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Windows 7: "Main Display" User Customization

18 Apr 2019   #1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
"Main Display" User Customization

SOHO network here and my personal box (twin monitors) serves as follows:

a) During "SO" hours, it serves as my personal CAD workstation
b) During "SO" hours, it serves as Small Office Data Server
c) During "HO" hours, it serves as gaming box for me (rare) and Flight Simulator / Gaming Box for 29 year old son (he's a pilot)
d) During "hO" hours, it serves as Home Media Server

- Left monitor is 144 hz connected to SLI's GFX cards
- Right monitor is 120 Hz, connected to IGP

All is right with the world except as follows:

A. I prefer the right monitor to be my "main", reason being I want the GFX cards to provide the additional performance whether in CAD or Gaming on left. The right monitor is where I keep utilities, web browser, spreadsheets, calculator, Character Map, etc. to keep them out of my main workspace for stuff that needs no oomph. If that screen is not the main, then my task bar and everything I need to access all the other stuff is under my full screen CAD image or game. Everything on right screen is windowed for easy access.

B. Son prefers left monitor to be his main, he really dooesn't use 2nd.

Problem is, what really is the purpose of having "User Settings" if every time he changes his main desktop settings, when I boot in for work the next morning, I have to change it back. Is there any way to make Win7 remember that two different users want two different desktop settings ?

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18 Apr 2019   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello JackNaylorPE,

Does Option Two of this tutorial Display Switch Shortcut - Create provide any solution for your issue? If you were to create two shortcuts, then you could have each shortcut point to different monitors.
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19 Apr 2019   #3

Windows 7 - 64 bit

Enable/disable/configure multiple monitors on Windows

Nice reference ... it looks like a powerful tool but I'm not sure what the command lines would be for all 3 options.

A. 1 Only (Single)
B. Extended, left = Main (Calvin)
C. Extended, right = Main (Jack)

As it is it's only 3-4 clicks to switch (Screen resolution / Click 1 / Make this my main display / OK). Would be better if this would auto-run for each user.
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