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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:49 am 
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any freeware that can do this and doesn't use take up much CPU resources?

currently have a Ti4200, and do not see the option to do this in nView.

my primary runs at 1600x1200 and the secondary runs at 1280x1024, so i'd like to use a different wallpaper for the secondary, a picture that fits better.


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I don't know about freeware apps, but I use UltraMon. It's $40 to register, works with Windows 98/Me, 2000/XP, and Server 2003 and there is a demo available.


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Written by Bret:

Check "View my Active Desktop as a web page" under Display Properties/Web.
Make a bitmap (or JPEG, but a bitmap is more desirable) that is the full size of your entire desktop.
Create a new text document in your "C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\" directory that contains the line:
<HTML><BODY BACKGROUND="D:\DESKWIDE.BMP"></BODY></HTML>

and rename that file "Desktop.html" (replace "D:\DESKWIDE.BMP" with the name of your wallpaper).
Then you just have to go to Display Properties and select "Desktop" as your background.
If you later add things to your Active Desktop HTML, the HTML will be justified with respect to the primary display, but the background is always shown accross your entire extended desktop.

There are two good ways to organize your wide wallpapers. You can use the above method, and simply copy whatever wallpaper you want on top of "D:\DESKWIDE.BMP" (or whatever you called it), but if you like to keep several different wallpapers easily available, you can make several copies of Desktop.html with different names, and have each of them point to a different bitmap in your "C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\" directory. Then you can select different wallpapers from Display Properties just as easily as if they were bitmaps you had dumped in your Windows directory.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:46 am 
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thanks. even tho that does work, i hate having a background color to the text of the desktop icons, which shows when Active Desktop is enabled.


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You could take 2 wallpapers you like, copy + paste them in photoshop and set it to the pixels you like, and then paste it for your background, and if it works out correct, the image will split and one half will be on monitor 1 and the other half on monitor 2


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Nirvana wrote:
You could take 2 wallpapers you like, copy + paste them in photoshop and set it to the pixels you like, and then paste it for your background, and if it works out correct, the image will split and one half will be on monitor 1 and the other half on monitor 2


not in my case i don't think, since the displays are running on different resolutions.

i'll give it a shot though.


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