I would like to configure the 'Scaled' property of my Macbook Pro display using the command line. How could I do that?


I have an early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display running OS X 10.8.5 and I've tested cscreen command line utility and it works to change resolution via the command line. You can download the cscreenIntel.dmg from the link provided. In a terminal use cscreen -h to output the internal help information. An example of use: cscreen -d 32 -x 1680 -y 1050

BTW As far as I know Intel based versions of OS X do not include a native executable and why I'm pointing you to a third-party utility.

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    Did not work for me on os x yosemite 10.10.5 desktop. – user674669 Jan 25 '16 at 19:03
$ git clone https://github.com/jhford/screenresolution.git
$ cd screenresolution
$ make dmg
$ ./screenresolution set 1920x1080x32@60

csreen did not do any thing for me on os x 10.10.5. These steps worked for me.

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