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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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.
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Problems with video resolution using VirtualBox on Mac OS X El Capitan

I've installed VirtualBox 5.0.10 on my Mac and now I'm trying to run Bio-Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) in a VM. The resolution of the Linux desktop when I go to settings > monitor is set to 640 x 480 with no ...
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Very custom screen dimensions on OS X El Capitan

I'm trying to do a screencast with two screens side-by-side, each screen being square. Any tip might help. I could use two computers and stitch the recordings together. But I would have to set the ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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Can iMac 5k be set up to change screen resolution at log in depending on user

I have 2 users on iMac 5k and need each user to login at a different screen resolution (Default for one, Looks like 2048 x 1152 for the other). Is this possible / can a script be set to run on login ...
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Mac thinks external Dell display is a built-in display

So I have a Macbook Pro running OS 10.11 with 1 additional Dell display. For Christmas I received another Dell display, but I'm having issues with this mac thinking the new display is a "Built-in" ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2015, OS 10.11.2) and I've also got a Dell 2209WAf monitor, which I'm using with a VGA cable and this adaptor ...
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Stopping Dell P2715Q monitor flickers with MacBook Retina 12" (2015)

I have recently purchased both a Dell 4K display (P2715Q) and a new Macbook (Retina, 12", 2015). According to Apple's website, the MacBook should be capable of driving the display at full resolution ...
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Scale applications on El Capitan for retina

Now that "AppleDisplayScaleFactor" isn't available on newest versions of Mac OS X, is there any way we can scale applications? I'm wondering because I have some non retina applications that if I ...
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External monitor does not display in full screen

I've connected my external monitor (Dell 2240L 21.5") to my Macbook Air running OS X Yosemite through a mini-display port to VGA convertor. The problem is that the external monitor does not renders ...
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Record video on MacBook Air 13" in 720 or 1080p resolution. Preferably on OBS.

I am trying to record a screencast on a MacBook Air 13" which has a resolution of 1440x900. I would like to record a whole screen in 1080p or 720p so that I can post it onto YouTube without any ...
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Why do different resolutions with same aspect ratio distort the image on external display?

I attach my MBP (OS X 10.10.4) via VGA to my tv and the aspect ratio is correct when setting an 1360x786 resolution, which is a 1.77 aspect ratio. But when trying to increase the resolution to ...
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Blurry display in Windows 10 on VMWare fusion pro on retina mac book pro

I have a 15 inch mid 2015 Retina Macbook pro with El Captian on it. I recently installed VMWare Fusion pro in that and created a new VM and installed Win 10 64Bit. The problem i am having is the ...
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Reduce or increase chrome and font size with 4k screen

I recently invested in a gorgeous 4k screen which I drive with a 13" rMPB. For the size of the panel and my personal preferences on font size, icons, menu items etc. a "scaled" resolution of ...
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1920x1080 resolution not in the options after connecting external monitor on 2015 Macbook air running El Captain

I connected MacBook Air 2015 to my 1920x1080 AOC 22' monitor using mini display to VGA converter. It does not still show me the 1920x1080 option. Tt shows a maximum of 1280x768 only. Can someone help? ...
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VM fusion 8 and monitor resolution

Hi I have an mbp 2015 running a win7 machine in vm fusion 8. I was on the previous version of fusion and didn't notice the problem, but now sometimes as I move the mouse on the win machine, it seems ...
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MBP 13'' 2012: DisplayPort: 2560x1440 fails, but supported by machine, working on Boot Camp

I recently purchased a Dell U2515H monitor. I want to use it with my MacBook Pro 13'' 2012, non-Retina, 2.5GHz. According to the tech specs, this MacBook can drive a single 2560x1600 pixel display ...
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Apple website images compression

Ok I searched like the whole internet for this topic but couldnt find ANYTHING at all and thought maybe this is the right place to ask such a question. I was recently visiting apples iphone site and ...
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How to screen record higher than 1920x1080

I just made a new app that I'm selling, and I'm using a mp4 video on the home page of the sales site. It looks pretty fuzzy on retina displays: http://mapleapp.info I've been capturing this video ...
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Macbook Pro Retina offset problem

I have a 13" 2015, retina MacBook Pro and an Samsung S22C150N external display, connected with an official Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. I need to use the MacBook with the monitor, but when ...
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Change GraphicConverter 9 Concat output resolution?

I am using GraphicConverter 9 to combine multiple images together, and I'm using the Concat function. The issue I'm having is that the outputted image has a resolution of only 10 ppi...which doesn't ...
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Command line app to change screen resolution with RETINA?

