Display Settings

spragueg

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Where does OS X keep the settings for the Displays Preferences including things like resolution, Color depth and refresh rate?
 

esavas

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in the preferances panel on the Dock, just click on that grey apple on your Dock & you will see it...
 

spragueg

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Originally posted by esavas
in the preferances panel on the Dock, just click on that grey apple on your Dock & you will see it...
No, I mean where are the settings stored. I would like to know where the file that holds those settings is.
 

plaidpjs

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Even though I have no true idea exactly which file or where within that file, I am pretty sure that all of your preferences are stored in users/"you"/Library/Preferences. Where "you" is replaced by your user directory. There are also a few system wide preferences stored in /Library/Preferences/.
 

outtersg

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Originally posted by spragueg


No, I mean where are the settings stored. I would like to know where the file that holds those settings is.
They are at /Users/<...>/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.windowserver.<...>.plist

I want to change my refresh rate from 75 to 85 Hz, but the value refers to a mode and so I don't know where to find the right mode (I know my monitor can support 1024x768@85Hz, it worked under PB).
 

spragueg

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Yeah, I tried changing that file. It does absoloutly nothing. I tried changing the mode and it made no difference. Even after a restart I still get no change.

Any other ideas?
 
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