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XFX GeForceFX 5950 Ultra - Page 2 of 6

NVIDIA ForceWare 55 Driver, version 56.56

Display Configuration
The Display Configuration control panel, part of the NVIDIA nViewTM Desktop Manager, is a quick way to toggle between your multi-display modes. Accessed at the click of a button, the Display Configuration control panel shows all available display combinations and allows you to switch modes on the fly.

This feature is valuable for notebook users giving presentations as it allows you to quickly and easily switch between single display mode and clone mode..

Display Scheme Configuration

To enable the Display Configuration control panel, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the nView Desktop Manager from the Windows control panel.
     

  2. Make sure the nView Desktop Manger is set to Enabled.
     

  3. Browse to the Hot Keys tab.

nView Hot Keys Control Panel
  1. Expand the Display Settings list.
     

  2. Select Show display scheme menu.
     

  3. Click the Add button to add a new hotkey.

Hotkey Properties
  1. Choose any combination of keystrokes that will be used to launch the Display Configuration control panel. For this example, the hot key will be assigned to CTRL-SHIFT-D.
     

  2. Exit the nView Desktop Manager control panel
     

  3. Press CTRL-SHIFT-D and launch the Display Configuration control panel.
     

  4. Select the multi-display mode you wish to run

Display Scheme Configuration

Application Profiles

Application profiles, part of the NVIDIA ForceWareTM graphics driver, allow you to quickly create custom image quality and performance profiles for all of your games and applications. For instance, you may wish to run the latest car racing game at the highest levels of image quality for antialiasing and anisotropic filtering. Or you may to run your favorite action game at the highest speed possible. You can even set global settings for all of your applications.

With NVIDIA's graphics profiles you can easily manage all of your games and applications. Once you have set up a profile, it will automatically change the settings when you launch the application for that profile.

To use application profiles option, follow the steps below.

  1. Browse to the NVIDIA Display Properties by right mouse clicking on the desktop and selecting NVIDIA Display.

NVIDIA Display Control Panel
  1. Select the Performance and Quality Settings option from the tree view.

Performance and Quality Control Panel
  1. Select the Performance and Quality Settings option from the tree view.

NOTE: The Release 55 graphics driver ships with default profiles for some applications. If you wish to change any settings, select the profile and click Modify.

The steps below will show you how to add a new profile, modify a profile, or modifying an existing profile.

Adding a New Profile

  1. Select Global Driver Settings from the Application profiles list.
     

  2. Click Add to display the Add Profiles dialog box.
     

  3. Assign a name to the profile.
     

  4. In the Associated application list, click on the application(s) you want to associate with the profile.
     

  5. If your application is not listed, locate the application by clicking Browse.
     

  6. Click OK to display the previous panel.
     

  7. The Application profiles list displays the new profile name.
     

  8. Now select the settings for your new profile.
     

  9. To delete a profile you have added, click Remove.

NOTE: Predefined NVIDIA-supplied profiles, whether modified or not, cannot be deleted. These settings are intended to fix problems in applications.

  1. When you are done click Apply.

Inside Box

Modifying a Predefined Profile

  1. Select a predefined profile from the Application profiles list. The Modify option becomes enabled.
  1. Modify settings from the Global Driver Settings list.
  1. Click Modify. Two options are displayed: Modify and Save As…

NOTE:: If you want to associate specific application/game executable files with the modified profile, click Modify and follow steps a through f below. If you do not want to associate specific application/game executable files with the modified profile, simply click Save As… and follow steps e and f below.

  1. Click Modify to display the Modify Profile dialog box.

  2. In the Associated application list, click on the application(s) you want to associate with the profile you are modifying. To locate applications not in the current list, click Browse.
  3. Click OK when done to return to the previous panel.
  4. To save modified profile, click Modify option and then click Save As
  5. From the Save Settings dialog box, you can either retain the existing name or rename the profile.
  6. Click OK to return to the previous panel.
  7. To restore a modified profile to its original settings, select the profile and then click Restore.
    NOTE: Predefined NVIDIA-supplied profiles, whether modified or not, cannot be removed.

 

Next Page: Forceware Driver Features cont...

Last Updated on April 1, 2004


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