display setting in menubar?

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  1. juicywaterhouse macrumors member

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    hey everyone,

    does anybody know how to change the display settings of a mac from the menubar?

    thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    System Preferences > Displays > Show displays in menu bar (check this)
     
  3. Pared3s macrumors regular

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    Sadly this setting isn't included in the Retina unless it's hidden somewhere else. That was one of the first things I looked for too.
     
  4. Pared3s macrumors regular

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    I found out that you could have it show by going into the Macintosh HD/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Displays.menu

    The only thing is it doesn't have any options to change the scaling. Hopefully they fix this in ML.

    EDIT: if you want to remove it. Command click it and drag it off.
     
  5. juicywaterhouse thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm running mountain lion and they didn't fix it .... I'm going droid :rolleyes:
     
  6. alexhen macrumors newbie

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    Very useful tip, thanks Pared3s. Note it is under /System on my Retina MBP with Lion. (I expect this will be restored in Mountain Lion...)

    For the lazy here is my script to open it, placed in bin directory with chmod 755:

    ~/bin% cat ./displays-in-menu-bar.sh
    open "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Displays.menu"
     
  7. Pared3s macrumors regular

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    Or you could press I think it's either the option or control key and the increase brightness button and it takes you directly to the display options.
     

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