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Method to Automatically Set the Screen Resolution of a Computer when Attaching a Display Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038237D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to automatically set the resolution of a computer when attaching a display device. The system performs as follows: 1) The laptop computer is connected to the display device. 2) A popup window appears on the laptop screen offering all resolutions that the display device is able to handle. 3) The laptop computer switches automatically to the optimal offered resolution. This resolution can be the highest resolution offered by the display device. Alternatively, the user is given the list of working resolutions and can make a selection (which triggers automatically the switch to the proper/matching resolution on his or her laptop computer). 4) The user can give the presentation. 5) When the display device is disconnected, the laptop resolution is reset to its original setting (before the projector was connected).