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    Afternoon,

    I've got a weird one here, I have a program that runs perfectly, however because the laptops are widescreen the image displayed is awful.

    Is there anyway I can get windows to automatically change the resolution when opening the application, it runs full screen anyhow, and change back when exiting the program?

    Furthermore, I believe you can run a batch file instead of the program directly; this will load a resolution changing utility, open the application, when the application is closed, go back to the batch file, change the resolution back and close.

    Anybody had fun with this before?

    Cheers guys and girls!

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    You can force it to run in 640x480 using compatibility mode, but how that would look on a widescreen laptop I shudder to think!

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    @Netman - have already tried this, looked awful too! hehe

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    You could batch file a quickres.exe http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_quickres.htm command to change the resolution when the application is opened and set it back when it is closed.

    You may also want to switch off the scaling option in the video driver as that will just stretch the lower resolution into wide screen.

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    This might be what you're looking for... http://qres.softwarecave.nl/.
    "Qres is run as an app with command line parameters that set the screen depth and resolution as well as the program to run. For example, Qres c=16 x=640 /R myprogram would change the screen to 16 colour, 640x480, run myprogram, then restore the screen to its previous state on completion. This is done without re-booting."

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    @Netman - I also came across this baby a minute ago. Exactly what I require.

    Cheers dude!

    Thanks 'SYNACK'!

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    i would suggest disabling screen scaling in the bios of the laptop, this retains the 1:1 pixle ratio but you loose physical display space.

    Nivida based laptops also have a nifty capability of screen scaling vertically only this makes the proportions look ok and still makes the image look big. It should be available in the latest geforce drivers but with laptops its hit and miss.

    I would imagine ATI can do this also.

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