Change your PC screen resolution quickly with Reschange

ResChangeSometimes you need to change your computer's screen resolution in a hurry and you don't want to muck around with your display properties menu. Okay, need is a strong word, but if you've got a video game calling your name and it doesn't like your widescreen monitor, time can be of the essence.

ResChange is a handy command line utility that lets you change your screen resolution without opening your display properties. While opening a command prompt and typing "C:\reschange.exe -width=800 -height=600 -depth=16 -refresh=60" might not seem quick, you can easily create shortcuts for your most frequently used resolutions.

Just right-click on your desktop, select "create new shortcut," and enter the above line or something like it. Make sure to create another shortcut with your default screen settings so you can shift back and forth.

Also, make sure you only use resolution settings that you know work on your PC. When you change your setting using the Windows control panel a menu will pop up asking if you'd like to keep the changes, and if you don't type anything within 15 seconds, you'll go back to your previous settings. That doesn't happen if you're using ResChange. If you wind up staring at a blank monitor, you're pretty much out of luck.

[via InspectMyGadget]

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