How to Show Different Wallpapers on Dual Monitors in Windows 7

From what I understand, Windows 8 will have a feature that will let you display two different desktop images (wallpapers) on your dual monitor setup. However, there are at least two ways you can accomplish the same in Windows 7 (and possibly other versions of Windows, but I haven’t checked).

1. Use a custom-sized image and set it to “tile” rather than “center”.

You can download custom-sized wallpapers for multiple monitor setups here and here (and many other places — just search). Right click on the full-sized image (make sure it is the full-sized image and not just a thumbnail) and select “tile” instead of “center” for the layout of the image.

If you want to use specific photos, you can figure out the dimensions of your two monitors (e.g. 3360 x 1050 — you can find this out in your display settings) and create an image of that size, and then tile it.

2. Download a program that will sort it out for you.


I haven’t tried either of these, but they seem to be reputable.

Lifehacker also has some hints of ways to make the most of your dual monitors.

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8 Responses to How to Show Different Wallpapers on Dual Monitors in Windows 7

  1. Hans Kim says:

    Thank you. It’s nice.

  2. theM says:

    hi, this doesn’t work on win 7 enterprise

  3. The Cat says:

    Dual Monitor Tool worked perfectly for me; thanks a bunch!

  4. patpitt says:

    ultramon is softwear for dual monitor

  5. George says:

    Dual Monitor tools is the best freeware application I can find for doing this and works on Windows 7. Thanks!

  6. Bro says:

    Windows 7 here, Dual Monitor Tools sucks, it doesn’t work.

  7. Jim says:

    Downloaded and executed just as it was supposed to – only if all software was this nice! Thank you.

  8. Kate says:

    Worked great! Thanks!!!

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