Restore Factory Default Display Resolution After Deleting SwitchResX from Mac OS X Yosemite

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to restore your factory default display settings on a Mac once you've removed the SwitchResX application. This works for Mac OS X Yosemite and other versions that are supported by the SwitchResX application.

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    To do this, the first thing we're going to do is open the "System Preferences" panel
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    This is done by moving down to the dock, and clicking on "System Preferences".
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    Alternatively, if we don't have the dock enabled, or we don't have "System Preferences" on it, we can move to the Apple icon at the top left corner of the screen and click once to trigger that menu
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    Once we've opened this menu, we'll see that the second option is "System Preferences"
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    Click one time on "System Preferences".
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    This will open the "System Preferences" panel
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    From here, we're looking for "Displays" on the second row.
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    Clicking on "Displays" will take us to the "Display" area
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    We will note that our display is currently set to "Scaled".
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    Once we click "Default for display", it will automatically shift the resolution back to the factory default setting
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    Our resolution will no longer be scaled to whatever the customized setting was when we were using SwitchResX. Once we've clicked "Default for display", it will automatically reset our display to the factory default settings. For this demonstration, we aren't going to do this because we have a special setting arranged to create this tutorial video. However, all we have to do is tap "Default for display", and it will automatically restore the screen back to the factory settings.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to reset your Mac display to the factory default after deleting SwitchResX from your system
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    Once we've done this, it's also a good idea to restart your system. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for us, please let us know in the section below.
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