This tool was suggested as a solution through the Cool Solutions school admin tips contest. The reader wanted to start a certain program with a specified resolution, and after terminating that program he wanted to return to his original resolution. This program has a command line option that is very useful for this purpose.
: batch file
start /w iexplore.exe
MultiRes works very much like a 32-bit version of the venerable Microsoft QuickRes 16-bit applet for Windows 95, with extended capabilities to handle refresh rates and multiple monitors. Supported resolution and refresh rates are accessible from a simple menu that pops up from the system tray. An optional timed confirmation prompt – enabled by default in the program About box – ensures that any changes you make can be reversed safely, without fuss. While MultiRes - unlike EnTech’s PowerStrip - does not allow you to define new display settings, it does give you quick and easy access to the ones the driver makes available – in a simple, compact and conservative package.