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Solved Wallpaper slide show doesn't change 2nd monitor


brad1138

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#1
I have seen a number of forum posts about this, but none seem to address my situation. I have over 1000 backgrounds I downloaded form Microsoft's "get more themes" area (it took quite a while). I stripped out all the "theme" content to just have the pictures. I keep them in a folder and set my wallpaper to shuffle through all of them.

Problem is, my main monitor shuffles through them as it should, but the 2nd monitor just stay on whatever 1st picture comes up.
 

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#2

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brad1138

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Steps 10 and beyond are exactly what I always do. When I right click on a picture, "set for all monitors" is in bold.

But I just figured something out, I set up another test with 10 second interval, every 5th change is the 2nd monitor. I had had it set to 12 hours, so I wasn't noticing the 2nd monitor changing every 3 days. I wish they would change at the same rate, but I can live with it this way.
 

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    16 GB DDR3 @1760MHz
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    23" Samsung & 17" Dell (portrait)
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#4
Ah, ok. Yeah, it would be nice if they changed at the same rate as well.
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock X79 Extreme11
    Memory
    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB OCZ Vector
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    100 Mb/s Download and 10 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Lite-On iHBS212 12x BD Writer
    Creative F200 webcam
    Samsung CLX-3175FW Printer
    Linksys EA9500 Router
    Arris SB6190 Cable Modem
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL

rieke137

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Was there ever a resolution to this problem? I am having the same issue on Win10. I have noticed that it only does every fifth on the monitor in portrait mode. Everything works correctly when both monitors are the same orientation.
 

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brad1138

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#6
No, and I noticed the same thing in Win 10 as well, I've just gotten used to it.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Me
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-970a-UD3
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3 @1760MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7870 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Samsung & 17" Dell (portrait)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x10800 & 1024x1280
    Hard Drives
    Crucial 120 GB SSD, 500 & 750 GB HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX-600
    Cooling
    Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 with dual upgraded 120mm fans
    Keyboard
    HP
    Mouse
    Kensington
    Internet Speed
    DSL 12 MBPs
    Browser
    Chrome & FireFox
    Antivirus
    Avast