Win 11 Cannot change wallpaper for each monitor

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Since I updated to Windows 11 I've been having a weird issue. I'm not able to select a different wallpaper for each of my two monitors. In the Personalization>Background menu, upon right clicking on the image to display the context menu, if I select "Set for Desktop 2" it does not change anything. On the other hand if I select "Set for Desktop 1" it changes the background for both monitors. Please note that I have my dual monitor set to Extend and not duplicate.


Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎10/‎5/‎2021
OS build 22000.493
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.493.0


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best response confirmed by RMNZK (New Contributor)

Hello @RMNZK, I had this issue too & found an easy fix.

Hover over the "desktop" app on the taskbar next to the magnifying glass. It should say "Desktop 1" & "New Desktop". Open a New Desktop and remove "Desktop 1". After I did this it worked for me. I hope it works for you too! :) 


@Elysian Thanks, that worked like a charm :stareyes: