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Is it possible to change display resolution in Mac OS X?

If so, how?

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There's no built-in tool to do this, but some people have made their own.

Newscreen

setgetscreenres

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Link for Newscreen is broken - the setgetscreenres links works and is a great solution! – Lester Cheung Jan 29 '14 at 7:08

A command-line utility used by a large number of OS X enterprise administrators is SetDisplay.

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There is a hint from Macworld hint that show show to do this from AppleScript. You will have to install the csreen utility. I haven't tried this myself, so YMMV.

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