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    Change shell questions

    Im using powerstrip to set my resolution to 800*480 so everything looks good on my xenarc.

    Now if i change my explorer shell to frodoplayer, when my comp boots up straight into frodoplayer, does this mean powerstrip wont load up and then i wont get my widescreen resolution, and everythings going to look shocking?

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    yes. When you change shells all the startup stuff is ignored cept for whats in the registry. You could create a batch file and have frodo launch it when it starts.

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    I dont think you need to load powerstrip every time! it will keep your resolution unless you need very funky alterarions... in my case I only use pstrip to SET the resolution I dontmake it autostart or anything

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    hmm, okai i thought i did need powerstrip, because when windows would load up it would be in some werid resolution but once power strip loads up the resolution changes to widescreen.

    So i thought powerstrip would have to be loaded, getting a new board with onboard video so will experiment with that when it comes instead of the peice of **** i have now. cheers.

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    hmmm, try it out then... for me, windows comes up already in 800x480, so I didnt need to load powerstrip everytime.... I guess it varies from board to board...

    You might be able to get away with a .BAT file as a shell... it should contain:

    Code:
    c:\program files\powerstrip\pstrip.exe
    c:\program files\neocar media center\nmc.exe
    (of course, edit that as you see fit for your own path to pstrip, and your frontend)...

    ***I am not responsible if this doesnt work and craps out your system***
    Roy

    2005 Range Rover 4.4
    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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