Can I set different screen resolution for different user on XP?

IMO

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Hey,
This might sound weird, but different folks in my family like to use different resolution on the same computer!

on the xp, different log on user can set different bg/sound etc, but can I also set different screen resolution with each ind user?

how do I go about setting it up?


thanks for the help!

 

jmitchell

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have you tried the regular display properties? I'm not sure if it would work, but it may. I'm not at home or I'd try it for ya...
 

Fierysonic

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Doesn't sound wierd at all. I would think that you'd log on as each separate user and set the resolution, color depth, etc. like normal.

 

IMO

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yes, I would think so too!
I am not sure about the color depth, but I know whatever screen resolution the last user use is the one that will show when I switch to a different user!

anyone please, anyone have a way/trick to set different resolution and bind it to different user account?

Thanks!
 

SemperFi

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I have read this same question about 2000 and the answer is no.

So here is a bump for a good tweak if possible. I will be upgrading to xp pro soon.
 

Logix

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I tried to set up something like this back in my Windows 98 days. My dad wanted to use a lower resolution, and I wanted a higher resolution. I was never able to make it work. :(

Unless someone knows of a program that can do this, here's a possible semi-solution. Keep the resolution the same, but let other members of your family use "large font" themes. That's the only work-around I can think of.