Can the overscan setting be set to toggle from a keyboard command?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by akm3, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Hi, I'm using a mac mini hooked up to my HDTV, and I haven't been able to resolve the overscan issue.

    I run with the overscan 'on' while watching movies, and 'off' while computing. Switching between the two settings is a pain, it's in System Preferences, Displays, another tab, and then the check box.

    Is there anyway to map this setting to a key command, like CMD-F8 or something?
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    I'm not sure if a keyboard short cut can be made but it would be programmed in the System Preferences of the Keyboard and Mouse. But I opened up DVD player and this is a Displays settings area in the Full Screen tab. I'm not sure if the Use current video size in full screen would help automatically make the overscan change when you watch a DVD. But I'm sure when you talk about videos to mean videos other than DVDs too.

    There is a program SwitchResX, which with possible keyboard shortcuts for the program itself, you might be able to switch screen resolutions. But you might be able to setup a screen resolution that you wouldn't have to change the resolution or overscan anymore. There is also DisplayConfigX that does the same thing but you could blank your screen and need another to try to undo what settings you made.

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