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    Display Maestro 2
    Version 2.0
    Display Maestro gives you full control over attached displays, allowing the usage of all available resolutions and bit depths. This is done by ignoring the operating system setting of hiding potentially unsafe resolutions.
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Display Maestro gives you full control over attached displays, allowing the use of all available resolutions and bit depths. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite strips out the useful ability to set specific resolutions and presents a more user-friendly approach.

Experienced users, especially graphic designers and presenters, demand more precise control of their devices. Access exactly the resolution you need with Display Maestro's traditional-Mac-OS-like menu.


Access the full list of resolutions and bit-depths supported by the graphics card and attached display. Note that some graphics cards may limit the display's options.
Older games and apps sometimes require the use of precise resolutions, and can no longer set these automatically due to changes in Mac OS. Display Maestro lets you pick exactly the configuration you need.
Display Maestro implements functionality that will detect if an unsafe resolution was chosen and will automatically revert to the last known safe resolution if confirmation is not given.

Details Unveiled

Pro users can also view advanced resolution and device information ranging from gamma configuration, RGB color points, scaling, samples per pixel, screen dimensions, device vendor IDs, refresh rate, manufacture dates, dots per inch, Retina (HiDPI) status, and more.

Also view feature information such as if the following are enabled are supported: pan enabled, simulscan enabled, is stretched, television mode, Desktop GUI support, interlace mode, mirroring supported, built-in, high-resolution capable, accelerator backed, and more.

All Resolutions

Display list of all displays and resolutions.

Hidden Resolutions

Toggle list of unsafe resolutions.

ColorSync

Restore ColorSync settings.

Gamma

View the white, red, green, and blue gamma values as well as channels

RGB Points

View the red, green and blue X,Y points.

Transformation

View display transformation values.

Manufacturer

View vendor codes and manufacture dates.

Capabilities

View display capabilities like backlist, mirroring, digital, stereo, OpenGL acceleration, HiDPI capable, and AirPlay.

Properties

View display properties simulscan, television mode, samples per pixel, pan required, display size, interlaced, bytes per row, bits per sample, and more.

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

Older Versions

These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.

Name Version Size Date Platform Minimum OS Download
Display Maestro 1.2.7 8.97 MB October 14, 2014 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel) Download
Display Maestro 1.1.9 8.92 MB February 10, 2012 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Universal) Download

I was upset when Apple decided to remove 256-color in Leopard. This app fixed my problem right away. The best part about it is that it just feels like an extension of the OS itself. Very well done and totally worth the five bucks.

Kodie Rossi

I'm usually wary about third-party apps that screw around with your settings, but this one is good. Everything reverts back to normal once you quit the app so you don't have to worry about permanently botching something up. A great addition to an already great operating system.

Max Rosenberg

Retro Mac gaming for the win! I love this app. It makes my life so much easier. I was pretty bummed when I noticed that Apple had removed the 256-color display option. This app fixes that problem right away. Thanks for being awesome, Koingo. As always.

Sean Bigsby

GREAT app, and wonderful developer to boot. Answered all my questions thoroughly, quickly and kindly. I have a feeling I'll be owning several more Koingo apps here within the next few months. It's just a matter of time now.

Devon Johnson

Great app! You can do whatever you want with it, but as soon as you quit, your screen reverts back to what you had it set to beforehand. You don't need to worry about screwing up. Love it!

Madison Cundy

Perfect utility to use when you want to play old games in 256-color mode! Couldn't be easier to use, either. It runs in the background, barely noticeable unless you're looking for it. 10/10 and two thumbs up.

Geoff Christofferson

It even works with multiple display devices. I'm impressed. The details about each resolution is a nice touch, too. I'd recommend this for anyone with multiple displays, and I know there's a lot of that out there these days.

Jamie Love

This is perfect! I have multiple monitors set up and this is just what I needed. So simple and useful. Worth every penny I paid for it. I probably would have paid thrice that if you'd asked me to.

