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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Very small resolution on external monitor Windows 7 with Macbook Pro Retina

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13", and I run both OSX and Windows 7. My Windows 7 is run in Parallels. I work with OSX on the screen of the Macbook, and Windows on an external monitor (with the typical ...
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Resolution of iPhone photo stream upload!

I've not been able to pin down whether the photos uploaded from an iPhone to photo stream are full resolution. I saw mention that they are downloaded in full resolution to OSX machines and not iOS. ...
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Can I connect two 34" LG 34UM95-P to a Retina Macbook Pro 13?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013 with Intel Iris Graphics. I'd like to get two LG 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 screens for it. Unfortunately, LG writes that it the only compatible Mac is ...
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MacBook Pro External Monitor Resolution

Is there a way to specify what resolution I want my external monitor to be? I have been looking around the internet for a few weeks, but I have not found a solution that works. The native resolution ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in on MBP retina w/ OSX 10.9

I have a MBP retina with OSX 10.9 on it and I'm trying to automatically change my laptop screen resolution when an external monitor is attached or detached. This question is the same but for a ...
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Does half-resolution on Retina displays really look the same as native?

If you run a retina display at exactly half resolution (i.e. 1280x800 on a 13" Retina MacBook Pro [native 2560x1600]), that it will not look blurry at all and will look the same as if the display was ...
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rMBP 13 inch late 2013 resolution issues

I have huge resolution issues with my retina MacBook Pro late 2013 model. Thing is, I have 27" 1440p external monitor in home and in work, and I'm bringing my laptop around a lot, also I have to ...
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How can I print this PDF and fill an A4 page?

I have this PDF. It's a simple grid created in Pixelmator with lines every 500 pixels. I want to use it as a template for drawing over a Wacom tablet. For some reason, no matter what I do, print ...
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Force 2560x1600 through HDMI on a Mid 2011 Mac Mini?

So I want to run dual 30" monitors on my mid 2011 mac mini. I have two U3014 monitors. While one works fine through mini display port, the other one is forced to run at 1080p via HDMI. Is there anyway ...
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Would using thunderbolt-to-hdmi help?

Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15.4" 2.6Ghz I connect HDMI and not always do the full spectrum of resolutions appear within the list of choices? System Preferences (app) -> Displays (preference icon) ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 second monitor resolution

I have a dual monitor setup for mac mini 2012, 2 x lg flatron w2243 one is connected through dvi to hdmi adapter and works fine at a 1920x1080 resolution, the other has a vga to mini display ...
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MacBook Pro Retina screenshot in higher resolution than the native?

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina. The native (i.e. maximum supporter built-in display resolution) is, as far as I know, 2880x1800. So far so good. Then I went to resolution settings and slided it ...
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How do you enable HiDpi mode for unsupported monitors like the Dell P2815Q in Mavericks?

Has anyone figured out how to enable HiDPI mode for the Dell p2815Q on Mac OS X 10.9? I have tried Quartz Debug, default write commands at the terminal and SwitchResX, to no avail.
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How can I use 1920 X 1200 HighRes Mode (on a Macbook Pro)?

with some quick hack we can easily enable 1920 X 1080 HighRes mode on OS X 10.9.2. However, most Macbook Pro (Retina) today have 16 by 10 screens. How can we do a quick hack and modify the 1920 X 1080 ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 2012 low res glossy to high res glossy screen?

I know you can switch the screen assembly from high-resolution matte to high resolution glossy, but can you go from low-resolution glossy to high resolution? Specifically, if I get a 15" 2012 MBP and ...
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Different account with different display resolution

I am having two accounts on my Macbook Pro with Retina display. My wife doesn't like my current resolution, so she changes to a larger one. However when I switch back to my account, the OS doesn't ...
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Scaled Resolution switching interfering with Terminal startup

I saved a window group in Terminal and set that as my default startup group in Terminal preferences "On startup open: window group..." If I then switch my resolution scaling from "More Space" to ...
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RMBP 2013 and forcing windowed games in Low Resolution Mode

Is it possible to launch a program without an associated .app bundle with the Open in Low Resolution mode activated? I am talking about ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/dota\ 2\ ...
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What are the consequences of running the 13" retina MPB in higher native resolutions

This question is basically about how do different resolution settings affect the performance of your macbook. By default retinas are set at the "retina" display mode. You can also set them to the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13": change resolution to 1920x1200 pixels

How can I change the resolution of my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013) to 1920x1200 pixels? The MacBook is able to use this resolution! It's e.g. using it, when connecting a second display which ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 interface blurred on Retina display

I am using Microsoft Office 2011 Suite on my MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The user interfaces are super blur as shown below. Am I missing out some patches or paddings or MS Office does not ...
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If the iPad 2 is not HD, why does Apple advertise them as able to watch HD movies?

If the iPad 2 and iPad mini do not have native HD resolution, then why does Apple market them to be able to watch HD movies? Isn't '720p' 1280 x 720, yet the iPad 2 or mini is 1024x768?
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What is the highest resolution external display that can be supported by a late 2012 13in MacBook Pro

What is the highest resolution external display that can be supported by a late 2012 retina 13in MacBook Pro? It's got a 2.5ghz i5 processor and 8gb of ram and the Intel HD Graphics 4000 w 768mb. ...
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iPhone photos are low resolution (640x480)

I have an iPhone 4 with which I take lots of photos. The default resolution tends to be pretty high, usually around 2500 X 1900. Lately some of my photos have come out with a very low resolution, ...
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Why images on retina display are pixelated and videos are fine?

