In this guide, we will show you how to set wallpaper for each monitor in Windows 11. By default, the latest Windows versions apply a wallpaper image to all monitors. Users can, however, specify background images for each screen (per-monitor wallpapers). Setting per-monitor wallpapers can be difficult if you use Windows 11 and virtual desktops.
Before changing any personalization-related settings, including the desktop background, you must first activate Windows 11. Also, because apps that customise the Desktop image background in Windows 11 can interfere with your steps, we recommend that you disable or remove them.
- Set different wallpaper on different desktops on Windows 11
- Fix Windows 11 shows virtual desktop wallpapers instead of monitors
Set different wallpaper on different desktops on Windows 11
Follow these steps to set different wallpapers on different desktops on Windows 11:
- Click on the Desktop on your Taskbar.
- Right-click on the available desktop and select Choose background option.
- Or, press Win+I > Personalization > Background.
- Right-click on an image that you want to set as wallpaper.
- Select Set for desktop > Desktop 1/2/3, etc.
Now click on the Desktop icon on your Taskbar to display all the available desktops. Right-click on one of the desktops and select the Choose background option.
Now press Win+I to open Windows Settings and go to Personalization > Background.
Now Right-click on one of them that you would like to set as desktop background and choose Set for desktop > Desktop 1/2/3 or any other number that you may have.
If you want to use a custom wallpaper, click the Browse photos button, find the image you want, and follow the same steps as above to make it the desktop background.
Fix Windows 11 shows virtual desktop wallpapers instead of monitors
When you use virtual desktops, the Settings app prevents you from setting different images as backgrounds on different monitors. Instead, you will be asked whether you want to change the background of all or individual virtual desktops. In this case, the current virtual desktop’s wallpaper is applied to all monitors at once. Separate wallpapers are not available in Windows 11.
to get around this issue All that remains is to delete all existing desktops. Delete all desktops by pressing Win + Tab.
Now, as described in the first part of this article, assign different wallpapers to different screens. Following that, you can recreate deleted virtual desktops and use them as before.
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