Windows change display resolution with one click

Author: Christoph Stoettner
Read in about 2 min · 215 words

Postboxes for newsletter

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen | Unsplash

I work on a quite large 4k UHD display all day and I often had the issue, that I wanted to share my screen with attendees of different collaboration products. Then the display resolution of 3840x2160 pixel makes my screen very tiny on the remote displays and attendees complain about it.

So I normally go to the desktop, do a right click and change the resolution. Very annoying when you have to do that multiple times a day (and switch back after the meeting).

On Linux I made some scripts to change the display resolution and I can even run them automatically when I start with or without an extended screen. Sadly, I have to use other operating systems too. Which options do we have on Windows?

I found some PowerShell scripts, some EXE files, but one was not working another needed a license for non-personal use. I ended up with it is offered to download for free and just asks for a donation.

Furthermore, I copied the script to my desktop and created two cmd files:


ChangeScreenResolution.exe /w=3840 /h=2160 /d=0


ChangeScreenResolution.exe /w=1920 /h=1080 /d=0

Now I just need to double-click the script, and it changes the display resolution. Saves me just one minute each time, but the feeling is just great.

Add a comment
There was an error sending your comment, please try again.
Thank you!
Your comment has been submitted and will be published once it has been approved.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Suggested Reading
Card image cap

During the latest automated deployment of the HCL Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft™ Windows™ , I had issues activating the Password Save Policy. We wanted to disable the option that users can save passwords.

The documentation tells us, that the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\IBM\Social Connectors\Settings\Password Save Policy needs to be set to 1 to achieve this.

Created: Read in about 2 min
Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

During my talk at FrOSCon I wasn’t sure how to install Asciidoctor on Windows. So I tried on a Windows 10 VM.

When you want to use Asciidoctor on a Windows desktop, you need to download the Rubyinstaller and install it.

Now you can open a administrative command window and install with gem install asciidoctor.

Last Update:
Read in about 1 min
Aaron Burden: Fountain pen and a notebook

Since some versions of IBM Connections, it is mandatory to delete temp and wstemp of your Connections node after deployment or updates, or you end up with an old layout/design of Connections GUI.

On a Windows Server System this can be a pain, because within temp/wstemp WebSphere Application Server creates a folder structure with nodename / application server name and so on. In must cases the delete ends with the message “path too long”.

Last Update:
Read in about 2 min