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Author Topic: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?  (Read 5382 times)

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Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« on: August 22, 2007, 01:15:22 PM »
I have a laptop with a widescreen that often gets used with projectors.  Some projectors don't support the widescreen, so it's necessary to change the screen resolution so the projector won't have a problem with it.  Is that software out there that can quickly save and restore these resolution settings easily, without having to go through all the display properties and stuff?  Thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 01:41:22 PM »
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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 04:23:42 PM »
Tray/Menu: Quick Resolution Changer
Very nice!  Thanks.  Here's a follow-up question...what's a good software that does something similar, but can also save and configure multiple-monitor setups?  Like have a different setting for a laptop-TV combo, laptop-projector combo, laptop-monitor combo, laptop only, etc.  That would be very useful also.

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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 10:29:38 PM »

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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 11:10:34 PM »
if you have multiple monitors then definitely look into Ultramon.

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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 10:32:28 AM »
Very cool, thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 11:59:43 AM »
superboyac, what video card are you running in your notebook? I ask because both ATi and Intel graphics cards come with utilities that will do what you're looking for via the desktop context menu. They both also offer the same functionality via a the system tray. The Intel version supports multiple monitors... no longer remember whether the ATi one does or not.
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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 03:48:21 PM »
I have an ATI on the laptop...I'll check and see what settings I can mess with.  I vaguely remember seeing all the ATI options in the display properties.  I'll look when I go home, thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for a screen resolution manager?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 03:55:51 PM »
freeware, FastRes
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