I am looking for cool dual monitor backgrounds

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by wnameth, Feb 20, 2005.

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    wnameth

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    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.
     
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    Does anyone know where I can find panoramic background for dual monitors?
     
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    I didn't know you could span desktops across two desktops on a mac.
     
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    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.
     
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    Try some of these they might need to be snipped in half though
     
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    WOW those are beautiful wallpapers, thank you very much for the link even I didn't ask for it.
     
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    Mandolux has a lot of great desktops for 2 monitors. Takes some digging, but there are a lot.
     
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    wnameth

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    Thanks, everyone, but i am not quite sure how to span them across both my desktops?
     
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    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.
     
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    wnameth

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    But then i have 2 of the same pictures, really compressed, becaues i am using a panaramic view s
     
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    okay, don't shoot me, but does anyone know how to show two different backrounds on a dual screen win XP Pro machine?
     
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    Photoshop the two images together as one. That's the only way.
     
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    tryed that, but is still only mirrors backrounds, not spilt it between the two.
     
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    Set it to tile.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Dual Monitor Software

    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/
     
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    And another...

    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
     
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    cinemassive multimon wallpaper

    you definitely need to checkout mandolux. 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 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.
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    What a thread revival!! This is 2 years old!
     
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    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.
     
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