SwitchResX
SwitchResX
4.11.2
4.1
0.0
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SwitchResX for Mac

06 September 2021

Monitor-resolution utility.

What is SwitchResX for Mac

SwitchResX gives you unparalleled control over your monitor's resolution.

Resolution Management:
  • Monitor resolution
  • Color depth
  • Video mirroring
  • Display rotation
  • Display overscan
Features:
  • Save your desktop layout, locking and maintaining icon and window positions for all of your open applications every time you start up your Mac. SwitchResX lets you instantly restore your desktop even after resolution-altering events like connecting or disconnecting your external monitor.
  • Disable or deactivate a monitor without physically unplugging it, allowing you to use your MacBook in clamshell mode with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse
  • Link your monitor settings with system events: Key shortcuts, Apple Scripts, Application launches and more.
  • Take complete control over your display resolution: Advanced features let you create and enable new resolutions for your monitor, HDTV, Plasma or LCD screen or Video Projector.

What's new in SwitchResX

Version 4.11.2:
  • New for M1 Macs: Allows to read and export EDID on M1 Macs again (when possible)
  • Allows changing the HDR setting (if available) from SwitchResX Menu, as well as from Display Sets and from AppleScript (only on BigSur and later, and only on Macs that support HDR)
  • Allows creating custom timings with CVTrbV3 formula (on Intel Macs only, still)
  • Allows creating large custom resolutions (custom timings up to 65536, scaled resolutions up to 99999 pixels)
  • Solves an issue where it wouldn't remove the system settings correctly (at uninstallation or factory reset)
  • Solves an issue where it would try to install Contextual Menu module on BigSur when SIP was disabled. The Contextual Menu only works up to Catalina
  • Solves an issue where setting mirroring and resolution in the same Display Set wouldn't apply all settings correctly
  • Solves an issue during sorting very big resolutions in the resolutions list
  • Solves an issue where the startup DisplaySet could be removed and would still be referenced
  • Solves an issue where the Finder extension to show the Contextual Menu wouldn't show if the User desktop folder is on an other volume
  • Solves an issue where selecting a HiDPI mode would sometimes incorrectly mark it as native on M1 Macs
  • Solves again a memory leak in the SwitchResX Daemon on M1 Macs
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Performance
Regular updates

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SwitchResX qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
3.0
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emekelburg
emekelburg
Sep 11 2021
4.11.2
0.0
Sep 11 2021
0.0
Version: 4.11.2
The main feature I bought this tool for is the creation of a custom resolutions for an ultrawide monitor. This feature however isn't available for M1 based Macs, rendering the tool utterly useless. When asking the company for a refund after purchase, they were confrontational and not accommodating at all. Bad customer service.
info-2883
info-2883
Jun 28 2021
4.11.1
0.0
Jun 28 2021
0.0
Version: 4.11.1
My Mac simply refuses to open it. :(
OhEssex
OhEssex
May 29 2021
4.11.1
0.0
May 29 2021
0.0
Version: 4.11.1
This app itself is OK, but when it comes to updates it's just awful - there is a Check For Updates button, but all it does is tell you an update is available. It doesn't offer any ability to self-update (like just about everything else) nor does it provide you with a link to get the update. I have to go to MacUpdate every time, find the app, go to their website, download it and manually install it again. I have mentioned it to the developer but he has no interest in improving this.
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Mar 31 2021
4.11
3.0
Mar 31 2021
3.0
Version: 4.11
SwitchResX didn't really work for me. The extended resolutions worked perfectly but when I set the resolution higher than 1080 the cursor became VERY jumpy and sluggish, sometimes not responding until I moved it around the screen. At one point I plugged in a plg-n-play wireless mouse to test and see if it was my Magic Trackpad but it was present with the mouse as well. I reset the resolution to factory, restarted, and it seemed ok, at first, but the strange cursor behavior soon returned. I manually tracked down the pref panes and other parts (wasn't an uninstaller with the version I had, or I missed it), restarted my computer and everything was fine again. I really wanted SwitchResX to work but for me it didn't. Hate wasting money but maybe the developer will do more work on it and it may work for me in the future.
Rmilkmilkmilk
Rmilkmilkmilk
Jan 13 2021
4.10.1
5.0
Jan 13 2021
5.0
Version: 4.10.1
Lets me set resolution to what I want, not just what Monitors allows. Also, can save sets of resolutions for work, gaming, presentation/screen share. Only downside is that there isn't a wizard / simple interface for initial setup.
Luke-armstrong
Luke-armstrong
Sep 4 2020
4.10.1
5.0
Sep 4 2020
5.0
Version: 4.10.1
Absolutely superb app that facilitates so much more than the simplified dumbed-down options provided by Apple System Preferences. I had no idea, for example, that my late 2012 Mac Mini could support a 4k display—it now happily runs a 3840x2160 display (at 30Hz via MiniDP) and a 1920x1200 display (at 60Hz via HDMI). Every conceivable option is made available and it will also tame the troublesome MacBook Pro display when used in clamshell mode. I just wish I had discovered it earlier, it could have saved me many hours of frustrated testing and expensive upgrades. Very affordable too.
eikiemer
eikiemer
Jun 27 2020
4.10.0
5.0
Jun 27 2020
5.0
Version: 4.10.0
Been looking for software to disable my screens individually forf'inever! So glad I found this, works like a charm.
paulreuversnl
paulreuversnl
Mar 31 2020
4.9.1
5.0
Mar 31 2020
5.0
Version: 4.9.1
This app is a must-have for everyone who uses a Mac for KeyNote or PowerPoint presentations, as it fixes all problems that Apple has created with the introduction of Catalina. When connecting the Mac (or MacBook) to an HDMI projector, more often than not are the desired resolutions and refresh rates missing from Apple's Display preferences, caused by an incomplete interpretation of the projector's EDID information. SwitchResX fixes all that and allows you to select any possible screen mode that your device supports from a comprehensive (yet easy to use) user interface. As a bonus, the missing screen modes will appear in Apple's Display preferences like magic, as soon as you start SwitchResX. Many thanks for making this app available.
xchaoszox
xchaoszox
Feb 17 2020
4.9.1
1.0
Feb 17 2020
1.0
Version: 4.9.1
This isn’t safe at all I tried everything I went and followed every instruction on the page and I still can’t get rid of the goddamn black screen if I could leave less than a star I would don’t fall for this then they have the nerve to make you pay for it after the trial LOL that’s a joke if you were just gonna mess up people’s computers why even make a custom resolution
r-16
r-16
Nov 25 2019
4.9.1
5.0
Nov 25 2019
5.0
Version: 4.9.1
This software is absolutely great. I use it since over 7 years, and it allowed me even then to output from my old MacBook Full HD Frame Packed 3D images to a 3D beamer. It has incredibly many features. Moreover the developer, Stéphane Madrau, is extremely helpful and fast, if there is any problem. And if you ever bought a version, every update is free. As I said, I bought it over 7 years ago, and the update to the newest version that runs on the newest OSX versions, is still free! Unbelievable. So, I can recommend it completely, if you want to output via monitor settings a special format (like Full HD Frame Packing) that is not supported by default, but still possible by your hardware! Big thanks to Stéphane!
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4.1
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • ARM
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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