Beautifying Chameleon with two lines of code

June 19th, 2011

Apple / Mac

Chameleon is undoubtedly the favorite bootloader among hackintosh users and dual-booters alike. With native support for OS X, Windows, and Linux, an eye-catching selection screen, and support for advanced boot flags, Chameleon does it all. Version 2 saw vast aesthetic improvements over version 1, ditching the command line for a graphical user interface (GUI). One remaining flaw of Chameleon is its inability to auto-detect your monitor’s native resolution. This issue, though minor, is easily corrected. By adding the following two lines to your, you can specify the resolution Chameleon uses.

<key>Graphics Mode</key>


If you don’t know the depth, use 32. For example, if your monitor’s native resolution is 1280×800,  type:

<key>Graphics Mode</key>


Or 1920×1080:

<key>Graphics Mode</key>


Then, save and reboot. Now, Chameleon will display in the specified resolution. Your icons will also be sharper and possibly even a bit prettier! If you found this guide useful then feel free to make a donation. Any amount truly does help.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

About Thomas

Thomas is a self-proclaimed guru (just ask him). He enjoys long walks on the beach, running Mac OS X on his Inspiron 1525, and tweeting about nonsensical life happenings. You can follow Thomas on twitter, email him, or search the interwebs for all his personal information. Neither should be too difficult.

View all posts by Thomas

No comments yet.