I just bought retina display Macbook Pro 13". I have noticed that bitmap images (which are not vector graphics are pixelated and fuzzy) on several websites. But videos seems to be fine. Why is that ...
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How to enable HiDPI mode on external display in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

The usual method of using Quartz Debug doesn't seem to work anymore.
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Mavericks not able to use external display at full resolution

I have been several months using my mid-2010 15" MBP connected to a Dell U2711 through a miniDisplayPort-DisplayPort adapter, without any trouble cranking the resolution up in Mountain Lion to it's ...
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Desktop Icons and Windows moved to odd spots after sleeping

Symptom: Upon waking up, sometimes the Mac jams all of my icons into one corner, and throws some windows almost completely off the screen or makes them really small. This happens frequently often on ...
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Boot screen has wrong display resolution

I recently used my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) with a projector using a mini display port to VGA adapter. The resolution of the screen was modified from the use of the projector from 1680x1050 to ...
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Macbook Pro retina 13: why 1280x800 (no HiDPI) looks blurry?

I have a macbook pro 2.5Ghz i5 retina 13 inches. I'm running Mountain Lion. When I change the resolution to 1280x800 (no HiDPI) it looks blurry, more blurry than a non-retina 13 inch macbook pro. Why ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion 6 to display in Unity with full resolution on a Retina display?

As a long time (intimately familiar with 3.11) Windows user I finally made the jump to OS X. I was excited to take advantage of the massive resolution on my new MBP, and it's as awesome as I thought ...
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How do I restore my Apple Air to have the original resolution?

I have a brand new 13 inch macbook air. It seems that I keep having with my first time Macbook Air. First it was issues connecting to wi-fi and not resolution. I last used my Mac on Sunday and I ...
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Why can't I use the full resolution of my UltraSharp U2713HM with my macbook pro retina?

I bought a Dell U2713HM because it was highly rated and had 2560x1440 resolution, but, after learning that the HDMI connection only provides 1980x1080, I purchased from Apple their Thunderbolt to DVI ...
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Mac Mini 2013 and Samsung UE32F4000 32 inches tv resolution problem

i'm trying to connect using hdmi cable my new mac mini and my new samsung 32 inches tv. My problem is that i can't find the right configuration on mac and on tv to achive the correct resolution. If ...
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In iMovie 11, how do I export at my custom resolution/aspect ratio? It only allows 16:9/4:3?

I see a few posts that say it will also export at the aspect ratio you imported at, but how? I recorded a portion of my screen with Quicktime's screen recorder, and it came to a resolution of ...
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13" retina vs native full HD

The 13" MBP with retina has a resolution of 2560x1600. Standard windows laptops often have resolutions like 1920x1080. When watching 1080p material on fullscreen, the windows laptop can display the ...
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Actual Size Album Art in iTunes 11

Prior to version 11, it was trivial in iTunes to view album artwork at "actual size". Is this possible in iTunes 11? It seems that all album artwork, regardless of the resolution of the file, is ...
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Find size of a window

When I have a window for an application open I would like its size, height and width. Is it 900 * 625, 716 * 456 or what? The reason I need to know is just for some usability testing. Any tips how ...
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How to mirror a first screen on the second and keep the highest resolution on the first screen?

I've linked a second screen (1920x1080) to my iMac 27" (2560x1440) via HDMI (using a minidisplayport to HDMI adapter). I want to mirror the first on the second but when I do this the first takes the ...
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Get Custom HiDPI resolution rendering on non-Retina Macs

On MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Apple samples image to 2x and then scale it back down. Even for other resolutions found in System Preferences. However, on other Macs, that doesn't work. They ...
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MacBook Pro to external 24" HP Compaq at 1920x1200 using Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter

I just upgraded OS X from 10.7 to 10.8. While using 10.7 with an HP Compaq LA2405wg external monitor connected via Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, I was unable to set this monitor's native ...
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Macbook pro mid 2009 in a extended acer g276hl monitor

I have a G276hl acer monitor which I use as my second screen with my MBP. Previously I used it with no problem at its maximum resolution (1920x1080). Yesterday I format my computer and when I ...
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What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
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Connecting HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to MacBook Retina

I connected an external HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to a MacBook Pro Retina. Especially text seems not as sharp as with other (window) laptops. I found the color profile settings and found the default ...
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Is there a utility to display outlines of other resolutions on the screen?

I have a 17" MacBook Pro and occasionally need to design software that's optimized for smaller resolutions. Some of them I can work with by setting my display's resolution to the target system's, but ...
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Making a Mac Mini mid-2007 able to display 2560x1440 in 2D work

I have a Mac Mini mid-2007 (MB139xx/A) that can only output 1920x1080 (as far as I've understood). I have a Dell U2713HM screen, and I'd like to make that Mac beeing able to work on that screen at ...
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Is there a setting to make the Mac not change resolution when connecting to an external display?

I am currently running 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro retina (using the command setgetscreenres). Whenever I connect to an external display, my Mac changes to a lower resolution. Is there a ...
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Windows 8 Resolution Problems

I just installed Windows 8 on my ManBook Pro Retina 15" and I am having some problems. Scince the default resolution looks bad, I set the Resolution to 2880x1800, but this made everything small. I ...
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Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
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How can I get full resolution on Mac Book Pro Retina? [duplicate]

I am using a Mac Book Pro 15" retina display which supposedly has a 2880x1800 resolution, but I don't seem to be getting that many pixels. In the control panel, if I choose the Scaled radio button ...