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Run Applications in Custom Display Resolutions with Res-o-matic

Some softwares tend to work better in different resolutions (higher or lower) than the default set for Windows.
Off course, you can manually change the settings in Windows, but then, you'll probably want to restore the original settings again after using the software, and that too manually.
If you are looking for an easier & interesting way to do the above, Res-o-matic could be what you're looking for!

Res-o-matic is a free software program which can be used to run any Windows applications (or open files) in different screen resolutions, refresh rates & color modes. And all the three settings are preset for the application of your choice. Res-o-matic will create a new shortcut for the specified program.

Clicking the new shortcut will open the application in the specified resolution, irrespective of what is set as the default in Windows. Closing it will restore the default Windows display settings. An interesting thing I noticed here is my Windows desktop icons weren't scattered all over the place after the display changed.

Let's take an example; you can use Res-o-matic to create a shortcut to open MS Word in a 1024 x 768 display even if your default Windows setting is 800 x 600. So when you click that shortcut, Word will open in the resolution that is specified by you. Closing Word will restore the default display setting i.e 800 x 600 in our example.

Plus, you don't even need to install Res-o-matic. Just download the small (8.5 KB) file and run it to create shortcuts.
Also check what colour modes and refresh rates your monitor/display card supports, although I don't think that should be a problem.

[Download Res-o-Matic] Tested on Windows XP.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 5, 2012 at 7:48 AM  
Very good and most useful find.

Thank you!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 5, 2012 at 7:48 AM  
Very good and most useful find.

Thank you!