screen resolution problems

  philharris433 14:48 26 Apr 07
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Is there any way in XP of setting a computer that runs a program in a lower resolution to automatically switch back to its origial state when you exit the program. I have two xp machines one is fine but the other when exiting the programs keeps the resolution and its really frustrating. I hope i make sence to someone!

Thanks

  Stuartli 14:57 26 Apr 07

It can be done manually by right clicking on the Desktop>Properties>Settings tab>Advanced button>Adapter tab>List all Modes.

Clicking on List all Modes will provide a full list of the resolution/colour/refresh rates your graphics card will support; you can click on any particular combination and OK it (ensure that Windows does this without a Reboot).

Choose the alternative you require by highlighting it and then OK.

When it is no longer required, repeat the sequence to go back to the Default setting.

  alan2273 14:58 26 Apr 07

Yes it makes sense, but I cannot give you an answer.
To run in a lower resolution, I right click the program, select compatability mode and set the lower resolution. then when I exit the program it goes back to the normal resolution.

  philharris433 16:13 26 Apr 07

yep, if it was for me then I would do that but unfortunatley its kids that use them and they open a program to changes the screen res, and after they try another program and it wont work in the "changed resolution" without setting it back manually. I tried the compatability mode but it still doesnt change it back afterwards.

Thanks for responses guys.

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