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wnameth
Feb 20, 2005, 06:54 PM
As i said I am looking for cool dual monitor backgrounds, i would prefer them to be different, but i they look good together so be it. I would prefer either cars or just a basic design, or scenery.

sjpetry
Feb 20, 2005, 10:21 PM
Does anyone know where I can find panoramic background for dual monitors?

jared_kipe
Feb 20, 2005, 10:31 PM
I didn't know you could span desktops across two desktops on a mac.

tech4all
Feb 20, 2005, 10:37 PM
I didn't know you could span desktops across two desktops on a mac.

AFAIK, you can not. Well at least not automatically via System Preferences. I suppose you could get a graphic/image that is twice the resolution of the monitors (assuming both displays are the same size) and "snip" down the middle and apply them to the displays as backgrounds.

ChrisFromCanada
Feb 20, 2005, 10:54 PM
Try some of these (http://users.rsise.anu.edu.au/~fergus/wallpaper/dualscreen/) they might need to be snipped in half though

boneca
Feb 20, 2005, 10:57 PM
Try some of these (http://users.rsise.anu.edu.au/~fergus/wallpaper/dualscreen/) they might need to be snipped in half though

WOW those are beautiful wallpapers, thank you very much for the link even I didn't ask for it.

filmcutter
Feb 21, 2005, 01:36 AM
Mandolux (http://mandolux.com/) has a lot of great desktops for 2 monitors. Takes some digging, but there are a lot.

tersono
Feb 21, 2005, 05:09 AM
PixelGirlPresents has quite a few dual-monitor wallpaper sets.

http://www.pixelgirlpresents.com/

edesignuk
Feb 21, 2005, 05:17 AM
Some really nice, high quality ones here - http://www.9xmedia.com/Pages-Downloads/2000-Backgrounds.html

wnameth
Feb 21, 2005, 06:07 PM
Thanks, everyone, but i am not quite sure how to span them across both my desktops?

stoid
Feb 21, 2005, 11:33 PM
Thanks, everyone, but i am not quite sure how to span them across both my desktops?

When you open up System Preferences and open the Desktop/Screen Saver pane, a window pops up on the second monitor for selecting it's desktop.

wnameth
Feb 22, 2005, 12:15 PM
But then i have 2 of the same pictures, really compressed, becaues i am using a panaramic view s

joetronic
Feb 22, 2005, 02:54 PM
okay, don't shoot me, but does anyone know how to show two different backrounds on a dual screen win XP Pro machine?

edesignuk
Feb 22, 2005, 02:56 PM
okay, don't shoot me, but does anyone know how to show two different backrounds on a dual screen win XP Pro machine?
Photoshop the two images together as one. That's the only way.

joetronic
Feb 22, 2005, 02:58 PM
Photoshop the two images together as one. That's the only way.

tryed that, but is still only mirrors backrounds, not spilt it between the two.

edesignuk
Feb 22, 2005, 03:00 PM
tryed that, but is still only mirrors backrounds, not spilt it between the two.
Set it to tile.

joetronic
Feb 22, 2005, 03:04 PM
Set it to tile.
oh... now I feel like a moron. I hate having to use the pice o crap at work. I wish we cold move towards MAC, and away from Novell.

joetronic
Feb 22, 2005, 03:07 PM
Still no luck. I can't get it to spanto the other monitor, only mirrow backrounds. I thought it might be due to the different screen resulotions, but that didn't make a difference.

Mechcozmo
Feb 22, 2005, 03:32 PM
www.DigitalBlasphemy.com (http://www.DigitalBlasphemy.com) has cool backgrounds, and they even span 2 or 3 monitors...

dougger
Mar 2, 2006, 10:04 AM
Someone was looking for a program that lets you use 2 different pics, one for each monitor. We use UltraMon, great little program, even puts a task bar on the second monitor, and there are some other real nice features.

