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Windows 7: change resolution automatically when on battery

18 Jan 2010   #1
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 
change resolution automatically when on battery

Is there some way that I can get my computer to automatically change the resolution to the lowest setting when I switch to DC power? I have already taken just about every step possible to increase battery power, but to really see improvements, I need to change the resolution to the 800x600 setting. Is there some background program that can do that for me when I switch to battery power?


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19 Jan 2010   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Changing resolution isn't going to buy you any extra battery life.
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19 Jan 2010   #3
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

How would that not increase battery life. You are making the GPU render fewer pixels, thus decreasing the workload. Am I right?
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