1. Welcome to our site! Electro Tech is an online community (with over 170,000 members) who enjoy talking about and building electronic circuits, projects and gadgets. To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.
    Dismiss Notice

Laptop with External Monitor

Discussion in 'Computers and Networks' started by Mikebits, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Mikebits

    Mikebits Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,134
    Likes:
    161
    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    ONLINE
    Hi, I have a Dell Laptop, and I also have a 25 inch monitor that I use with the laptop. I usually keep the laptop lid closed and the laptop is overhead because I do not have room on my desk. Anyways, every time I restart my laptop, I have to reset up the display which is a pain because the resolution is all messed up and it appears it is trying to use the laptop monitor display and not the external one. So I have to right click into graphic properties and go through this wizard thing. See image. So is there a way to set up my pc so it uses the setting for the large display, but at the same time defaults back to laptop if external is not selected?
    Thanks

    display setup.JPG
     
  2. Grossel

    Grossel Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    910
    Likes:
    19
    Location:
    Norway
    Hi.

    There is one possible way to solve this. It probably get you spend at least 3 hours of readings to figure out how to set up a working script. I'm talking about one of my favorite programs, Autohotkey.
    This is just a typical task (a lot of click + wait for a specific window to apper until next click) that you can solve by making an ahk script.

    Otherwise - I don't know the menus of that specific graphic card driver, but try to see if you can find any "profile" settings so you can save to.
     

Share This Page