This post explains how to set two Windows 10 backgrounds. Even though Windows 10’s multi-monitor Taskbar layout and support for multiple virtual desktops are great, letting your displays choose other wallpapers is not the best thing to do. But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to do so (without third-party software). It’s possible; Microsoft is just being sneaky about it. This article talks about the right way to set different wallpapers on two monitors in Windows 10.
How to Change the Background on Two Windows 10 Monitors
This post will explain how to set different wallpapers on two monitors. To do this, follow the steps below.
1. Put all the wallpapers you want to use in the same folder. It could be your desktop or any other folder on your computer.
2. Choose the wallpapers you want to use with the Ctrl key. If you have two monitors, pick two different wallpapers. If you have three monitors, like three other wallpapers, and so on.
3. Once you’ve chosen your wallpapers, right-click on one of them and choose Set as desktop background from the menu.
4. Each of your screens should now have a different background. If you want to change the wallpaper on a specific monitor, right-click on the desktop and choose Next desktop backdrop.
If you don’t see distinct backgrounds on each monitor or if they change too quickly, you may need to alter your wallpaper settings.
Copy and paste: control /name Microsoft.Personalization /pagewallpaper
To do this, follow the steps below:
- You can use the Run command by right-clicking the Windows/Start icon and selecting Run.
- To start, right-click the Windows or Start button on your computer and choose Run from the menu. This will run the Run command.
- Then, type in the Microsoft control/name. Personalization or page background can include spaces.
- Now you must click the OK button.
Even though you can’t go straight to the Desktop Background window from the Control Panel, this will open it in the Control Panel.
Ensure the picture position is set to fill, extend, fit, or center to see different images on your monitors. If you choose Tile or Span, you can only see one picture.
If your wallpaper stays the same, remove anything at the top of the window. None of the wallpapers have been checked. The wallpapers that have been checked out have been changed.
You can also set backgrounds for each monitor from the desktop background window. Choose Set for monitor by right-clicking the image. Choose a monitor.
How do you choose different wallpapers for each screen in Windows 10?
Windows 10 has two unclear ways to choose multiple display backgrounds. Throne wallpapers illustrate each method.
You can start with your current desktop, which has the default Windows 10 wallpaper on all three screens, as shown below.
It’s great for standard wallpaper, but it can sometimes get a little boring. Let’s try something different, like making live wallpaper for your desktop.
The Windows File Explorer is a quick and easy way to change the wallpaper, but it’s not the best.
This method is hard to understand because you must choose the photos in Windows File Explorer and know how it will handle your image choices. The second way is easier to do.
Hold Ctrl or Shift to choose several photos in File Explorer.
Right-click on the picture you want to put on the main screen while you still have the images you wish to use selected.
The Settings > System > Display menu in the Control Panel tells you which monitor Windows thinks is the primary monitor, not which you believe is the primary monitor.) Choose “Set as desktop background” from the menu that appears when you right-click.
These photos will be used as the desktop background by Windows. On the computer’s center monitor, you can see the picture we chose: the red wallpaper with the House Lannister symbol in the room. The other backgrounds, which represent House Stark and House Baratheon, are placed randomly on the second and third monitors.
It’s pretty different since you can’t control where the graphics appear on monitors other than the main one. Other annoying problems include the fact that the pictures won’t show up right if they don’t match the resolution of your monitor and that they will change places randomly every 30 minutes.
With these drawbacks in mind, you can see that we didn’t show you this method because we thought you would like it but because we wanted to be thorough and teach you. Let’s look at something much better.
Changing your wallpaper is a complex but powerful thing to do. The command doesn’t bring up the usual Control Panel interface in this case. However, the Settings > Personalization > Home window can.
When Windows 8 came out, people who used more than one controller noticed that the Control Panel’s Personalization’s menu had a lot of new options, including a tool for choosing wallpaper that works with more than one controller. This option disappeared for no apparent reason in Windows 10.
It’s no longer under Settings > Personalization > Backgrounds, where you can only set a single picture as your wallpaper, no matter how many screens you have.
Also, you can’t get to it like you could in Windows 8 by going to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization.
Even though there are no longer any menus that go straight to it, the menu is still there and ready for you to use. To open the Run dialogue box, simultaneously press the Windows key and R on your keyboard. Then, type the following into the box:
When you press Enter, the magic of command-line approaches will give you the option to choose the old wallpaper.
By clicking “Browse,” we can look through the folder where our Game of Thrones wallpapers is stored. When we click “Browse,” we go to the folder where our Game of Thrones wallpapers is stored. The drop-down menu could also go to places with wallpaper, like the Windows Pictures collection.
Once you’ve loaded the directory you want to use, you’ll have the per-monitor control you’ve been looking for. Remove all the pictures from the list (Windows checks all of them when you open the directory), and then choose just one.
Use the right-click menu to choose the monitor you want to use. If you’re unsure which monitor is which number, go to Settings, System, and Display.
You can use any wallpaper you want for each screen. Do this for each wallpaper you want to use. We want this to be the background on each screen:
Choose multiple photographs and utilise “Picture Position” to adjust the image and how often it’s refreshed.
Some third-party options we discussed earlier are more advanced, but this System gets the job done.
Even though the menu is no longer in the Control Panel, it can be brought back with a little command-line magic. This makes it easy to change the backgrounds on multiple monitors.
To set different wallpapers on two monitors in Windows 10, carefully follow the steps for each method. This plan is easy to understand and works well. Depending on your operating System, the exact locations of some options may be different. You can also change the time the screen stays on. Also, read an article about how to back up files on Windows 10.
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