AsTray Plus is a freeware, which was developed by BASSAM.
The basic function for this utility is to emulate and switch customized resolutions for Eeepc.
It was programmed for non-platform-limited, which means AsTray Plus should work for all computers which have an intel GMA device installed.
For general discussions, please visit the topic of "AsTray Plus --- Updates & FAQ " in eeeuser forum.
1, Download AsTray Plus and put the extracted files “AsTray.exe” and “DrvPatch.dll” in the same folder.
2, Execute AsTray.exe. If it works you'll see a tray icon in the windows tray pad.
3, Disable the intel driver services “igfxpers.exe” and “igfxtray.exe” by following these: strat menu → run → msconfig→ start up.
4, Reboot your EeePC to make the tweaks take effect.
1, Exit the old version of AsTray Plus.
2, Delete all the old version's files, including the configuration file “AsTray.ini”.
3, Copy all the new version's files to the same folder.
There are two ways to make AsTray Plus run during windows start-up:
1, Copy “AsTray.exe” and “DrvPatch.dll” into the “c:\program files\asus\eeepc acpi\” folder of Asus's original AsTray, replacing the origina versions.
2, If you dont want to replace Asus's original AsTray, you can create a short-cut to AsTray Plus's “AsTray.exe” and put it into “start menu → start up”.
A Tray Icon will be shown in the tray pad of your system.
Click the tray icon of AsTray Plus will show up the menu.
The tray menu of version 1.3 final was organized as follows:
800x480x32@60 → This item's name depends on the current resolution mode. Clicking on it will show up the resolution selection window.
Quickswitch → A way for you to switch between resolutions quickly. See advanced usage.
Functions → Some stand alone functions
Settings → Settings of AsTray Plus.
..Save last mode
You can find the configuration file “AsTray.ini” in the same folder as your .exe file, or you can click “Settings→Configuration” in the tray menu to open the configuration file directly.
The following sections are comments written by ddlooping. You can simply copy & paste these into your own configuration file.
; «<SCREEN SETTINGS »>
; The settings found under “BaseMode”, ”[AppWatching]” and [QuickSwitch]” are as follows:
; - First number: horizontal resolution in pixels. Ex: “800”, “1024”, “640”.
; - Second number: vertical resolution in pixels. Ex: “480”, “600”, “768”.
; - Third number: color quality in bit. Ex: “16”, “32”.
; - Fourth number: refresh rate in Hertz. “60” (hertz) is the eeePC default and recommended setting.
; - Fifth number: this number indicates whether you want the Windows cursor to be visible or hidden when using a “watched” application.
; It is only used in the [AppWatching] settings and can be set to “1” to hide the cursor or “0” to show it.
; These settings have to be to be separated by a coma ”,”.
; Please keep in mind the Intel drivers only support a limited number of resolutions.
; Set appWatching to 1 if you want AsTray+ to automatically change screen settings when you start specific applications.
; The list and settings of the applications to “watch” are set under [AppWatching].
; BaseMode is your default screen setting (see SCREEN SETTINGS for details).
; It contains the settings your eeePC will revert to when you exit an application AsTray+ is set to “watch”.
; It will also be your screen settings when you start your eeePC, unless you set “SaveLastMode” to 1 (more about “SaveLastMode” later).
; Set Downscaling to 1 if you want AsTray+ to downscale resolutions higher than the eeePC native one (800 pixels x 480 pixels).
; No scrolling will then be neccessary, but you will notice a loss in quality.
; Set Downscaling to 0 for best quality, but you will have to scroll when using resolutions higher than the eeePC native one.
;Set HotKey to 1 if ou want to enable the hotkey function.
; If KeyState is set to 1, AsTray+ will display a message when your Caps Lock, Scroll Lock and/or Num Lock is On.
; This information will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen.
; You can set the color of the message and of its shadow under [KeyboardState] ⇒ FontRGB and ShadowRGB.
; If SaveLastMode is set to 1, AsTray+ will remember and use your last screen settings when you restart your eeePC or AsTray+ itself.
; Use this section to list the applications you would like Astray+ to automatically change screen settings for.
; The first part of each line (before the ”=” sign) must contain the full path of the application.
; The second part (after the ”=” sign) contains the screen and cursor settings for this application (see SCREEN SETTINGS for details).
; Example 1: When starting Notepad, the screen resolution is set to 900×540 pixels, with a bit depth of 32, a refresh rate of 60Hz and the Windows cursor is visible.
; Example 2: When starting Interent Explorer, the screen resolution is set to 1024×768 pixels, with a bit depth of 16, a refresh rate of 60Hz and the Windows cursor is hidden.
; C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe=1024,768,16,60,0
; Example 3: When starting Windows Calculator, the cursor is hidden but no changes are made to the other screen settings.
[QuickSwitch] ; Quickswitch is the list of presets you would like to be available in the AsTray+ menu (when right-clicking the AsTray+ icon in the system tray).
; Each line represents a preset.
; The first part of each line (before the ”=” sign) is the name you want to give the preset (i.e, “Browsing”, “Media Player”, “1000×600”).
; The second part (after the ”=” sign) contains the screen settings for the preset (see SCREEN SETTINGS for details).
; FontRGB is the color, in R(ed)G(reen)B(lue) hexadecimal format, of the Keystate information text.
; FontRGB=FF0000 ⇒ pure red
; FontRGB=00FF00 ⇒ pure green
; FontRGB=0000FF ⇒ pure blue
; FontRGB=FFFF00 ⇒ bright yellow
; FontRGB=000000 ⇒ black
; FontRGB=FFFFFF ⇒ white
; FontRGB=808080 ⇒ medium grey
; FontRGB=000080 ⇒ navy blue
; More information on RGB values and a color chart can be found at http://www.web-source.net/216_color_chart.htm
; ShadowRGB is the color, in R(ed)G(reen)B(lue) hexadecimal format, of the Keystate information text shadow.
[HotKey] ; Used in conjunction with the “Windows” key on your keyboard to change screen settings on the fly.
; Each hotkey value can either be a single digit (0~9) or letter (A~Z).