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    Netbook Screen Resolution Changer

    I've finally found a screen res changer that works with a hotkey: Netbook Resolution Customizer

    I needed something to do this as one of my schools want to run CrazyTalk (which only runs on 1024x768 and above) and to change to that mode required a lot of key fiddly mouse movements/key presses.

    With this utility, I've set it do Alt-PgUp switches to 1024x768 and ALt-PgDn goes back to normal 1024x600.

    I've enabled the downscaling as well but I'm not sure if the squashed display will be suitable in real use with pupils - I'll need to experiment.

    Its got the facility to auto change resolution depending on program run but I haven't got it fully working yet.

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    Simon

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    Pity it only works with Intel graphics controllers... it would be quite useful otherwise!

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    Have a look for a utility called QuickRes, it sits in the taskbar.

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    How do I access this utility please? I have a netbook HP Dot S2 and this sounds ideal. When I click on the link in the message I get a general website with no info. Hope you can help

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    We use qres to get this done, you can write a batch file to run it. Sets 1024x768 as default, but using widescreen resolution for some of our laptops. I set a variable in the system variables on each laptop, so it can tell what to set the resolution at. Sure there are other ways to do this. Example batch file below:



    if "%Location%" == "TOSH_LAPTOP_SUITE" goto TOSH
    if "%COMPAQ_615%" == "YES" goto COMPAQ
    if "%HP620%" == "YES" goto HP620
    rem set default screen res
    qres.exe /x 1024 /y 768
    goto endif
    :TOSH
    qres.exe /x 1280 /y 800
    goto endif
    :COMPAQ
    qres.exe /x 1366 /y 768
    goto endif
    :HP620
    qres.exe /x 1366 /y 768
    goto endif
    :endif

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    Hopefully this will do what we what it to do, I'll try it out on Tuesday.

    Thanks

    -Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by james123 View Post
    How do I access this utility please? I have a netbook HP Dot S2 and this sounds ideal. When I click on the link in the message I get a general website with no info. Hope you can help
    The domain netbooksky.com has expired, and a cybersquatter took its spot. You are looking at the cybersquatter's search page. It commonly happens with any domain that has had any significant popularity.

    It would have been nice to have features for other video output displays, but the makers wouldn't be too happy about that. Intel probably threatened NetbookSky with a legal suit. That kind of hacking involves reverse engineering the drivers, and putting a low level memory patch, tricking the video driver to output to a virtual monitor of a set dimension, then the virtual monitor program puts the image out to the screen. Size and refresh is dependent on the memory and its speed. It's been done once before on the Mac- there was a control panel utility for Mac Plus - it required a piggyback memory module to handle the requirements. Since these netbooks have well over 512K of RAM, it'd be nice to see a utility like that again.

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    We have our own written program for this kind of thing not sure if I can upload EXE's to this site though I'll try to attach an image.

    Its a run only app that has 3 buttons as soon as you open it, 800-600, 1024-768 - 1280-1024

    Works with any GPU.

    If anyone wants a look at it let me know.


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    I have attached change res if anyone wants it.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Not working

    Thanks for uploading the program. I tried to upload the program to change my settings yet I can only change to the 800 x 600 setting. I also tried to search the registry for Display1_DownScalingSupported but I cannot find even a single item about it. Need help. My netbook is Gateway LT 22 AMD Anthlon II and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225.

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    hmmm strange, I would look at your drivers. The only time I've had probs is when the drivers haven't been installed or needed updating try slimdrivers for an updated driver.

    DriverUpdate.net -Update Drivers for Windows 7, XP, and Vista

    Hope this helps.

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    mmmm.... :(

    hi serviceman, hehe

    ive tried your resolution changer on a 1015p eeepc.
    unfortunately it doesnt downscale the offered resolutions, but it upscales 800*600.
    i set the regwords to 1 ( display1_downscaling_enabled and ..._supported).
    its not an outdated driver issue, ive installed the latest availlable for winxp (intel gma 3150) from intel homepage.

    i have no idea....
    astray ( about every version from 1.3beta to latest) works, " netbook resolution costumizer" works, almost everything availlable works, but only for 1024*768.
    after that, no downscaling.
    im sooo sad.

    this eee came with win7 starter, the strange updated driver , and the option to choose
    1152*864.

    of course i killed win7 right away, cause i hate it, and besides the 2G maximum RAM suggest to rather use xp instead...
    point beeing : it is of course possible to interpolate 1152*768 and propably higher than that on my nice little guy.

    i also tried the samsung driver with the same result.
    ive googled my ass off.
    nothing seems to work beyond 1024*768.

    do you or does anyone else have a suggestion (a political correct one of course)?
    it worked on gma 950 beautyfully. (lazertaggs drivers and such)


    i would appreciate ANY advice on this.
    my tiny brain is not capaple of writing a driver.......
    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Pity it only works with Intel graphics controllers... it would be quite useful otherwise!
    I have an Acer Aspire 1 521 with an ADM 1.7GHz CPU. NRC of course didn't work for my net book and neither did adjusting the registry value. I just tried CPJ's Change Res software with no luck. I need my resolution to be 1024x768 to run a particular program. Can some help or direct me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

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    Thanks a lot!

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    What is this .7z?
    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    I have attached change res if anyone wants it.



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