Change resolution in menu bar

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mightee, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Mightee macrumors member

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    Anyone know a way of getting back the old functionality of being able to change the screen resolution via the menu bar?
     
  2. tirexstorm macrumors regular

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    i am interested in this as well. Can't select my custom resolutions that I made with SwitchResX.
     
  3. minik macrumors 65816

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    The Displays menu extra is completely different.
     
  4. akadmon macrumors 68010

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  5. Mightee thread starter macrumors member

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    It's really the refresh rate that I want to change on-the-fly.
     
  6. Jeff Chen macrumors member

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    This thing is gone. I rely on it to toggle mirroring before, but it seems cmd+F1 can do the trick too.
     
  7. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    OMG. I didn't know about cmd-f1 until I searched for this. SwitchresX put my displays in mirror mode before it started crashing hopelessly, and since there's apparently no gui for entering or leaving the mode in ML, I was completely stuck. Thanks!

    I really hope Apple improves the Display prefpane. Want more control!

    EDIT: any tricks for putting an external display into HiDPI mode? That was there in Lion but gone in Lion.
     
  8. spblat macrumors 6502a

    spblat

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    Derp: "mirror displays" is right where it's supposed to be. Dunno how I missed it before.
     

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  9. bketchum macrumors regular

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    In Snow Leopard I enjoyed having the screen resolution options available to me in the menu bar on my iMac. That option seems to have vanished when I upgraded to Mountain Lion.

    I tried the Cmd+F1 keyboard shortcut that someone suggested, but nothing happened. Then I tried Option+F1 and that worked nicely to bring up the display settings window in the system preferences.

    It requires a bit of scrolling to find the right resolution, but I'm fine with that.
     

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