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Utility to change resolution in Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bigbuck98, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. bigbuck98

    bigbuck98 Flightless Bird

    I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at 1024
    x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know that there
    are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the resolution
    manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change automatically when
    ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    12noon :: Display Changer

    John

    bigbuck98 wrote:
    > I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    > time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at 1024
    > x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know that there
    > are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the resolution
    > manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change automatically when
    > ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?
    >
    >
     
  3. bigbuck98

    bigbuck98 Flightless Bird

    Thanks John that is just what I wanted.


    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    > 12noon :: Display Changer
    >
    > John
    >
    > bigbuck98 wrote:
    >> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    >> time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at
    >> 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know that
    >> there are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the
    >> resolution manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change
    >> automatically when ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x
    >> 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>
     
  4. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    You're welcome.

    John

    bigbuck98 wrote:
    > Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >
    >
    > "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    >>> time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at
    >>> 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know that
    >>> there are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the
    >>> resolution manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change
    >>> automatically when ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x
    >>> 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>

    >
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    bigbuck98 wrote:
    > I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    > time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at 1024
    > x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know that there
    > are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the resolution
    > manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change automatically when
    > ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?


    Though I've never tried it, I wonder if you can right-click the
    executable, or a shortcut, click Properties, Compatibility tab, "Run in
    640 by 480 screen resolution". It might not change back automatically
    afterwards; I don't know.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  6. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Elmo wrote:
    > bigbuck98 wrote:
    >> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    >> time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at 1024
    >> x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know that there
    >> are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the resolution
    >> manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change automatically when
    >> ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?

    >
    > Though I've never tried it, I wonder if you can right-click the
    > executable, or a shortcut, click Properties, Compatibility tab, "Run in
    > 640 by 480 screen resolution". It might not change back automatically
    > afterwards; I don't know.


    Whoops! I got that backwards.. you better go with the software suggested.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  7. bigbuck98

    bigbuck98 Flightless Bird

    Hi John,

    I downloaded the display changer that you suggested but for the life of me I
    cannot figure out how to run this. Have you ever used this software? I know
    that it mentions on their web page how to change the screen setting when you
    go into a program, but I am not a programmer and cannot figure out how to do
    this.



    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:eFrJKXXmKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > You're welcome.
    >
    > John
    >
    > bigbuck98 wrote:
    >> Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >>
    >>
    >> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >> news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >>> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>>
    >>> John
    >>>
    >>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    >>>> time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at
    >>>> 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know
    >>>> that there are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the
    >>>> resolution manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change
    >>>> automatically when ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x
    >>>> 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>>

    >>
     
  8. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Yes, I ran it some time ago and I downloaded the program and tested it
    again before I suggested it.

    Right click on the Photoshop Elements 7 shortcut and click on Properties
    and then edit the "Target" line.

    For example, let's assume that the Target now reads:

    "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements 7\Element7.exe"


    You have to proceed the Target with the following:

    dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768


    So the Target line will now look like this:

    dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768 "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements
    7\Element7.exe"


    After you change the target click on "Apply" and then click on "OK".
    When you use the shortcut to start your program it should start at a
    1024x768 resolution. When you exit the program the resolution will
    return to what it was before you started the program

    John


    bigbuck98 wrote:
    > Hi John,
    >
    > I downloaded the display changer that you suggested but for the life of me I
    > cannot figure out how to run this. Have you ever used this software? I know
    > that it mentions on their web page how to change the screen setting when you
    > go into a program, but I am not a programmer and cannot figure out how to do
    > this.
    >
    >
    >
    > "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:eFrJKXXmKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> You're welcome.
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>> Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >>>> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>>>
    >>>> John
    >>>>
    >>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of the
    >>>>> time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it set at
    >>>>> 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I know
    >>>>> that there are utilities that set in your tray that you can change the
    >>>>> resolution manually. Is there any way to have the resolution change
    >>>>> automatically when ever I would open PSE and then change back to 640 x
    >>>>> 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>>>

    >
    >
     
  9. bigbuck98

    bigbuck98 Flightless Bird

    John,
    This is what my target line is now: dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    "C:/Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"
    When I click on Apply this is the message that I get. Problem with Shortcut-
    The name 'dc.exe' specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the
    path and file name are correct.

    Any Ideas what could be wrong?


