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    Shortcut Icon for changing screen resolution

    Is there a simple shortcut icon that can be put on the desktop to change the screen resolution in fewer steps than doing the right click on desktop and choosing properties/settings and then changing the resolution? Sure would help 2 members of my household if there is. As usual, TIA.
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    Quick answer: no.

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    I think it's possible from a programming standpoint, so NVidia or ATI may offer some options, or some 'desktop switching' features to their software. They will need admin privleges to change their desktop settings either way.
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    I found this, though I've never tried it:

    http://www.stintercorp.com/rc.php

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    Shortcut icon for changing screen resolution

    Go to control panel/ right click display and click on create Shortcut. It will tell you that it cannot create a shortcut here, do you want to place a shortcut on your desktop,? click yes.

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    SuperSparks, finally installed the shortcut app. link you supplied. That little jewel does a great job. My wife thanks you and so do I. (Makes my life a little simpler although I had shown her to reset it before but her Mother had trouble setting it---now it is easy!!)

    ProfessorU and braynch, many thanks for your input and suggestions.
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    That's great to hear that it works well - I'll know to recommend it again in future

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    The other one I like to recommend is MultiRes. In terms of a tray icon it's no better than SuperSparks' link, but MultiRes can also be used in a startup icon (eg "multires.exe /1024,768,32") to automatically switch resolution when each user logs in.
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    Thanks Tuttle but my people have already adapted easily to SS's suggestion. Yours may be a bit more involved for either of them to learn OR want to learn ---know what I mean
    I simply put a shortcut on the desktop to app. and they are happy!!
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    Yeah, I figured that. Just wanted to put it in here for anyone else who finds the thread in a search later on.
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