Eye-Friendly - Display Resolution Switcher - Standard Ed.
By Jörg Jacobsen
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Display Resolution Switching gets casual.
– Four mice in Macworld review –
– Recommended by Marco Arment (www.marco.org/2013/02/21/eye-friendly) –
Have to get real work done? Get more screen space. Tired after work? Get larger text.
With just a keystroke. In superb sharpness*.
- Use predefined keyboard shortcuts to casually step through display resolutions
- Let the location of your mouse pointer decide which display to be affected
- Skip resolutions by hitting a shortcut repeatedly
- Eye-Friendly will display resolution descriptors en passant while you are stepping
- Enjoy superb sharpness (in HiDPI modes*)
- Observe HiDPI and native resolutions tagged as "eye-friendly" and optionally hide any other
Once hooked you won't want to miss Eye-Friendly.
*) HiDPI modes available only on Retina Macbooks or Macs with Quartz Debug installed.
Does not work with external displays
I wish this worked with my Macbook Pro Retina 2012 and my 27” Thunderbolt monitor.
It doesn’t provide any HiDPI modes for the 27” display. I can only get a limited set of modes if I mirror the displays and then switch. Unforntunatly there is no quick Mirror option, so I have to use the DisplayMenu app.
The only app that seems to get me to HiDPI mode is RDM, which I found through reddit. Unfortunately, it’s not able to be published on the App Store because there are private API’s that Apple doesn’t provide developers access for display modes.
Elegant and Easy
I use this utility all the time, both on my Retina MacBookPro, and even on my desktop Mac when I want to simulate HiDPI mode. I always used to dread having to go to the control panel to change resolutions; now it's a snap! And it is so elegant; it looks like it's part of the operating system. I love being able to get to the super-high-resolution settings (like 2880x1800) that are otherwise unavailable.
So much better than QuickRes, which has a terrible UI and is buggy. I love that the keyboard shortcuts are intutive and just work. It also resizes all the windows, which the System Preferences app does not do.