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Laptop with External Monitor


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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?

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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.

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