SwitchResx

SwitchResx 4.2.1

Switch between screen resolutions instantly

SwitchResX is a tool to manage resolutions on your Mac. You may want to adjust these because you've changed screen size, are displaying your Mac's contents on a different screen, or are simply looking for the best resolution. View full description

PROS

  • Test all sorts of resolutions
  • Link monitor settings with system events

CONS

  • Menus can be a little complicated

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SwitchResX is a tool to manage resolutions on your Mac. You may want to adjust these because you've changed screen size, are displaying your Mac's contents on a different screen, or are simply looking for the best resolution.

SwitchResX includes a wide range of default resolution settings from which you can choose, all quickly available thanks to a drop down menu bar. If you want to dig in a little more, you'll see you can create your own custom resolution for all types of situations, but also save the position of elements on your screen. One smart feature is being able to link monitor settings to special events, however this wasn't the easies thing to do. Since SwitchResX offers AppleScript support, it's probably best to work with those, if you have some knowledge of scripting.

We'd recommend SwitchResX for the access to all the standard resolutions it gives you, and if you are having an issue with your screen. Also, since the menu features a restore button, you can always set it back to what it was.

Despite being a little complicated to use, SwitchResX is very handy to change to any sort of resolution and adjust your screen.

Changes

  • Better handling of unattached monitors in Display Sets Better handling of virtual monitors (when the Mac boots headless or uses ARD curtain mode) in Display Sets Allows the user to select if he wants to set brightness to zero when monitor is deactivated Should solve a crash when opening the Display Set panel Solves a crash that can occur when saving icons and windows Can again save icons and windows on Leopard Should be able to handle trillions of colors correctly

SwitchResX is a tool designed to manage resolutions of all your monitors. Here's a quick summary:

  • As standard features: it gives you access to most of your monitor settings within its customizable menus (in the Menu Bar or on the Finder Desktop with a Contextual Menu Plugin). SwitchResX incorporates features relative to the Monitor Resolution, Color Depth, Video Mirroring, Display Rotation into one single utility.
  • An other useful feature: it lets save positions of the icons on the desktop, positions of the Finder windows, and restore them automatically when the resolution is changed.
  • Specialized features allow you to link your monitor settings with system events: Key shortcut pressed, Apple Scripts, Application launched.
  • Advanced features lets you enable more resolutions, or even create new resolutions for your monitor, HDTV, Plasma screen or Video Projector. This advanced feature is very powerful for users requesting complete control over their display resolution.

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SwitchResx 4.2.1

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    reviewed on May 19, 2016