Monday, January 28, 2013

Yet Another Free And Simple Way To Change Your Mac’s Display Settings With A Click

Display MenuYour Mac’s screen, whether Mac book or iMac, is capable of many different resolutions. How do you change a screen’s resolution? There are two basic ways.

Use Apple’s System Preferences > Displays > Display > Scaled. Select the screen resolution you want and you’re good to go.

Or, find a Mac app that also changes the screen resolution but is easier to use than Apple’s built-in method. Both methods are free. If you choose the former, there are more clicks. If you choose Display Menu, screen resolution can be changed with a single click.

My screen resolution app of choice is Display Menu
. It’s free and it could not be easier to change a Mac’s screen resolution unless your Mac can read your mind.

Display Menu

If you’re looking for more complexity or a gotcha, well, there isn’t one. It’s that easy.

Display Menu is for Mac users who have a need to change the display resolution more frequently than an annual basis. It takes up residence in your Mac’s Menubar and works with the Mac’s built-in display, or a Mac with an external display, or both.

Click. Select the display. Select the resolution. Done.

Oh, about that gotcha. I found one. Display Menu does not support the two small display modes of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Apple’s new Retina displays, while worthy eye candy, do cause more problems than they solve.