How to Set different wallpapers for Dual & Triple Monitors [Windows]

If you have a setup of dual or triple monitors, but can’t find a way to set different wallpapers on each monitor, then this guide is for you. Using dual monitor or triple monitor setup is now a trend especially for gamers, content creators, and even traders. And of course, everyone wants to personalize their monitors for better output. Luckily Windows allows users to set different wallpapers for dual monitors and even triple monitors. But you may not find this option easily on your Windows, and that’s why we are here to help you.

The dual display setup itself looks cool and if you set up different amazing wallpapers on each display the setup will be even better. There are tons of wallpapers available for Windows PCs, and so there is no restriction on how many wallpapers you use. So why we hold back, we also always look for new wallpapers. But for dual monitors, it is not an easy task to set different wallpapers, but also not impossible. After this guide, you will be able to set as many wallpapers as you want on each monitor.

Set Different Backgrounds on Dual Monitors

There are many ways to apply different wallpapers on each monitor connected to the same setup. You can use various third-party software, but there are also some methods that don’t require additional software. And here in this guide, we will be using the default Windows features that are easy and anyone can use it. So, let’s start with the easiest method.

Set Wallpapers for each Monitor using Settings

Windows 10 comes with a powerful Settings app. And luckily there is also an option to set wallpapers for each connected monitor. Obviously, this method is limited to Windows 10 users, but if you are on another Windows version then check our next methods.

  1. To start with this method first open Settings on your Windows 10.
  2. Now navigate to Personalization > Background.
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  3. You can also reach Background settings directly by right-clicking on the homepage and select Personalize.
  4. There will be some wallpapers by default under the ‘Choose your Picture’ section. Right-click on any Wallpaper and select the Monitor to set it on the Background.
  5. Similarly, you can add a background for another monitor.
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  6. To add additional wallpaper which is not under “Choose your Picture”, go to Browse and select the Wallpaper, and then it will start reflecting in that section.

So, this is the simplest method following you can use to different wallpapers on dual monitors or triple monitors.

You only need your collection of wallpapers and that’s it, you are all set to add it on each monitor as you want. Now let’s move to our next method that you can also use for Windows 7 and Windows 8 along with Windows 10.

Set Different Wallpapers for Dual Monitors using File Explorer

Yes, for this method we will be using the inbuilt File Explorer to set backgrounds on dual and triple Monitors. As the File Explorer on different versions of Windows is almost the same, the process will also be similar on each Windows. So, let’s dive right into the steps.

  1. First, download your favorite wallpapers you want to apply as backgrounds on different monitors.
  2. Now copy your Wallpapers in the same location.
  3. Select your wallpapers (two for dual monitor, three for triple monitor, etc.)
  4. Then right-click on the wallpaper that you want to set on the Primary monitor.
  5. Now from the options, select ‘Set as desktop background’.
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  6. That’s it, it will apply the selected wallpapers on each monitor.

This method works best if you have a dual monitor setup as you specify the wallpaper to set on the Primary monitor and the second wallpaper will automatically apply to the second monitor. But if you have a triple monitor setup, you can set one wallpaper on the Primary monitor but the other two wallpapers randomly apply to the other two monitors. This method won’t be suitable if you want to apply some wallpapers that make sense if they are in sequence.

For this method, I will recommend using wallpapers with perfect resolutions as per your monitor. Now let’s move to our next and last method in the guide.

How to Span Wallpaper across Two or Three Monitors

This method is for those who are looking to set the one wallpaper across different monitors. Span wallpapers make more sense for multi-monitor setup as they start from the same point on the second monitor just from where it ends in the first monitor.

For spanning Wallpaper, you need a wallpaper with a total width of dual or triple monitors. For example, if you have two monitors of resolution 1920 x 1080 each, then you need a Wallpaper with resolution 3840 x 1080 for dual monitor or 5760 x 1080 pixel.

Once you have the wallpapers in recommended resolution, then you can follow these steps to set it on dual or triple monitors.

  1. Go to Settings > Personalization > Background on your Windows PC.
  2. Now click on Browse and select the Wallpaper you downloaded.
  3. It will now set the same wallpaper in the background of your Primary Monitor.
  4. Go back to Personalization > Background and under Choose a Fit, select the Span option.
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  5. It will now automatically set the wallpaper to another Monitor as well.

That’s it, now you can enjoy amazing wallpapers on your PC setup as you want. If you want to get hands-on amazing Windows 10 wallpapers, then check out here.

So, there you have it the complete guide on how to set different wallpapers on dual monitors or triple monitors. I hope you find this guide helpful, and if you do, share it with your friends who have dual or triple monitor setup.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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