Second monitor background settings on Windows 10

How to set different background on each monitor on Windows 10

You can set custom background images on each monitor on Windows 10, and in this guide you'll learn how.

On Windows 10, you have many ways to personalize your experience, including the ability to set a background image on your desktop. The only problem is that on a multi-monitor setup, when setting a background, the same image appears on all your monitors.

However, the Settings app includes a no so obvious option to set a different desktop wallpaper on each monitor. You just need to know where to look.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to set a different background image on each monitor.

How to set different wallpaper per monitor

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click on Background.

  4. Under the “Background” drop-down menu, select Picture.

  5. Under “Choose your picture,” right-click the image you want, and select on which monitor you want to set the background image on.

  6. Background settings on Windows 10
    Background settings on Windows 10

Once you’ve completed the steps, the wallpaper will be displayed only on the monitor you have selected. Also, note that you can click the Browse button to select different images.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].