Superpaper is an advanced wallpaper app for Windows and Linux with unique features

Martin Brinkmann
May 11, 2020
Updated • May 11, 2020
Linux, Software, Windows

Superpaper is an open source cross-platform program for managing wallpapers on Windows and Linux devices (Mac untested) that supports several unique features.

One of the main features of the application is the ability to span a single wallpaper image across multiple monitors even if these displays have different shapes and sizes.

Users who are interested in Superpaper need to download the latest version for their devices from the project website over on GitHub. Windows users have the choice between a portable version and installer.

Install the program or run the executable directly after the archive has been downloaded.

Superpaper detects all displays automatically and displays them in the interface. You can use the browse button to add as many wallpapers as you like to the program; these may then be used as desktop backgrounds based on the selected configuration.

The three main display modes that Superpaper supports are simple span, advanced span, and separate image for each display.

Simple span is the easiest as you get no configuration options, virtually. Select an image and it will be displayed on the devices. Advanced span adds configuration options to the display. You may override the detected sizes of the displays, adjust bezel sizes, or customize perspectives values.. The last display mode allows you to set different wallpapers for each display.

All configurations can be saved as profiles; useful if the device is connected to different monitor setups or if you want to use different wallpaper configurations.

One of the main features of Superpaper is the ability to span a single wallpaper across different kinds of displays. You can try simple span first but need to switch to advanced span if adjustments need to be made to correct bezel and perspective, and even set pixel offsets to fine tune the display further.

Superpaper supports wallpaper slideshows as well. You need to add multiple images to the program first and select the slideshow option afterwards. The slideshow can be controlled via hotkeys (Windows and Linux only), and you can set the delay in minutes as well as the order in the program interface.

The developer has tested the application under Windows and under several Linux desktop environments including Cinnamon, KDE, Mate, XFCE, and Gnome.

Closing Words

Superpaper is not the lightest applications (its executable has a size of 30 Megabytes on Windows) but it offers some unique features that may appeal the most to users who work on computers with multiple monitors. If you always thought that spanning a single wallpaper across multiple displays did not look all that good, e.g. because the displays offered different resolutions or had different shapes), then you might want to give it a try to see how it might improve that.

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  1. Anonymous said on March 9, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Does it come back after every “moment” update?

  2. Baloney said on March 9, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah right.. Like this is going to stop defender from running =) This is comedy gold right here.

  3. Anonymous said on March 9, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    no ‘about the author’ paragraph?

  4. Gregory said on March 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    For permanent disable defender is if removed complete from system no just change permission folder.

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  5. moi said on March 9, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    simpler, load Autoruns (SysInternals)
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    nothing has changed since my 1st modification years ago

  6. John G. said on March 9, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    I wouldn’t disable Defender imho, it has too many hidden roots inside Windows itself. One time I tried to uninstall it using brute force scripts and then the Onedrive feature stopped working definitely. A reinstallation was needed and since those times I prefer to maintain Defender untouched. It’s a better method to install another antivirus and it will disable Defender in a safer and easier mode (e.g., Avast is the best in this way, and also Panda Cloud Free is good too).

  7. boris said on March 10, 2023 at 12:19 am

    You can not stop defender from running in background or remove it without some penalty. All you can do is to limit telemetry.

    1. TelV said on March 10, 2023 at 4:52 pm


      It’s probably Smartscreen which is preventing WD from being disabled. Get rid of that and the problem should be solved:

  8. hoho said on March 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Remove Windows and go for Linux.

    1. basingstoke said on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      Linux sucks dude. Besides it’s not comparable to Windows, these OSes are in different classes entirely.

      1. Derp said on March 10, 2023 at 4:36 pm

        I use Linux as my daily driver. It’s far more stable than Windows. When’s the last time you used Linux, 2010?

      2. Bromosexual said on March 11, 2023 at 2:04 am


        You’re right, dude. Bro, linux is just a bunch of code that starts before the OS, dude. Brobrodude, that shit ain’t even got emojis, dudebrodudeman! Dudebro, it’s no way near as cool as Windows with its hardcoded abilities to make money off the user, bro. Yo brodude man, you’re the coolest dude ever man, bro. Dude.

      3. basingstoke said on August 16, 2023 at 7:20 pm

        Lol what? Windows 7 doesn’t come with any Emojis

  9. TelV said on March 10, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Download Autoruns and remove the checkmark from Windows Defender. It doesn’t remove it, but it will never run.

  10. Simon said on March 10, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Just use “Defender Control”:

    Per this video,
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  11. Someone said on March 10, 2023 at 9:26 pm

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  12. CalixtoWVR1 said on March 10, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Why would one disable Windows (or Microsoft) Defender in the first place?. I consider this to be playing with fire big time. Everybody knows that if one is using another A-V, Defender will be disabled on its own and won’t be in one’s way.

  13. Ed D said on March 10, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    Why would I want to disable Windows Defender in the first place? It’s a great anti virus in my opinion. Been using it since Windows 8 and and never had a problem or a virus. Why mess with a good thing, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  14. owl said on August 17, 2023 at 1:57 am

    How a ridiculous article!
    I am thoroughly stunned.

    Why Should You Disable First-Party Windows Defender?
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