Multi screen screensaver - a solution to
How do I get a screensaver on multiple monitors?
Choose “Extend these displays” from the Multiple Displays drop-down menu if you'd like a single screensaver to travel across both displays. Click “Duplicate these displays” if you want a duplicated screen saver to display on each monitor.
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 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.
Right now I've 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.
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.
How to set a single screen saver on multiple monitors?
To set a single extending desktop screensaver, do the following. Open the Actual Multiple Monitors' configuration window, and select the “Screen Saver” tab under “Multiple Monitors”. Then, check the box near the “Single screen saver over entire desktop” point.
How does the screen saver work on Windows 10?
So did the screen saver. It used to display different images on the two screens - not individually, that's to much to hope for it seems. Photo A displayed on screen 1 then moved to screen 2 when new photo appeared on screen 1
How can I customize my Desktop Screen Saver?
Use the default Windows screen savers, the built-in DisplayFusion Screen Savers, or load your own custom screen savers to fully customize your desktop. You can even use the built-in DisplayFusion Photos Screen Saver to have each monitor show a slideshow of images from a local folder!
Where do I find the screensaver on my computer?
The screensaver is now under Settings>Personalisation>Lockscreen, scroll down & there’s a text link to the screensaver settings - hopefully once set it’ll show on multiple monitors. There’s some suggestion the screensaver function is being removed in favour of putting the screen/PC to sleep instead. I hope this helps. Virginia - Time Lady.