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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 34 votes out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    29,985
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 04, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trials, limited functionality); €14.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    53
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

SwitchResX for Mac lets you easily change your display resolution and adjust other monitor settings directly from your menu bar or by using the Contextual Menu. This premium product supports resolutions for high-density displays, as well as different orientations. Additionally, you can use it to manage your multiple display setups and create custom per-app rules.

Installing SwitchResX for Mac can be confusing for novices because it actually installs as a preference pane rather than a standalone app, and offers little guidance during installation. In order to have access to the highest number of options, SwitchResX will ask you to run a lightweight daemon in the background; in our tests it used only 0.1 percent of CPU power and around 25MB of RAM. The settings window is laid out well, with separate tabs for each distinct function. Some of the options within the app, like screen orientation, are hardware-specific and may not be available on all monitors. Notable features of the app include the ability to assign custom resolutions to individual apps, create your own screen resolutions, and save different display combinations as distinct sets. In addition, this app offers support for AppleScript, which can prove quite handy if you're familiar with scripting, and the ability to assign shortcuts to any premade display set, allowing you to change your display settings with just one click.

Whether you have a retina MacBook and are tired of having to sacrifice the high resolution because of incompatible apps or use several external monitor setups, SwitchResX for Mac won't disappoint you. Being lightweight and highly customizable, this premium app can increase your productivity by automatically managing your display.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SwitchResX for Mac 4.3.6.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.6.5
  • Corrects a bug where SwitchResX would forget the current resolution and not check any resolution in the menu, after only changing the color depth. This could cause further crashes in some circumstances.
  • Corrects a problem where the native resolution would be reported as "Invalid" after an OS update
  • Corrects a crash that could occur when saving icons and SwitchResX would not know what is the actual current resolution
  • Corrects little bugs in User Interface
  • Shows in the Custom resolutions list if the resolution has been created by the user (you) or is a factory provided resolution
General
Publisher Stephane Madrau
Publisher web site http://www.madrau.com/
Release Date August 04, 2017
Date Added August 04, 2017
Version 4.6.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.04MB
File Name SwitchResX4.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,985
Downloads Last Week 53
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trials, limited functionality
Price $14
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