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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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 ...
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Software or method for moving between Thunderbolt display and laptop resolution

I have a 13" MBP and a 24" Thunderbolt display. I use the Thunderbolt display as my main and only screen while at my desk. The problem for me comes when I disconnect and take my laptop to a meeting or ...
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OS X Mountain Lion: Change resolution automatically when on battery

I have a rMBP running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I normally use the display at a 1680x1050. Is there a way to have the display automatically change resolution to the default retina when on battery, and ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" native resolution compromise?

It's been two weeks now since I got my new retina and I find it awesome. I'm a frontend developer so I need a lot of screen estate to get things done in a good fashion and the way I was used to. My ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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OS X 10.8.2 max resolution

Does anyone know what maximum resolution (NUMBERxNUMBER) OS X Mountain Lion supports? What happens is that when I use my full 2880x1800 everything looks small. is there a way to use my full 2880x1800 ...
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Mac Mini 2011: Blurry font at native resolution on Mountain Lion

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with the Radeon 6630m connected to a Samsung 226BW through HDMI to DVI and I'm dual-booting Mountain Lion and Windows 7. My problem is on OSX, the font seems a bit off and I ...
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Thunderbolt 27" resolution

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro with Retina. I love it, but I needed more screen real-estate for my current work, so I got a 27" Thunderbolt display. It's very big, and I have lots of room now, but I do ...
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View original full-resolution image in Aperture 2.0

I want to do the comparison of image quality of 2 lenses, with different settings. For this purpose I need to do the pixel level comparison. But Aperture stores originals of the files internally ...
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External monitor viewport appear shrunk in native resolution on MBP

I am using Mountain Lion on my MBP, my external TFT monitor used to work great at its native resolution (1920x1080) when connected to the MBP. However today after shutting it down and powering it up ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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MacBook has problems with external monitor but iMac doesn't

I have a small Sony TV which is colour balanced for video editing. Note: it does not have DVI or HDMI ports. When I plug it into an iMac using VGA and the Mini Display Port adapter, it is fine (using ...
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Turn off blurring on Mac Book Pro with Retina display

I think it's already known issue that old applications look blurry on the new retina display, but some look ok, just worse quality. As an example I want you too look on the image below: It's clearly ...
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Using a Mac Mini at 1920x1200

I got a Mac Mini at about summer in 2011 and I'm looking to use it along with my main PC using a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M monitor. The monitor's DVI is used by my main PC, so I picked up a Mini ...
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Is there a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor?

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor (e.g. larger for Retina and smaller on external display) ? I know how to change it system wide (as covered by How can I ...
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Retina display resolution and 1080p videos

There is something I don't understand. I have a macbook pro 15' retina display. The information says it has a 2880 x 1800 display but when I open a 1080p video it covers the whole screen. How come?
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Lowest output resolution for external display in Mountain Lion?

I am trying to plug into an external display through a VGA -> Component and need the resolution to be lower than 800x600...is this even possibly with Mountain Lion?
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HiDPI on Lion: Most windows blurry

In order to make an app I'm developing Retina compatible, I enabled the "HiDPI" mode on my Mac (OS X 10.7.4 Lion), since I don't have a Retina MBP. The Quartz Developer Tool worked as indended, and I ...
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Need to connect mac-mini and thunderbolt display to a Dell U2713HM for dual monitor 2560x1440

I need to run a dual 27" 2560x1440 mac-mini. I already have a thunderbolt display and I tried connecting a Dell Ultrasharp with 2560x1440 to the HDMI port of the mac mini - that doesn't work. There ...
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Mac Mini boots with bad display settings after it was turned off for a while (Mountain Lion)

I got a Mac Mini (Late 2009) and a Samsung SyncMaster P2470LHD and this seem to happen every time it’s left off for some time. On the first boot the screen resolution is always wrong: the Dock will be ...
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MS Office not fully Retina compatible?

I have MS Office 14.2.4, a.k.a. “the Office 2011 update that added Retina support”. However, when I insert a PDF into my document, it seems to me that it does not display at the native Retina ...
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Possible to save screen resolution settings and quickly switch between them?

I have different screen resolutions I need for various situations, for example: Mac Retina while mobile: 1680x1050 Mac Retina + Thunderbolt: default (equal scaling on both monitors) (optional) Mac ...
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Question on display resolution macbook air 2010

My 2010 MacBook Air shows a max display resolution of 1440 x 900. If I attach to a display like the Apple 27" with 2560-by-1440-pixel resolution, will i be limited to the what the macbook air can put ...
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Full-screen games on a Retina Macbook Pro sometimes start strangely

When I start Braid on my Retina Macbook Pro, the game will sometimes start normally, and I can play it, but other times only the bottom left corner of the game is visible, and the graphics look really ...
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How big external monitors will a Macbook Pro Retina support?

I am considering buying a Macbook Pro Retina as a developer machine (and dual boot it into Windows 8). The thing is I love big monitors, and lots of them. How many and how big external monitors will ...
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Dell in2020m widescreen monitor and a MacBook Pro

I'm buying a MacBook Pro soon but have a Dell IN2020M widescreen monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio. Can I hook up my MacBook Pro to this? The supported resolutions for MacBooks seem to be as follows. ...
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How to remove available resolutions from a monitor?

I've connected my 2007 Mac mini to a vizio TV display using a dvi to VGA adaptor. OSX correctly identifies the display so the DDC is working, yet OSX is also providing several resolutions which the ...
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Resolution 2880 x 1800 not available in Windows 8 (VMware Fusion 5)

I've installed Windows 8 in a VMware Fusion 5 virtual machine. Actually, I upgraded the virtual machine from VMware Fusion 4. I'd like to set my retina MacBook Pro's resolution to the display's ...
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Screen-saver resizes my windows

I have an iMac(27" from 2010) and while running Lion I tried to HiDPI modes that gives me 1280x720 and larger text. I did change back to 2560x1440 long before upgrading my system to Mountain Lion. If ...
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My macbook suddenly thinks its display is 800x600

I have not found anyone else online who had this problem, which is troubling. Here is all I know: I closed my macbook (running Leopard, a few years old). I opened my macbook. The display had changed ...
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How to setup MacBook Pro 13" Earlier 2011 Screen Resolution 1440 x 900

Like the title. How can i setup macbook Pro 13" earlier screen resolution 1440 x 900? I tried from system references, the max resolution is 1280 x 800. I use OSX Mountain Lion.
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Higher resolution on Macbook air - simulated?

When I connect my MBA to Apple TV it adjusts the MBA resolution to something else which makes everything smaller but gives me more screen real-estate. I don't want to do this often but sometimes its ...
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VMware Fusion auto-adjusting Windows 7 resolution on MacBook Pro Retina

Finally my company bought me a MacBook Pro Retina (yeah! I feel so lucky!) I always used Windows (and need it, because of Visual Studio), so I installed VMware Fusion. I installed Windows 7 as ...
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Macbook pro retina setting resolution to 2880 restored to 1440 after restart system

System is Mountain Lion, these steps will reproduce the problem: Select a primary resolution in System Preferences pannel, Displays. Select the 'Best for Retina display' (Other resolution in this ...
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How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina MBP?

I've found myself switching between the 1440x900 and 1920x1200 "effective resolution" setting depending on what I'm doing (need more space on screen, etc). Is there a way to toggle between these two ...
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How can I force specific HiDPI modes?

I have a 13" MBP (Early 2011) plugged it to a Dell U2711 monitor via DisplayPort. I have successfully enabled HiDPI mode, using Quartz Debug the problem is that the screen won't run at the HiDPI ...