When you work with two displays in Windows 11 to mirror or extend your desktop, the system repeats the same background on each of the connected displays. This is the default option and makes a lot of sense in the case of using the second monitor to duplicate the desktop.
On the other hand, the same does not happen when the second monitor works as an extended desktop where different programs are executed, since a repeated background can give rise to some identification problem that is better to avoid.
Fortunately, the Windows 11 configuration settings allow you to put a different wallpaper on each of these monitors, which also represents an attractive option if you are one of those who is invaded by the desires of extreme customization.
However, there is another option that will be of great help to those who have high-resolution images in panoramic format on their hard drive, either downloaded from the Internet or obtained with their phone’s camera. It consists of distributing the image to be used as background on each of the connected screens, usually two screens. We show you how to configure both options in Windows 11.
Windows 11: How to set separate wallpapers on dual monitors?
In Windows 11, right-click Start and select Settings. Then go to Personalization > Background.
Under Customize Background, locate the dropdown menu on the right and select Image.
From the list of recent images, select the image to be used as background on the first monitor. Then, right click on the image and choose the option Set on monitor 1. Repeat the same step to set the background on the second monitor. If you want to add more images to the list, use the Choose a photo > Browse photos option.
How to extend wallpaper in Windows 11 with dual monitor?
First, the system must be set to extended desktop mode. For this, press the Windows keys + P and select Extend or Extend.
Now, right click on Start and go to Settings > Personalization > Background.
Select the image that is presented in the default list of Windows or add another one from your hard drive with the option Choose a photo > Browse photos.
Once the image is selected, use the option Set for all monitors and select Extend.
With this, the selected image will be distributed among the monitors connected to the system. Try to make it a panoramic image for best results.