There are many people, for whom a 1920×1080 pixel resolution is not enough, which is pretty much common, nowadays. They then often opt for a dual monitor setup or even a multi-monitor setup. However, when you use a dual monitor setup, it is quite difficult to use a single wallpaper on both of the monitors. The main problem occurs when two monitors have two different resolutions. You may not be able to extend a single wallpaper. Windows 11/10 via its Settings allows you to easily set different wallpaper on different monitors in a dual monitor setup. Let us see how to do it. In case you have more monitors than two monitors, you can also use this procedure to set different wallpapers on different monitors.
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Set different Wallpapers on Dual Monitors
Windows 11/10 comes with pretty good functionalities to manage multiple monitors. Having said that, you need to have two things. First, you need to check which display is set to number one and two. Second, you need wallpapers in different resolutions if you have different monitor sizes.
If you are using Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Switch to the Personalization tab.
- Click on the Background menu on the right side.
- Select a wallpaper you want to set as the background.
- Right-click on a wallpaper.
- Select the Set for Desktop option and choose a desktop.
However, if you are using Windows 10, do the following:
To perform the first task, via the WinX menu, open the Settings app, and then open System > Display settings.
Check the box, where it shows the display number. If you want to get the visual numbers, you can press the Identify button. You can also change display numbers.
After that, go to Personalization > Background settings. Here you can find several wallpapers. Make sure that the Picture is selected as Background type. If you click on a particular wallpaper, the same wallpaper will be set as the default desktop background on both monitors. However, if you right-click on a particular wallpaper, you will find different options. The exact options are Set for monitor 1 and Set for monitor 2.
Set the wallpapers according to your preference.
You can also import wallpapers from third-party websites. In case, you have downloaded wallpaper and want to set it as desktop background, you can press the Browse button, import the wallpaper, right-click on it and select the monitor number.
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How do I have two different wallpapers on dual monitors?
It is possible to set two different wallpapers on dual monitors running Windows 11 using this tutorial. You need to open Windows Settings and go to the Personalization tab. Following that, switch to the Background menu on the right-hand side and right-click on a wallpaper. Then, choose the Set for Desktop option and select either Desktop 1 or Desktop 2.
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Can I have different taskbars on dual monitors?
No, as of now, you cannot have two entirely different Taskbars on dual monitors in Windows 11. However, it is possible to show or hide your Taskbar buttons according to your requirements. For that, you need to right-click on the Taskbar and select the Taskbar settings option from the context menu. Following that, expand the Taskbar behaviors section and tick the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox. Then, you can expand the subsequent checkbox and select an option as per your requirement.