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Author Topic: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?  (Read 10279 times)

Deetz

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Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:41:06 AM »
I'm sure it's possible with this sweet program but I am really having a hard time figuring out what settings I may need to use to do it.

Any advice?

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 11:47:58 AM »
first tell me how far along you got configuring it --
do you basically have the images showing, but just you have a dif image on each screen, or something like that?

if you've gotten that far, then the best way to do what you want is go into the image cell page and choose a minimul image cell width = something close to your full combined width of all your monitors.

i know you might be thinking there should be a simpler way -- i think what i need to do is add some wizards to let you choose between several different kinds of setups.

let me know if you get it working!

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 12:41:59 PM »
You need to enable "allow image to span even number of monitors" or something similar to that.


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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 12:44:50 PM »
oh thas a good point too.

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 01:13:13 PM »
Whoa you guys are fast I tried some of your advice but no dice yet also just tried screwing around.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8787/hoiah9.jpg
Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?


Is what I'm using right now, maybe you guys could show me a screenshot that might do what I want :P

When I add up the resolutions from my two displays they are 2680x1024 most of the images are 2560x1024 which I guess presents a problem kind of

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 01:29:42 PM »
Maybe you need to enable all "span" checkmarks.


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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 01:49:18 PM »
its doesnt matter that the size of the images are different from monitors.
what does matter though is that you tell us what is happening more specifically than "no dice".

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 01:50:23 PM »
you have to tell it to let images span monitors (first checkbox)

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 02:25:20 PM »
Sorry didn't mean to leave you guys hanging I was just trying to randomly try lots of different settings

So with these settings

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7138/try3uy2.png
Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1407/try2lu5.png
Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?


There's the same picture on both machines, but they don't appear until both at the same time, and on the one it is zoomed in a bit different on the other and there's definitely and over lap so it's displaying the same image but totally independently not split across the two screens.

It feels like I'm getting closer atleast, but the 1280x1024 is much more zoomed in than the 1400 x 1050

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Re: Dual Monitor Wallpaper displayed across both screens?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 01:15:36 PM »
So I downloaded a trial version of a dual monitor control panal type thing.  One of which was different pictures on each screen.  I got to looking how it did it.  It would take you screen resolutions and positions and make a large .jpg image.  It would then place the picture you selected for each in it's corresponding location.  Then it would tell windows to use that for the wallpaper.  If you looked at the image it was using there was just blank (white) space on the picture that corresponding to the spots not covered by a monitor.  It should be relatively simple to do such a thing on your own knowing that.  I plan on doing that once I get my second monitor back (my friend had to borrow it till he could get a new one)..