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Display Menu

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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!

------- 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.


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Customer Reviews

No quite there

All but one resolution is blurry on my MacBook Retina.

Missing 1920x1200 - otherwise works fine

TL;DR - Using Pro version (in-app purchase) I can’t set a headless Mac ( Screen Sharing) to resolutions appropriate for viewing monitor. Strangely, this app allows me to set the resolution to a variety of choices, just none that fit the native, & common, resolution of the many 24” monitors I own (1920x1200). 1920 x 1080 is the closest available option.

The developer was quick to respond via Twitter, but said it couldn’t be done unless I actually plugged the monitor into the mac I want to change the resolution on or purchased some HDMI hardware dongle. Not true as I found two other apps that actually work. One was really expensive & required installation as a startup service, etc. The other is $3 & is a cleaner interface & even allows me to set my 5K iMac to run at the full 5K.

Microscopic icons begone! (Useful for accessing headless Minis)

I run a headless Mac Mini as a home server, and this app made it possible to access the server on my MacBook Pro 2016. I don’t know why macOS Sierra + Screen Sharing won’t let you select a usable screen resolution—microscopic icons are ludicrous. (Not only that, but the Mac Mini couldn’t push that many pixels and gave up responding after several minutes.) This free app made it possible to connect to the server, fix a problem, and get out again. Sure, the text is a bit blurry—but at least I can read it!

Display Menu
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.2
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, German, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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  1. Display Menu Pro Upgrade$1.99