HRC – HotKey Resolution Changer v2.1

   Do you also have a multi monitor setup and are annoyed
   with always having to change the resolution manually?
   Then HCR will be as helpful to you as it is to me…
    Starts minimized (add shortcut to StartUp to start with windows)
    Sits silently in the tray
    Define 2 to 9 shortcuts for different resolutions
    Switch resolution with just a keypress!
    The HotKeys can be customized

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Version 1.0 should fix the UAC prompt bug.
Version 1.1 fixes a DEP (Data Execution Prevention) issue which made HRC silently crash on start and a hotkey assignment bug, which made the set hotkeys not being saved.
Version 1.2 should fix another “save settings” issue
Version 1.3 fixes a stuck command key (ctrl, alt, win, shift) and another “save settings” issue
Version 1.4 fixes a HotKey assign problem
Version 1.9 added display rotation support
Version 2.0 added some additional command line switches (check help-screen / question mark on main GUI)
Version 2.1 fixes hotkeys stop working after some time using HRC on a Win7 machine. The hooks are de-activated and re-activated every three minutes in the background now.

HRC is not able to deal with multi-display settings like different resolutions and extended or mirrored displays yet. Those settings still have to be made manually.

HRC was created with AutoIt, visit the forum at

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