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How do I get "hidden" video resolutions?
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Oct 20, 2001, 02:47 PM
 
I use a VGA to RGBHV converter and therefore the Mac shows that I am attached to a "VGA" monitor and provides a somewhat limited number of resolutions under all or recommended in the monitor control panel...How do I get other resolutions that I know are supported by the video card to show up or how can I tweak the machine into putting out another resolution not shown?
     
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Oct 20, 2001, 07:13 PM
 
Originally posted by jeffsollie:
<STRONG>I use a VGA to RGBHV converter and therefore the Mac shows that I am attached to a "VGA" monitor and provides a somewhat limited number of resolutions under all or recommended in the monitor control panel...How do I get other resolutions that I know are supported by the video card to show up or how can I tweak the machine into putting out another resolution not shown?</STRONG>
i'm pretty sure that switchres will solve your problem.
     
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Oct 21, 2001, 02:43 AM
 
Originally posted by jeffsollie:
<STRONG>I use a VGA to RGBHV converter and therefore the Mac shows that I am attached to a "VGA" monitor and provides a somewhat limited number of resolutions under all or recommended in the monitor control panel...How do I get other resolutions that I know are supported by the video card to show up or how can I tweak the machine into putting out another resolution not shown?</STRONG>
Hold control then click the Monitor Res control strip module, in the Control Strip.
     
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Oct 21, 2001, 03:53 AM
 
For OS 10 as well? Will Switchres and/or the "control" key allow me to see all resolutions regardless what is attached under OS 10.1 as well?
     
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Oct 21, 2001, 06:47 AM
 
Originally posted by jeffsollie:
<STRONG>For OS 10 as well? Will Switchres and/or the "control" key allow me to see all resolutions regardless what is attached under OS 10.1 as well?</STRONG>
Eh, dunno 'bout OSX... but why would they change something that works and everyone knows? Oh... hrm. Nevermind.
     
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Oct 21, 2001, 06:25 PM
 
Well,

I downloaded switchres and it certainly showed more resolutions, but not the one I know is buried somewhere, 1072x600...I noticed and "import" function, clicked it and a window came up named unattached monitors and the window was blank (empty)....Am I supposed to fill this window up with drivers and if so, from where?
     
   
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