Screen switching

By Transform
Dec 27, 2008
  1. I regularly connect my laptop to a projector screen to watch movies on the home cinema system. My problem is that I have to switch screens, then go in and change the resolution to suit the projector screen.

    I was wondering if there is an application out there that allows me to set up a profile specificially for something such as a projector?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    You're connecting the projector to the VGA plug on the system, so BOTH resolutions MUST be the same.
  3. Transform

    Transform TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    I don't understand what you mean. I switch the screen from the laptop and the laptop screen turns off and the projector screen turns on. I have to then change the resolution to suit the projector. Does this make sense?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Absolutely. Some systems allow both to be used at the same time -- perhaps you've not seen that or your system doesn't allow it.
    Regardless, the output must match the projector; to avoid 'changing the resolution', the only solution is to run the monitor at the same resolution as the projector.

    This is frequently overlooked when purchasing a cheap projector.
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