Dual Monitor Wallpaper problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by mikemiller.innova, May 2, 2007.

  1. I have 2 17" 1280x1024 LCD monitors. I have it setup so my primary
    display sits in front of me and the secondary 'extended' display sits
    to the left.

    The problem I am having is that a 'dual screen wallpaper' (2560x1024)
    will start on my right screen and then the 2nd half will wrap around
    to the left screen. So it's like the right side of the image is on the
    left and the left side of the image is on the right.

    If I set the left monitor to the primary, the wallpaper displays
    correctly but forces my taskbar to be on the left monitor. I tried
    switching the ports they are plugged into and then going into display
    properties and moving the displays there - same issue.

    Any idea how to configure windows to keep my taskbar on the right with
    the wallpaper starting on the left?

    Looks like I can use ultramon, but I'd prefer not to use a feature
    loaded utility like that...
    mikemiller.innova, May 2, 2007
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  2. Go into Display properties and drag Monitor 1 across to the right side of
    Monitor 2.. you can stack them too, but sit well back from the pile..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall MVP, May 2, 2007
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  3. mikemiller.innova

    Kevin K4VD Guest


    I don't understand. I have two monitors set up but when I select a
    background, the same picture shows up on each monitor. The picture doesn't
    stretch across the two monitors. Is there a way to have one wide picture
    show up across the two monitors?

    Kevin K4VD, May 3, 2007
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