one wallpaper, two monitors - help!

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  1. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    i cannot for the life of me work out how, in 10.3.7 we're meant to be spanning one widescreen wallpaper over two monitors. i have a 15" powerbook and a 15" tft monitor, and want one wallpaper to stretch over. it is possible to do it without chopping the file in two, isn't it?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    No it isn't. You have to split it in and have two images.
     
  3. bigandy thread starter macrumors G3

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    damn it damn it damn it. why is this something windoze can do and macos can't?

    a little jaunt to xcode may be required to sort something out. if i can be arsed. :D

    thanks anyway!
     
  4. bigandy thread starter macrumors G3

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    actually, are there any programmes that do it for you?
     
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    How hard is it? Open the file and save off two split versions. :confused:
     
  6. bigandy thread starter macrumors G3

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    you obviously don't know me - i am the laziest person alive.

    just it would be cool if ther was an app that lined them up so they are there, didn't split the file etc, just convenience really.
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Too lazy to split an image, but not too lazy to consider writing a program to do it? Do you have that many images you'll be doing it with to warrant all that effort? :p
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    What?!

    Then stop checking macrumors and search for a program.
     
  9. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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    I think he's hoping for an app that does it for you, I doubt he's interested in writing the app.


    Regardless of whether or not people think he's lazy or should go find one, etc...this would be a cool app. Certainly there are less practical apps out there already. What happens if you want your wallpaper to change automatically? You have to go into your pictures folder and split all the images you want to use? It would be nice if there was an app to do that, or some way to span the image without splitting it.
     
  10. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    ;)
     

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