Dual monitor screensavers - finding solutions
How do I get a screensaver on both monitors Windows 10?
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
- Type Display settings and click it.
- The Customize your display window will appear. Under the Multiple displays option, choose Extend these displays.
- Click Apply.
- Check if both monitors now will show the screen saver.
Hello, this is Bob from Plugable Technologies. What I would like to do today is something different. What you see on the screen is a representation of the two displays I connected to my desktop system, and both of them just show a generic Windows background.
It's not that exciting in and of itself, but at Plugable we make a variety of products that you can use to add additional displays, docking stations, article adapters, and other similar products to your system. In the course of supporting our customers, and in many cases, we get questions about how to change the appearance of images that despise. Now our products do not directly affect this feature or allow you to change the appearance of windows.
This is all controlled by Windows itself. So in this case I want to show something very simple, when I'm changing the wallpaper on a system with multiple displays, that I can move my mouse and you can see that I have two displays and are showing the same windows wallpaper as the Microsoft logo in the middle. But what if I don't want that? What if I want a different image to show on each display? Well, you can right click on an empty space on the desktop and select Personalize and under Personalize.
One of the very first settings you'll see is the ability to customize the background. At the moment I set the wallpaper as the picture and selected the windows wallpaper, but if I change this to a different picture you can see that the same wallpaper is shown on both displays. Well what if I don't want this? Let's go back to personalizing.
Now you can make that change, but it's not obvious how to do it. On my desktop system, display number two is on the left and display number one is on the right. So here I have a simple example file that simply says ad number two on a red background instead of left clicking on it.
When I right click on it, I see that there are more options available for all monitors set for monitor one or monitor two. Since I want this to be the one for monitor number two, I'll select that option and you can see that. Now I have my background image on my display number two, which reflects that.
And on display number one, I have the Microsoft photo. So if I want to go back and continue this process I can have another example here where I'm number one. I can right-click, it said for monitor number one, and again you see that I have my two different wallpapers.
They're not very exciting, but again just as an example. So just a quick refresher. When you select a background image on a system with multiple displays, Windows defaults to assign that image to each display.
If you want to assign individual images or background images to specific displays, all you have to do is right-click the image and set the display you want to apply it to. And then you can have two different pictures. Hopefully you will find this useful.
And thanks for watching.
Where can I get a good dual monitor wallpaper?
- Twelve South. This site specializes in dual-monitor wallpaper for Macs. ...
- Desktopography. This website specializes in making gorgeous desktop wallpapers. ...
- Dual Monitor Backgrounds or dmb. ...
- Dual Monitor Desktop Backgrounds. ...
I am often asked how to set up my dual monitor setup. And I understand, multi-monitor configurations are tricky. I feel no matter which orientation or configuration you choose, you will be compromising one way or another.
Some are better for ergonomics, others for aesthetics, and some are just a novelty. Hi, my name is David and these are my thoughts on setting up the perfect dual monitor setup. So in one of my last articles I put together a dual monitor setup where I had my displays next to each other, fairly parallel to each other and centered on my desk.
While I think this is the most aesthetically pleasing way of configuring it, I'll be honest, it's not the most ergonomic or optimal for productivity, the bezel being in the center means you'll usually be left with or with most of the time with your head turned to the right, which is not exactly good for your neck. You can move your chair, keyboard, and mouse to place a display right in front of you, but that does make using the second monitor a little harder is out of the angle. (I like to sit about 25-28 inches from the monitor and it gets difficult to see things on a 110 ppi screen) I only recommend this setup if you need to use one of the displays for a specific task like the photo editing and the other display for something like games.
But otherwise. An easy way to improve ergonomics is to move one monitor straight ahead and point the second at your face. With this setup, your main display is straight ahead and perfectly optimized for maximum comfort and viewing angles, and while you have to turn your head or chair quite a bit to use the second display, in my opinion a second display should only be used for low priority and infrequent applications Applications used are reference material for a programmer, email or messaging notifications while at work, music control while surfing the Internet or just throwing a YouTube article in the background.
I would probably recommend this configuration to the vast majority of people who want to use a dual monitor setup, but it suffers a bit in terms of aesthetics when the monitor is moved to one side and can take up a bit more space on yours Alternatively, it is also very popular for people to set up their second display in portrait orientation, and the choice between portrait and landscape orientation really depends on what you plan to display on the display. I hear programmers like a portrait display so they can see more lines of code, but I personally don't find this really necessary, especially with those larger 27 inch 1440p displays that have more than enough vertical resolution for me. Also, I usually like when a article is playing on the second screen, so this is definitely a poor use of screen space.
Next up is the stacked setup. I talked about it in a previous article. and my mind hasn't changed much.
It costs a little more to set this up as you will likely need additional equipment to mount a monitor on top. And looking up every now and then isn't that bad, but doing this for too long or too often isn't the most pleasant experience. But it looks great, so I understand why it's a popular option and it saves desk space, which is especially noticeable if your main display is a larger display like my 34-inch ultrawide display, so keep in mind that stacked one too Setups aren't for everyone, I find it a little overwhelming with a larger second monitor as it feels like sitting in front of a huge TV all day (for the same reason, I don't like 32 '4K, or 38' ultrawides ), so in this configuration I often only turn off the top monitor when I'm not using it.
In the same article, I also looked at mounting the monitor on the bottom, and I find this a little more ergonomic than the top mounting version, but it's also a little more difficult to set up and takes up more desk space, which I really don't like. But a smaller second display here would likely work and look great too. But that's something I'm still looking for, an option that is usually suggested to me is again a stacked setup, but instead I move the bezel below my eye level.
Personally, I don't like this option because I am now staring at a bezel in my natural posture. And I'm in a less than ideal position whether I'm using the top or bottom display. Maybe this will work.
I have to use each of the displays 50/50 percent of the time, but then I'd rather just go back to the side-by-side setup if that were the case. There are other unorthodox setups, or even triple display configurations, that you can try too. And they might work for you, but I find them a little unnecessary and more of a distraction than an asset.
For productive purposes, 2 monitors are the perfect number for me, or maybe even just one niceultrawide, but that's for another article. Hope you enjoyed this article. You know what to do.
And see you in the next article.