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Windows 7: Multiple Monitors for Multiple Users

09 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Multiple Monitors for Multiple Users

Hey guys, im brand new here and I wonder if anyone could help me. Im trying to find a way to automate my multiple monitor setup a bit. I have 2 user profiles, one which I use for work, were I need two monitors setup and one which I use for gaming - I only need one screen here. Is there a way I can log on and the setup changes automatically so I don't need to fiddle around - I can just log on and get gaming? Im up for any solution there may be!

cheers in advance guys

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11 Nov 2014   #2

win 7 64 bit

Hi welcome to the forum

i have not seen or heard of of what your trying to do. i have searched google but did not find a answer to it.
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16 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

How abouuuuut, Not turning on the 2nd monitor?
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18 Nov 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Hey guys, Thanks for your responses. The reason I didn't want to just turn off the second monitor is because I want to make sure the graphics card is dedicated only to the single display (battlefield 4 on ultra with 1.25 resolution scale). I will give that a go however and see what comes of it because I rather like having icons on both screens and does get quite annoying when they all move back again.

I did find a basic solution in my corsair keyboard would you believe. I have set up one of the macro keys on the keyboard to Windows Key + P then it presses right twice followed by enter. This work in both single and multiple screen configurations because no matter which you are on, your always two steps away from the other configuration (try it, you'll see).

Anyway Im goanna see how performance is affected by simply turning off the second monitor and i'll post back later. Thanks for helping guys!
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18 Nov 2014   #5

win 7 64 bit

your welcome keep us posted
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12 Dec 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This site shows you how to make a shortcut to switch monitors (uses the windows file that is connected to the win-p shortcut)
You just have to make 2 separate shortcuts in each of the user's 'Start up' folder (in start menu) that switches to the appropriate login screen after you log in.
Hope that helps.

Switch between multiple displays (monitors) directly with a shortcut or from the command line in Windows 7 and Windows 8 | Winaero
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