SwitchResX
SwitchResX
4.9.1

4.3

SwitchResX free download for Mac

SwitchResX

4.9.1
21 October 2019

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 4.9.1:
Corrected:
  • Two blocking crashes when running on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • An issue when macOS reports more than 255 available resolutions
  • An issue when the preferences panel would freeze during several seconds when starting
  • An issue when a Display Set could be created with incompatible settings and wouldn't be editable after creation
  • An issue in Catalina with automatic Dark Mode
Other:
  • Improved the EDID parser
  • Allows enabling a setting in macOS to show all frequencies for scaled resolutions (macOS 10.14.6 and above)
  • Correctly draws its menus when running on macOS 10.14 and above in Parallels or other virtualisation environments
  • Shows frequencies as decimal values when similar frequencies are active for the same resolution
  • Shows aspect ratio column in the current resolutions list in the preferences panel
  • Allows setting several options at once for the current resolutions list in the preferences panel
  • Shows the resolution set for an unattached display used in a Display Set
  • Several internal optimisations for better compatibility

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piquadratpi2
12 September 2018

Most helpful

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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Version 4.7.2
MichaelFrankel
02 May 2019
The Developer's website says 4.8.1 is the current version. Who posted this update on here?
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Version 4.8.2
Bioxy
26 March 2019
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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Version 4.8.1
piquadratpi2
12 September 2018
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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Version 4.7.2
mwbueno-1
11 July 2018
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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Version 4.7.0
jturko
17 October 2017
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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Version 4.6.6
Wts
08 August 2017
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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Version 4.6.6
Computerlarry
12 September 2016
I have a KVM switched monitor which I couldn't get the right resolution for in the Display preferences. I installed SwitchResX, and restarted, and the monitor attached to the KVM was recognized. I had a client who needed just one Application to be enlarged on the screen, and SwitchResX automatically switches settings whenever they start the app.
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Version 4.5.6
Aargl
24 October 2015
Latest version is 4.5.2.
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Version 4.5.1
carolusmagnus
26 June 2015
i seem to be too dumb for the user interface. i want to create a custom resolution. however, i can't save or activate the new setting. why would you make this so complicated? just offer an "add/edit resolution" in the list of existing settings, and you're there. to only switch available resolutions, i can use the system settings (use option key to reveal hidden settings, btw). on a sidenote: a trial version is not "shareware". if you can test drive a car, it's also not becoming shareware. it's just a commercial product with a test period.
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Version 4.5.1
1 answer(s)
PM-R
PM-R
12 March 2017
Use you Mac's Dictionary and maybe learn something about "shareware::

"software that is available free of charge and often distributed informally for evaluation, after which a fee may be requested for continued use."
But maybe you're just new to the Mac software scene. ;)
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Kenbotwinick
04 May 2015
4.5 was released a year ago. http://www.madrau.com/srx_download/srx_download/history.php Why is it showing up in MacUpdate today? I've been seeing this a lot on many different apps. Weird.
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Version 4.5.0
$16.00

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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