I'm looking for a command line app to change screen resolution. I've tried cscreen, screenresolution, and scrutil. The first two work to change resolution, but they do not enable retina scaling.
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Unable to use full resolution of P2416D

Dell P2416D (Vendor 10AC, Product A0C3) is 2560x1440, but my Mac OS X (on Macbook Pro Mid 2010 connected via Thunderbolt with Mini Display Port cable) doesn't have corresponding file in ...
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4k Display on macbook pro 15 retina late 2013 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, but with scaled fonts

I am using an external 4k display (from LG a 27 inch display: LG_27MU67-B) on displayport on my MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch (late 2013). 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz works out of the box. Cool! But.. I want to ...
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Why is 1280x800 the best resolution for my MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

When I go to display settings on my rMBP 13", it says that the "best for retina" resolution is 1280x800. But when I go to display settings on a 13" MacBook Air it says that the native resolution is ...
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Custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest?

TL;DR - How do I set a custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest? I'm in a situation where I need to keep Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8) alive in a VirtualBox setup to run some legacy ...
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MacBook Retina 13'' external monitor resolution

I have a MacBook Pro retina 13'' late 2013 and I'm looking for an external monitor, probably 16:10 (resolution 1920x1200) or 16:9 (resolution 1920x1080). I would use the MacBook in clam shell, so the ...
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Thunderbird not being scaled properly on Retina display when an external display is also connected

If I use Thunderbird with only the Retina screen of my MBP it's fine. However, if I connect my MBP to an external display with normal resolution, then Thunderbird won't scale properly according to ...
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MBP 2010 no longer shows native resolution with LG Ultrawide (2560x1080) over miniDP

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and an LG 25UM64-S Ultrawide monitor. For 2+ years I had the Ultrawide connected by mini-displayport and got the full/native resolution of 2560x1080. But ...
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Display's native resolution not registering properly

I've got an HP monitor (specs here) that is supposed to display natively in 1080p. I've used it for years in this setup no problem. Last night I upgraded my Mini to a newer model, and when it was ...
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Retina scaling and video playback

I am using an early 2013 rMBP for video review prior to editing on a desktop. The clips that I am working with are 2.7k (which fits natively into the rMBP's 2880x1800) and 4k UHD (which does not). I ...
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How to get native resolution on Macbook Air external monitor?

I am using an Asus external monitor with 1600 x 900 native resolution connected to my Macbook Air (Yosemite) using a mini display port to VGA adapter. When I try to set the display resolution in ...
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External Display on Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011

I have a Macbook Pro 13" late 2011 and a DELL S2340L Display. I am using a mini display port HDMI adaptor to connect to my dell monitor. I have had no problems using the native display resolution of ...
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How to tell a Mac to show 4k resolution or higher resolution even when it is not connected to such display?

Sometimes I want to make a screenshot and found that if I do that on a 4k screen, then the screenshot is quite clear (and is in a high resolution). So I can do this when my Macbook Pro is connected ...
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What is the maximum supported resolution of the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) for an external monitor at 60hz

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). It has 8GB Ram and Intel Iris 1536 MB . I want to buy a good external monitor, but I can't find a straight answer as to what this model supports ...
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HiDPI on external monitor (Dell u2515h) with Macbook Pro

So I have Dell U2515H connected to my Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2014 (integrated graphics) and when I try to run it in 16:9 1280x720 HiDPI (I'm using switchresx) resolution it has no effect. However, when I ...
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Is my 13" rMBP capable of running a 4k monitor at 2560x1440 scaled resolution?

I have a late 2013 13" rMBP and a 4k monitor (3840x2160) that's running at 60Hz over mini display port. Right now it uses a scaled 1920x1080 resolution so everything is displayed at 2x HDPI (retina ...
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2014 Mac Mini connected to 4K tv outputting 30hz on every resolution

I purchased a Samsung UN65JS8500 4k TV. I'm connecting it to my new mac mini, and I've noticed no matter how low I push the resolution I'm always getting 30hz. I've tried calling apple who told me ...
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Does Mac have an display driver to go for higher resolution (than the current display)?

It used to be on a PC, when hooked up to a 1024 x 768 display, I can actually set the resolution to 1600 x 1200, and the display driver will pan to different part of the 1600 x 1200 section depending ...
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Unable to set 1440x900 resolution to external monitor

Today I connected an external monitor whose native resolution is 1440x900. However, my Mac (Retina 13) doesn't allow me to set this resolution. I already tried pressing the Option Key the same time I ...
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Why Microsoft RDP's “native resolution” on iMac 5K is 2048x1152?

When I run Microsoft's Remote Desktop at the "native resolution" on iMac 5k, it resolution is set at 2048x1152. Where does this come from? This is such a weird combination and doesn't result in ...