With a simple trick, you can stretch the desktop background across two monitors or displays in Windows 10. Here’s how to do it.
Windows 10 gives you several different options to configure a dual and multi-monitor setup. One of those options is the ability to stretch desktop background wallpaper across two monitors. Rather than setting different wallpapers on two displays or setting the same wallpaper, you can make Windows stretch one wallpaper across two displays. This makes the desktop look far more cohesive and depending on the wallpaper choice, your desktop might just look super awesome.
As long as you have monitors with the same resolution and DPI settings, you can make Windows stretch the wallpaper on two displays. In this quick and simple article, let me show you the steps to stretch wallpaper across two monitors on Windows 10.
To make the desktop look cleaner, I recommend you download a dual-screen wallpaper. If you stretch a regular wallpaper across the two displays, it will not look good because the wallpaper loses its aspect ratio. A good place to start looking for dual-screen wallpapers is Unsplash.
Steps to stretch desktop background across two monitors
Follow these steps to stretch the wallpaper across two monitors.
- Right-click on the desktop.
- Select the “Personalization” option from the menu.
- Select “Picture” from the Background dropdown menu.
- Click on the “Browse” button.
- Find and select the dual monitor wallpaper.
- Click on the “Choose picture” button.
- Select the wallpaper in the Settings app.
- Next, select “Tile” from the “Choose a fit” dropdown menu.
- Close the Settings app.
1. You can set the wallpaper from the Personalization page in the Settings app. To open the page, right-click on the desktop and select the “Personalization” option.
2. On the personalization page, select the “Background” tab on the sidebar.
3. On the right-hand side, select the “Picture” option from the Background dropdown menu. Next, we need to select the wallpaper. To do that, click on the “Browse” button.
4. Now, find and select the wallpaper of your choice. After selecting, click on the “Choose picture” option. As I said before, be sure to select a dual monitor wallpaper.
5. Now, select the wallpaper in the Settings app. After selecting, you will see a preview of it right on the Background page.
6. Since we want to stretch the wallpaper across two monitors, select the “Tile” option from the “Choose a fit” dropdown menu.
As soon as you select the tile option, the wallpaper is stretched across the monitors. You can see the wallpaper in action almost instantly.
Note: don’t mind how the taskbar looks in the below image. The taskbar looks smaller on the second display because of its multi-monitor DPI settings.
Depending on the wallpaper dimensions, it might not look as you intended or wanted. That is one of the reasons why you should create or download a dual-screen wallpaper according to the current dual-monitor resolution. To get the best fit possible, I recommend you crop the image according to your dual-monitor resolution and then set the wallpaper.
That is all. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.