odd multi-monitor behavior wallpaper issue

ltwally

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Vista Pro
I have a really odd wallpaper issue that crops up with my multimonitor setup when I have different resolution monitors.

The prologue: I recently decided that my work-machine needed a third monitor. I also decided to upgrade my video cards while I was at it. (Hey, I'm tired of lagging in FPS's during office fragfests.) So I purchased a pair of GeForce GTS 250's and a third monitor, which runs at different resolution that my other two.

GTS250 #1: primary monitor (1680x1050) & secondary monitor (1680x1050)
GTS250 #2: tertiary monitor (2048x1152)

Which is set up like so:


I have taskbars enabled on monitors 1 & 2, but not on #3.

Ok... Here is the oddness: When the third monitor is enabled, the wallpaper that is displayed underneath the translucent taskbars is the incorrect area of the wallpaper. Both taskbars are for some unknown reason using an area of the wallpaper that is flat wrong.

Here is a picture of the wallpaper with only monitors 1 & 2 enabled. Notice the translucent taskbars showing the correct stuff underneath them. This is how the taskbars should appear.


And here is what happens when I enable monitor 3. Notice that the taskbar on monitor 2 is "borowwing" part of the wallpaper that displays on monitor 1, while monitor 1's taskbar is doing the same from the wallpaper showing on monitor 3 (which happens to be blackness).



Obviously, this is not a major problem.. it's just ... screwy.

Anyone out there in multi-monitor-land have any ideas what the problem is and/or how to fix it?

Thanks,

-ltwally
 

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WELL... for one thing. is your desktop settings for pictures selected as stretched and not centered like it kind of looks like there? (control panel, Appearance & Personalization, Change Desktop Background, Then choose the flower on the left-most side a.k.a completely stretched)

Also, your 3rd monitor is a bigger resolution than the other 2. it could be a problem with that as well and it could be that (and im just hypothetically speaking) the wallpaper you are trying to use, isnt made for 3 monitors.




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It is set for Tiled. The other modes do not work well under multiple monitor configurations.



Try this article: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ent-wallpaper-on-each-desktop-in-vista-or-xp/

Looks like there is an option to "Span across entire desktop" function.

Hope it helps :).

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    2x GTX 480's w/ Koolance VID-NX480's
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    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (non-Fatal1ty) Edition
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    Acer P243W 24" Premium Series
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    Ultra X4 1050W PSU 76A Rated 12V SLI
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ltwally

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Vista Pro
I should have mentioned that having all three in 1680x1050 works just fine. But it wouldn't make much sense for me to run a 2048x1152 monitor at 1680x1050.
 

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I should have mentioned that having all three in 1680x1050 works just fine. But it wouldn't make much sense for me to run a 2048x1152 monitor at 1680x1050.


Sorry for editing too late. look above your recent comment. try that article.





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http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ent-wallpaper-on-each-desktop-in-vista-or-xp/
 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad Q9550 E0 2.83 Ghz @ 4037.5 Ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA NFORCE 790I SLI FTW Digital PWM
    Memory
    8 Gig Corsair XMS3 DHX 1600 Mhz DDR3 CAS 9
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x GTX 480's w/ Koolance VID-NX480's
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (non-Fatal1ty) Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P243W 24" Premium Series
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB HDD 32mb cache
    (3 Platters, 6 Heads model)
    PSU
    Ultra X4 1050W PSU 76A Rated 12V SLI
    Case
    Antec 1200 Full tower ATX case
    Cooling
    x2 Thermaltake Blue LED 120mm 2800rpm fans, Zalman CNPS 9900
    Mouse
    Logitech LX310 2.4Ghz Wireless Laser Mouse
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    Logitech LX310 2.4 Ghz Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    32mb Download, 12mb Upload from Comcast
    Other Info
    300$ custom watercooling setup. Antec 1200 big boy Radiator, Dual bay XPSC reservoir with clear bubble window, OCZ hydropulse 800L/H 12v pump, 12 ft tygon 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD tubing, Feser One UV Green 1 L fluid. (and VID-NX480 waterblock)

ltwally

System 'ministrator
Vista Pro
It's been a while since I used DisplayFusion... currently I'm using Ultramon.

I might revisit DisplayFusion as well Actual Window Manager and see if either of them is a viable solution.
 

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Well, thats all i can say for different res desktops. hope it works out for you, but 1 24" is plenty for I :D



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  • Manufacturer/Model
    JUST ME/Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad Q9550 E0 2.83 Ghz @ 4037.5 Ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA NFORCE 790I SLI FTW Digital PWM
    Memory
    8 Gig Corsair XMS3 DHX 1600 Mhz DDR3 CAS 9
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x GTX 480's w/ Koolance VID-NX480's
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (non-Fatal1ty) Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P243W 24" Premium Series
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB HDD 32mb cache
    (3 Platters, 6 Heads model)
    PSU
    Ultra X4 1050W PSU 76A Rated 12V SLI
    Case
    Antec 1200 Full tower ATX case
    Cooling
    x2 Thermaltake Blue LED 120mm 2800rpm fans, Zalman CNPS 9900
    Mouse
    Logitech LX310 2.4Ghz Wireless Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech LX310 2.4 Ghz Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    32mb Download, 12mb Upload from Comcast
    Other Info
    300$ custom watercooling setup. Antec 1200 big boy Radiator, Dual bay XPSC reservoir with clear bubble window, OCZ hydropulse 800L/H 12v pump, 12 ft tygon 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD tubing, Feser One UV Green 1 L fluid. (and VID-NX480 waterblock)
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