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SwitchResX for Mac

Monitor-resolution utility.

$16.00
In English
4.1
Based on 52 user rates

SwitchResX 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 version 4.13.3

  • Correctly applies previous settings when a monitored application quits
  • Solves an issue when detecting the MacBook TouchBar as a separate display on Sonoma
  • Solves an issue where registration data would be erased
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SwitchResX for Mac

$16.00
In English
Version 4.13.3
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SwitchResX qualities

Value
4.5
Ease of use
3.5
Features
4.5
Reliability
4.5
Customer support
4.0

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4.1

(143 Reviews of SwitchResX)

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robertdv
robertdv
Aug 18 2023
4.13.1
5.0
Aug 18 2023
5.0
Version: 4.13.1
I'm running the latest SwitchResX (4.13.1) on a brand new Mac Air 15", M2. My old computer is a 5K 27" iMac. My goal was to use Mac ScreenShare to continue using my existing iMac as a large screen. Apple will tell you that their list of supported screen resolutions is all that is available. With SwitchResX I was able to create a custom resolution of 2560x1440 HiDPI on my Mac Air, which via ScreenShare appears on my iMac in 5K full screen clarity. There is almost no lag using Adaptive quality settings in ScreenShare because the resolutions match. Please note that in order to create the 2560x1440 HiDPI resolution you will need to create a custom resolution of 5120x2880. This will automatically be detected by SwitchResX as a HiDPI and it will appear in your list of Current Resolutions as 2560x1440 HiDPI. I have also installed EasyRes on my MacAir to be able to switch between resolutions when working directly on the MacAir when not in ScreenShare mode. I highly recommend this app, which is extremely good value at the price. For an instruction video on how to use it go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtKNqoCbOaI
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.
robertdv
robertdv
Aug 18 2023
4.13.1
5.0
Aug 18 2023
5.0
Version: 4.13.1
makareim
makareim
May 8 2023
4.13.1
5.0
May 8 2023
5.0
Version: 4.13.1
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Mar 20 2023
4.12.2
5.0
Mar 20 2023
5.0
Version: 4.12.2
Rmilkmilkmilk
Rmilkmilkmilk
Jan 13 2021
5.0
Jan 13 2021
5.0
Version: null
Luke-armstrong
Luke-armstrong
Sep 4 2020
5.0
Sep 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
eikiemer
eikiemer
Jun 27 2020
5.0
Jun 27 2020
5.0
Version: null
paulreuversnl
paulreuversnl
Mar 31 2020
5.0
Mar 31 2020
5.0
Version: null
xchaoszox
xchaoszox
Feb 17 2020
1.0
Feb 17 2020
1.0
Version: null
r-16
r-16
Nov 25 2019
5.0
Nov 25 2019
5.0
Version: null
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Sep 12 2018
5.0
Sep 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
lithenirish
lithenirish
Jul 23 2018
4.0
Jul 23 2018
4.0
Version: null
mwbueno-1
mwbueno-1
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Version: null
jturko
jturko
Oct 17 2017
0.5
Oct 17 2017
0.5
Version: null
Wts
Wts
Aug 8 2017
5.0
Aug 8 2017
5.0
Version: null
whoming
whoming
Nov 8 2016
4.5
Nov 8 2016
4.5
Version: null
Computerlarry
Computerlarry
Sep 12 2016
5.0
Sep 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
Msontag
Msontag
May 31 2016
5.0
May 31 2016
5.0
Version: null
Craig42a
Craig42a
Aug 29 2015
4.0
Aug 29 2015
4.0
Version: null
carolusmagnus
carolusmagnus
Jun 26 2015
2.0
Jun 26 2015
2.0
Version: null
liquidmantis
liquidmantis
Jan 31 2015
3.0
Jan 31 2015
3.0
Version: null
Spikehed
Spikehed
Nov 1 2014
5.0
Nov 1 2014
5.0
Version: null
Svyato
Svyato
Oct 16 2014
5.0
Oct 16 2014
5.0
Version: null
SteveGosselin
SteveGosselin
Aug 3 2014
5.0
Aug 3 2014
5.0
Version: null
Dedalus271
Dedalus271
Jul 15 2014
4.0
Jul 15 2014
4.0
Version: null
Etherialgirl
Etherialgirl
Jul 13 2014
5.0
Jul 13 2014
5.0
Version: null
TSM001
TSM001
Jul 12 2014
4.0
Jul 12 2014
4.0
Version: null
Duncan-Adams
Duncan-Adams
May 13 2014
0.5
May 13 2014
0.5
Version: null
Hokusai
Hokusai
Jan 7 2014
5.0
Jan 7 2014
5.0
Version: null
Thoby
Thoby
Jul 6 2013
2.5
Jul 6 2013
2.5
Version: null
Thomas1977
Thomas1977
Jun 30 2013
4.0
Jun 30 2013
4.0
Version: null
Tsehov
Tsehov
Feb 16 2013
5.0
Feb 16 2013
5.0
Version: null
Afcgbbob
Afcgbbob
Jan 29 2013
5.0
Jan 29 2013
5.0
Version: null
Ollie1972
Ollie1972
Jan 27 2013
5.0
Jan 27 2013
5.0
Version: null
Showells
Showells
Oct 22 2012
4.0
Oct 22 2012
4.0
Version: null
Christel1987
Christel1987
Sep 24 2012
5.0
Sep 24 2012
5.0
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Aug 30 2012
5.0
Aug 30 2012
5.0
Version: null
meme12
meme12
Jul 16 2012
5.0
Jul 16 2012
5.0
Version: null
akdcen
akdcen
Jul 3 2012
5.0
Jul 3 2012
5.0
Version: null
seals
seals
Jul 3 2012
5.0
Jul 3 2012
5.0
Version: null
chinchilla80
chinchilla80
Mar 13 2012
4.0
Mar 13 2012
4.0
Version: null