The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

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How can I determine the battery impact of using scaled resolutions on my MB Pro Retina?

(My machine is a stock mid-2014 MB Pro Retina 13") I noticed a definitive drop in how long my battery lasts when I switched to the largest resolution available (to have more space to work with) ...
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Trick OS X into thinking it has a Retina display?

I own a Wacom Cintiq 13' display/input device. It connects via HDMI to my Mac Pro and works nice so far, except that all the menus, buttons and controls in OS X are very tiny. A resolution of ...
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How can I set a default “Mirror Displays” resolution?

I have an iMac running at 1920x1080 resolution with a second monitor connected that is running 1920x1200 resolution. Whenever I enable "Mirror Displays", OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46) will always set ...
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problem connecting 2015 macbook pro to projector trough hdmi

when i'm connecting my macbook pro to projector trough hdmi i get black screen for a second then it goes back to normal screen... and this repeats in a loop while the cable is connected, and stops as ...
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“Open in Low Resolution” - what does it actually do?

The application information panel on retina MacBooks features a checkbox "Open in Low Resolution" with you are supposed to use when you experience e.g. visual problems (according to Apple). But what ...
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What are the effective scaling modes on OSX with a 4K display? Is an effective real estate of 2560x1440 possible?

I have a 2015 retina macbook pro, the default scaled resolution of 1920x1080 would be too small for me. I currently have a 2560x1440 display and couldn't accept less real estate. Under the display ...
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Can I have different virtual desktops with different resolutions/scaling?

I'm really frustrated by the way some applications are not HiDPI aware and resort to pixel doubling - video games, GIMP, etc. Is it possible to have one of my virtual desktops (I think apple uses a ...
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Macbook Pro - VGA to HDMI adapter second display resolution problem

I bought a NON APPLE VGA to HDMI adapter. It works well with other PCs but when I connect it to my mac and connect a second display to it, The resolution is locked at 1336 by 768. When I go to the ...
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How to delete photos from iPhoto/Phots with a particular filename format?

I have a phone that stores 2 images every time I take a picture. One is a high resolution photo and the other is a low resolution photo. When I connect my phone to the mac, it imports all the photos ...
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Scaling external display text & UI components

I have a late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro which drives a Dell P2815Q 28" 4K monitor (at 30Hz). What I would like is to have scaled UI components whilst retaining the resolution of the monitor, rather than ...
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Why is it that my MacBook Pro Retina's resolution is detected as different based on the application?

The actual advertized resolution is 2880 x 1800. Taking a fullscreen, screenshot gives me an image that is 2880 x 1800. Going to this site tells me my resolution is 1440 x 900. The built in Digital ...
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Screen resolution messed up when upgrading to latest Macbook Air

I have a macbook air 13' from 2013. I just bought the same model, only newer. I backup up everything on an external hard drive via time machine on the old mac, then used migration assistant to ...
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Incorrect resolution while external display connected

I have an Dell external display which has the best resolution @1440*900. My laptop is 2015 13 inch rBMP MX840. The problem is that when I connected this external display into the Mac, it cannot show ...
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iMac scaling not working

On my iMac 13,2 2012 the only availible video scaling is 1280x720. No other options are listed and changing it to optimal does not make a difference. The Apple Hardware Test showed no errors an NVRam ...
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DPI of Pages 5.5 PDFs exports

My printer wants me to submit 300 dpi PDFs and use a CMYK profile. Is the "best" PDF export setting for Pages 5.5 300 dpi? And how do I find a CMYK profile on Photoshop Elements or iPhoto? I seem to ...
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MacBook Pro no longer outputs native resolution to external monitor when rotation is on

I have a mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3. As of last week, I was running an external Dell 24" monitor connected with a Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable and rotated to portrait ...
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How to set a screen resolution other than what is displayed in the scaled list?

I need to set my screen resolution 1280x720 (this is a requirement for a screencast I need to create). When I go into the Display - Scaled menu this is no longer available as an option on Yosemite, ...
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External display resolution - cursor gets lost

I connected my new K272HUL display to my Macbook Pro Retina 15". The issue is that the resolution that the monitor displays seems to be too large (2560x1440) and my mouse gets lost in the display. My ...
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Screen resolution of MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Retina-display (Late 2013 model) I recently bought a very cheap HDMI cable to plug it on my tv in my room (for Screen Mirroring and sometimes, Screen extend). Since it's ...
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How do I make my MacBook's logical resolution the same as its physical one?

My MacBook has 2,880 × 1,800 physical, R/G/B pixels in its display (1800p). However, Mac OS renders at 3840 × 2400 virtual pixels (4k). I don't know or care why, but I do know that this ...
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How to set the Display aspect ratio to 16:9 explicitly when using a VGA adaptor

Background I was presenting at a venue where the projector supports 1280x720px resolution (16:9) via VGA cable (I've previously used the same room and equipment on an older 2011 MacBook Pro running ...
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Changing dots per inch (DPI) in Powerpoint Office 2011 for Mac

I want to increase the resolution of my images in PowerPoint for (2011 for Mac). In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save and from there you can change the dpi...here's a fuzzy screen ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I'm deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I'd like to use but everything ...
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Limited list of resolutions in Win8 on VMWare Fusion 6 [duplicate]

I just installed a new Win8 virtual PC inside my VMWare Fusion 6. The VMWare Tools are installed also. My problem is that the list of the screen resolutions is limited to 2560x192. The settings of the ...
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Force aspect ratio with crop on external monitor while mirroring display

When I connect my Macbook Pro to an external monitor with a different aspect ratio than 16:10 (which the Macbook Pro has) and let it mirror my display, the resolution is automatically changed to ...
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Built-in display resolution resets when connecting to external monitor

I have my Retina Macbook Pro's built-in display set to the scaled resolution "more space" in System Preferences. Whenever I connect to an external monitor (extended mode), the resolution resets to ...
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Using scaled resolution in Macbook Pro Retina can cause overheating?

