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Windows 7: Different User Resolutions

26 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Different User Resolutions

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!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

You should be able to set individual screen resolutions just on their settings screen.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sounds good. Thanx for the info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Televinken View Post
Sounds good. Thanx for the info.
Let me know if it works. This is not something I tried, merely a guess.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7

Have you tried it on windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Televinken,

Sorry, but the screen resolution settings are uninversal in all user accounts in Windows7 as well. If it's changed in one user account, it is changed in all user accounts on the computer.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu


This may be a suitable application for your needs ....

Download Screen Resolution Manager, Screen Resolution Manager 5.2 Download

It states Vista compatibility so should work with Windows 7

Note   Note

This is a recommendation based on the specification of the program and your stated needs not from personal experience. please take all reasonable precautions, (set a restore point), before installing
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey, thanx for all your answers! This is really a minor "disgrace" from M$.
One would have thought that they had finally fixed it, in this new fine os.
Oh well, I will give Barman's suggestion a go, as soon as I have installed.
If anyone would care to test my XP version on their 7, just lemme know.
Have a nice one, laddies.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

You could create a simple batch file to run on account sign in to change the resolution size. If you want to have to deal with that you could, lol. Honestly it to much work for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well I admit that it might sound like a ridiculous "problem" to most people.
However, it's really a pain in the *** being forced to manually change the
screen resolution, each'n'every time you log on to your account. My wifey
& I have only one PC, so we log in'n'out many times a day. Quite annoying
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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