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MultiRes
Easily change resolutions and refresh rate preferences for different applications and users.
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Posted: 29 May 2002
License: Free
Download 1:  multires.exe
Home Page: http://www.entechtaiwan.com/multires.htm
Publisher: Klaus Plantius
E-mail: klausitoTAKETHISOUT@zonnet.nl
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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.

Example:

: batch file
multires.exe /800,600,32
start /w iexplore.exe
multires.exe /restore

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.