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Script to change screen size

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I am annoyed at my daughters computer. Actually I am annoyed at programmers that insist on 256 colors or 640x480 screen sizes before the program will run.

Of course I can constantly change sizes for my daughter but ideally I want there to be a script that I can run which will change the screen settings (without prompting for input) and then launch the program then put the settings back again when the program exits.

Any suggestions?
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I think this program will solve your needs:

http://qres.softwarecave.nl/

QRes is a small freeware application that provides automation for the Microsoft QuickRes screen mode change in Windows 95 and 98. QuickRes allows you to change color depth and screen resolution without restarting the machine. QuickRes is built in in Windows 98 and newer versions of Windows 95 and can be downloaded as an add-on for the original version of Windows 95.
QRes adds a front end to QuickRes so that you can automatically switch color mode or screen resolution when you start a Windows application. For instance, when you start a game that uses 640 x 480 pixels screen area and requires 256 color mode, you can make QRes automatically switch to this screen mode as long as you run the game and switch back to your regular screen mode when the game is over.
QRes uses the built-in capabilities of Microsoft QuickRes for the screen mode switch. The added benefit that QRes offers is automation: the game player does not have to remember to switch to the correct screen mode before starting the game, doesn't even have to know or understand which mode to use. This is especially useful when the computer is used by small children or other computer illiterates.
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LeeTutor

Excellent. That program was just what I was looking for
Thanks

Regards
ICD
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