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Question about customizing background using the slideshow

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Question about customizing background using the slideshow


    Hey everyone, I have a question regarding this:
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    I have a tri-monitor setup, and would like all the backgrounds to change randomly, but at the same time.
    At the moment, it would seem this feature changes an individual monitor every 30s as I have it set to.
    Is this possible, or is there any third-party software that someone could reference me too on how to do this?

    Thanks.

    P.S - Picture of my screens if this helps at all

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Xephyx,

    While you have the other monitors connected, turned on, and set as extended displays, you should be able to use step 9 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to set background images to show on per display.

    Desktop Background - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the reply, I wasn't actually looking for making them all static images, but the post you linked helped regardless.

    This line: "NOTE: If you have more than one monitor, then each monitor will show a different picture from the slide show."


    Answered my question.

    Thank you.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad it could help.
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