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    Saving screen resolution for users

    I've got a standalone installation of Win2000 Pro and have a few users set up to log in. However, I can't get the screen resolution to hold for each user if they want to have a different one from the person before. In Win98 the resolution would hold as part of the local profile, but if I change it to say 800x600 and then the next user sets it back to 640x480, it then stays that way and has to be changed the next time?

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    Re: Saving screen resolution for users

    I've never found a way to work around this. I believe this was an unfortunate design decision on Microsoft's part. Unless some other reader here has discovered a third-party app or solution to the problem, I think you may be stuck....

    For the record, I make sure that QuickRes is down in the system tray so that changing resolutions can be done simply. But not automatically, shame. [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]
    -Mark

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    Re: Saving screen resolution for users

    There's nothing in the Accessibility setup that is stored in the profile, is there?

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    Re: Saving screen resolution for users

    Thanks for your ideas. Now I know that Win2K doesn't have the facility built in, I've used Multires to do what I want. This works very well and can give me the required resolution by putting in the appropriate shortcut in each user's startup folder.

    Example...

    Multires.exe /800,600,24 or mulitres.exe /1024,768,16

    More details at...
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.entechtaiwan.com/multires.htm>http://www.entechtaiwan.com/multires.htm</A>

    cheers,

    Ian

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