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Release Notes

What's new in Resolutionator?

Resolutionator 2.4 - Jun 21 2023

New Features

  • Added support for the 15" MacBook Air.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved support for external displays.

Resolutionator 2.3 - Aug 4 2022

New Features

  • Added support for the M2 MacBook Air and the 27" Studio Display.

Resolutionator 2.2 - Nov 3 2021

New Features

  • Added support for the 14"/16" M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro.

Resolutionator 2.1 - Aug 10 2021

New Features

  • Added support for the 24" M1 iMac.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Resolutionator now lists more meaningful names for certain kinds of displays.

Resolutionator 2.0.1 - Jan 13 2021

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved support for the 16" MacBook Pro.

Resolutionator 2.0 - Jan 5 2021

New Features

  • Pin (or unpin) favorite resolutions, so they always appear at the top of the list.
  • Resolutionator now runs natively on both Apple silicon and Intel Macs.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved matching of resolution options based on color depth and refresh frequency.
  • Improved dark mode support.

Resolutionator 1.1.2 - Oct 3 2018

New Features

  • Resolutionator now supports Dark Mode on macOS Mojave.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • The Resolutionator menu no longer takes a really long time to appear for those using dynamic desktop images in Mojave. Related: Did you know those images are over 100MB in size?!
  • Additional minor bug fixes and behind-the-scenes changes.

Resolutionator 1.1.1 - Dec 22 2016

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed a color depth issue on newer MacBook Pros that could cause the list of resolutions to be blank.

Resolutionator 1.1 - Aug 9 2016

New Feature

  • Added a resolution switching AppleScript command — example: tell application "Resolutionator" to set resolution 1920 x 1200 (See the Resolutionator Suite in Script Editor's Library for additional parameters.)

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved help with better layout and greatly improved navigation and search.

Resolutionator 1.0.3 - Jan 31 2016

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Updated the Sparkle in-app update mechanism to use a secure connection (HTTPS)

Resolutionator 1.0.2 - Sep 28 2015

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed an issue with OS X 10.11 El Capitan's Gatekeeper.

Resolutionator 1.0.1 - Sep 8 2015

New Features

  • Added a resolution switching menu to Resolutionator's Dock icon. (Hat tip to Rob R. for the suggestion.)

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Added an alert when Resolutionator's menu bar item gets covered.
  • A Help button in Resolutionator's settings means help is available even for those running in Faceless mode.
  • Made minor visual changes to a few interface elements.

Resolutionator 1.0 - Aug 4 2015

Now we're talking

  • Official release.

Resolutionator Beta (42)

Mine is space gray, and it's beautiful

  • Added device-specific support for the Mac that came from the future, a.k.a., the 12" retina MacBook.

Resolutionator Beta (39)

No news is good news, right?

  • Same excuse as last time. Again, sorry for the delay.

Resolutionator Beta (31)

Same old

  • Extended the beta's expiration date. We thought we'd manage to take Resolutionator further towards a final 1.0 by mid January, but our plans were foiled by somewhat problematic app store rejections concerning the latest updates for two of our other apps. Sorry for the delay.

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  • First beta.

Resolutionator 2.4 requires macOS 10.9 Mavericks or newer. You can try it for free, and you'll find it's most useful on Macs that have an internal retina display. The release notes are an interesting read.

Why is Resolutionator so inexpensive? In order to do what it does, Resolutionator relies on a non-published programming interface within macOS. Changes to this interface may cause Resolutionator to fail. If that were to happen, we don't want you to feel like you haven't gotten your money's worth from our app. And at only $3, you can do that with a few hours' usage of the application.