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    Video resolution change utility

    Can anyone recommend a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> command-line utility which will allow the resolution of a laptop to be (inter)changed from 1440 x 1050 (its native value) to 1024 x 768 (which seems to be the highest value a specific data projector will accept) under Windows ME (yes, I know!) preferably without requiring a reboot?

    I've done some Googling but without finding anything free and command-line - yet...

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    John

    PS This Dell Inspiron 8000 is the first laptop I've come across which gives you a smaller and smaller desktop image on the screen as you reduce the available resolutions! That rates a Grrrrh.
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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    VidRes 2.3.0.0 - Interactive/command line resolution switcher.
    <hr>VidRes is free for home and some charitable organisation use, though purchasing a license will eliminate the reminder message. For business use you need to purchase a license to use VidRes for non-evaluation purposes. Educational organisations can take advantage of our additional educational discount prices for quantity orders.<hr>
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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    Thanks, Hans

    I had found this same program on another website, but was put off by the
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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    Completely out of left field here...

    There is an option in Powerpoint under the Slide Show - Set Up Show bit where you can change the resolution. Might this be exposed through VBA? I'm no PP expert but someone might have a take on this? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    My previous notebook (a Dell SmartStep 200N) had an ATI videocard. The properties for the display settings, settings, advanced, options - Enable ATI taskbar application. A right-clickable icon was placed in the system tray with this, and other features available.

    Maybe your Dell also has the ATI graphics??
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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    Yeah,

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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    Hi John

    This is a really cool one to try <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

    I found it here under QRes but I have attached it as it is buried deep down the page. The html file gives you a simple guide.


    Be warned it is a massive 4Kb download <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Video resolution change utility

    Steve / Chris: I will try your ideas on Monday, when I'm next back in the office. But I hunted through all the video settings and couldn't find a "fill the full screen at this resolution", or anything like it. I'm not sure the Powerpoint suggestion will work, because it appears to be a hardware thing...

    Hans: yes, of course
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