Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

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  1. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10


    Hi All,
    If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
    1. Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows
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    2. Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.
    3. Right click on one background->Set as desktop background


    You should have a separate background for each monitor.

    The background images will be stored under:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
    as:
    Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

    If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
    right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

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    Here's an example:

    Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10-2015-05-26_5-32-22.jpg
    Last edited by topgundcp; 26 May 2015 at 10:18.
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  2. Dude's Avatar
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       #2

    Good stuff, thanks for sharing.
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  3. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Dude said:
    Good stuff, thanks for sharing.
    You are welcome. In addition, you can save it as a theme:

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  4. AlanWade's Avatar
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    Excellent, thanks.
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  5. Posts : 26
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    I saw someone point to this article: I figured I'd point out that you can also just directly use the old UI. Go to the Run or a CMD prompt and enter:
    control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper

    That'll take you to the old Background control panel which has this UI. Looks like they haven't added it to the new Settings page yet. :\
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    Widnows 10
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    Thanks for the tip. I made a shortcut with that and it worked perfectly.
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Why doesn't this work for me? I CTRL selected 2 wallpapers but it it applies whichever I right-clicked on as the default wallpaper. Going into %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Theme, I see only one file named TranscodedWallpaper?
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  8. Posts : 26
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    Nanodice: does using the control panel method I mentioned work for me? Seems like an easier route. :)
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  9. Posts : 4
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    Nope..It shows two wallpapers but it still sets the same one wallpaper for both screens..
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  10. Posts : 1
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    Nanodice said:
    Nope..It shows two wallpapers but it still sets the same one wallpaper for both screens..
    I fixed it by selecting three pictures and then just clicking next until I got the combination I wanted!
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