Use of dual monitors is becoming more common these days. As the power of computers has increased, multiple applications can be run simultaneously but the space on the monitor is limited to accommodate these applications on the screen. If you haven’t tried using dual monitors, it’s time you upgrade to a dual monitor display and enjoy the gaming and entertainment to the maximum extent possible. With dual monitors display, you can views images on one screen and edit the same photos on another. This way you can save your time and improve your efficiency while working.
Today, almost all computers have the option for dual display and you can check the same on your computer by looking at the back of your graphics card installed on your computer. You can look for a ‘VGA’ port or a ‘DVI’ port at the back of your computer. VGA port is a 15 pin connector generally blue in color, whereas, a DVI port is a 24 pin connector with 4 pins on the side and is generally white in color.
After you have setup the dual monitor display, the immediate issue you will notice is that you are unable to set different wallpapers on the different monitors. In other words, you have the same wallpaper image on both the monitors which is annoying in case your second display is a laptop where the image has been resized according to the resolution set on your 1st monitor.
To overcome this annoying problem, you will have to install software named Display Fusion. Display Fusion is an excellent application that allows you to set different wallpapers on different monitors and perform other similar tasks.
After installing the software, reboot your computer. After reboot, you will notice an icon in the system tray. Click the ‘Display Fusion’ icon in the system tray to open up the popup menu and select ‘Desktop Wallpaper’. A new window will appear where you can select the option, “I want to use a different background for each monitor”. Select the wallpaper for each monitor or span the same across the two.
You can manually select the wallpaper from your computer or you can also search for the wallpapers from Flickr. Select ‘Load from Flickr’ and enter a keyword in the search text to get the images according to your search criteria. You can also assign shortcut keys to a number of features supported by ‘Display Fusion’. In order to change the settings, click the desktop icon in the system tray and select ‘settings’ from the popup menu. Display Fusion settings window will appear where you can assign shortcut keys. You can also choose to select the ‘Check for updates automatically’ option. Also, you can choose to start the ‘Display Fusion’ application every time the window starts.
Now, you have understood the procedure to set different wallpapers for each monitor you can try the other features also. This software is free to use and you don’t need to pay a price for it but you can always upgrade to a pro version of the same to enable and add custom hot keys. The price for the Display Fusion Pro version is just 10$(CAN) and it’s not a high price for such nice software.