XP Keep Per User Display Settings

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 10, 2007
Updated • Feb 19, 2013
Software, Windows, Windows XP

If you share a computer with several other users you might have noticed that it is not possible to set a differing screen resolution, refresh rate and color depth for each user. Windows XP forces each user to use the same resolution, refresh rate and color depth which is a great annoyance if different users make use of different display settings.

The software XP Keep Per User Display Settings steps in and provides a way so that every user can work with a unique set of display settings. This is achieved by running the application in the background. It automatically keeps a log of all user settings and activities applying and saving display settings whenever a user logs in, logs off or switches accounts.

The information are stored in the registry where they are loaded and saved when the need arises.

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XP Keep Per User Display Settings
XP User Display Settings (similar software but without support for Fast User Switching)

So, what is basically happens is the following: you need to run the application in the background on all user accounts. When you do, any modification to the display settings is recorded by it and applied again whenever a specific user signs in to the system.The active values are automatically saved to the Windows Registry whenever they are changed and loaded again on next sign in.

This means basically that each user can use custom display settings without interfering with another users display settings at the same time.

Note that his program is only available for Windows XP systems and not necessary for newer versions of Windows.



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