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Windows 7: Different User Resolutions


27 Sep 2009   #11
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did the program work for you Televinken?


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27 Sep 2009   #12

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Televinken View Post
Hello all.

I hope my question hasn't been answered in here yet.
At least my search didn't return any. So here it is then:

Since my wife'n'myself prefer different screen resolutions
I've been using this nifty li'l program called "XP Keep Per
User Display Settings", but obviously it's made for WinXP.
(I'm still on Windows XP, but will install 7 Ultimate soon)
Does anybody in here know about a similar program for
Windows 7? What I want is for Windows to preserve my
settings, & execute with "my" resolution when logging in,
and my wife's preferred resolution when we shift user.
Or is this function perhaps already implemented in 7 ?
Many thanx in advance, & greetings from Sweden!
Usually when people want a reduced screen resolution it's because they'd like bigger font or bigger UI elements. Given your monitor is listed as a nice 24" LCD panel, you really don't want to be running it in anything less than its native resolution anyway, presumably 1920 x 1200.

One of the others will correct me if necessary, but I'm fairly sure fonts are a per-user setting, unlike resolution. Hence, your wife may want to simply set her preferred font size instead of hobbling the monitor
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28 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Did the program work for you Televinken?
Sorry I wasn't clear enough; I haven't converted to 7 yet, but I will do so
within the next month. So I haven't been able to test any programs yet.
If we're lucky enough, the existing program will work with Seven too.
I'll report back in this matter, as soon as I've tested this new one.
(My specs are those of the machine I'll have in a few weeks...)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
A whole lotta text....
All ya say is quite correct, & I'd never change my monitor's nice native
resolution of 1920x1200 for anything less. But for some reason, my wife
thinks all reading becomes a pain, unless she alter the res. to 1440x900.
I know it's possible to change font sizes, but wouldn't that setting also
be kept when changing user? Besides, as she claims; "Everything is so
darn small with that pesky resolution". So I guess she likes BIG stuff .
And then she slides closer'n'closer to the monitor, until her cheeks get
pretty red from the screen heat. Anyway, thanx for trying to help out.
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28 Sep 2009   #14

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Televinken View Post
I know it's possible to change font sizes, but wouldn't that setting also
be kept when changing user?
I'm not entirely sure to be honest - depends whether it's stored in the (global) HKLM hive of the registry, or in users' profiles. I'm hoping one of the resident UI experts will step in at this point and clarify. In any case, it would be relatively simple to test.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Televinken View Post
Besides, as she claims; "Everything is so
darn small with that pesky resolution". So I guess she likes BIG stuff .
The poor woman is obviously trying to compensate
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28 Sep 2009   #15

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Televinken View Post
What I want is for Windows to preserve my
settings, & execute with "my" resolution when logging in,
and my wife's preferred resolution when we shift user.
Windows 7 makes this easy to implement. Typing "Display" in the search box brings up the first menu with small, medium, and large settings.



A right click on the desktop calls the next menu to set the desktop icons to small, medium, and large view. These settings are user profile specific so will not affect another user's settings.



For the most contrast, here is my day to day user account desktop:



Here is a second user account set to "large" with identical resolution.



Two or more users can be "signed on" at the same time and can switch from one user account to another without needing to log off and log on each time.

Cheers!

Robert
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28 Sep 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Thanks Robert, good to know. (Not that I need it)

~Lordbob
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29 Sep 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Lotsa text & pics.

Robert
Thanx Robert. I noticed it today, when I actually took the plunge &
replaced my XP with the x32 version of 7. It really works quite well.
No "dizzyness" for wifey anymore, despite everything being bigger.
I guess my little program will no longer be of any use. Well there
seems to be many new features in this new OS. So far, so good.
Thanx again for the help.
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29 Sep 2009   #18

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Televinken View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Lotsa text & pics.

Robert
Thanx Robert. I noticed it today, when I actually took the plunge &
replaced my XP with the x32 version of 7. It really works quite well.
No "dizzyness" for wifey anymore, despite everything being bigger.
I guess my little program will no longer be of any use. Well there
seems to be many new features in this new OS. So far, so good.
Thanx again for the help.
You are most welcome. We are all here to help.

Happy surfing!
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