Having a dual screen setup in Windows is great if you have a lot of work to do in different programs and for multitasking. But you might also want to use the extra screen real estate to show off eye candy.
Microsoft offers several free Panoramic Themes that are optimized to work with dual monitor set ups. The desktop background scenes stretch across both monitors. Windows Themes also include rotating backgrounds, window colors, and a new sound scheme.
You have the ability to control how the desktop background behaves too. Right-click the Desktop then Personalize > Desktop Background.
Then you can select only the backgrounds you want to display, and control how long each one is displayed for.
Some themes include new desktop icons. If you don’t want your icons to change, right-click the Desktop and go to Personalize > Change Desktop Icons and uncheck “Allow Themes to Change Desktop Icons” and click OK.
Microsoft offers a bunch of free themes that work on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows RT. And if you’re still rocking Windows 7, check out our article on how to access its hidden international Themes.