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Is it possible to have different screen resolution for different users logged at the moment into the system? When I switch user and change screen resolution windows changes resolution for all the other users also.

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Why do you want to do that? Maybe there is a better way for this. – Michael K Apr 4 '12 at 7:40
I want to test how my app looks like in different resolutions but don't want to rearrange icons on desktop after every resolution change. – Fck Apr 4 '12 at 8:55
what about using vms? – Michael K Apr 4 '12 at 10:41
vm what? (minimum comment is 15 symbols) – Fck Apr 4 '12 at 10:52
You could use a virtual machine like to emulate different systems with different resolutions. With his way, you could test in different OS environments, too. – Michael K Apr 4 '12 at 10:59
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Take a look at the tool Carroll:

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You can set for every user a different screen resolution. After logon the screen resolution will be changed to the stored setting.

At the first time, the application shows all available screen resolution. Select the desired screen resolution and click ‘Change screen resolution and restore with every logon’. Next time, Carroll changes the screen resolution automatically without displaying the user interface.

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This isn't a perfect solution, but it's close to what you're asking for. Set up a single user as the test user so the desktop icons on your main user account don't get messed up, then use a resolution-switching utility such as Display Changer to change resolutions. You could simply create a separate Windows shortcut for each resolution, or create a set of batch files that automatically run Display Changer with different arguments before running your app.

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