Windows 10: Unable to select different backgrounds for each monitor

Discus and support Unable to select different backgrounds for each monitor in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; My monitors are different resolutions and after the update, windows no longer has the right click option of "set to monitor 1/2/etc". Any idea on how... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/wawawanny, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. Unable to select different backgrounds for each monitor


    My monitors are different resolutions and after the update, windows no longer has the right click option of "set to monitor 1/2/etc". Any idea on how to fix this?

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    :)
     
    /u/wawawanny, Feb 11, 2021
    #1
  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Different Backgrounds on each monitor

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand that you are unable to set different wallpapers on each monitors.



    We would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below and see if that helps.



    Method 1: Identify Displays.



    Try using the Identify option to identify the displays and then check if you can set different background. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + I, to open
      Settings
      .
    2. Click on System, and select
      Display
      on the left pane.
    3. Now, under Rearrange your displays, click on
      Identify to identify the displays.


    Refer screenshot below:




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    Once the displays are identified as Monitor 1 and Monitor 2, try setting the background.



    Method 2: Duplicating Displays



    One other thing we can try is to set the displays to Duplicate first and then Extend them.



    To Duplicate the Displays, press Windows key + P, and select
    Duplicate. Follow the same steps and select Extend.



    After Extending the displays, check if we get the option to set different backgrounds.



    Method 3: Reinstall Display Drivers.



    If Method 1 and 2 didn’t help, we can try uninstalling and reinstalling the Display Drivers. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + X, and select
      Device Manager.
    2. Expand Display adapters.
    3. Now, right click on the Display
      device
      and select Uninstall Device.
    4. Once the device is uninstalled, click on Actions and select
      Scan for hardware changes.
    5. Restart the computer.


    Let us know the results.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Feb 11, 2021
    #2
  3. 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

      Unable to select different backgrounds for each 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


    Unable to select different backgrounds for each monitor [​IMG]


    Here's an example:


    Unable to select different backgrounds for each monitor [​IMG]
     
    topgundcp, Feb 11, 2021
    #3
  4. ipooloo Win User

    Unable to select different backgrounds for each monitor

    Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10


    Works perfectly thank you!
     
    ipooloo, Feb 11, 2021
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