How to set different wallpapers on each of your dual monitors in Windows 10, or set one picture to stretch across both

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesIt’s easy to use Windows 10 to set up different wallpapers on each of your dual monitors.


If you have dual monitors set up, then having the same image on both screens may be a wasted opportunity. Why not display two images that you love, instead of just one?

In Windows 10, you can set a different wallpaper on each monitor with a few easy clicks – however, exactly what you need to click isn’t immediately obvious.

Here’s what you need to know about setting different wallpapers on your dual monitors, using Windows 10.

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How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors in Windows 10

1. Right-click your desktop background and select “Personalise” from the menu.

Ross James/Business Insider‘Personalise’ should be the icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

2. In the new menu, browse for the images you want. Find both of the images you want so they’re pre-loaded in the “Choose your picture” bar.

3. Right-click the images you want from this bar. This will allow you to assign each image to its own monitor. They will all be “fit” in the same way (you can select this using the “Choose a fit” drop-down menu), so it’s a good idea to choose images that are similar dimensions.

Ross James/Business InsiderRight-click the images in the preview panel, as well as the ‘fit’ style from this screen.

Do this for both pictures, and they will appear on your monitors.

FinalRoss James/Business InsiderOne way to get the most out of this tool is to use two pictures that compliment each other.

While you have multiple displays set up, you’ll also be offered a new fit option – “Span.” Span will allow long images, like panoramic shots, to be stretched across the multiple displays.

To do this:

1. Set the long image as the background on your first monitor.

2. Under “Choose a fit,” select “Span.”

3. The image will fill both monitors.

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