This post shows students and new users the steps to display a different wallpaper on each screen in Windows 11. By default, when you set up multiple monitors, they will all share the same background.

You can only set different backgrounds when you stretch your screen to multiple monitors. Once your display is extended to other monitors, you will be able to set different backgrounds and the steps below will show you how.

If you still don’t know how to extend the screen in Windows 11, read the post below to learn how.

Once your displays are in extended mode, continue below.

How to set a separate wallpaper on each monitor in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows you to display different wallpapers on each screen in extended mode. You must first enable extended mode in your display settings.

Here’s how to do it.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its settings. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from your System settings crystal.

To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture:

windows 11 startup settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and find Settings. Then select to open it.

The Windows settings panel should look similar to the image below. In Windows settings, click Personalizationand select Bottom tile on the right panel of the screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 select background tile

The option in the Background section allows you to create a background from an image, a color or a slide show. A slide show is a combination of photos that changes automatically at preset intervals.

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From the available wallpaper or background image, right-click on any and then select the monitor to configure.

Windows 11 sets the wallpaper on the screen

When you right-click on a background image, you will see options to configure for all available monitors or just one.

Repeat the steps for each monitor if you have multiple monitors and want to display different backgrounds on each.

You can also set the background slideshow and set it on one screen.

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to set different wallpapers on separate screens in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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