08 July 2013

how to set different wallpaper for each monitor in Ubuntu

Update: Nitrogen doesn't work well on Ubuntu 13.04

Setting different wallpaper for each screen is really more difficult than on Windows or OS X but isn't that difficult

There are just 2 steps.

First install GNOME Tweak Tool using command line.

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Now we have to stop file manager from handle the desktop background.

The desktop is now gone black, so we can use another application to handle it

Second, install nitrogen.

sudo apt-get install nitrogen

But nitrogen doesn't have icon so we have to launch it from a command line by typing


Now we can set different wallpaper for each screen.