Go here to download http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/

SubJunk
Dec 18, 2006, 06:40 PM
Another site with dual monitor backgrounds is www.dualmonitorbackgrounds.com :) It includes some of the backgrounds from sites that have already been posted on here and some new ones

pre.tentio.us
Feb 9, 2007, 04:21 PM
you definitely need to checkout mandolux (http://www.mandolux.com). hands down the best multi monitor wallpaper out there. Why on earth don't more people know about an artist that good? You can buy high res versions of his work over at istockpro too.

The fellas at CineMassive Displays (http://www.cinemassivedisplays.com) recommended it to us for our our new trio. The wallpaper is a little distorted because we have a slightly irregular setup, but you can't really tell on the abstract works, even on the portrait displays.

I don't have a photo of my setup but their website does a pretty decent job. http://www.cinemassivedisplays.com/images/Trio_21X.jpg

h?
Feb 9, 2007, 04:31 PM
What a thread revival!! This is 2 years old!

pre.tentio.us
Feb 9, 2007, 04:54 PM
What a thread revival!! This is 2 years old!

and you guys still haven't found mandolux yet...its a pity. did you check him out? what did you think? the abstract ones' are clutch for portrait mode.

blakespot
Feb 13, 2007, 03:33 AM
http://pix.blakespot.com/download/7326-2/IMG_8822.JPG (http://pix.blakespot.com/view/computers/macpro/IMG_8822.JPG.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1)



blakespot

Palad1
Feb 13, 2007, 04:02 AM
http://pix.blakespot.com/download/7326-2/IMG_8822.JPG (http://pix.blakespot.com/view/computers/macpro/IMG_8822.JPG.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1)



blakespot

http://www.seriouszone.com/forums/images/smilies/drooling.gif

Can't decide what's sexier.

24'' Cinema display? Nope.
Portrait-oriented 17'' ? Nah.
Mac Pro? Nuhuh
Old school Apple poster? Not quite...

Slave Leia action figure? OH YEAH BABY!

:D

Seriously, your Apple shrine is quite nice, you lucky ...

blakespot
Feb 13, 2007, 05:58 AM
:-) Thanks. (That's a 30" Cinema actually (and a rotated 20" 4:3 screen))

For more Slave Leia goodness:

http://pix.blakespot.com/view/misc/slave_leia/




blakespot

pengu
Feb 13, 2007, 07:58 AM
oh... now I feel like a moron. I hate having to use the pice o crap at work. I wish we cold move towards MAC, and away from Novell.

being a mac user, and a novell techo (@ my last job) believe me when i say that Novell isnt bad. its great technology and it can do AMAZING things.

having said that. if you use a pc and have an nvidia graphics card the drivers offer an option for seperate background images.

7on
Feb 13, 2007, 09:44 AM
oh... now I feel like a moron. I hate having to use the pice o crap at work. I wish we cold move towards MAC, and away from Novell.

Actually you could try and pursuade them to go 100% Novell and setup SUSE Linux. ;P

SubJunk
Feb 16, 2007, 07:23 PM
you definitely need to checkout mandolux (http://www.mandolux.com). hands down the best multi monitor wallpaper out there. Why on earth don't more people know about an artist that good? You can buy high res versions of his work over at istockpro too.
Mandolux is great, I definitely agree there. There are some of Mando's dual monitor backgrounds at www.dualmonitorbackgrounds.com too :)
The advantage of using dmb is that it's categorized, so instead of going through one image at a time in a linear fashion (as is the case on Mandolux) you can find what you're looking for much faster on dmb, whether it's Mando's art or any of the hundreds of other people's art.
I absolutely think people should check out mandolux.com though, it's a nice site for looking at amazing artwork, I just think dmb is more useful and intuitive for the purpose of finding dual monitor backgrounds.

Mandolux is more of a portfolio/blog site, showcasing amazing backgrounds in a linear, chronological manner, which I don't think is ideal for people looking for backgrounds, whereas dmb allows people to go on, see the categories they want, and view thumbnails before they click through to the full sized image.
There's also a search function, image rating and comments.
Also on Mandolux you never know whether you will get a background for 2 monitors or 3 or 4 or 6, it's all the luck of the draw.
Know what I mean?