I have two monitors on my computer, how can I set a different wallpaper to each. I don't use workspaces, two screens are enough. I know it's possible to set a different wallpaper to each workspace but I can't find anything on individual screens. It is a laptop, but I have two graphic cards running SLI mode so both monitors are running off of the first.

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This has been a problem since years. Manually create a big image with GIMP - that's the only solution for now.

  • It is real easy, in fact send me a copy of both images and i will do it for you :)
    – rlemon
    Jan 21, 2012 at 0:48

Install and use a program called nitrogen. Its in the repos, has a nice GUI, and will allow you to do what you want.

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