Different resolutions for users??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by efeezee, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    Hi all.

    I have 2 users on my PC, me & my g/f.

    I like to look at a 1280x1024 resolution, while she prefers 1024x768. I am running XP Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200 card. I thought that XP would retain individual settings, but it doesn't. I have tried on the newest Drivers, as well as the older ones in the XP Catalog that are signed by MS. No matter what, changing the res for one user, changes them both.

    Any help on a tweak or workaround? or just something I am doing wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I have 3 users on my computer running XP Pro, it retains the resolution settings for each user.
     
  3. efeezee

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    hmmmmmm

    hmmmm

    What video card are you using?

    I almost think it was retaining it, but then it stopped. I used to have my g/f set up with the same res but larger fonts and I know it retained that. I can't recall if we had a diff res until now.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    You actually think I know what's in my PC? lolol...I use it I didn't build it but I guess if ya wanna know I can find out when I get home. :)
     
  5. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    OK

    Ok, please check. If anyone here is running a GeForce 3 card and this is working for them, I am all ears. I am not sure where to go from here. Thanks.
     
  6. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    also

    I even tried just using the same res but different DPI settings, but that didn't work either. I will keep trying, but I am anxious for some feedback from the regulars...

    Thanks... :D
     
  7. M700Police

    M700Police Guest

    I too have the exact same problem :( My card is the GeForce 4 Ti4400 with the 28.32 Nvidia drivers.
     
  8. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    well

    :( I certainly was hoping to hear that I was the only one, meaning I had goofed something up which could be fixed... looks like that is not the case. Has yours ever worked?
     
  9. Twink

    Twink Guest

    This has been asked on the board several times now, and every time I think we've come to the conclusion you can't. As Win XP is designed for networking it would be silly for the res to be a user setting as if they logged into a computer with a different monitor/video card it might not work.

    The fix was to get a small program (not sure what it was called) and put it in your startup, which changes the resolution for you
     
  10. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    THANKS

    Thanks... if anyone knows the app he is referring to please post the name or a link. I will search thru the old threads to see if I can find it...
     
  11. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I'm not one to agrue (hahaha sarcasm) but I've been on both of my daughters desktops and their resolutions is different then mine. I prefer all icons small while they prefer them larger. I haven't downloaded any programs to make it work this way. Don't know why it works but it does. :D
     
  12. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    are you sure

    are you sure it is the resolution and not just different icon settings etc? I am not arguing, but maybe thats the difference. If it is different resolutions, then that means I will be up all night trying to fix mine... :D

    I am not trying to make an assumption that you are incorrect, merely trying to ultimately find out if it is or isn't possible.

    Have you check the actual resolution settings? THANKS for your input.
     
  13. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I'll do that just as soon as I get home efeezee and I'll let ya know :)
     
  14. efeezee

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    Sounds good... I will stop banging my head on the desk until I hear back from you... :D :D
     
  15. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    This is hard to admit but, I WAS WRONG lol. Sorry efeezee, I could have sworn we had different resolutions. Good luck on your quest to find a program to run 2 different resolutions.
     
  16. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    no problem

    I appreciate your honesty. I will let you all know if I find a way... still looking for the app to automate it that was mentioned above...
     
  17. Qumahlin

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    I haven't seen any apps to automate it, all I've seen is apps that can change the resolution from the command line, theoretically you could download such a app and then use it as a logon script to change the res.

    http://www.jddesign.freeserve.co.uk/vidres.txt
     
  18. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    OK

    too tired to try tonight, but looks as if it may do the trick.

    Thanks Q...