Oct 25, 2010

How To of the Week: Dual Monitors

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[If you are seeking information on dueling moniters, you have come to the wrong place.]

How To of the Week: Dual Monitors

If you are rocking a dual monitor setup in your personal man cave and would like to stretch your desktop wallpaper to both screens but have no idea how to do it, I am about to make your day.

  • Determine the size of both of your monitors and add them together. For example, a standard monitor is 1280 x 1024. So you would take 1280 x 2 = 2560 and keep the 1024 base. If you have two monitors that are both 1280 x 1024, the magic number you are looking for is 2560 x 1024.
  • Find the size of your monitor by right-clicking on your desktop, click on Properties, then click on the Settings tab.

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  • Find an image that is the size of your combined monitors. You can use your own and change the resolution with a program such as Snagit or Photoshop, or you can find something off of a website like dualmonitorbackgrounds.com.
  • Change your background image once you find or create an image that meets the dimensions of your monitors by right-clicking on your desktop again, click Properties, and select the Desktop tab.
  • Click the Browse... button and select the image.

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  • Click on the Position: drop-down menu and select Tile.

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  • Click OK and enjoy.
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