The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

2
votes
4answers
5k views

Is it possible to enable 1.5x scaling using HiDPI on OS X?

I use a Mac Mini on a 46" 1080p TV and using native resolution the UI is too small, and using HiDPI the UI is too big. Is there a way to hack the OS X to enable 150% scaling instead of 100% and 200% ...
2
votes
1answer
481 views

Some applications open in low resolution

Some applications, like Unity3D (but not limited to it) open in too low resolution: The flag "open in low resolution" is not set: ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

iMac external projector limits screen resolution to 800x600

I try to use an external projector on an mid 2011 iMac running Snow Leopard. The iMac is connected to the projector using a VGA adapter. DVI is out of the question as the beamer supports VGA only. ...
2
votes
1answer
78 views

How can I get an external display that is mirrored to have a smaller resolution than what I see on my Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to help a sight impaired and somewhat physically impaired person. They have an assistant that uses the Macbook Pro while he watches on an external monitor. The only thing is that for the ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I create a custom resolution for my display in Lion, running in a virtual machine?

I need to create a custom display resolution for my install of lion because it doesn't have the size I must have for a project. Is there a way to create a custom resolution set in lion osx 10.7?
2
votes
1answer
952 views

Macbook retina scaled resolution quality

I have a 2nd gen Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch. For pretty much the whole time I have been running it at the scaled 1680 x 1050 resolution (1 up from the "best for retina" resolution). After randomly ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
448 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
629 views

What is required for HiDPI mode?

I followed the directions in this question. I've checked "Enable HiDPI display modes" in Quartz Debug, and I've rebooted and logged in again, but no HiDPI modes appear. I've rerun Quartz Debug and ...
2
votes
2answers
931 views

Can Lion detect 1920x1200 screen resolution?

I own a MacBook Pro, 17", MA897D/A, A1229, Mid 2007, with a display resolution of 1920x1200 which worked seamlessly under 10.4. As I upgraded to Lion I sadly noticed that the maximum resolution now ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
219 views

30" monitor has black border around desktop

I have been using a 24" monitor with my macbook pro early 2011 connected via a mini display port to DVI adaptor. I recently received an HP Z30i 30" monitor. When I connect to it with an mini display ...
2
votes
2answers
152 views

How to bump up text size & other graphical elements system wide

On Mavericks, my monitor resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p) on SMS24A350H. Everything looks great. But I noticed small icons in Finder window with small text. That I adjusted with Finder ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

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) ...
2
votes
0answers
620 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
163 views

Is my iPad not accurate enough or is it the stylus?

I made some capacitive styli with my brother, following this video on Cnet. I tried using it with the Wacom notebook app, and the handwriting is a teensy bit too large to work as well as a real live ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Why MBP 13' has only 1280x800 res. when the MBA with the SAME graphic card has 1440x900? [closed]

I mean, both use Intel HD Graphics 3000, and the MBP actually has a better processor. If they use the same Intel graphic card (and according to the website, the same info "13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy ...
1
vote
2answers
747 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
130 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

MacBook Pro no longer outputs native resolution to external monitor when rotation is on

I have a mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3. As of last week, I was running an external Dell 24" monitor connected with a Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable and rotated to portrait ...
1
vote
1answer
689 views

How to set the Display aspect ratio to 16:9 explicitly when using a VGA adaptor

Background I was presenting at a venue where the projector supports 1280x720px resolution (16:9) via VGA cable (I've previously used the same room and equipment on an older 2011 MacBook Pro running ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
712 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
180 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

iPad 3, web pages and pixel-specified sizes

The iPad 3 is a big step forward in screen resolution from earlier models, which is good. However, I'm curious about how this interacts with webpages that specify the size of elements in pixels. If ...
1
vote
1answer
897 views

Windows installed on 17" MacBook shows bad resolution.

I installed Windows 7 using BootCamp but I can only choose the 800x600 or 1024x768 resolution. Can I get any other resolutions? Is there any driver I need to install. These resolutions don't look good ...
1
vote
1answer
691 views

MacBook Pro external display support (different resolution from notebook display)

My MacBook Pro has a Mini DisplayPort and running Snow Leopard. I'm looking to get myself a Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter so that I can attach a hand-me-down LCD display. The LCD display has a ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

What Icon Display Resolutions and Pixel Densities Should I Use?

I am designing an icon for use with an Xcode template and need to know what display-resolution and pixel-density settings I need to use for each of the PNG files I'm exporting from GIMP into my ...
1
vote
2answers
471 views

Icon export @x ratio from iPhone 5 to 6+?

If I’m designing icons/images in native iPhone 5 resolution, what @x multiple do I need to export them at for iPhone 6+? Just use @2x? That’s too big right? Example: an icon is 44px x 44px. If I ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

How can I test a display resolution that's not listed?

I'm planning to give a talk at a conference, and I've been told that slides will be displayed on a screen with a resolution of "2048 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)". I want to see how my slides look at ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
13k views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
363 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
465 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
364 views

How can I make windows the same size on my 17“ MacBook Pro & 23” HD Cinema Display?

I just purchased a new 17" MacBook Pro and I am using it with my 23" Apple HD Cinema Display. I have both displays set to 1920 x 1200 but all the windows and text are smaller on my MacBook Pro. How ...
1
vote
1answer
375 views

video resolution of iMovie app export in iPhone 4S

What are the export resolutions of a video shot on iPhone 4S and exported from iMovie app (after editing)? Also, is there a way I can export original resolution, (1080p) video to youtube from within ...
1
vote
1answer
10k views

Display is set to Mobile PC Display on Windows when I run it on Macbook Pro via boot camp

Just installed Windows using boot camp. I downloaded the drivers using boot camp. After installing the display says: Mobile PC Display. I have 15 inch Macbook Pro. What display driver do I need to ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

How to set a screen resolution other than what is displayed in the scaled list?

I need to set my screen resolution 1280x720 (this is a requirement for a screencast I need to create). When I go into the Display - Scaled menu this is no longer available as an option on Yosemite, ...