Windows 10: Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10 Solved

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
  1.    02 Aug 2015 #11

    I tried this with my 3 monitor system and it wasn't pretty. The screens on the monitors kept jumping back and forth and wouldn't stabilize long enough for me to navigate thru file manager back to where I had stored the pictures I was using. Finally I was able to stop it under the personalization screen and go from there and delete the pictures it was having trouble with. I'm not sure if it was just the method I used (or misused) that caused the problem or because I have one of my monitors connected to my internal graphics. I used a 3rd party program that worked just fine on this same system using Windows 7. Bottom line, I think before I try too much customization on this machine, I'll wait for some of the drivers to mature a bit.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Aug 2015 #12

    Just press Windows + R keys to bring up then type or paste in the following:
    • control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper

    the "Desktop Background" setting will appear. From there, just right-click an image and choose which monitor you'd like it to display to.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Aug 2015 #13

    Nice one, thanks.

    I'm getting through that tiresome phase of having to add a new program to Windows every time I want to make a tiny change to my computer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Aug 2015 #14

    Not sure what happens but when I try anything it sends my monitors into this bizarre loop. I had to reboot to get it to stop. My background is fine for now. I think I'll wait a bit longer before I start messing. No use tempting fate at this point.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    05 Aug 2015 #15

    Try this because it worked for me..
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    06 Aug 2015 #16

    Signed up to the site just to thank you for this. Noticed the wallpaper page was inaccessible (without the "/name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper" parameters that Preppy noted) and thought MS may have removed the feature.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       08 Aug 2015 #17

    I can set different backgrounds but it keeps shuffling them every 30 minutes. Is there a way to turn the shuffle option off? I see I can change the shuffle time to a maximum of 1 day, but can't turn it off. Why M$ whyyyyyyy!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    08 Aug 2015 #18

    Daft said: View Post
    I can set different backgrounds but it keeps shuffling them every 30 minutes. Is there a way to turn the shuffle option off? I see I can change the shuffle time to a maximum of 1 day, but can't turn it off. Why M$ whyyyyyyy!!
    If you want to set a distinct wallpaper per monitor without shuffling, go to:

    control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper

    from a CMD or Run prompt. Then when you're there right-click on each image and set it for that monitor.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    09 Aug 2015 #19

    I had my PC updated to Windows 10 a few days ago and ran across an option to set a different background for each monitor and for the life of me, I can't recall how I did so.

    In any case, I came here, followed your instructions, and it worked like a charm! But it occurred to me that this may work directly from my Pictures file. So, I opened my Art folder in Pictures, selected one picture (monitor 2) and the other (monitor 1), right-clicked on the pictures in preview screen, selected Set as Desktop Background, and it worked!

    Thank you for helping solve this problem--you made my day.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Aug 2015 #20

    Dude said: View Post
    Good stuff, thanks for sharing.
    Hit the Windows + R keys to bring up the Run menu, then type control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Related Threads
I have a dual monitor setup: - Main screen, where I work using different applications in different virtual desktops. - Secondary screen, where another application constantly running in the foreground (e.g.: showing a movie, youtube videos...
i was previously on windows 8.1 and i had my dual monitors working just fine, after i upgraded to windows 10 my second monitor (wired with hdmi) doesnt work but the one with Dvi does
Dual monitors causes crash in Graphic Cards
Upgraded my system with 2x Dell U2415Q (run on GTX 970). When I have both moniters turned on and they go to sleep. Windows crashes when I try to wake them up (they are stuck in sleep mode and looking for signal). If I turn of either one of...
Dual monitors on Windows 10 in General Support
I did this but they both show the same screen.;) The main screen is HDI and the other is DVI... Is there a solution for this. I want to put 3 on here. I want it to show different screens.:eek:
I'd like to be able to set the following up but can't seem to just get all the requirements to come together. 1/ A dark (black) explorer background. ( I can get this by choosing a high contrast theme) 2/ To be able to use desktop themes and...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:32.
Find Us