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.
Just what I needed
I have two displays attached to my Mac Mini (Late 2014). A Dell P2815Q (4k) display and a Dell P2715H (2.5k) display. This app makes it quicker and simpler to choose alternate resolutions, which I do frequently on the 4k display (usually 4k mode or 1080p mode). It’s convenient and it works. I usually leave the P2715H in 2560x1440 mode.
Other reviewers who wrote that the display is blurry have probably selected display modes that are not supported by their hardware, or they chose a low resolution scaled mode. There are no apps that can fully compensate for display hardware limitations. For best results, select an even multiple of your native display mode (High Resolution mode). For a 4k display, that’s 1080p.
Free version only has 1 retina setting. Rest are blurry.
I tried this and every setting except the native 2560 X 1600 resolution is blury on my new retina 13” MacBook Pro. The four retina settings in the Apple Display system preferences look far better to me. None of these resolution settings (except the native 2560 X 1600 resolution) is usable to me. They are too blurry.
The new “Pro” version is supposed to offer retina settings but I am leery of spending money until I know they not be blurry also.
Found a resolution not available in System Preferences
The program found my monitor’s default resolution after clicking on the “Detect displays” menu option. Then, I went to “System Preferences->Displays” and selected “Optimize for <my monitor>”. That’s it! Now my monitor is operating at its native resolution of 1600x900. And the program is free! Excellent. :-)