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Version: 4.7 updated
Upload Date: 25 Nov 17
Developer: Stephane Madrau
Distribution Type: Shareware
Price: 14.00 $
Downloads: 191
Size: 4167 Kb

Rating: 5.0/5 (Total Votes: 2)

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SwitchRes X helps you manage the resolution of all your monitors. You can access to the resolutions of all your displays in a simple, customizable menu. SwitchRes X incorporates features relative to the Monitor Resolution, Monitor BitDepth, and Video Mirroring into one single utility. You can use its menu in the Menu Bar or click on the Finder Desktop with its Contextual Menu Plugin to gain access to all these settings from within every application. It even allows you to create new custom resolutions.

What is new in this release:

  • Can define complex mirroring options within a Display Set (For example: monitor #1 mirrored on monitor #3, while monitor #2 is separately mirrored on monitor #4)
  • Can distinguish and remember multiple identical monitors (same vendor, model, date of manufacture) by their serial number
  • Parses more information from exported EDID
  • Changes the UI used to draw the resolution menu within the Display Set
  • Corrects a crash when trying to draw the Display Set preview

What is new in version 4.6.5:

  • Corrects a bug where SwitchResX would forget the current resolution and not check any resolution in the menu, after only changing the color depth. This could cause further crashes in some circumstances.
  • Corrects a problem where the native resolution would be reported as "Invalid" after an OS update
  • Corrects a crash that could occur when saving icons and SwitchResX would not know what is the actual current resolution
  • Corrects little bugs in User Interface
  • Shows in the Custom resolutions list if the resolution has been created by the user (you) or is a factory provided resolution

What is new in version 4.6.4:

  • Corrects a bug in the English localization where the table showing the current resolutions list was expanded with a new column each time the Preferences were open
  • Correctly saves the icons end windows positions and sizes when switching to a Display Set, if automatic icons saving is set

What is new in version 4.6.3:

  • Shows if a resolution is scaled or native in the current resolutions list
  • Also shows disabled Displays in the menus even if the option to only show the clicked menu is active - to allow to reenable a previously disabled menu
  • Fixes a bug that crashed the Control Panel when showing the Applications list
  • Correctly shows a monitor name when the name is too long and is spanned into multiple EDID fields
  • Allows to apply new settings immediately without rebooting, by forcing two successive rotations (is still an experimental feature)

What is new in version 4.6.1:

Fixed a bug that prevented the program to open on MacOS X versions from 10.6 to 10.8
Fixed a link for update
Doesn't try to read resolutions from system files if these were incorrectly handcrafted

What is new in version 4.5.6:

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What is new in version 4.5.3:

On ElCapitan, indicates when it cannot install a custom resolution because of SIP
On ElCapitan, can now remove previous contextual menu items and install the correct version
On ElCapitan, corrects a problem where the menu item checkmark would disable itself automatically
On ElCapitan, can configure SIP so that SwitchResX can continue to save custom resolutions and SIP can be activated again
Solves an issue where displaying detail of a resolution could sometimes show garbage information
Solves a new compatibility issue with MacOS X 10.6.x SnowLeopard
Solves a bug where default applications couldn't change their Display Set any more
Solves a user interface issue when reseting unattached monitor to factory settings
Solves a user interface issue in the Control Panel's menus
Solves an other compatibility issue with some applications (like Name Mangler)
Corrects an issue when exporting an EDID containing DisplayID data

What is new in version 4.5.1:

Changes the way it manages switching to a Display Set when an application starts
Corrects a problem when starting an application using a Display Set triggering a GPU change
Corrects a problem when resetting Display Setting when an application using the discrete GPU (when used) quits
Corrects a problem that would apply a Display Set again and again, if the Display Set triggered an Applescript, itself bringing a new application in front
Corrects a problem when trying to save a new custom resolution that is just a change from a native resolution
Correctly set back the ColorSync profile when quitting an application that would change ColorSync profiles
Doesn't list resolutions "0x0" any more, which could be reported available from MacOS X
Brings back the option to quit the Dock when disabling a display - this could be useful even on Yosemite
Will show if a custom resolution is compliant to any standard formula (GTF, CVT, -RB, -RBv2)
Correctly generates custom interlaced resolutions complying to CVT

What is new in version 4.5:

- Adds support for designing custom resolutions with horizontal and vertical sizes bigger than 4095
- Adds a lot more information in exported EDID to support DisplayID extensions from 4K and 5K monitors
- Adds better handling of situations where two identical displays are plugged to your Mac but only one of them shall get a custom resolution
- Adds an option to set brightness to zero for deactivated monitors
- Adds an option to highlight native resolutions in the menus
- Adds an option to force monitors sleeping after deactivating a monitor (prior to this version this was always done)
- Removed support for saving & restoring windows in multiple Spaces in Yosemite - this is no more possible and was causing a crash with version 4.4.1
- Corrected Menu appearance with Dark Theme in Yosemite
- Corrected a bug where executing a script from a Display Set would trigger a new application in front, itself triggering a new Display Set


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