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Help with Dual-Screen desktop backgrounds please!

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Hi

 

I have 2 monitors running at 1680 by 1050, and I have loads of backgrounds spanning 3200 x 1200.

 

My question is, can I make use of these backgrounds, and how? Or do I have to split them in half, so half for each display? I would be happy splitting them, but I would like to cycle through the images every minute randomly, which would need whole images.

 

Thanks in advance!

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hello!

 

i also have two monitors of that size - the total desktop size is 3360x1050.

 

that said, you can find several great desktops of that size here:

http://widewall.blogspot.com/

http://www.3360x1050.com/

 

but know that for a dual-monitor setup, osx processes each monitor's wall separately, so you'll have to take them into photoshop and split them into two 1680x1050 files.

 

alternatively, mandolux ( http://www.mandolux.com/ ) has tons of beautiful walls, split into multiple 1680x1050 files, so you can put them together without any sort of extra work.

 

to configure any of these (1680x1050 files for each monitor, remember), drop the images into the "Pictures" folder under your user's house thing. then, go to system preferences, desktop & screen saver, click to the desktop tab, then the 'pictures folder' on the left listing for each monitor, and select what you want.

 

ALSO

 

what i've been compelled to do instead of this, and would advise you to try it if you've got the processing power - look into a dashboard widget called 'wallsaver'. you can configure any screensaver to work as your background, and the "Arabesque" one is absolutely stunning on a dual monitor setup.

 

CHEERS / ENJOY!

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Hi

 

Ye wallsaver is impressive, but it turns off everytime CoverFlow shows on the desktop, and I listen to a lot of music...

 

There is an app called AutoWallpaper which should handle it, but theyre on v3.5 for mac, v4 for windows. v4 for mac should be released before christmas, and it will support dual monitors (up to 10, i think)

 

My problem now is that, even though I have a left and a right folder, and all images are in the same order, even in the desktop selecty thingy, and both settings are the same time and all, it still manages to get out of sync ;)

 

Thanks

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:unsure: Awesome post this is very helpful I have just recently installed iAtkos V7 and it works 100% after many tries. I now am running dual monitors as well at 1600x900 each monitor. In windows 7 I use Display fusion so I will search the internet to see if there are any applications like that for the mac.

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