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June 11, 2004 1:03:05 PM

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I'm confused about what can be set up differently for each user and what is
common to all. Is there a list or clear definition anywhere?

Specifically, I am trying to set up a home computer so that the display
resolution is different for my wife. Other members of the family want
1280x1024 (native 17" TFT resolution) so as to be able to see a lot on the
screen. However, this makes things too small for my wife to read comfortably
(as her eyesight is not as good). Is this possible? So far, when I log on to
her account and reduce the resolution, it remains at the lower setting when
we switch to another user.

Thanks,
Paul

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Anonymous
June 11, 2004 1:13:46 PM

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Hi

Try the following link to setup different User displays from MVP Doug Knox's
web page:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_userdisplay.htm

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
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"Paul" <none> wrote in message news:o opIPq4TEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| I'm confused about what can be set up differently for each user and what
is
| common to all. Is there a list or clear definition anywhere?
|
| Specifically, I am trying to set up a home computer so that the display
| resolution is different for my wife. Other members of the family want
| 1280x1024 (native 17" TFT resolution) so as to be able to see a lot on the
| screen. However, this makes things too small for my wife to read
comfortably
| (as her eyesight is not as good). Is this possible? So far, when I log on
to
| her account and reduce the resolution, it remains at the lower setting
when
| we switch to another user.
|
| Thanks,
| Paul
|
|
Anonymous
June 11, 2004 10:17:28 PM

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Paul,

Display settings apply to all users, this is by design. See this MS-KB:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281565

Workaround: Use a third-party utility to maintain custom settings for each profile. Try Doug Knox's utility:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_userdisplay.htm

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

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"Paul" <none> wrote in message news:o opIPq4TEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I'm confused about what can be set up differently for each user and what is
common to all. Is there a list or clear definition anywhere?

Specifically, I am trying to set up a home computer so that the display
resolution is different for my wife. Other members of the family want
1280x1024 (native 17" TFT resolution) so as to be able to see a lot on the
screen. However, this makes things too small for my wife to read comfortably
(as her eyesight is not as good). Is this possible? So far, when I log on to
her account and reduce the resolution, it remains at the lower setting when
we switch to another user.

Thanks,
Paul
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