Is there a way to determine and control screen resolution in RR?
kray at sonsothunder.com
Wed Dec 7 14:24:10 EST 2005
On 12/7/05 9:37 AM, "Klaus Major" <klaus at major-k.de> wrote:
> Hi Steven,
>> Back again, with thanks, to tap the brains of the RR experts once
>> more: I
>> have created a Revolution application (on Macintosh) that calls for
>> a screen
>> size close to 1024x768. Since some users (Mac or Windows) may
>> have their
>> monitors set to less than that, I am concerned that the stacks may
>> be too big to
>> fit their monitors. While I can issue a "ReadMe" note telling
>> users how to
>> reset their screen resolution, is there a way of automatically
>> doing this in
>> Revolution? I.e., can Revolution determine a user's screen
>> resolution and
>> alert them to increase it, or, better, can Revolution change the
>> user's screen
>> resolution and then convert back to the original resolution when
>> the program
>> closes? Thanks.
> you can check the current screen resolution by querying "the
> I do this all the time in my "preopenstack" handlers.
> But you cannot change the resolution from within Revolution, sorry.
Well, you can do this on the Mac (OS X) using Lynn Pye's 'cscreen' command
(To get info on how to use it, put it somehwere like your home directory,
open Terminal, and type "~/cscreen -h" and hit return).)
It also lets you get the current depth, width, height and refresh rate of
each connected monitor, and allows you t ochange any of these things
including which display has the menubar.
For Windows, you can check out the third-party command line executable
"MultiRes", "Resolution Changer", or "VidRes" at:
(For more information, see
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