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Monitor resolution for multiple users Wi

By Lo ·
I recently installed Win XP Pro on my home PC. I have serveral accounts. Logging in to an account and
modifying the monitor resolution seems to modify for all users. This occurs even when the account does not have admin access. I wouldn't expect that to be 'normal', but ...

When the resolution changes, it reorders / repositions desktop icons. When resolution is smaller Windows and such have to be resized or resolution reset, desktop rearranged.

Any idea what I may have done in instal/setup that would have done this? Know the solution to stop it from occurring?

thx, lo

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Monitor resolution for mu ...

No I think the default operation is to adjust resolution for all users, I have seen this happen on every installation I have done. the only settings that dont seem to apply to all is if a users is using some of the disability settings instead of thevideo resolution settings.

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by Lo In reply to Monitor resolution for mu ...

That is what I was afraid of hearing. Guess MS forgot XP is a multi-user OS also (like all of the previous OS they did).

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by SRamesh2K In reply to Monitor resolution for mu ...

Display resolution is a per-computer configuration. If 1 user changes it all profiles will be affected.

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

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by Lo In reply to Monitor resolution for mu ...

Thanks, that is better than what I had. Been using it for 15 days or so.

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