At first, my question was why I had to crop my wallpaper wider than it seemed to be, but I saw that that question was already asked and answered here: Setting wallpaper - wrong orientation

So now my question is, if wallpaper is cropped wide so that it can scroll when you switch between screens, how come mine doesn't move? I am using a picture I downloaded from the internet on my phone, and as far as I can tell it doesn't move at all no matter what I do.

If it matters, my phone is a Motorola Atrix HD.

  • If you swipe to the left or right on your homescreen (to switch to the previous or next screen), the wallpaper should slightly shift as well. Depending on how many screens you have, it might be really minimal (10% or less), so you probably didn't notice. It could as well be that the launcher you are using does not support that -- though I don't know any launcher not supporting it.
    – Izzy
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 6:30
  • I have two screens, so I'm pretty sure the problem isn't too many screens.
    – Kate
    Commented May 11, 2013 at 22:37

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The launcher application on some phones does not provide the ability for a scrolling wallpaper, the only way to fix this would be to download a separate launcher.

Here is a list of most of them -




Citation: "Scrolling wallpapers glitch when they have infinite scrolling. If you scroll past the end of the wall paper, it'll sharply shift to the other side of the image. I would imagine some find this to be unsightly. The developers at Samsung probably see this as a problem and probably thought infinite scrolling was a more important feature than wallpaper scrolling."


On some LG devices, go to Settings - Display - Home screen - Swipe effect, then choose Panorama.

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