Windows 10: Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor

Discus and support Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Looking for way to have a daily slideshow synced between the lock screen & windows desktop on only monitor one. I used a program called Spotlight... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by changlish76, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor


    Looking for way to have a daily slideshow synced between the lock screen & windows desktop on only monitor one.

    I used a program called Spotlight Desktop to sync my wallpaper with the daily windows spotlight lockscreen. This worked without issue for years on a single monitor setup.

    Now i have 2 monitors. Spotlight Desktop and Dynamic Theme will not change monitor 1&2 wallpapers individually. They use the same image for both backgrounds.

    Basically I want monitor 1 to use the same daily slideshow image for lockscreen and desktop. Monitor 2 can do anything besides mirror the same image as monitor 1, I don't really care if its static or a separate slideshow.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated
    winver 1909 btw

    :)
     
    changlish76, Jan 22, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10


    Hi All,
    If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
    1. Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

      Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor [​IMG]

    2. Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.
    3. Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

    You should have a separate background for each monitor.

    The background images will be stored under:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
    as:
    Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

    If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
    right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background


    Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor [​IMG]


    Here's an example:


    Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor [​IMG]
     
    topgundcp, Jan 22, 2020
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  3. Kildja Win User
    Support For Different Backgrounds on Dual Monitors

    Hello,

    I have seen posts from a couple years ago with solutions that don't work on this topic, so I am re-posting this in the hopes that this is a suggestion that would benefit other Windows 10 Users besides me.

    My PC has Windows 10 and because I like to bounce back and forth between things, I have dual monitors attached to my PC. This is all fine and dandy, except for one tiny Customization option that is missing - I wish I had the support to have differing backgrounds.
    In my particular case, I would like my Monitor 1 to have a picture/slideshow of a household pet or family pictures whereas I would like my Monitor 2 to have personal motivational quotes that I could change by pretty-fying (dunno if that's even a real word)
    the quote using the Paint program.

    • Am I alone in thinking this would be a good feature for Microsoft to add in a future update?
    • What kind of different background options would you want to have on Windows 10?
    • Is there a way to do this that is easy enough for a non-programming casual PC gamer to understand and implement?
    • I bring this up only because I have seen some "Magic Fix" on a post from 2015 that I tried involving using the Windows Run
    • And it didn't work at all. Just took me back to the Background page under Settings -> Personalization
     
    Kildja, Jan 22, 2020
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  4. Vijay B Win User

    Background + Lockscreen Software w/ Dual Monitor

    Dual Display Backgrounds in Windows 10

    Hi David,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps.

    a. Right click on the Empty screen.

    b. Click on Display settings.

    c. The process of setting up different wallpaper on a Windows 10 computer requires that the second monitor must be enabled in extended mode. Once you have dual or multiple monitors running in Extended Mode, you can set different wallpaper for different monitors
    on c computer running Windows 10.

    d. Makeup your mind as to which wallpaper you wish to have on your second monitor and open Personalization’s Desktop Background tab and right click on the desired wallpaper to be set as background for the second monitor.

    Note: When you right on the desktop background you will get an option to select the monitor to set the desktop background.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other issues with Windows in future.
     
    Vijay B, Jan 22, 2020
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