    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:eLTP3PumKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Yes, I ran it some time ago and I downloaded the program and tested it
    > again before I suggested it.
    >
    > Right click on the Photoshop Elements 7 shortcut and click on Properties
    > and then edit the "Target" line.
    >
    > For example, let's assume that the Target now reads:
    >
    > "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements 7\Element7.exe"
    >
    >
    > You have to proceed the Target with the following:
    >
    > dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    >
    >
    > So the Target line will now look like this:
    >
    > dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768 "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements
    > 7\Element7.exe"
    >
    >
    > After you change the target click on "Apply" and then click on "OK". When
    > you use the shortcut to start your program it should start at a 1024x768
    > resolution. When you exit the program the resolution will return to what
    > it was before you started the program
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    > bigbuck98 wrote:
    >> Hi John,
    >>
    >> I downloaded the display changer that you suggested but for the life of
    >> me I cannot figure out how to run this. Have you ever used this software?
    >> I know that it mentions on their web page how to change the screen
    >> setting when you go into a program, but I am not a programmer and cannot
    >> figure out how to do this.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >> news:eFrJKXXmKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> You're welcome.
    >>>
    >>> John
    >>>
    >>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>> Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >>>>> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>>>>
    >>>>> John
    >>>>>
    >>>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of
    >>>>>> the time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it
    >>>>>> set at 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I
    >>>>>> know that there are utilities that set in your tray that you can
    >>>>>> change the resolution manually. Is there any way to have the
    >>>>>> resolution change automatically when ever I would open PSE and then
    >>>>>> change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>>>>

    >>
     
  10. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Place a copy of the file dc.exe in your Windows\System32 folder.

    John

    bigbuck98 wrote:
    > John,
    > This is what my target line is now: dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    > "C:/Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"
    > When I click on Apply this is the message that I get. Problem with Shortcut-
    > The name 'dc.exe' specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the
    > path and file name are correct.
    >
    > Any Ideas what could be wrong?
    >
    >
    > "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:eLTP3PumKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Yes, I ran it some time ago and I downloaded the program and tested it
    >> again before I suggested it.
    >>
    >> Right click on the Photoshop Elements 7 shortcut and click on Properties
    >> and then edit the "Target" line.
    >>
    >> For example, let's assume that the Target now reads:
    >>
    >> "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements 7\Element7.exe"
    >>
    >>
    >> You have to proceed the Target with the following:
    >>
    >> dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    >>
    >>
    >> So the Target line will now look like this:
    >>
    >> dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768 "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements
    >> 7\Element7.exe"
    >>
    >>
    >> After you change the target click on "Apply" and then click on "OK". When
    >> you use the shortcut to start your program it should start at a 1024x768
    >> resolution. When you exit the program the resolution will return to what
    >> it was before you started the program
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >>
    >> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>> Hi John,
    >>>
    >>> I downloaded the display changer that you suggested but for the life of
    >>> me I cannot figure out how to run this. Have you ever used this software?
    >>> I know that it mentions on their web page how to change the screen
    >>> setting when you go into a program, but I am not a programmer and cannot
    >>> figure out how to do this.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>> news:eFrJKXXmKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> You're welcome.
    >>>>
    >>>> John
    >>>>
    >>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>> Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >>>>>> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> John
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>>>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of
    >>>>>>> the time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have it
    >>>>>>> set at 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the screen. I
    >>>>>>> know that there are utilities that set in your tray that you can
    >>>>>>> change the resolution manually. Is there any way to have the
    >>>>>>> resolution change automatically when ever I would open PSE and then
    >>>>>>> change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>>>>>

    >
     
  11. bigbuck98

    bigbuck98 Flightless Bird

    John,

    That worked. Thanks a million for your help.


