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My netbook running Windows 7 Starter seems to know when I attach or remove my external monitor. But I'm wondering if there is some way to attach a script or action when these events are detected by the OS.

I'd like to try to automate a few settings changes when switching between the 10.1" screen and the 22" screen, for instance making the task bar autohide on the small screen.

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You could probably cook something up with Autohotkey. For example, this thread seems to be a good starting point.

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Thanks Craig. While AutoHotKey doesn't have an event I can hook it does have the SetTimer command which lets me do polling and it has the SysGet command which retrieves multi-monitor info. I'll definitely be experimenting with this. –  hippietrail May 13 '11 at 3:53

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