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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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 MacBook Pro Retina

I have a 15 inch mid 2015 MacBook Pro Retina with El Captian on it. I recently installed VMware Fusion Pro in that and created a new VM and installed Windows 10 64Bit. The problem I'm having is that ...
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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 /System/...
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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 ...
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How to force Mac screen resolution?

Whenever I connect my Mac FireWire-to-HDMI to a large-screen TV, the resolution on my MacBook Air 11″ becomes larger and more content fits on the screen. In other words, everything scales down and it ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10?

I have been looking into purchasing a 15" MacBook Pro. The problem is that I'm not too fond of Retina display and need to dual-boot Windows and be able to see the resolution without any blur caused by ...
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No retina (best) display option

I have 2015 early macbook pro 13", but I can't seem to find the 2560x1600 resolution. The highest resolution I can set it on is 1680x1050. Default for display is only 1280x800. What's the problem here?...
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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 ...