Easily set Mac Retina display to higher unsupported resolutions (by avibrazil)

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better RDM alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where RDM has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-01.
  • Scale down the UI even further with "RDM"
    But luckily there is an older tool that lets You crank up the resolution, thus making the UI smaller: RDM https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM
  • Hackintosh / MacOS free tools
    Here is link number 1 - Previous text "RDM"
    RDM for setting custom screen resolutions
  • Solved by 1440p HiDPI: MacBook Pro 16“ is HOT and NOISY with an external monitor
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-21
    Neither displayplacer nor one-key-hidpi worked for me. I ended up using RDM:


  • Forcing a higher resolution than native on secondary monitor?
    Check this out: https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM
  • 11.3 Breaks displaylink M1
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-04-28
  • i7 4790K HD 4600 DP 4K monitor half screen is black. The other one in HDMI is good but at 1080p. Any ideas?
    So yeah, Big Sur can definitely handle [email protected] with Intel HD4600. In my case, dual DP+HDMI, with DP being 60Hz and HDMI being 30Hz. I also had to use https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM to force the secondary display to 30Hz, otherwise it wouldn't work setting it manually through the display properties panel.
    Then I used this app: https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM which allowed me to connect my secondary display and force it at [email protected] (display settings could, but it showed no dropdown for Refresh Rate) and now I have it all just like Windows, YAY!!!!!!!!!
  • Apple releases seventh macOS Big Sur 11.3 developer beta
    reddit.com/r/apple | 2021-04-11
  • Fullscreen freeze
    reddit.com/r/F1TV | 2021-03-28
    The only way that worked I've found until now is to use a shareware tool called SwitchResX: https://www.madrau.com/. It should be possible to do it using a free tool called RDM - https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM - however it will require some more fiddling about to find the proper settings.
  • System font sharpening/distortion issue on M1 Macbook Air / Big Sur
    reddit.com/r/applehelp | 2021-03-28
    I've been playing with RDM and QuickResX to try and get the best resolution out of an my Dasung external monitor. After using these tools I became worried i'd broken something on my monitor: looking closely at the Macbook Air screen I noticed some artificial-looking distortion or sharpening around the all system fonts but especially noticable in the menu bar: similar to jpg artifacts; aliasing and highlights/shadows around the rims of the letters.
  • Brothers should not fight!
    Yeah, you're right. That sucks. Try RDM.
  • Getting 1440p 144hz on Windows but not MacOS (16" 2019 w/ 5500M)
    reddit.com/r/macbook | 2021-02-17
    https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM Try changing your resolution with this tool (click the link at the very bottom)
  • Why is font size not adjustable on a Mac?
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-02-12
    Lowering the resolution makes everything out of focus. Use a basic program like RDM: https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM. This allows you to scale to the bigger font size but maintain your sharpness (use the resolutions with the lightning bolt behind them). I might have messed around with enabling HiDPI mode as well (https://www.techjunkie.com/hidpi-mode-os-x/), I can't remember. I use a 4K display on full resolution with fonts one scale larger than normal without pixels becoming fuzzy: perfect!
  • I created Deskreen. This is a desktop app that makes any device with a web browser a second screen for your computer.
    The resolution if handled automatically and it displays normal on our screen. Even it it is a retina display on viewing device, the resolution fits ok and there are no too small text or icons on viewing device. You can just play with resolution using RDM software also open source and free: https://github.com/avibrazil/RDM


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