Set different wallpaper per display in Windows 10

These days, many users already have more than one display connected to their PC. Designers, developers and even technology enthusiasts are running their systems with two or more monitors. If you are one of them, you might be interested in having a different desktop background wallpaper per display in Windows 10. In this article, we will see how it can be done.


Windows 10 users with multiple displays need to configure the operating system differently vs Windows 7. The appropriate settings can be found under Settings - System - Display. Under Multiple Displays it is possible to set Windows 10 to extend or duplicate your primary display and change other settings:
Windows 10 multiple displays settings
By default, Windows 10 is using the same wallpaper for every connected display as shown below:
Windows 10 multiple displays same wallpaper
There is a secret hidden trick of the Settings app which allows you to change this and set a different wallpaper per display in Windows 10. Here is how it can be done.

How to apply a different wallpaper per monitor in Windows 10

To apply a different wallpaper per monitor in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings app.Windows 10 settings app
  2. Go to Personalization -> Background.
  3. Right click or long tap on the wallpaper thumbnails you see under Choose your picture to display the context menu:Windows 10 wallpaper context menu
  4. From the context menu, select on which display it should be applied. For example, I would like to change the wallpaper on my second display, so I will pick the item Set for monitor 2:Windows 10 set wallpaper for monitor 2The result will be as follows:Windows 10 set wallpaper per monitor

That's it. Using this simple trick, you can apply different desktop backgrounds on every display you have connected to your PC. In the comments, please share if you prefer having a separate wallpaper per monitor or if you span or stretch the same image across displays.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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