How to randomize multiple monitor wallpapers.

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  1. Posts : 8
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    How to randomize multiple monitor wallpapers.


    Some time ago, back before one of the updates we just went through with Win 10, I had everything working as I wanted it to, as far as my wallpapers go.
    I have been using 3 monitors for quite a bit, and when I originally set my wallpapers to "slideshow" and using the "shuffle" option set to -on, all 3 monitors had a different image from my folder showing. When they all changed, they would each be showing a different image again. I liked how that was.
    The other day my GF declared that her PC stopped displaying 2 separate images, and wished it would go back to how it was before. I have been so absorbed with work lately, that I had failed to notice, mine was doing the same thing. All 3 monitors show the same image, no matter what.

    TL;DR: Desktop wallpapers for multiple monitors used to be different when set to slideshow and shuffle, now they each show the same image.

    How do I change this back the way it was? Is there a registry setting, or something?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 23,362
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    Hi @jj77669 and welcome to Tenforums!

    Checked on 2 monitors, and it changes pictures one by one after the time set. Not the same pictures here.
    My settings was like this: Slideshow, select folder with pictures, set timi for change...


    Which build are you on? Latest 1803?
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  3. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
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    1803 yup
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Have you tried to change it to one picture and then back to slideshow?

    Do you have an option to set different pictures to diff. monitors?
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  5. Posts : 8
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    Individually yes, I can set the pictures. I just deleted all of the "themes" it had generated for me, and again, set it to slideshow and shuffle.
    It starts with the same pic on each screen and changes to the same pic afterward.
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 23,362
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    jj77669 said:
    Individually yes, I can set the pictures. I just deleted all of the "themes" it had generated for me, and again, set it to slideshow and shuffle.
    It starts with the same pic on each screen and changes to the same pic afterward.
    You said your GF has the same problem. Do you use any tweaking utility, graphic app?
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  7. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
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    Nope...basic win10 interface
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  8. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
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    The option to set a different wallpaper for each monitor is gone...wtf?
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  9. swarfega's Avatar
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    You might want to look at DisplayFusion, however it is a paid program but I've been using it for a few years now.
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  10. Posts : 8
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Ok, so I restarted windows explorer, and now I have the options of: set for all monitors, set for monitor 3, set for monitor 3, set for monitor 3; when I right-click on an image if I want to set a single pic for a wallpaper.

    I feel I may be making progress.

    I really don't want to use any 3rd party programs if I don't have to. Thanks anyway.
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