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How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

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Windows 11 is the successor to one of the most popular operating systems and the latest in a long line of OSs from Microsoft. The OS builds upon Windows 10 and adds several performance and aesthetic improvements. 

The wallpaper settings in Windows 11 are quite similar to Windows 10; they’re just tucked away differently. Here’s how to set different wallpapers. 

In this article, we’re looking at how to set different wallpapers on dual monitors in Windows 11. 

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Setting wallpapers on different monitors

If you have multiple monitors and want different wallpapers, here’s how. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open Windows settings and click the Personalise tab. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Step 2: Head over to Background. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Step 3: Click Browse photos and select the photo you want. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Step 4: Once the photo is selected, you can right-click the photo and choose the monitor you want. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Alternatively, you can also select different fits for your wallpaper to choose how it shows across monitors. You have the following options in Windows 11. 

  • Fill: This option will zoom out the wallpaper to make it fill the entire display. 
  • Fit: Fits the wallpaper without stretching across monitor(s). 
  • Stretch: Stretches the wallpaper in length to fit the monitor(s).
  • Tile: Squares off the wallpaper.
  • Center: Set the wallpaper in the centre of the monitor without any stretching or zooming. 
  • Span: Fits the wallpaper across multiple monitors. 
How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

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Setting wallpapers for different desktops

As you might know, Windows also allows users to have different desktops. You can customise wallpapers for different desktops by following these steps. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open Windows settings and click the Personalise tab. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Step 2: Head over to Background. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Step 3: Click Browse photos and select the photo you want. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

Step 4: Right-click the image you just loaded, hover over the Set for Desktop option and choose the desktop you want. 

How to set different wallpapers on dual monitors on Windows 11?

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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