Same background on 2 monitors when using background slideshow, possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by dummekuehe, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    A friend of mine wants to use the cycling backgrounds in windows 8 with 2 monitors but it behaves like this:
    monitor1:background1;monitor2:background2
    change of backgrounds
    monitor1:background3;monitor2:background4

    he wants both monitors to show the same background

    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    these are identical monitors?
     
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  3. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    no, what difference does that make?
    it's actually a notebook plus one monitor
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #5 rrohela, Mar 27, 2013
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    Use third-party software. Like Actual Multiple Monitors. I am not sure about if there is any hack for windows 8 to achieve this..
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I use Windows 8 with that 2 monitors and it works "out of the box"! Same as in Windows 7, Vista and does in XP! Only thgings what need to be done, is to use under Multiple Displays: Extend these displays! And that all what normally need to be done.

    Even if I disconnect the 2. Monitor, I get all what I placed on the those No. 2 back on the first. Connect No. 2 again and all is back.
     
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