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Monitor Profile Switcher

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Save multi monitor configurations of Windows 7 and easily switch between them with a click in a popup menu of your taskbar.

The tool is designed for users with two or more monitors who in certain situations would like to quickly change their monitor setup for performing a certain tasks (e.g. enable/disable a TV which is attached to the HDMI port, make an attached TV the primary display to get rid of tearing problems, switch which monitor is on the left/right...). Along the monitor state and setup (right, left, extended, disabled) the resolution is also saved and restored.

The program works by saving a current monitor setup as configured using the windows control panel to an xml file. Once saved the configuration can be quickly restored at any time. Requires .NET 4.0 Framework to be installed.

The program is quite simple and in an early development stage. It is provided without any warranty. If you accidentally disable all your monitors boot into safe mode to fix the problem.

To install Monitor Profile Switcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install monitorswitcher

To upgrade Monitor Profile Switcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade monitorswitcher


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName= 'monitorswitcher'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $checksum      = '118F36BDCF47617B6A4BEC9C190965CDB7A5FE51559EEAB07F6F1CAA0A738B9B'
    $checksumType  = 'sha256'
    $fileName = "MonitorSwitcherGUI.exe"
    $linkName = "Monitor Profile Switcher.lnk"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    #install start menu shortcut
    $programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
    $shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs $linkName
    $targetPath = Join-Path $toolsDir $fileName
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $linkName = "Monitor Profile Switcher.lnk"
    $programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
    $shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs $linkName
    if(Test-Path $shortcutFilePath) {
        del $shortcutFilePath
  • tools\MonitorSwitcherGUI.exe.gui

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Martin Krämer


© 2013-2014 Martin Krämer


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Monitor Profile Switcher 254 Sunday, June 11, 2017 approved
Monitor Profile Switcher 244 Tuesday, January 17, 2017 approved
Monitor Profile Switcher 236 Sunday, February 28, 2016 approved
Monitor Profile Switcher 196 Monday, December 21, 2015 approved

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