SwitchResX - What files does it modify?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mbooth, May 5, 2009.

  1. mbooth macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    I had a problem with my iMac in that the second monitor kept flickering black every few seconds. After much pulling out of hair, I managed to sort it by using SwitchResX, creating a new resolution with a slightly different refresh rate.

    Well, I've now reinstalled Leopard, and I'm not sure what files SwitchResX modified.

    I have a mountable backup image of the old installation and I just need to know what files to copy across.

    I've copied over Users/Me/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.windowserver.6881753F-E268-5D65-B162-DE4A346FC4E3.plist
    I *think* one other one (I cant remember which .plist file it was).

    Rebooted and I still have the problem, so I assume I've missed the correct file....

    Any ideas?

    I dont know what settings I used either so can't redo it :$
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    A very quick Google search turned up this page which says the file will be in /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/
  3. mbooth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2008
    Manchester, UK

    Damn, sorry about that. I did try a-googling, and even read that page, but missed that bit :$

    Sorted it now anyway, thanks!

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