I am trying to figure out a way to have a pictures or pictures work with the screen saver option in windows 10? Currently the picture shows half cut off on one monitor only. I tested with the blank setting and all monitors turned blank so I know that it is working on all 3. Does anyone have a solution for having a picture spanning all monitors or separate pictures on each monitor as a screensaver in windows 10?


UPDATE October, 2017: Windows 10 now natively supports screen savers on all monitors by default. I do not know what version this was implemented on, but I am running 1703 (Creators Update) and this is now the standard behavior for screensavers.

Original answer: The latest information I can find is that the screensavers in Windows 10 only support the primary monitor. Third party tools may allow for multi-monitor support, but it is not yet built-in.

Going back to the release of Windows 10 Microsoft was aware a few people wanted this capability, but not very many, and so they appear not to have made an effort to add this.

I'd suggest you open the Feedback app in Windows 10 and suggest this, or find if someone else has suggested it, and then try to get others to vote for it to raise its visibility and to let Microsoft know it's something people want.

Here's a discussion on the Microsoft support forums on this topic. It began in 2015, and has updates from 2016 as well: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/no-multi-monitor-screensaver-support-in-windows-10/0ed8a245-97f8-4962-9caa-0776d9a8c4f2

  • sigh I saw that thread as well. I would use third party alternatives only issue is I am working in an enterprise environment and most terms and conditions require getting the pro version :{ – GoldenWest Apr 13 '17 at 18:13
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    That would get into a software recommendation and we don't touch those. What is good today could be bad tomorrow. There is a Stack Exchange site where software recommendations are definitely on-topic. You may try your luck over there: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com – music2myear Apr 13 '17 at 18:27
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    You're welcome. While this isn't the answer you may have been looking for, it is the answer that exists. Could you please mark it as the accepted answer so that others with the same question will see that. Feel free to link your Software Rec question here in a comment too, to direct others over there. – music2myear Apr 13 '17 at 18:46
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    display fusion is a good choice for softwate – GoldenWest Apr 13 '17 at 20:39
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    I've used that in the past. Seems to be a reputable piece of software with some good features if that's what you need. – music2myear Apr 14 '17 at 17:05

MultiPhotoQuotes: Not open source but free (donationware), and designed specifically to show photos across multiple monitors: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/mpq/ (I am the author).

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    Does this allow user to use screen saver as asked in the question? Can you provide summary (more info) on the features and how to install this program, so the question can be solved? – Vylix Jun 3 '17 at 3:08

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