Is there a way to toggle between Display views

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Metspitzer, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Guest

    Sometimes I would like my dual display to be cloned and sometimes I
    want it extended.

    Is there a way to do this with a mouse click?
     
    Metspitzer, Mar 9, 2012
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    KCB Guest

    "Metspitzer" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sometimes I would like my dual display to be cloned and sometimes I
    > want it extended.
    >
    > Is there a way to do this with a mouse click?


    I think it would depend on your video card, and whatever shortcuts it's
    driver may provide.
     
    KCB, Mar 10, 2012
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  3. In message <jjeklh$n0g$>, KCB <>
    writes:
    >
    >"Metspitzer" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Sometimes I would like my dual display to be cloned and sometimes I
    >> want it extended.
    >>
    >> Is there a way to do this with a mouse click?

    >
    >I think it would depend on your video card, and whatever shortcuts it's
    >driver may provide.


    I don't think so: the toggling between cloned and extended is more an
    operating system thing: the OS will _use_ the driver to implement it. I
    don't think the driver actually generates the displays, it only
    implements what the OS tells it to - but I could be wrong.
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    People wear anoraks because it's cold outside and it rains, not to annoy the
    editors of style magazines. - Ben Elton, Radio Times 18-24 April 1998
     
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Mar 10, 2012
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  4. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Guest

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:37:38 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
    <> wrote:

    >In message <jjeklh$n0g$>, KCB <>
    >writes:
    >>
    >>"Metspitzer" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>> Sometimes I would like my dual display to be cloned and sometimes I
    >>> want it extended.
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to do this with a mouse click?

    >>
    >>I think it would depend on your video card, and whatever shortcuts it's
    >>driver may provide.

    >
    >I don't think so: the toggling between cloned and extended is more an
    >operating system thing: the OS will _use_ the driver to implement it. I
    >don't think the driver actually generates the displays, it only
    >implements what the OS tells it to - but I could be wrong.


    There are times, on my laptop, when I would like to toggle between
    1024x768 and 1920x1080. Bet there is no way to do that with a mouse
    click either?
     
    Metspitzer, Mar 10, 2012
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  5. Metspitzer

    Ken Blake Guest

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:25:30 -0500, Metspitzer <>
    wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:37:38 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >In message <jjeklh$n0g$>, KCB <>
    > >writes:
    > >>
    > >>"Metspitzer" <> wrote in message
    > >>news:...
    > >>> Sometimes I would like my dual display to be cloned and sometimes I
    > >>> want it extended.
    > >>>
    > >>> Is there a way to do this with a mouse click?
    > >>
    > >>I think it would depend on your video card, and whatever shortcuts it's
    > >>driver may provide.

    > >
    > >I don't think so: the toggling between cloned and extended is more an
    > >operating system thing: the OS will _use_ the driver to implement it. I
    > >don't think the driver actually generates the displays, it only
    > >implements what the OS tells it to - but I could be wrong.

    >
    > There are times, on my laptop, when I would like to toggle between
    > 1024x768 and 1920x1080. Bet there is no way to do that with a mouse
    > click either?



    Almost certainly, both for that and for the original question, it's
    possible to write a script that would do it, and then have a shortcut
    to the script on the desktop. So the change could be made with a
    single mouse click.

    I have no experience with such scripts, so I can't be specific about
    exactly how to do this, but perhaps someone else here can.
     
    Ken Blake, Mar 10, 2012
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  6. In message <>, Ken Blake
    <> writes:
    []
    >> There are times, on my laptop, when I would like to toggle between
    >> 1024x768 and 1920x1080. Bet there is no way to do that with a mouse
    >> click either?

    >

    Well, I could do it (if my graphics card/monitor were capable) with
    about four or five clicks ... (WinXP)
    >
    >Almost certainly, both for that and for the original question, it's
    >possible to write a script that would do it, and then have a shortcut
    >to the script on the desktop. So the change could be made with a
    >single mouse click.
    >
    >I have no experience with such scripts, so I can't be specific about
    >exactly how to do this, but perhaps someone else here can.
    >

    Crossposted to XP in case there's anyone there who can (original request
    was to click between two identical monitors and desktop spread across
    two IIRR, which is probably more difficult - and probably more
    Windows-version-dependent).
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    "We're plumbing shallows we didn't know existed here" - Jeremy Paxman (as
    quizmaster of "University Challenge"), 1998 (when losing team suddenly put on a
    spurt by showing knowledge of things like the Eurovision Song Contest ...)
     
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Mar 10, 2012
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  7. Metspitzer

    Bob CP Guest

    On 3/10/2012 10:57 AM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
    > In message <>, Ken Blake
    > <> writes:
    > []
    >>> There are times, on my laptop, when I would like to toggle between
    >>> 1024x768 and 1920x1080. Bet there is no way to do that with a mouse
    >>> click either?


    You might be able to do it with nircommand. You'll just have to create
    desktop icons for two commands.

    From its help:

    Set the display mode to 800x600x24bit colors: nircmd.exe setdisplay 800
    600 24
     
    Bob CP, Mar 10, 2012
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