    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:eZjdzSymKHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Place a copy of the file dc.exe in your Windows\System32 folder.
    >
    > John
    >
    > bigbuck98 wrote:
    >> John,
    >> This is what my target line is now: dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    >> "C:/Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements
    >> 7.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"
    >> When I click on Apply this is the message that I get. Problem with
    >> Shortcut- The name 'dc.exe' specified in the target box is not valid.
    >> Make sure the path and file name are correct.
    >>
    >> Any Ideas what could be wrong?
    >>
    >>
    >> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >> news:eLTP3PumKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Yes, I ran it some time ago and I downloaded the program and tested it
    >>> again before I suggested it.
    >>>
    >>> Right click on the Photoshop Elements 7 shortcut and click on Properties
    >>> and then edit the "Target" line.
    >>>
    >>> For example, let's assume that the Target now reads:
    >>>
    >>> "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements 7\Element7.exe"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> You have to proceed the Target with the following:
    >>>
    >>> dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> So the Target line will now look like this:
    >>>
    >>> dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768 "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements
    >>> 7\Element7.exe"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> After you change the target click on "Apply" and then click on "OK".
    >>> When you use the shortcut to start your program it should start at a
    >>> 1024x768 resolution. When you exit the program the resolution will
    >>> return to what it was before you started the program
    >>>
    >>> John
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>> Hi John,
    >>>>
    >>>> I downloaded the display changer that you suggested but for the life of
    >>>> me I cannot figure out how to run this. Have you ever used this
    >>>> software? I know that it mentions on their web page how to change the
    >>>> screen setting when you go into a program, but I am not a programmer
    >>>> and cannot figure out how to do this.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eFrJKXXmKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> You're welcome.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> John
    >>>>>
    >>>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>>> Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >>>>>>> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> John
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>>>>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of
    >>>>>>>> the time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have
    >>>>>>>> it set at 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the
    >>>>>>>> screen. I know that there are utilities that set in your tray that
    >>>>>>>> you can change the resolution manually. Is there any way to have
    >>>>>>>> the resolution change automatically when ever I would open PSE and
    >>>>>>>> then change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>>>>>>

    >>
     
  12. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    You're welcome. I'm glad to see that you got it working.

    John

    bigbuck98 wrote:
    > John,
    >
    > That worked. Thanks a million for your help.
    >
    >
    > "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:eZjdzSymKHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Place a copy of the file dc.exe in your Windows\System32 folder.
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>> John,
    >>> This is what my target line is now: dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    >>> "C:/Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements
    >>> 7.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"
    >>> When I click on Apply this is the message that I get. Problem with
    >>> Shortcut- The name 'dc.exe' specified in the target box is not valid.
    >>> Make sure the path and file name are correct.
    >>>
    >>> Any Ideas what could be wrong?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>> news:eLTP3PumKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Yes, I ran it some time ago and I downloaded the program and tested it
    >>>> again before I suggested it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Right click on the Photoshop Elements 7 shortcut and click on Properties
    >>>> and then edit the "Target" line.
    >>>>
    >>>> For example, let's assume that the Target now reads:
    >>>>
    >>>> "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements 7\Element7.exe"
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You have to proceed the Target with the following:
    >>>>
    >>>> dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> So the Target line will now look like this:
    >>>>
    >>>> dc.exe -width=1024 -height=768 "C:/Program Files\Photoshop Elements
    >>>> 7\Element7.exe"
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> After you change the target click on "Apply" and then click on "OK".
    >>>> When you use the shortcut to start your program it should start at a
    >>>> 1024x768 resolution. When you exit the program the resolution will
    >>>> return to what it was before you started the program
    >>>>
    >>>> John
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>> Hi John,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I downloaded the display changer that you suggested but for the life of
    >>>>> me I cannot figure out how to run this. Have you ever used this
    >>>>> software? I know that it mentions on their web page how to change the
    >>>>> screen setting when you go into a program, but I am not a programmer
    >>>>> and cannot figure out how to do this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:eFrJKXXmKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> You're welcome.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> John
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>>>> Thanks John that is just what I wanted.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:%23GdbaMWmKHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>> http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
    >>>>>>>> 12noon :: Display Changer
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> John
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> bigbuck98 wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> I have poor eyesite and have my resolution set at 640 x 480 most of
    >>>>>>>>> the time, however when I run Photoshop Elements 7, I need to have
    >>>>>>>>> it set at 1024 x 768 in order to see all of the program on the
    >>>>>>>>> screen. I know that there are utilities that set in your tray that
    >>>>>>>>> you can change the resolution manually. Is there any way to have
    >>>>>>>>> the resolution change automatically when ever I would open PSE and
    >>>>>>>>> then change back to 640 x 480 when I leave PSE?
    >>>>>>>>>

    >
    >
     

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