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Is there a known way to just change an ini file or something to change screen settings?

My graphics card only supports dvi & hdmi or dvi & vga

So when i want to watch videos on my tv, i have to disconnect the vga and connect the hdmi.

I click a few buttons, wait a few secs, and okay.

But is there a file, a registry key or something i can use to do this?

Any suggestions are apriciated.


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There are adapters for the DVI port on the card so that you can connect a standard 15 pin VGA connector to it, wouldn't that be easier?


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Also if you are running windows 7, there is a hotkey, like Win+p or win+x that lets you quickly switch to an external monitor. But I don't know if it can help with your particular setup.

Here is a script for enumerating monitors for use with the above MSDN stuff.

Edited by DicatoroftheUSA

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

There are adapters for the DVI port on the card so that you can connect a standard 15 pin VGA connector to it, wouldn't that be easier?

I do not think that will work, as there is dvi-d and dvi-i, dvi-d and hdmi support HDCP drm. VGA or dvi-i (as analog) does not, that is probably the root of the limitation.

(how is that for acronym hell)

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There are adapters for the DVI port on the card so that you can connect a standard 15 pin VGA connector to it, wouldn't that be easier?

I think you've misunderstood my problem.

I have 3 screens.

One main screen connected all the time, one secondary screen connect most of the time and one TV connected when i wanna watch movies or something.

My setup currently works fine, there is no problems with it.

But if i want to change to the TV i have to disconnct my secondary screen because my pc only supports either the VGA or the HDMI.

And to change i have to go in to screen settings, select my VGA, select disconnect, select the HDMI set it to duplicate whats on the main screen and hit ok.

then i have to do something along thoose lines to revert it.

If i could automate that, then i would be happy.

Also if you are running windows 7, there is a hotkey, like Win+p or win+x that lets you quickly switch to an external monitor. But I don't know if it can help with your particular setup.

No it doesn't sadly.

Thanks for your suggestions, i'll look into them!


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