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

Version 2.2.3

Version 2.2.3 added access to our FAQ to Display Menu and fixed some minor issues.

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!

------- 2.0 ---------

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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
161 Ratings
161 Ratings
icfantv ,

Used to work great, now it doesn't

I’ve been using this app for 3+ years and until the latest OSX update, it’s worked great. Now, it just kernel panics when you try and detect displays. Additionally, none of my higher resolutions are available anymore which means my 4k display is a giant/expensive paperweight. Yay.

storeE8 ,

Cannot recommend: First click = Kernel panic

Installed. Clicked “Detect Displays” - then my 2017 15” mBP FREAKED OUT, shut down - Lost unsaved work in other programs.

**Immediate deletion**

Sorry - might work for some, definitely not risking it. Hopefiully no further issues.

pessex ,

Wonderfully useful!

I bought it initially to gain access to resolutions on my 12” MacBook that would give me more screen real estate. Has worked wonderfully for that, and the Pro upgrade is well worth it just for access to the Bookmarks for your favorite resolutions.

I’ve also been using this on my 27” 5K Retina iMac, and it really give you a TON of real estate when you’re working on code, spreadsheets, or multiple docs.

Last, but not least, it’s fabulous if you run a headless Mac Mini! I use a Mini as a media server through my Apple TV to serve up movies and TV shows I’ve ripped from my DVDs. It always bugged me that the resolution on my Mac Mini through Screen Sharing was just 1280x1024 and I couldn’t change it. Load Display Menu on your Mini, though, and now you have access to resolutions all the way up to 1080p!

If you fiddle with resolutions at all on one or more of your Macs this one is a no-brainer! So is the Pro upgrade!


Thorsten Karrer
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