Colton Rau

Great for playing old games! I'm a huge legacy gamer so this app is perfect. There's nothing worse than trying to play an old game in the wrong resolution. It feels like a default Mac function too, the way it just sits up there in the top bar. Love it.

Kaylee Harrington

Does exactly what it's advertised to do. Very responsive developer, too. In my opinion this is an essential Mac app as it brings back features that Apple has taken away over the years and puts them back to use. Can't argue there. Absolutely recommended.

Kyle Fox

All of our products come with a full set of licensing options: from single users and households to small businesses and larger corporations.


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Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

Display Maestro allows you to view and set all resolutions available from every attached display, regardless of whether or not the operating system believes they are safe.

One of the most useful features in Display Maestro is the ability to specifically set resolutions and bit-depths (a feature completely removed by Apple in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite). Many old games cannot automatically switch display bit depth, and require you to change it manually.

When open, Display Maestro appears in your menu bar near the clock at the top right-hand corner of your screen. Simply click and select the display, resolution, and desired bit-depth.

Both a computer's video card and display must jive to provide resolutions. The graphics card renders the content, and the screen displays it. Unfortunately, even though a display may be capable of a certain resolution, if the graphics card is not, it will not be possible to use it.

Often additional bit-depths can be exposed on mobile Macs by turning off the low-power graphics card, plugging in the A/C adapter, and then turning off "Automatic graphics switching" in Energy Saver (part of "System Preferences").

• Remember decision for "Unsafe Resolution Chosen".
• Allow manually switching GPUs in dual GPU machines. http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus/
• Save desktop icon positions.
• Open Displays Preferences.
• Option-Drag the menubar to the 4th display.
• Mirror all displays (to gather all open windows).
• Un-Mirror all displays.
• Set resolution on startup

Display Maestro allows you to view and set all resolutions available from every attached display, regardless of whether or not the operating system believes they are safe.

One of the most useful features in Display Maestro is the ability to specifically set resolutions and bit-depths (a feature completely removed by Apple in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite). Many old games cannot automatically switch display bit depth, and require you to change it manually.

When open, Display Maestro appears in your menu bar near the clock at the top right-hand corner of your screen. Simply click and select the display, resolution, and desired bit-depth.

• Remember decision for "Unsafe Resolution Chosen".
• Allow manually switching GPUs in dual GPU machines. http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus/
• Save desktop icon positions.
• Open Displays Preferences.
• Option-Drag the menubar to the 4th display.
• Mirror all displays (to gather all open windows).
• Un-Mirror all displays.
• Set resolution on startup

Both a computer's video card and display must jive to provide resolutions. The graphics card renders the content, and the screen displays it. Unfortunately, even though a display may be capable of a certain resolution, if the graphics card is not, it will not be possible to use it.

Often additional bit-depths can be exposed on mobile Macs by turning off the low-power graphics card, plugging in the A/C adapter, and then turning off "Automatic graphics switching" in Energy Saver (part of "System Preferences").

Version 2.0 – December 19, 2014
Upgrade Notes: Version 2 is a paid upgrade from all previous versions. Order an upgrade by logging into your koingosw.com account, pressing the Orders tab, and then clicking the Upgrade button!

Users owing an active subscription to this product will get it automatically without additional cost. This upgrade is also free if ordering a non-subscription version within the last year. Visit your account and click the Upgrade link to obtain a free copy.
New Feature: Shows Mac OS X display icons.
New Feature: Contact support from the menu.
New Feature: Press Command-Option-Shift-] to show the application menu even if you cannot see it in the menubar.
New Feature: Redesigned interface to suit Yosemite.
New Feature: Prevention of Command-Q to quit by accident.
Bug Fix: Details Window no longer opens more than once for the same display.
Coming Soon: Auto-set resolution on startup.
Coming Soon: Open Display Preferences menu option.
Coming Soon: Remember desktop icon positions.
Coming Soon: Remember decision for unsafe resolutions.