By Milch im Gemüsefach
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Display Menu shows a status item in your menu bar that lets you change your display settings with a single click.
Depending on your display setup, you can set the screen resolution, toggle mirroring, and adjust the refresh rates.
You can enable additional features like Retina resolutions (on Retina Displays), AppleScript support, and resolution bookmarks as a paid upgrade.
What's New in Version 2.2.2
Version 2.2.2 added more scripting commands to Display Menu:
- List all available displays by name
- List all available resolutions for a display
- Select a resolution by specifying pixel dimensions, refresh rate, and retina options
Added visual updates for OX 10.10 Yosemite and backwards compatibility for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Added an option to show low-fidelity alternatives to the Retina resolutions in the menu.
If you have feature requests or if you find any bugs, please report them to us via our website or Twitter @DisplayMenu.
If you happen to like Display Menu, please leave a positive review on the App Store!
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With version 2.0 we have added a number of great new features to our Display Menu software! From the large collection of emails we have received from you over the last year, we have distilled the three most wanted and, hopefully, most useful bits of added functionality and implemented them. While we are pretty happy how the new features have turned out, it was still a lot of work: apart from solving a number of technical difficulties, we went through a long design process to include the new functionality but, at the same time, keep Display Menu's UI streamlined and uncluttered. This is also the reason why we decided to bundle the *new* features only with the new 'Pro' version of Display Menu. The basic free version of version 2.0 still contains all the features from version 1.4; the Pro version is a paid upgrade that you can purchase from within the App.
I love using low fidelity mode 1680x1050 to watch streams as they are usually 720p or under, this means my GPU is doing much less work so my fans don’t kick in and the UI is sized the same as I’m used to. I usually use retina 1680x1050 mode but that renders at 3360x2100 and scales down to 2880x1800 on the fly so that coupled with inneficient flash streaming uses way more power than necessary.
I also use this when hooked to an external display & I am not focussing on the laptop’s screen, I work in video so this frees up some of the GPU power for certain rendering tasks.
Great for headless mini
When I reboot my mini without a monitor connected, the remote display resolution via screen sharing is lower than I would like. This application lets me change the resolution remotely to something more appropriate.
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with Touchbar
Works perfectly on my 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touchbar. Allows you to easily switch to the native 2880x1800 resolution!! Simple drop down design on the system menu bar. 👍🏻