I’m using a Mac at my office and I have one comment for OS X: It’s not designed for multiple monitors.
Today I just figured out a way for it to have revolving wallpapers synced on both monitors, something that Windows 7 does out of the box and doesn’t take a free afternoon at the office to do.
Anyway, here are the instructions:
- Grab some huge ass images those you’d like to use as your wallpapers. I’d recommend getting some from InterfaceLIFT.
- Open up Photoshop, slice the image into two, left and right, 50% width each. I used Slice Tool because I’m making multiple wallpapers, but it’s up to you, you can just Crop and save also.
- Setup two new folders, drop the left portion into one, the right portion into the other.
- Right click on the Desktop -> Change Desktop Background
- Click on the “+” button on the bottom-left, add the left folder, and the right folder. On the left screen’s dialog, choose the left folder; on the right screen’s dialog, choose the right folder.
- Choose the respective image (i.e. matching pair) on each screen. Voila!
- If you’d like them to revolve, select “Change picture:” then keep untick/tick until you get the matching pair. Close the dialog and you’re done!
That’s 7-step for you. On Windows there’s only 1 step.
I’ll lament later on how shitty OS X is for multiple monitors