Something Fun for MacOS Users

So this weekend I got sidetracked from researching monitor standards and thought of the idea of having actual Spectrum 4k images show up in settings instead of the generic icons. I couldn’t find anyone online who had done this before, so I gave it a try and want to share the result.
Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 8.40.15 PM

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 8.40.20 PM

I took a good 6 hours to figure it out and put it all together. It only shows up for the ES07D03 though, I could get it to show up for others if I have the display ID that is reported in the EDID. Here is the link with simple instructions on how to install it yourself.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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This is sick thanks for sharing. Great attention to detail, wonder if it can be bundled in to the future MacOS client updates.

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Love This! :hearts:

Thanks for sharing.

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Super cool! I have access to the library folder, however, the displays folder isn’t present there. Does anyone have this issue too?

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You might have to add the folders yourself then.
/Library/Displays/Contents/Resources/Overrides
Just make them if you can. You should have have permissions to do that. If not let me know and I’ll figure it out.

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Hey man,

Yeah I’ve tried that to no avail!

I don’t know then. It should work as long as you are an admin. The option to make the folder should be available like in the image provided.
Screen Shot 2022-09-14 at 10.32.52 AM

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Apologies, I didn’t make it clear my bad!

I’ve created that directory and placed the file in but after rebooting, it still didn’t update. Must be the OSX version I’m on. I’ll circle back to this at some point as it’s an awesome mod!

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You ever figure it out?

Haven’t unfortunately, just gave up lol

I just realized do you have the glossy Spectrum? If so, it won’t work. For me to get it working I would need need some information reported from the monitor to the OS.

I need the display ID that is reported in the EDID. Either staff can ask for it or someone with the monitor will have to get it themselves. How you get it depends on what Mac you are using.

The universal way of getting it is using SwitchResX which is paid with a free week trial
Another way may be to use the Lunar and its CLI tool.

The best way is to to get it from Staff though. Can one of you get me the ID? I can update it if I get it.

@Cas Can you help me out with this?

Hey there!

Completely missed this one. Let me find out for you.

Hey there,

Just wondering what’s the display ID look like, because the team only found display version, which is 1.2.

Maybe it has different label when shown on our side. If you have a sample of string we can look for, then we might be able to find something similar for ES07DC9.

I don’t have access to my Spectrum right now, but here is an example of what I’m looking for:

This is the EDID for the Apple Studio Display

00FFFFFF FFFFFF00 06102FAE 020E0018 011D0104 B5462778 800F91AE 5243B026 0F505400 00000101 01010101 01010101 01010101 010142CE 0050F070 55800820 7800BB89 2100001A 42CE0050 F0701682 08208800 BB892100 001AA05C 0050A0A0 39500820 B808BB89 2100001A 000000FC 0050726F 20446973 706C6179 0A20042A 02030F80 E3058000 E6060701 A06B013C CE0050F0 70578008 209800BB 89210000 1A3DCE00 50F07086 82082088 0CBB8921 00001A41 CE0050F0 70898208 20B80CBB 89210000 1A000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000001 70127900 00290010 646EFCD2 41F44261 BBABA4B7 C2ABF79A 01000C52 1B5E0F80 17380D10 784EBB7F 8107FA10 00040100 007E0005 3A029281 00030028 C46C0184 FF134F00 07801F00 3F0B7000 62000700 58F60184 7F174F00 07801F00 370D8300 75000700 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00001E90 70127900 00030050 A56C0104 FF134F00 07801F00 3F0B7200 64000700 B56C0104 FF134F00 07801F00 3F0BC602 B8020700 BE6C0104 FF134F00 07801F00 3F0B5C03 4E030700 AB6C0104 FF134F00 07801F00 3F0B5F03 51030700 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00007D90 70127900 00030050 45F60104 7F174F00 07801F00 370D8600 78000700 52F60104 7F174F00 07801F00 370D4203 34030700 58F60104 7F174F00 07801F00 370DF203 E4030700 4CF60104 7F174F00 07801F00 370DF603 E8030700 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00006990

If you run it or any other EDID though this website EDID Decode it will decode it for you.

After the decode if you scroll past the initial hex you will see Block 0, which will look like this:

Block 0, Base EDID:
  EDID Structure Version & Revision: 1.4
  Vendor & Product Identification:
    Manufacturer: APP
    Model: 44602
    Serial Number: 2713417985
    Made in: week 7 of 2022

Under the Manufacturer it lists a model number. That is what I need.
Just follow the same steps with the glossy Spectrum EDID to get the number.
Either that or you could post the EDID for the glossy Spectrum and I can get the info myself.

Thanks for looking into it. :slight_smile:

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Hi there,

Give me a moment. I will get back with something soon.

Hey there,

So here is what the team got:

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Not sure if this will help. Oddly the model number only came with one digit instead of 5.

Is that the glossy model? That would make it the same number as the matte display, which isn’t supposed to happen.

The code is supposed to identify different displays from a manufacturer.

I remember that my display’s number was 1.
Since the Matte display was 1 this one should have a number greater than 1, probably 2.

But if it was 1, then my icon replacement should have worked…mmmm

Regardless I recommend changing it to 2 in a firmware update if it really is 1.

Hi there,

Yes, this is the glossy model. I thought the glossy model would have a different number, but it is not.

Exactly.

I’ll try to bring this to the team’s attention.