Any (free) alternatives to SwitchResX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reebzor, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    So I have my mini connected to my tv (22" Vizio VO22L) and the monitor supports 1680x1050, but OS X doesnt recognize that, so I needed to use SwitchResX. I used it on my old mini and dont remember having to register it, but when I got my new one and installed it, they said I had a 10 day trial. Now I dont really feel like paying for software that 1) OS X should be able to let me do and 2) Vizio should provide me with the drivers anyway. So what are my options here people?

    Thanks.
     
  2. LevMac macrumors 6502

    LevMac

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    I'm glad you posted this dude, as im after the same application, but without meaning to sound like a cheap skate, is there any other alternatives out there that will enable us to run our own resolutions on our display panels ?
     
  3. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Use your old monitor load up "Displays" and check Detect Displays, When you connect your vizio up, It should automatically select a resolution your Mini can display.

    Minis are capable of going 1680x1050

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  4. reebzor thread starter macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    when I plug the vizio in, 1680x1050 is not on that list. How do I get it on the list is what I'm asking.
     

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