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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After system wake, Thunderbolt monitor underscans

Starting recently (but not aligned in my memory to any particular Software Update), when my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (late 2015) wakes from sleep with the external monitor connected (whether sleep was ...
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Windows 10 cannot use maximum resolution on external monitor

I have a mid 2014 macbook pro 13" with the Intel Iris 5100 graphics. When on OSX El Capitan, I am able to use an external monitor at its full resolution (2560x1440) and the in-built display at full ...
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MBP resolution changes when connected to an external display

Until recently, I was able to connect an external display to my 2013 MBP Retina without a problem. As of the past week or so, connecting an external display results in the resolution of the MBP ...
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How to recognize compatibility with Thunderbolt 2 to VGA adapters in retina Iris 6100 MBP

Since the retina MBP models - at least mine: Early 2015, 13" rMBP Iris 6100 - either thunderbolt ports or the Intel graphics don't necessarily recognize miniDisplay port adapters or output correct ...
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MacBook pro Retina - Are mixed display modes possible?

I'm using an HTML5 VDI to connect to a remote desktop from within a browser. With the standard retina display mode, that gives a rather small screen area for the remote desktop which is a unix ...
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My Macbook Air isn't outputting the correct resolution

I bought a DELL P2416D with a 2560x1440 resolution but I didn't know that it wasn't compatible with OS X. I use a mini Display Port to HDMI adapter. Also the Mac detected the monitor as a TV and so ...
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External monitor VGA detected sometimes yes, sometimes no

I have this MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan, and I'm using a LG 20M35 (19", 1600x900) as external monitor. This one has a VGA connection, so I bought a Belkin VGA to Thunderbolt adapter. At first,...
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Two WQHD external monitors

Is it possible to run two external monitors with WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) with a Mac mini or with a MacBook Pro via DisplayPort? According to Apple website the Mac mini is capable of handling ...
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duplicate image: find the same image in different resolutions (low, middle and hq)

There are lots of Open Source (brew) and App Store software about duplicate image finder. Mostly they do things like a checksum on files. I have a different use case. I have the same image in lot of ...
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Is there a convenient way to make my early retina MBP act as if a couple of diagonal inches of screen space didn't exist?

I'm thinking of upgrading to a smaller machine when this one croaks, but want to get a realistic sense of "would there be a productivity loss from a smaller screen." Ideally I could just change a ...
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How can I change the aspect ratio for a projector?

My church rents another church's facility, which includes a Mac (running Yosemite) used for projection. This computer isn't connected to the Internet, and I don't have sudo/root access to it. The ...
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4K monitor on a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro

I am planning on buying a 4K monitor. I currently have a mid-2012 Non-retina Macbook Pro. I know I won't be able to run on the 4K monitor full-res. I don't mind. I was thinking of using SwitchRes (a ...
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4K Scaling Issues on Display Port but HDMI Working Fine?

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro Retina with an external Samsung 4K monitor. When I hook the monitor up via Display Port to Thunderbolt I get a few resolution options. However no matter which one I pick its ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Dell Monitor

Hello I am trying to connect my late 2013 MacBook Pro with mini DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt to Dell 3007WFP 30" monitor. It is connecting fine, but the resolution is very poor. What is the best DVI ...
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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to ...
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How can I determine the maximum supported resolution on a given Macbook?

I recall that Macbooks produced in 2009-2011 supported a maximum external resolution (through Thunderbolt or DVI) of 2560x1600. An aspect ratio of 16:10 is much more useful for those who use their ...
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Can't change resolution on MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Boot Camp

I've been running Windows 10 via Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro 2015 for several months. After a period of inactivity, and a corresponding backlog of updates, I can't change the screen resolution. It's ...
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Can my 13" Retina MacBook Pro Late 2012 output 2560x1440 at 60hz?

I'm planning on buying this monitor, its resolution is 2560x1440@60hz. I have a Late 2012 13" MacBook Pro Retina. Will mini-displayport to Displayport output the full 2560x1440@60hz?
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How to reach full resolution potential with MacBook Pro 2012?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4. I am attempting to use an external display with my Dell U2715Q (has 4k capabilities). I purchased an AmazonBasics ...
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OSX DPI scaling

Windows has a feature that can make text and GUI objects larger by changing a DPI setting. This helps keeping the monitors native resolution, but still make text and objects larger on screen. Is ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Screen Shot problem — again

Judging by the comments to my question, I should maybe paraphrase my question. Original post below. The problem: If I take a screen shot on my Retina Macbook, with a display resolution of 2560x1600, ...
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Can a 21.5 inch iMac (non-Retina late 2015 - 2.8 Ghz, Intel Iris Pro graphics, model 16,2) drive two external displays?

I'm currently running a Dell U2715H at its native resolution (2560 x 1440) via DisplayPort as an external display, and I'd like to add another at that same resolution. The Apple specs on this model ...
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change screen resolution with AppleScript

How can I change change screen resolution using AppleScript? If AppleScript can't do it, what about Terminal? I tried with examples at How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina ...
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How to use Retina display at 2048x1280 @ HighDPI?

I understand that I can get the 2048x1280 resolution through scaling, but wanted to know if I can get the retina crispy feel at a higher resolution than the "More Space" option Apple give us. I've ...
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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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Can't achieve a higher than 1920x1080 on AOC U3477Pqu, powered by late 2011 Macbook pro…?

