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    change user desktop screen resolution

    Hi,

    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

    enlarge mouse/cursor
    enlarged icons
    enlarged text
    bigger monitor in key areas of the school

    any suggestions/tips would be much appreciated

    Thank You

    Kev

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    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?

    IanSharpe.com - Downloads

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    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)

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    we use a program called "qres"
    save the file where the log on scripts are stored and then use this in the batch file
    QRes.exe /x:800

    then for every one else use

    QRes.exe /x:1024

    this will work just click the link below
    http://home.no/aksoftware/products/QRes.zip

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    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.

    Code:
    qres.exe /x 1024 /y 768

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkster View Post
    we use a program called "qres"
    save the file where the log on scripts are stored and then use this in the batch file
    QRes.exe /x:800

    then for every one else use

    QRes.exe /x:1024

    this will work just click the link below
    http://home.no/aksoftware/products/QRes.zip
    Beat me to it i was trying to find the link

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    cheers, will take a look at the suggestions much appreciated

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    Get the school - under SEN/disablities - to buy something like Dolphin's Supernova.

    It magnifies the screen and can swap contrast etc all sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    Get the school - under SEN/disablities - to buy something like Dolphin's Supernova.

    It magnifies the screen and can swap contrast etc all sorts.
    Cool! will have a play with the 30day trial and possibly suggest it to the SEN Manager.

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    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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