Question: how can I keep programs (namely computer games) from changing
my display settings when the program opens. Many games make my display so
dark, I cant see the screen. I can minimize and readjust them, but the
minute I bring the game back up, the settings go dark again.....grrrrr
Answer: All the games I have seen have their own internal settings for the display. When the game starts they swap from using the settings from the operating system to those set by the game and when the game finishes they swap back. The swap also happens if you press the appropriate key combination to swap between running programs.
To fix the problem for a specific game you will need to use whatever options are provided within the game itself for setting up the way it configures the screen.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.