How to Extend Wallpaper Over Two Screens

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How to Extend Wallpaper Over Two Screens
Landscape images look particularly impressive when spread across two monitors. (landscape image by AnVer from

For some computer users, one monitor is simply not enough. These users may want to have multiple programs open and visible at the same time. For example, a graphic designer may want a photo imaging program open on one screen and a reference photograph open on the other screen. These users have two options when it comes to desktop wallpaper: they can use a different image on each monitor or they can extend the same image across both monitors. Extending the same image across both monitors can look impressive.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Right-click on your desktop wallpaper and select "Personalization" from the context menu that appears.

  2. 2

    Click "Desktop Background."

  3. 3

    Click "Browse" next to "Image Location" and find the image that you want to extend across the two monitors. Note that the image should be at least as wide as the combined resolution of both your monitors. For example, if each monitor is 1280x1024, the image should be 2560x1024 or greater.

  4. 4

    Select "Tile" from the "How Should The Picture Be Positioned" drop-down menu.

  5. 5

    Click "OK."

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