Windows Thread, change user desktop screen resolution in Technical; Hi,
I'm trying to figure out a way to change the screen resolution too 800x600 when a user logs on ...
18th June 2008, 09:09 AM #1
change user desktop screen resolution
I'm trying to figure out a way to change the screen resolution too 800x600 when a user logs on to the desktop and to switch back too 1024x768 when they log off.
Its for a user who is having trouble viewing the screen.
I've done all the other stuff
bigger monitor in key areas of the school
any suggestions/tips would be much appreciated
18th June 2008, 09:13 AM #2
I use shortcuts to launch setres for particular users - you could always add a setres shortcut to 1024 for all other user accounts and one for 800 for them. Can't remember if there's a 'on logoff execute' branch of the registry?
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18th June 2008, 09:41 AM #3
Assuming you are using an AD 2003 Domain, you can simply create a batch file or VBS that sets the resolution to what you want and then resets it - you use the logon/logoff scripts area of the Group Policy.
User Settings\Windows Settings\Scripts (Logon/Logoff)
18th June 2008, 10:07 AM #4
we use a program called "qres"
save the file where the log on scripts are stored and then use this in the batch file
then for every one else use
this will work just click the link below
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18th June 2008, 10:11 AM #5
I use qres Download QRes 1.1 - Command line utility to change screen resolution, color depth and refresh rate - Softpedia for this to reset all screen resolutions on boot up.
below code will reset it to 1024x768 and you change the numbers to what you require. You can also change colour to 16/32 bit and change refresh rates.
qres.exe /x 1024 /y 768
18th June 2008, 10:12 AM #6
Beat me to it i was trying to find the link
Originally Posted by sharkster
18th June 2008, 10:21 AM #7
cheers, will take a look at the suggestions much appreciated
18th June 2008, 12:00 PM #8
Get the school - under SEN/disablities - to buy something like Dolphin's Supernova.
It magnifies the screen and can swap contrast etc all sorts.
Thanks to mrforgetful from:
18th June 2008, 12:12 PM #9
Cool! will have a play with the 30day trial and possibly suggest it to the SEN Manager.
Originally Posted by mrforgetful
18th June 2008, 12:16 PM #10
Thanks to everyone that promptly replied to my thread..
Jobs done and works really well. Qres is def a keeper!
once again... Thank you
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