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Custom multimonitor desktop backgroundpublished on 2/10/2010 7:40 PMSo you want a nice desktop background that fits on your, possibly multimonitor, display then read on.
When the Plane9 visualizer is running you can press "F9" to take a screenshot of your favorite scene. Since the screensaver normally cover all your monitors the screenshot will be created as such. That is with a size that fits over all monitors and using your normal desktop resolution.
Now you should
- Start Menu->Plane9->'Plane9 user data'
- Go into the "Screenshots" dir
- Right click on the screenshot of your choice.
- In the menu choose "Set as desktop background"
That is all there is to it if your using a single monitor. If you want the image to span across all monitors there is more work to do depending on your OS.
In Windows 7 you should
- Right click on a empty part of the desktop
- Choose "Personalize"
- In the window that shows up click "Desktop background"
- In the "Picture position" drop down list choose "Title"
- Optionally you can pick multiple screen shots here and let windows randomize between them. Just click in the box next to each screen shot
Now you should have a shiny desktop background that spans across all screens. Created just for you monitor resolution.
In Visa you can do as for Windows 7 however the image still wont span across all monitors. The only way to get around this seems to be to use a 3rd party program so I suggest to just set it as span or title and choose a screen shot that works under those conditions. The relief tunnel and nightspirits works well.
This of course also works for any other images you might have laying around.