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Changing Resolution setting on one User only?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 X64

    Changing Resolution setting on one User only?

    Hi, Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    I have an issue that I have been unable to find a workaround for. So my last resort is here.

    I have a Lenovo Y50-70 with a 4K screen. It is glorious. I love it and its prefect for me.
    My partner uses the computer for writing, and uses Scrivener which does not get on well with the higher resolution of the 4K monitor.
    She can change the resolution to make Scrivener better and as this is all she does on the computer its fine for her. But it changes my settings as well. So each time I go onto my computer I have to change the settings back. Which is...less than Ideal.
    I understand that windows 8 does not natively allow resolution settings to be applied to only one User. Which in this day and age sounds crazy to me.

    Are there ANY workarounds for this? Id be happy to use even a third party program that will fix the issue if such a thing exists.

    Any help is appreciated.


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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Welcome to the forum!

    Do a search for "display changer" , "display switcher", "resolution switcher" software, I found numerous hits. Never used any of them so no idea which one, if any, will work for you.

    EDIT: Here is an example: Display Changer Download - Softpedia
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