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Desktop Background - Change in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It really depends on the resolution/size of the images.

    If you have say two 1920x1080 (Horizontal x Vertical) displays, then the images would look best using Span if the image was 3840x1080 (2x1920 for 2 displays). Otherwise the image could be stretched to fit.
    I have two 1280x1024 screens.

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  2. #31


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    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case images that are 2560x1024 in size would look best spanned on them.

    Here's some if you like: https://www.google.com/search?q=2560...w=1920&bih=963
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  3. #32


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case images that are 2560x1024 in size would look best spanned on them.

    Here's some if you like: https://www.google.com/search?q=2560...w=1920&bih=963
    I still prefer having the same wallpaper on both screen mainly because I don't see the wallpaper on first screen 90% of times, only on second screen.
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  4. #33


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    In that case, it shouldn't matter to much using Fill instead of Span to be able to have a separate full image on each display.
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  5. #34


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, it shouldn't matter to much using Fill instead of Span to be able to have a separate full image on each display.
    It matters for example automatic aero coloring takes the color from first wallpaper which is different than the second, also you see the wallpapers sometimes when you minimize everything and also there is the issue of transparent taskbar where you can see the wallpaper but I guess there really isn't a way to do it :/ Or at least so far no one send anything about method of doing so :/ I guess I will either have to stop using slideshow (which I will probably do) or start to live with this "feature". Though I am still hoping there is something to change that in registry or somewhere.
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  6. #35


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    I'll keep looking for one though.
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  7. #36


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    Windows 8 Pro (x64)


    I apologize if I am a bit late to this thread however I am having a rather annoying issue. windows is displaying the same background on moth my monitors. I am using slideshow and I have about 25-30 images in the pool. I have two displays 1920x1080. this happened about a week ago. and I have no idea what could have caused it, previously it jsut worked and the monitors would occasionally sync up. but now no matter what I do it refuses to actually do the slideshow. and ideas?
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  8. #37


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello n0m, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    How do you have your displays set as far as extended or duplicated in your Screen Resolution settings page?
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  9. #38


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    Windows 8 Pro (x64)


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  10. #39


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Interesting. As a test, turn off your desktop slideshow, then try setting it up again to see if the images will be different per display afterwards.
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