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5 Best Panoramic Themes for Windows 8

Windows 8, like the previous versions of Windows 7 and Vista, supports themes. But there are quite a lot of changes to theme, one of them being the change of format in Windows 8 along with support for auto colors of taskbar and Windows aero based on the wallpaper color. There is also support for panoramic themes, which means you can span them across multiple monitors.

Panoramic images will automatically extend across both displays of a dual-monitor setup if both monitors have the same resolution settings. If the displays are different sizes or have different resolution settings, a different image will appear in each monitor. Panoramic themes can be used on single monitor setups, but only the center part of the image will be visible. If you are using a multi monitor set up, here is a list of 5 best panoramic themes for your Windows 8/RT.

1. Bridges Panorama:

Bridges Panorama theme bring the iconic bridges stretched across the skylines of some of the world’s most beautiful and picturesque cities—including Tokyo, Paris, and San Francisco on to your desktop. The theme comes with 7 high resolution wallpapers for your Windows 8 and RT tablets and desktops.

Bridges panorama

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2. Cityscapes:

Bring the stunning imagery of some of the most fantastic skylines in the world to your desktop. This includes Hong Kong, London, Vancouver, and Kuala Lumpur, which will span your screen in full panoramic splendour in this free theme. The theme comes with 7 wallpapers based on the cities.

Cityscapes

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3. Forests Theme:

This theme brings the solitude and serenity of the forest on to your desktop. This includes ancient beech trees in the autumn glow, redwoods wreathed in flowering rhododendron, a babbling woodland brook. It comes with 8 wallpapers suited for multiple monitors.

Forests

Download Forests

4. Nightfall and Starlight

Explore distant galaxies, verdant meadows, steep mountains, and serene seas—without ever leaving your chair—in this panoramic theme, designed to extend seamlessly across dual monitors. The theme has 9 high resolution wallpapers.

Night

Download Nightfall and Starlight

5. Majestic Mountains:

Bring spectacular shots of the world’s most magnificent mountain ranges to your Windows 8 or Windows RT desktop with this free panoramic theme designed to span dual monitors with 12 wallpapers.

Mountains

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