Dual screens - different background wallpapers?

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Dual screens - different background wallpapers?

Postby rtX » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:15 am

Is it possible to put different desktop wallpapers on each screen on a multi-screen set up?

I'm running Maya with Cinnamon that comes as standard (1.4, I think?).

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Re: Dual screens - different background wallpapers?

Postby Graywolf » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:47 pm

Apparently MINT, Cinnamon doesn't support having two backgrounds, wallpapers with two or more monitors, WHY? Shame really, as far as I can see its the only thing that lets Cinnamon down.
I use DisplayFusion with my Windows 8 machine and I gladly pay for this software - this software supports a number of monitors with different wallpapers on each. I have contacted DisplayFusion and there doesn't appear to be a commintment for Linux.
My MACs support different wallpapers off the shelf. So does KDE which I used to use, but I much prefer Cinnamon. I know I could revert back to KDE, but why should I leave a better environment.
In some respects I understand the developers of Cinnamon not taking on the task, perhaps they're happy with one monitor or the same image on both.
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Re: Dual screens - different background wallpapers?

Postby d00med » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:01 pm

Gnome has never had support for it, and any inquiry into it inevitably leads to a discussion on why anyone would need wallpapers in the first place. Supposedly, it can be done with Nitrogen, an image browser / wallpaper changer, but I didn't get it to work in Gnome2. It's in the repositories. I *think* you also have to use spanned in Cinnamon's options.

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