My late 2011 Macbook pro comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics card and Apple state it: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 ...
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iMac 27“ 5K vs Television 50” for watching 4K movies

I own a 5K iMac 27". I like very much watching 4K movies on it. Is the quality significant better (and why exactly) when buying a 50" television with 4K support? Can you explain me why? I seems people ...
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How to scale down 4k monitor

I have got new 28 inch 4K monitor (AOC U2879VF). Display options give me either 3840x2160 or 1920*1080. Full 4k is too small, but 1080p on a 28 inch is too big. I cannot find a way to sclae to ...
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Changing iMovie editing resolution?

I'm creating a project in iMovie, and it is only 4 mins long but is already taking up an enormous 15GB(in the iMovie library file). If I look in the project settings, it tells me it's editing in 4K ...
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Insert vector-based PDF to Powerpoint WITHOUT loosing resolution

It seems there is no solution for inserting a vector-based figure (e.g. PDF) into MS Office (Word and Powerpoint). Someone suggest to convert into a high-resolution image first, e.g. this oneand this ...
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Get resolution of a Mac OS X application window

I'm using a Macbook Pro Early 2015 running Mac OS X El Capitan. I'd like to measure the resolution (or at least the aspect ratio) of a specific application window on Mac OS X. Is there a way to do ...
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1920x1200 resolution not available via mDP<->VGA<->DVI link

I have Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and just got 1920x1200 external monitor which, unfortunately, has only DVI inputs. I couldn't find mDP - DVI adapters anywhere near, so I have to ...
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How to prevent terminal geometry changes when changing external display on MacBook Pro 13?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) that I use with Dell 2711 (at home) and 2713 (at work) external displays. Usually, but not always, when I bring my Mac from work to home, and vice ...
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MacBook Retina with non-retina External Monitor has wrong resolutions

I have just gotten a MacBook Pro retina Early 2015, which I want to connect with non-retina external display. I'm using a VGA to display port adapter to connect it and it does work. However the ...
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Why are two identical external monitors displaying at different resolutions?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Md 2012) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. I purchased 1x DisplayPort to VGA and 1x DisplayPort to DVI. I plugged these two into the 2x DisplayPorts on the MacBook ...
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macbook pro to external monitor 1920px via hdmi?

I just got macbook pro 13inch retina and the default resolution is 1280px width, and maximum is 1600px. If I connect this laptop to an external monitor via HDMI which has 1920px resolution, will the ...
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Open an app in low resolution but not zoomed

Can I open an application on a retina display tricking it that it's actually using a low resolution display, but not doubling the pixels? Yes, I want tiny text.
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Change Native Refresh Rate External Monitor by Editing EDID

I was using SwitchResX on my old laptop to create a custom HiDPI resolution of 2560*1440 on a 4K display (3840*2160). I just moved to a new 13" rMBP with El Capitan and I can no longer use a custom ...
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In different programs the same size on “Actual” size shown differently, Bug?

Retina-MBP I create new files in Pixelmator and Adobe Illustrator. Both files are of 100x100 pixels size. The resolution in Pixelmator is set 300, the resolution of export raster in Illustrator set ...
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Everything in Windows looks blurry

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I just installed the trial version of Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 7 x32 bit in ...
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Can a Macbook Pro A1398 drive two Dell U2515H and at what resolution?

I'm planning to use 2x Dell U2515H monitors with my 15" mid-2015 Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz (model number A1398) with Intel Iris Pro Graphics. According to Apple, it can drive: Dual display and video ...
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Dell monitor does not run on native resolution of 1600x900 pixel when connected to early macbook pro retina 2015 via thunderbolt

just a few hours ago I got 2 dell E2015HV monitors, they are VGA monitors with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixel and since the macbook pro retina does not have any VGA ports I'm using two VGA to ...
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Is it fundamentally impossible to have passive thunderbolt to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter supporting 2560x1440?

Is it fundamentally impossible to have a passive (NOT the expensive USB-powered active ones) thunderbolt/mini-displayport to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter that can support 2560x1440 external monitor?
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Different resolution when connecting to Mac remotely

I want to connect from a Windows machine to a MacBook Pro remotely. What I tried is TeamViewer and VNC, but at both I'm not able to change the resolution for the remote connection. Only the resolution ...
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Enabling System Preferences > Display’s „Retina scaling options“ on an external HiRes/HiDPI but Non-4K display (Dell U2515H)?

I just bought the 2560 x 1440 px @ 25 inch (117.5 dpi) Dell U2515H monitor and must say that I'm pretty pleased with the design and quality of the display. Excellent bang for the buck, very thin, ...
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How to get full resolution from a Dell E207WFP connected to a 2015 MacBook Air?

I have a Dell E207WFP connected to an Early 2015 11" MacBook Air on Yosemite (10.10.5) (then upgraded to El Capitan 10.11.2) via a VGA cable. The monitor is documented to support 1680x1050@60Hz, but ...
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Ultra HD monitor with Macbook pro 13 mid 2014

I have an Macbook pro 13 mid 2014. I want to connect an UHD monitor(3840x2160) and run it at 60Hz. My thunderbolt's specs says that it can perform at 20 Gb/s. My question: is it enough to run ...
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How to set a Mac with Retina display's scaled resolution via command line?

I write a shell script I just have to launch it to completely set my Mac up. On long-term, I plan to make patched custom Mac O.S. builds that'll be first patched of security flaws, automated to set ...
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Set 16x9 resolution on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro Early 2015 model, running Mac OS X El Capitan, which has a "Retina" screen on it. The display isn't 16x9, but I need to force it to be 16x9 for recording purposes. What is the ...
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Can I use my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with 4k (3840x2160) LG 40" ub800t TV @ 60Hz refresh rate?

As the TV only has HDMI 2.0 ports, I am considering to buy a thunderbolt to HDMI 2.0 adapter. but I want to know that whether this combination will give me the 60Hz refresh rate at 4k resolution.