Screen resolution changes for ALL users

Screen resolution changes for ALL users

Post by sanj » Mon, 19 Nov 2001 05:34:30

is there a way to set it independently for each user,
like on 98SE?

Screen resolution changes for ALL users

Post by don lebo » Mon, 19 Nov 2001 15:17:25

Quote:sanj writes:
>is there a way to set it independently for each user,
>like on 98SE?

Unfortunately, no. Screen res is a global setting. The system will default to
the last one used for all users.

A workaround is to use a third party program to set the res for each user. One
I've found that works is MultiRes, available at (Entech Taiwan.)  Normally it runs
with an icon in the notification area. But it's also possible to run it in
non-resident command mode in a batch file. There's more info on that at

So, you can use it to set startup resolutions by creating a simple, 1 line,
batch file and placing it in each user's startup profile. Works here,

e.g. two command lines:

User 1 - runs at 800x600, 32-bit color, 85Hz refresh

d:\multires\multires.exe /800,600,32,85 /exit

User 2 - runs at 1024x768, 32-bit color, 90Hz refresh

d:\multires\multires.exe /1024,768,32,90 /exit

   don (MVP)

   Please follow up to the group ... thanks!


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