Windows 10: Dualscreen Background Problem Solved

  1.    02 Dec 2016 #1

    Dualscreen Background Problem


    So I've had this problem for a while but I've had enough. I've searched everywhere and can't even find anyone else who has my problem so I've made an account for the sole purpose of hopefully finally solving my problem.

    As hard as I try, I can't seem to get my two screens to display a different background image (on both slideshow or just one different on each). Yes my screen setup is extended, for some reason windows sees both monitors as "Monitor 2" (see pics).

    Background customisation setup (accessed via: Run > control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper)
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    Proof screens are extended
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    Does anyone know any way (besides a complete reset of windows) that might fix this so I can have a different background on each screen rather that the same?
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       02 Dec 2016 #2

    Hate to say it but harkening back to Win8/8.1 and its Charms bar there didn't seem to be a way to get different backgrounds. Might be possible if using 2 different video/display adapters but don't see that in your System Specs.
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  3.    02 Dec 2016 #3

    You'll need a 3rd party software for that......Display Fusion and MultMonitor are the 2 best known. I've used and bought Display fusion.
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  4.    03 Dec 2016 #4

    Plankton said: View Post
    You'll need a 3rd party software for that......Display Fusion and MultMonitor are the 2 best known. I've used and bought Display fusion.
    I tried DisplayFusion, worked like a charm! Thank you very much. Weird that they would remove this functionality from Windows though.
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  5.    08 Dec 2016 #5

    What's odd is that I had this same ability (different image on each monitor for background) without issues when I was running W10 fast ring. I re-installed and rolled back to the stable builds and it worked for quite some time. Then a couple of updates ago (Either Windows or Nvidia, not sure), it just stopped working.
    I cannot get it to function natively again. At the same time, I can barely get Windows to actually use my screensaver collection right now. It refuses to read images in sub-folders.

    DisplayFusion is awesome software, if you can afford to spend money on it. Truly though, there should be a native method for doing this, as I had it functioning previously without 3rd party software.
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  6.    08 Dec 2016 #6

    DisplayFusion is awesome software, if you can afford to spend money on it. Truly though, there should be a native method for doing this, as I had it functioning previously without 3rd party software.
    Totally agree!!!!
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