I recently got a new 27" monitor that runs at 1920 x 1080. It's shared, via a KVM switch, between my wife's computer and mine. It has a bit of a problem switching between computers now, that it didn't have on my old 22" which ran at 1680 x 1050. When I make the switch, it often fails to display in the correct resolution. Clicking the KVM switch a few times usually gets it right, but sometimes it's stubborn and I have to right-click on the desktop, click Screen resolution, then click the Detect button.

It's not annoying enough (yet) that I'm going to get a new KVM switch, but it would be nice if I could assign that Detect button to a hotkey, so that when this happens, I can quickly fix it. Can this be done?


If you're running Windows 7, you can use the Windows + P hot key to switch between multimonitor and single monitor. It is essentially what you are already doing with the KVM switch. This might get the desired result you're looking for.

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