How to Set Different Wallpapers on Different Monitors in Windows 10

If you have more than one monitor on a Windows PC, setting differing wallpapers between the two will add a deeper level of personalization. Moreover, dual-monitor and even three-monitor wallpapers exist – where one image appears to stretch between one monitor to another. This article will detail how to go about setting custom wallpapers on Windows 10 through Personalization Settings, as well as how to use spanning wallpapers.

How to Set Differing Wallpapers

Start at the desktop. Right click and select “Personalize” from the drop-down menu.


In the newly opened window, upload wallpapers you would like to use by clicking “Browse.” To set a wallpaper on a particular display, hover the pointer over the preferred wallpaper from the row of wallpapers and right-click. You can then chose to set the wallpaper for both or all monitors, monitor one, monitor two, and so on.


To chose which monitors are recognized as “monitor one,” “monitor two,” etc., right-click from the desktop and click “Display Settings” instead of “Personalize.” From this menu you can select which order from left to right your displays are set up.


How to Choose and Use Spanning Wallpapers

Spanning wallpapers are a great option to add continuity to your workspace. To chose these spanning wallpapers, you will need to use a site like or Each of these sites shows off a wide variety of wallpapers in multiple categories – all of which are free to download and use. Just select a wallpaper of your liking and select the corresponding half you need. Links will vary from site to site but will look something like “left,” “right,” “L,” and “R.”


Clicking one of these will launch a page of its own where you can then right-click and download the image. If you so choose, you can use the wallpapers as a whole for one monitor instead; just select the “one monitor” option or right-click and save a whole image.


Always open the images into a full and non-preview view before downloading. This is to ensure the maximum level of quality possible. Where doable, select the highest resolution supported for your monitor from the drop-down menu.



Wallpapers are a great option to have to add a bit of customization to your PC. The next step to that is setting differing, yet similar, wallpapers to complete the look and mood you are going for.

Have any wallpapers worth checking out? Link them in the comments. If you have any questions regarding the process, also feel free to leave a comment. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Corbin Telligman Corbin Telligman

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  1. I have set a different wallpaper on each monitor. I have noticed that it flickers/refreshes now. Any solutions to this?

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