I'm using a late 2014 13 inch macbook pro retina. I'm using a scaled resolution of 1680*1050. When using this resolution, i don't know why, my laptop gets overheated. How can i fix it?
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How can I get an external display that is mirrored to have a smaller resolution than what I see on my Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to help a sight impaired and somewhat physically impaired person. They have an assistant that uses the Macbook Pro while he watches on an external monitor. The only thing is that for the ...
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How to open Resolution Center for an app version rejection after the app is approved?

Something very strange happened to me. My company application was rejected in first place because App Review Team reported that it crashed in iPad Air 2. We bought a new iPad Air 2 and I faced no ...
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Get all resolutions of Apple devices?

I am building an app for in the App store. For the app I need the resolution of the camera. I am searching for the resolution of: iphone 4 and up (front and back) Ipad 2 and up (front and back) ipod ...
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External 4K monitor shows wrong resolution

I bought a Philips 288P6 4k-monitor and plugged it to my Retina MacBook Pro 15". For a few days it worked just great. When selecting Scaled instead of Best for Display, it gave me the retina style ...
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Does Mac Pro late 2013 support HiDPI?

I know for sure that Mac Pro late 2013 supports 4k screens flawlessly, but is HiDPI supported?
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How to fix Spotlight size bug

How do I fix the bug in Spotlight where it doesn't display correctly in some resolutions? I'm using a smaller resolution and it's appearing wrong. (Specifically, mine is: Macbook Air 11-inch at 1152 x ...
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OS X Yosemite resolution “jump” when logging in

When I start my MacBook Pro Retina, the resolution is the non-scaled option. But on my user account, I have selected the 1680x1050 scaled option. This means that when i login the resolution ...
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How can I improve old blurry video clips using iMovie 11 or QuickTime?

I am trying to improve or get a better resolution from old somewhat blurred TV video clips that I have downloaded from tube. These are usually 4-5 minute clips from the 1970's. I do not have any ...
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iPhone 4S video showing as 568 x 320 pixels resolution

I was under the impression that the iPhone 4S recorded video at 1080p by default (using the native camera app). But when I send a video to myself via email and look at the video properties it is 568 x ...
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Video resolution changing

While watching YouTube videos on my iMac, the screen intermittently switches to a lower resolution (the video gets blurry). Then, after 5 or 10 seconds it switches back to normal imagery. The ...
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Scale menu bar size

I am sure by this time a lot of us are using 2560 or a new 4K displays, which allow to fit a lot of content in. However, the size of the menu bar becomes pretty difficult to read on them so my ...
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Retina MacBook Pro - External display resolution issues

I am not sure if this is a problem with my TV or my Retina MBP. I've had an early 2011 MBP before my rMBP and this was never an issue. It seems that when I connect up my TV, it 'detects' the screen ...
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Can Mac OS X use a 1400x1050 projector's native resolution?

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro to a Canon LCD projector with a native resolution of 1400x1050. The maximum 4:3 resolution that Mac OS X offers is 800x600. With the SwitchResX utility I've ...
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New monitor won't let me set resolution to 2560x1440 even though it should be possible

i have just purchased a dell p2715q monitor and while i understand that my early 2011 macbook pro will not run it at the full resolution, it should be able to run it at 2560x1440. However the only ...
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Which of iOS apps allow customizing font size?

Which of iOS apps that allow customizing font sizes: either through support of DynamicType / LargerText system settings (and BoldText that can be helpful to improve readability) or have their own ...
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How to view current display resolution

How can I find out the current resolution the screen is running at, in OS X 10.10? Under settings -> display (which is where I think it used to be), it shows the refresh frequency, but not the ...
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Is it safe to set larger resolution on macbook pro than available resolutions with 3rd party tools?

I am using macbook pro 13in. with native resolution of 1280x800. I'm not very happy with this resolution. I want some more objects... i mean bigger resolution with smaller icons and more room for ...
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Intel HD 3000, HDMI and 2560x1080

I recently purchased an ultra wide monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080. This is great but it's only working with Windows ! Apple is limiting HDMI resolution to be no more than 1920x1080, ...
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Some User Accounts Won't Remember Screen Resolution

Okay, so I have a system with multiple user accounts setup, and I have two monitors. The first monitor is fine on its native resolution, but the second is too small, so I've been setting a lower ...
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How can I change DPI on OS X?

Simple question, can't find a single simple answer on the entire internet. Although from what I have read, this might be a driver or hardware limitation. My problem I have a 1440 x 900 native pixel ...
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What is the best way to connect external monitors to mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina so you can get the best resolution?

I have a mid-2014 15" Macbook Pro Retina. I've got a bunch of plugs (HDMI, 2 mini DP) and my external 27" ACER K272HUL has HDML, DP and DVI. My assumption is that there are differences between the ...
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What Icon Display Resolutions and Pixel Densities Should I Use?

I am designing an icon for use with an Xcode template and need to know what display-resolution and pixel-density settings I need to use for each of the PNG files I'm exporting from GIMP into my ...
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Yosemite not displaying external HDMI monitor at full resolution

I have an HP Pavilion 22xi, which is 1920 x 1080, but my external display settings only go up to 1080p, even with the option click trick on the scaled button.