Setting Display Resolution selectively: Possible ?

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    Setting Display Resolution selectively: Possible ?


    I have a program that shows an "active" screen.
    With my eyesight these days, a bit of a problem in reading it, due to its size.

    Came across a good suggestion that to make it appear larger, to lower the display resolution.

    Question: is this possible selectively, just for this one program and the higher
    resolution would remain for all the other programs, or it's a Global setting, an all-or-nothing ?

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
    (There are no "handles," etc. to drag the display that is showing larger)

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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, I think perhaps you might be asking to change resolution just for one window and not for any other part of the screen. If so, in general for any resolution, no, as far as I know- but see below.

    You could use an Autohotkey script which could be resident, running a continous loop, such that the screen resolution changes if that program is runnning, or a particular window is present.

    Or, an Autohotkey script could launch the program, then change the resolution, then reset the resolution when the program exits and its process is no longer present.

    Both could change the resolution back if the program were minimised.

    Autohotkey is a free scripting language with a great help file full of examples.
    A script can be written in e.g. Notepad and consist of as little as a few characters on 1 line.

    If you want a fixed resolution for that program you can create a shortcut thus:

    Change Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps in Windows 10

    Setting Display Resolution selectively:  Possible ?-snap-2019-09-30-12.55.29.png

    (I note Freebooter has posted this below too)
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Sep 2019 at 09:47. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,045
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    You can run a program in 640 × 480 screen resolution.
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  4. Posts : 244
    Thread Starter


    Appreciate the help.
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