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Dual-Monitor Wallpaper

If you have dual monitors, or perhaps a notebook with an extra monitor attached, you may have noticed that you can't set the wallpaper on a per-screen basis. If your monitors are different sizes, this leaves you with one monitor where you wallpaper won't completely fill the screen. By using a dual monitor utility like DisplayFusion, you can set different wallpaper images for each desktop or you can stretch an image across your desktops. If you're going to be stretching images, some of the best photos you can use are panoramic photos (like those you made with Windows Live Photo Gallery beta - check out this how-to screencast.) You can also snag some dual screen wallpapers from this gallery. DisplayFusion is a free download. For more features, like the ability to extend the taskbar across multiple monitors, hotkeys, keyboard shortcuts, and unified screensavers, you may want to shell out the $40 for UltraMon instead. (via LifeHacker)

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  • CattoCatto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    I've seen Ultra Mon blogged about on Coding Horror & some day would like to try it. Is that your workstation? If so pretty nice.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

  • CattoCatto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    I've seen Ultra Mon blogged about on Coding Horror & some day would like to try it. Is that your workstation? If so pretty nice.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

  • CattoCatto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    I've seen Ultra Mon blogged about on Coding Horror & some day would like to try it. Is that your workstation? If so pretty nice.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

  • CattoCatto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    I've seen Ultra Mon blogged about on Coding Horror & some day would like to try it. Is that your workstation? If so pretty nice.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

  • MattMillerMattMiller

    I've got a quad-monitor workstation and the $40 for Ultramon is worth it for the taskbar feature alone. The developer is also very responsive to support issues.

    Thanks for the links to the galleries - I'm always on the lookout for new wallpapers.

  • MattMillerMattMiller

    I've got a quad-monitor workstation and the $40 for Ultramon is worth it for the taskbar feature alone. The developer is also very responsive to support issues.

    Thanks for the links to the galleries - I'm always on the lookout for new wallpapers.

  • MattMillerMattMiller

    I've got a quad-monitor workstation and the $40 for Ultramon is worth it for the taskbar feature alone. The developer is also very responsive to support issues.

    Thanks for the links to the galleries - I'm always on the lookout for new wallpapers.

  • MattMillerMattMiller

    I've got a quad-monitor workstation and the $40 for Ultramon is worth it for the taskbar feature alone. The developer is also very responsive to support issues.

    Thanks for the links to the galleries - I'm always on the lookout for new wallpapers.

  • Larry LarsenLarryLarsen "Lightbulb"
    Actually, we needed a rights-free photo of a multi-monitor setup for this post so I took a picture of my desk. I had been using a trial version of UltraMon but I think I'm going to give DisplayFusion a try.

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