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Robert Briggs

a year ago

Multi-Monitors - Easily choose picture for each display

Right-Click the Desktop, choose Personalize, and you can choose to use a picture as your background. Pretty straight forward, right? Now let's say you connect up a 2nd monitor and you want to have a different picture on each monitor. So you repeat the steps you did the last time, but now choosing a 2nd picture to use, and then BOOM! That 2nd picture is now on both monitors. What happened to the first picture you selected? You can see it listed among the other pictures between the "Choose your picture" and "Browse". You click on it and both monitors show only the one picture. In order to choose one of those pictures to be displayed on a certain monitor, you must Right-Click and choose "Set for monitor #" and then do the same for the 2nd picture for the 2nd monitor. Okay, sounds simple enough, right? Well, now imagine you have 4 monitors and you want a different picture for each monitor. So you go through the steps to Browse for the 4 pictures, one at a time, so that it adds them to the choice of pictures. Then you Right-click each picture and choose "Set for monitor 1", then "Set for monitor 2" and so on, until you finally have your 4 different pictures displayed on the 4 different monitors just the way you like. It took some work, but it looks great, right? Well now imagine you change your mind about 1 or 2 or even all 4 pictures. Every time you go through the steps to browse for a new picture for your background, it applies that new picture to ALL of your monitors, so then you must right-click each picture in the Background Settings windows, and select which monitor you want it displayed on. Also, the Background Settings window only displays your most recent 5 photos, so if you had your favorite 4 or 5 pictures already displayed, and then you browse for another one and didn't like it, well it's bumped one of the others off the list. So now you have to browse to find it again, and add it back to the list so that you can once more go and "Set for monitor #"

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