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Display Settings - Enable or Disable

Enable or Disable Changing "DPI" and "Screen Resolution" Display Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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05 Mar 2010
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Enable or Disable Changing "DPI" and "Screen Resolution" Display Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability of all users on the computer to change the DPI and Screen Resolution display settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

Note   Note
You could set the DPI and Screen Resolution display settings to what you like, then disable the display settings below so that no one else may be able to change them.

EXAMPLE: DPI Settings Enabled and Disabled
Display Settings - Enable or Disable-enabled.jpg

Display Settings - Enable or Disable-disabled.jpg

EXAMPLE: Screen Resolution Settings Enabled and Disabled
Display Settings - Enable or Disable-screen_res_enabled.jpg

Display Settings - Enable or Disable-screen_resolution.jpg




OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Changing "Display" Settings using a REG File
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. Enable "DPI" and "Screen Resolution" Display Settings for All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Enable_Display_Settings.reg
download
3. Disable "DPI" and "Screen Resolution" Display Settings for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Disable_Display_Settings.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart the computer to fully apply.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Changing "Display" Settings in Group Policy
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Display. (see screenshot below)
Display Settings - Enable or Disable-group_policy.jpg
3. In the right pane, double click/tap on Disable the Display Control Panel to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.

5. To Enable "DPI" and "Screen Resolution" Display Settings
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
6. To Disable "DPI" and "Screen Resolution" Display Settings
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
7. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn


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