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So you want to browse the Wallpaper Gallery by specific resolution to match the size of desktop but can't find a way to do it? Well, search no longer! (wow, first paragraph and already I'm punning...)

Here is a neat tip on how to get the most out of the wallpaper gallery by using the dA search feature to single out specific resolutions.

Firstly, you need to select the Customization > Wallpaper gallery in the Browse feature.

Next, you can select a specific section of the gallery if you want, for instance Customization > Wallpaper > Fantasy

In my example I have also selected the "Popular" and "All Time" sections, but you can browse by day, week, month, popular, newest... the possibilities are endless.

Now all you need to do is to enter the resolution you wish to filter by in the Search box at the right of the page like this:

res search by zilla774

This is the filter search for the page (not the main search at the top of the page which will search all of dA).

Simply place the resolution with no spaces, as number x number ie 800x600 or 1024x768 etc, and then click the 'search' button and the page will show the filtering like this:

res full by zilla774

Then you just have to find a wallpaper you like. Unfortunately this is not something I can help with and from this point on I'm afraid you are on your own... :giggle:

Happy searching!

z.

(many thanks to AreteEirene for pointing this tip out to me)

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:iconsnk19:
Snk19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Ok
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dcushley Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I know this post is really old, but I would like to do this, any thoughts?
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:iconkalany:
kalany Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
There doesn't appear to be the "search within results" anymore. How can I do this now?
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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Okay, I have a question for you.

How would I be able to search my own :gallery:for resolution size?
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:iconpakapakanini:
PakaPakaNiNi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
did you remove this option?
i cant see the option to change the resolution results.
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:iconabfc:
Abfc Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow, I just realized how old this article is...
FAQ #577 needs to be updated! :noes:
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:icondango21192:
dango21192 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
thats just what i was thinking (2 years later)
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:iconabfc:
Abfc Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So... Would searching for 1680x1050 in:customization/wallpaper/ work, or would that only search within deviations' tags?
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:iconsanjangr:
sanjangr Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
last time it was better
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:icondetail24:
detail24 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Hmm i am wondering, does the search function also work, if the wallpapers are zipped and only a preview image is displayed?
Or does the search function consider the artists comments etc. about the available resolutions?
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:iconfyodor13:
fyodor13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Hey thats a very helpful tips.Thanx bro
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:icondark-feather:
Dark-Feather Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Nice... Thanks for the tip!
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:icondeusexverra:
DeusExVerra Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Wonderful feature, been looking foward to this for a long time. :)
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:iconfresta:
Fresta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Student Photographer
:bounce: thanks for the tip
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:iconkoollaid:
KooLLaiD Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
This was a feature until the change to Version 5. I wish they would bring the more robust searching features and customization back :(
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:iconjanvanlysebettens:
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
nifty :)
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:iconhdragomir:
hdragomir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Am I the only one that remembers that this was an actual feature once?

You could browse by: wallpaper sized: resolution in drop-downs... but that was 3 years ago.

Good to have this, pardon my mini-nag.

kudos to you!
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:iconcmckibbinphotos:
cmckibbinphotos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
I think I remember that too :)
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:iconlawrencededark:
LawrenceDeDark Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Nice. :thumbsup:
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Slick new feature :thumbsup:
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:iconmarker-guru:
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Scweet =D I need a new wallpaper =D
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:iconrockfaerie666:
rockfaerie666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Student Photographer
That's awesome. Thanks for the tip :).
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:icondetail24:
detail24 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
thanks for this little hint :)
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007   Photographer
Yay! Now I don't have to write the article ;)

I can add, though, that you can use the main search bar by using the in: function, but you have to know the exact name of the category you want to search. It's helpful, though, if you always browse the same gallery over and over.

You can search any gallery this way, too! Now if we could only browse by creative common license :fingerscrossed:
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:iconcei-:
cei- Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
I am struggling to find 3,840x1200 :(
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thing is, people dont submit that large because it can be ripped and used as a print source :(
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:iconcei-:
cei- Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Damn. I am doomed.
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:iconlivius:
livius Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
I'm going to use this right freaking now. Thank you for the handy tip. :thanks:
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
:#1:
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:icondepthskins:
depthskins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
oh this is sweet.
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:iconmanshi:
Manshi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007   Digital Artist
Good tip, unfortunately this would leave out those who upload wallpapers as a downloadable pack with different sizes and resolutions, but it's a good way to limit the search. :)
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:iconmatt-mills:
Matt-Mills Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
agreed. but if you're a firefox user, you can install the Crystal Ball extension by =dancewiththesky, which will allow you to set up detailed parameters for your search. most people who submit multi-resolution wallpapers packs will include in the description, a listing of which resolutions are included in the pack. that said, you should be able to customize a search to find exactly what you're looking for. i've been using this extension for a few weeks now, and it has really saved me a lot of time when searching. hope this helps. :D
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
ooo.... that's neat :D
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:iconmatt-mills:
Matt-Mills Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
yep. this guy has made some other really nice ff extensions for dA, that i actually use on a daily basis too.
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:iconmanshi:
Manshi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you! That's really useful, so much easier than dA's default search.
:)
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:iconmarmota-b:
marmota-b Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Good tip. Now only if I knew what resolution I would need... :D
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:iconrandomspyder:
RandomSpyder Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is how I figured it out- on a windows pc, hit the button labeled "print screen" or "prnt scrn" on your keyboard. Then, go into MS Paint and hit ctrl v. The image that was on your screen should appear. Then, click image--> attributes, and the numbers shown as height and width are your screen size. I hope that helped! :D
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:iconmarmota-b:
marmota-b Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Thank you, it did help - 1280x1024. ;P
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:iconage2003:
Age2003 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Excellent tip :D
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:iconthe-definition:
The-Definition Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
ooh awesome. this will finally help me to find some widescreen sized wallpapers. :thumbsup:
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