SwitchResX
SwitchResX
4.10.1

4.2

SwitchResX free download for Mac

SwitchResX4.10.1

14 July 2020

Monitor-resolution utility.

Overview

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 4.10.1:
  • Corrects a bug showing resolutions menus with badges when using dark mode
  • Corrects a bug showing not showing checkmark if a chosen resolution uses a warning symbol
  • Correctly restores mirroring state when quitting a monitored Application using a Display Set
  • Correctly saves custom resolutions with blanking values bigger than 4095
  • Corrected recording of any color profile change if AppleScript recording is used
  • Corrects some issues applying Display Sets when using the "Computer wakes up" event
  • Doesn't leave temporary files after saving custom resolutions

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How would you rate SwitchResX app?

71 Reviews of SwitchResX

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1
xchaoszox
17 February 2020
Version: 4.9.1

Most helpful

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
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5
eikiemer
27 June 2020
Version: 4.10.0
Been looking for software to disable my screens individually forf'inever! So glad I found this, works like a charm.
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5
paulreuversnl
31 March 2020
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.
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xchaoszox
17 February 2020
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
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5
r-16
25 November 2019
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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Michael Frankel
02 May 2019
Version: 4.8.2
The Developer's website says 4.8.1 is the current version. Who posted this update on here?
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Bioxy
26 March 2019
Version: 4.8.1
Why does SwitchResX want to control Mail and Safari and access their documents? Mojave gave me the option of denying access, which I did. Very concerning such access was attempted or requested.
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5
piquadratpi2
12 September 2018
Version: 4.7.2
I use this great little software now for years and never was disappointed. I use it on an iMac and a MacBook Pro too and it works on the newest macOS and on older versions too. Easy to use, very fast and not expensive. And what is very important too: the support by the developer is very fast and helpful. A big thanks therefore...
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5
mwbueno-1
11 July 2018
Version: 4.7.0
I have tried many monitor resolution management apps and this app is the only app I have used that can give me a decent 5K (5120 X 2880) on my LG 43" monitor. which was built as a 4K monitor. In fact, it offers clear up to 7680 X 4320 @ 60Hz which does work but, it too small for this monitor. I am very happy and give it 5 stars.
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0.5
jturko
17 October 2017
Version: 4.6.6
This app is utter garbage. I was unable to correct the display for my external monitor, and now even after deleting the application my screens are overscanned and there I am unable to reverse this effect.
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5
Wts
08 August 2017
Version: 4.6.6
I have been using the current version is 4.6.6 for nearly two weeks. You certainly can rely on MacUpdate to keep us up to date. Never the less, i rate the app at plus 5. I use it to quickly change screen resolutions to match my different software needs especially when playing games that require full screen settings or only windowed screens.
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