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MattyC
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Different Resolutions for Different Users Reply with quote

Hello,

After nearly a year of loving my Mini, I just got my parents their first Mac - a 20" iMac. I am just setting it up now, and all is going smoothly. The one snag I've had thus far is in setting the screen resolution.

My dad's eyesight is not so great, so I wanted to make things "bigger" for him on this beautiful display. I first toyed around within Safari, making the text bigger, but found that doing so messed with the formating of different sites. So, I instead went into System Preferences and change the resolution from 1280x800 to 840x524. I was very happy with this solution, until I switched from his account to my mom's. Needless to say, Mom's vision is not THAT bad and 840x525 looks awful to her.

I assumed the display settings applied only to the user changing them. Guess I was wrong. So, my question:

Can I somehow set different resolutions for different user accounts?

Thanks much,
Matt
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought they would be different with the different accounts, but I'll have to give it a try later on.

You might have to use an AppleScript in the startup actions to change the resolution for each user.

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