Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Need to change screen res *directly* to 1024x768 on startup

Recommended Posts


I have a user that has a WXPPro PC that is constantly reverting it's screen res to 800x600 ever time anyone logs in. I know that XP stores 1 scren res and that the prior res will effect the next user to login (this is now user specific in Vista versus machine specific in XP). However, every time prior we are manually setting the res to 1024x768 so technically the next login should be at 1024x768...it's not. I've checked all the places I know of that are effected at startup and haven't found anything that looks like it is causing this.

I am still investigating however, in the meantime, I'm going to write a simple screen res changer script that I'll put in his startup folder to allievate him from having to manually change his res every time he logs in until the issue is fixed.

Anyone know how to do this directly; dllcall to User32 or something.

I don't want to write this as a automation script; open control panel, open Display properties, yada yada yada.


Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

google for a program called qres 1.1

That should do what you need...tho you still might need a autoit script to actually run it

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.