windows 10?

Can you set a dual monitor wallpaper on Windows 10?

  • Open the Settings app.
  • When Settings app opens, navigate to Personalization section.
  • Now scroll down to the Choose your picture section, locate the picture you want to use, right click it and choose Set for monitor 1 or Set for monitor 2.


How do I set different backgrounds on dual monitors Windows 7?

Set a Different Wallpaper On Each Separate Monitor. To start, right-click on the desktop of either monitor and select Personalize from the context menu and select Personalize. Settings will open to the Personalization section where you’ll want to choose Background from the list on the left.

Tip 1: Having the Perfectly Fitting Background Image Across Multiple Monitors

If you’re a detail-oriented person, it may annoy you if your desktop background does not fill your monitors perfectly. Well, we can share a trick on how you can customize the image according to your preferences. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. The first thing you need to do is figure out the cumulative resolution of your monitors. Let’s say you have two 1920×1080 displays sitting beside each other. Get the sum of the width of the two monitors. In this case, the cumulative resolution of the displays is 3840×1080.
  2. Now, you’ll need to configure your image to have a resolution of 3840×1080. You may need to To do this, using you may need to use a third-party application like Adobe Photoshop.
  3. Once you’ve edited the resolution of your photo, you can save it to any local folder.
  4. Click the Search icon on your taskbar, then type “Settings” (no quotes) and press Enter.
  5. Select Personalization on the Settings app.
  6. Make sure you are on the Background page.
  7. Select the image with the right resolution by clicking Browse under Choose Your Picture.
  8. Since you want the image to fill both monitors, you need to select Span from the drop-down list under Choose a Fit.

Find Wallpaper

  1. Now that you have the total resolutions of your monitors as one, you can find wallpaper made specifically for that resolution. Open a Web browser and search your favorite search engine for “2640 x 768 wallpaper,” replacing the numbers with your own resolution. The advantage to this over resizing existing wallpaper is that the wallpaper you’ll find online was specifically created for your resolution, so you don’t need to resize the wallpaper to make it fit. Once found, save your desired wallpaper to an easily remembered place on your computer.

How to use it?

In it’s Preferences, add your wallpaper folder, then at the bottom […] select Screen 1, 2, etc., to set a different wallpaper for each monitor:

To be able to set a different wallpaper for each m

To be able to set a different wallpaper for each monitor, you must disable the file manager from handling the desktop. This means you’ll no longer have folders on the desktop.

In GNOME / Unity, install GNOME Tweak Tool:

Then open GNOME Tweak Tool and on the Desktop section, set Icons on Desktop (previously Have file manager handle the desktop) to OFF.

And finally, to have the wallpapers restored each time you log in, add the following command:

to your Startup Applications.


Steps to stretch desktop background across two monitors

Follow these steps to stretch the wallpaper across two monitors.

  1. Right-click on the desktop.
  2. Select the “Personalization” option from the menu.
  3. Select “Picture” from the Background dropdown menu.
  4. Click on the “Browse” button.
  5. Find and select the dual monitor wallpaper.
  6. Click on the “Choose picture” button.
  7. Select the wallpaper in the Settings app.
  8. Next, select “Tile” from the “Choose a fit” dropdown menu.
  9. Close the Settings app.

Detailed steps

1. You can set the wallpaper from the Personalization page in the Settings app. To open the page, right-click on the desktop and select the “Personalization” option.

2. On the personalization page, select the “Background” tab on the sidebar.

3. On the right-hand side, select the “Picture” option from the Background dropdown menu. Next, we need to select the wallpaper. To do that, click on the “Browse” button.

4. Now, find and select the wallpaper of your choi

4. Now, find and select the wallpaper of your choice. After selecting, click on the “Choose picture” option. As I said before, be sure to select a dual monitor wallpaper.

5. Now, select the wallpaper in the Settings app.

5. Now, select the wallpaper in the Settings app. After selecting, you will see a preview of it right on the Background page.

6. Since we want to stretch the wallpaper across two monitors, select the “Tile” option from the “Choose a fit” dropdown menu.

As soon as you select the tile option, the wallpap

As soon as you select the tile option, the wallpaper is stretched across the monitors. You can see the wallpaper in action almost instantly.

Note: don’t mind how the taskbar looks in the below image. The taskbar looks smaller on the second display because of its multi-monitor DPI settings.

Depending on the wallpaper dimensions, it might no

Depending on the wallpaper dimensions, it might not look as you intended or wanted. That is one of the reasons why you should create or download a dual-screen wallpaper according to the current dual-monitor resolution. To get the best fit possible, I recommend you crop the image according to your dual-monitor resolution and then set the wallpaper.

That is all. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.


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