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Posted on May 21, 2011
One of the problems with having your computer hooked up to a large high-definition television is that at maximum resolution, it is very difficult to see icons and menus. Changing the resolution to 1280x720 doesn't solve the problem completely, but it makes it much better.
Changing settings manually is a total pain. However, SwitchResX will do all the configuration for you. SwitchcResX is a really great utility that lets you take more control over the resolution of all your monitors. It was initially designed for computer monitors, but the program was expanded to work with LCD, Plasma and video projectors too.
There are times when OS X might not want you to use the highest (or optimal) resolution for your device. HDTV owners sometimes have that problem and SwitchResX will make sure that your 720p or 1080p TV will actually connect to your Mac at that resolution.
The really awesome feature of SwitchResX is the ability to switch resolutions based on system events. So if you launch a certain program, the resolution will automatically change accordingly. You can also configure resolution changes by invoking a keyboard shortcut or AppleScrpt.
SwithcResX is 14 euros (~$20US) and is free without limitation for 10 days. The program was recently re-written in Cocoa and is Snow Leopard ready. You can download the latest beta here.
Hope it helps.
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Posted on May 21, 2011
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