Change resolution in menu bar

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

  1. Mightee macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    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

    Oct 22, 2007
    i am interested in this as well. Can't select my custom resolutions that I made with SwitchResX.
  3. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    The Displays menu extra is completely different.
  4. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
  5. Mightee thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    It's really the refresh rate that I want to change on-the-fly.
  6. Jeff Chen macrumors member

    Jeff Chen

    Jun 16, 2009
    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


    Jun 18, 2010
    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


    Jun 18, 2010
    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


    Jan 15, 2003
    Grand Portage, Minnesota
    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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