WS Display Settings (Updated! Windows 10 Virtual Desktop support)
WS Display Settings is a tool to save and apply Windows display settings to and from file as well as adjust the monitor's brightness/contrast/color settings itself. You can easily manage multi-monitor setups and make presets for laptop, tv, monitor and beamer and switch between different display configurations. It can save and restore the exact representation of the current Windows display settings. Included is a system tray menu (with shortkeys) that makes using the utility easy. It also features functionality to save and restore the window arrangement across displays (position, size and window state) and handy window layout management features. You can add your own tools to the 'Quick Access' menu that can optionally ask for input. Lastly it makes it very easy to move, resize or scroll the window directly below the mouse pointer, activated or not. Includes keyboard shortcuts to switch to/activate a specific Windows 10 virtual desktop (WIN+1..9) or move a window to it (WIN+ALT+1..9). It also alphabetically lists windows across all displays and (virtual) desktops which helps when finding a particular application.
Custom Quick Access Examples:
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FREE FOR PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY
A commercial license is needed for usage in an organization or company. Buying a license is a welcome 'thank you' message to us! The commercial version does not display the usage-terms pop-up message and has a few exclusive PRO-features. The paid version also comes with a silent msi-setup so deployment in a company environment is . It is licensed per computer. Only $ 6.95 (€ 6.00). Volume licensing is available.
Save & load Display Settings
Easily save current display settings to file or restore previously saved presets.
Save & restore Window Layout
Save current position and size of windows or restore saved layouts.
Toggle Display Fading
Enables/disables fading of current monitor.
Configure the brightness, contrast and color of monitors
Control Program Windows
-Move window to next display
-Minimize all except active window on current or all monitors
-Activate window under mouse pointer and move it if not completely visible
Useful Keyboard & Mouse Shortcuts
-Instantly resize or move the active/inactive window under pointer without using the titlebar
-Scroll contents below mouse pointer (variable speed)
-Cycle through windows one by one using the mouse wheel
-Cycle through window size presets
-Cycle between current window always-on-top, transparent and normal
Customizable list of your favorite tools accessible through the popup menu anywhere with ALT+SPACE
Command Line Usage
Run the tool from the command line or scripts
The GUI Menu (ALT+SPACE)
WSDS Tray is a small utility that sits in the Windows System Tray (the area left to the desktop clock) and gives easy access to display and window management. If the icon is hidden behind the 'Show hidden icons'-arrow you can simply drag it to a visible part of the systray.
"Activate Window" is useful to quickly activate the window below the mouse cursor and make it completely visible (adjust location if needed). With "Move Window" you can put the window that has focus instantly onto the next monitor (etc.). "Save Window Positions" enables you to save and later restore all positions and sizes of application windows across your monitors.
You can instantly move and resize the window below the mouse pointer with the shortcuts ALT+mouse move or ALT+WIN+mouse move. No more reaching for the title bar or window borders.
Shortcuts with no related menu item: (ALT+R) Resize active window to preset dimensions and move it to make it completely visible if needed (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960, 1600x1200, original size) //PRO-only (ALT+T) Toggle between window always-on-top, always-on-top + transparent, normal (ALT+MOUSE_MOVE) Instantly move window (under mouse pointer) (ALT+DOUBLE_CLICK) Maximize/restore window (ALT+WIN+MOUSE_MOVE) Resize window //PRO-only (WIN+MOUSE_MOVE) Scroll window contents (ALT+MOUSE_WHEEL) Activate next/previous window (cycle) (ALT+Q/W/A/S) Move window to top-left/top-right/bottom-left/bottom-right display corner (ALT+1/2/3/4) Resize window to full, 2/3, 1/2, 1/4 part of display size (WIN+1..9) Switch to virtual desktop 1..9 if it exists (ALT+WIN+1..9) Move window to virtual desktop 1..9 if it exists //PRO-only Menu Items: Quick Access Customizable list of utilities - Restart Explorer (Force) Close Program Open Display Settings Show Storage Folder Save Display Settings Save Window Positions Toggle Display Fading (WIN+F5) [Fades/reveals the monitor that contains the mouse pointer] - Next Window (WIN+F6) [Activate next window (cycle)] (Previous Window (WIN+SHIFT+F6) [Activate previous window (cycle)]) Activate Window (WIN+F7) [Activate and/or move window below mouse pointer to make it completely visible] Move Window to next Display (ALT+E) [Move focussed window to next display] Minimize Others (display) (WIN+F3) [Minimizes all windows except the active one on the active monitor] Minimize Others (all) (WIN+F4) [Minimizes all windows except the active one] - Display Controls Brightness Contrast Color Reset Clone Display Extend accross Displays External Display only Internal Display only About Quit - Followed by a list of all .dis files in the storage folder - Followed by a list of all .pos files in the storage folder //PRO-only wsdstray.exe Command Line Usage: Set storage folder: wsdstray /storage %temp% Save window layout/positions to file: wsdstray /savelayout filename.pos Load window layout from file: wsdstray /loadlayout filename.pos
wsds.exe Command Line Tool Usage: Save current display settings to file: wsds.exe -save filename.dis Open 'Windows Display Settings' and ask for filename to save settings to: wsds.exe -save Load & apply display settings from file: wsds.exe filename.dis Load & temporary apply display settings from file: wsds.exe filename.dis -temporary Clone displays: wsds.exe -mode clone Extend displays: wsds.exe -mode extend External displays only: wsds.exe -mode external Internal display only: wsds.exe -mode internal Power monitors on: wsds.exe -mode on Power monitors off: wsds.exe -mode off Set brightness %: wsds.exe -brightness 40 Set contrast %: wsds.exe -contrast 50 Set color temperature K: wsds.exe -temperature 6500 Reset monitor controls: wsds.exe -reset Open 'Windows Display Settings': wsds.exe -settings Clone and set width and height: wsds.exe -mode clone -width 1024 -height 768 List display ID's and names: wsds.exe -list Set resolution of left display with ID 2 to 1920x1080 and right display with ID 1 to 768x1024 and 90 degrees rotated (portrait): wsds.exe -mode extend -display 2 1920 1080 -display 1 768 1024 90 Set the primary display to display with ID 2: wsds.exe -primary 2 Install to Windows folder and set wsds as default program for .dis files: wsds.exe -install (from elevated command prompt)
By ‘installing’ WsDisplaySettings (with the -install switch or MSI-installer) a simple mouse click on a saved display settings file is enough to apply these settings. This makes it possible to create preset files (with file extension .dis) with different display configurations for end users so they can easily switch to the preferred display mode.
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