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Manage wallpapers on multiple monitors? (three 1920*1080 and one 1280*1024 on top)

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Hi! i just bought 2 more 1080p monitors to have a total of 3. The question is, how can i manage my 4th monitor, of a different resolution (1280*1024) that is on top? ultramon doesnt seem to like it, it keeps on doing this things:
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or this:
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I would like the wallpaper to span the 3 bottom monitors and the top monitor to have something else or whatever, it doesnt really matter, its just to display info. Editing the image to have a big space on top so it fits all the space isnt viable since i have like 40 wallpapers i like to be changing all the time and editing every image would take loads of time.

Does anybody know any good program or something to manage this?

Thanks everyone!
Edited by Maich - 2/29/12 at 8:13pm
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You're probably going to have a difficult time with this, as the fourth monitor is at a different resolution than the others.

 

The simplest way would probably be to edit the photo manually to get the fourth monitor to display properly.

 

I have a 1920x1200 and a 1280x1024 and when I display an image on both, what I do is create a 3200x1200 image in my photo editing software. I then use the left 1920 pixels for the left monitor (1920x1200) and the right 1280 pixels of the image for the right monitor. I then scale the image on the right hand side down to 1280x1024 and put a blank space along the lower 176 pixels of the right hand screen.

 

So my image ends up looking like this:

 

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|              |          |

|              |_____|

|_______|

 

I realize that it's bad ASCII art, but you get the idea. You'd have to make your image manually to do what you're trying to do.

 

The alternative is to "suffer" with your 3x 1080p monitors and quit using that 1280x1024 monitor.

 

An advantage to getting rid of that odd-resolution monitor is that your video card will consume less power if you keep all resolutions equal. If you use an odd resolution, your video card will remain in 100% power mode, P0 state and will not power down to idle P12 2d state or P8 video state unless you use 3rd party programs.

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Damn, didnt want to edit the imges manually since its too time consuming but seems like i'll have to do it frown.gif

About the card idling, im not sure about it since one 1080p monitor and the 1280*1024 are conected to an old 7300LE that never seems to idle (about 50C all the time), i think it doesnt have that power saving features. But when i upgrade for surround gaming and the 4th monitor either has its own video card or is conected to a 7970 (depending if i go amd or nvidia) that will be taken into account. Thank you! +rep (when i get home)
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