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    Changing screen resolution

    I've beeen told that I have to change the screen resolution of all the curriculum pc's at my junior school from 1028*764 to 800*600 as the staff complaining that the displays are too small (thats funny as they are using 17" tft's through out). Anyway as I don't want to have to go and log into almost 50 machines I was wondering if anyone had a script that would do this?

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    This will let you change the resolution of a PC via the command line. Assign it to your PCs as a startup script, job done.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    Thanks Norphy I'll have a look at it later.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    Before you do it though best to show them how crap it looks at that res. Or else you'll have as call next week "Can you put it back..."

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    Although I personally agree, I find that most people don't actually seem to notice or if they do, they don't care.

    Never understood that myself but there you go.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    A lot of software (including SIMS) now requires 1024x768 or better.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    Personally I would use ResSwitch in a logon script, or run it remotely using something like PSEXEC from Sysinternals.

    Has always done the job for me.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    Although I personally agree, I find that most people don't actually seem to notice or if they do, they don't care.

    Never understood that myself but there you go.
    Same here! Drives me mad to see people with 17" TFT running at 800x600. Even worse when people complain that the screen is fuzzy. Why they don't either wear glasses or adjust the font size I'll never know :-(

    Big problem for me personally is that I want a new laptop but I've been spoiled by an ancient Dell with 1400x1050 res. No way I can live with some scummy 1280x800 nonsense so I suspect I'm going to have to spend quite a bit of money just to get a decent screen.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    We use multires

    http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/multires.shtm

    and the following batch file in the startup

    @echo off
    "c:\program files\multires\multires.exe" /1024,768,32,-1 /exit
    end

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    I use a program called Qres, works the same a multires but does not put an icon in the system tray, i also set it at logon/logoff and on the startup/shutdown scripts, all fronts covered

    Gaz

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    Qres:



    So qres.exe /X 800 /Y 600 for 800x600.

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    Re: Changing screen resolution

    just qres.exe /x800, it will automatically do it to the 4:3 format, i just created a shortcut in netlogon and then told the batch file to sun that sortcut
    \\Gravesend.local\netlogon\QRes.exe /x:1024

    hope this helps

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