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Anyway of having different res for different users? (win xp)

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by saitrix, 24 May 2006.

  1. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Hi,

    Well on the family pc both my brother and I like to have 1280x1024, whereas my parents like to have 1024x768. So how do I set it so we can have different resolutions when we log in?
     
  2. csmager

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,770

    Location: London

    Nope. But Vista will support it.
     
  3. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Damn, stuck at 1024x768 on a 19" tft for the blind. :(
     
  4. KotFM

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 327

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Is this because they find the text too small to read at the proper resolution? You could try setting their account to 1280x1024 and changing the fonts to 'large fonts' in display properties. Or alternatively, send them to the opticians?
     
  5. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,175

    Location: England

    you could download this....http://www.12noon.com/reschange.htm

    and place a shortcut in your startup folder for each user with your preferred screen size.

    rather an oddity from microsoft this one, being as though windows 98 supported user specific resolutions. :)
     
  6. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Nah opticians not needed, just they dont like the small icons and text, whereas i do. I will have a go with that software linked first i think. :)
     
  7. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Worked perfect! Thanks. :D