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    Display Maestro 3
    Version 3.0.1
    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 2.1.6 15.45 MB November 27, 2018 Mac Mac OS X 10.10 or later Download
Display Maestro 2.1.2 16.20 MB April 17, 2018 Mac Mac OS 10.10 Download
Display Maestro 2.0.8 11.52 MB January 5, 2016 Mac Mac OS X 10.7 (Intel) Download
  Last release for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8
Display Maestro 1.2.7 8.97 MB October 14, 2014 Mac Mac OS X 10.7 (Intel) Download
Display Maestro 1.1.9 8.92 MB February 10, 2012 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Universal) Download

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great little app should have been available in mac Os

johnnyB

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

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

Got totally boned by Mac regarding displays. Display maestro to the rescue!

Nikki Staley

Not a lot to say! I don't change my display resolution often, but when I want or need to, the mechanism is right up there in my menu bar.

Paul Schumann

Saved my (production) life, when Apple took away resolution options!

Nikki Staley

Display Maestro made my MBP 15 event more efficient than my iMac27! Thanks

Xiaoze Yang

This app does what it says. It allows me to configure my retina display 15 inch Macbook Pro to the same rez as the 30 Inch Cinema Display. That way I can use them as the same area in size. But what I really like is. When I mirror the displays, while I am on the go with just the rMBP, the items and apps that place items on the desktop all stay in place. Such a time saver and hassle reducer! Thank you for making Display Maestro!

David B

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

Excellent software, helps use the full scale of my Retina display

Olivier Brunet

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


Personal Licenses

Student/Senior$0.50

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  • Cost Per Month — Billed Annually
  • 1 computer
    2 unique activations per year

Household$2.50

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  • 1 household
    10 unique activations per year

Business Licenses

School$3.00

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  • Cost Per Month — Billed Annually
  • 1 school
    300 unique activations per year

Corporate$10.00

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  • Cost Per Month — Billed Annually
  • Unlimited
    10000 unique activations per year

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.

For a single-page listing of all help entries, click here.

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").

• Automatically restore resolution on app startup.
• 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
• Identify displays using visual box
• A Hot key to restore the display to a predetermined resolution. The menubar icon disappears on low resolutions and I have to go to the settings to recover from a low-res setting. A hot-key would allow me to restore to the default easily.

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.

• Automatically restore resolution on app startup.
• 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
• Identify displays using visual box
• A Hot key to restore the display to a predetermined resolution. The menubar icon disappears on low resolutions and I have to go to the settings to recover from a low-res setting. A hot-key would allow me to restore to the default easily.

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 3.0.1 – October 5, 2019
Requirements: This version requires Mac OS X 10.13 or later.
Upgrade Notes: This upgrade is free for users owning an active subscription or a non-subscription "lifetime license." No action is required other than downloading the new version from our web site and unlocking as normal with an e-mail address. For all other users, orders for the current version can be purchased on our web site.
Bug Fix: Fixed bug saving temp files.
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.