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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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 ...
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After Upgrade to Mountain Lion I get blurry fonts

Since the upgrade to Mountain Lion, I get blurry fonts system-wide. It doesn't matter where it is: I've seen them on the log-in screen, Safari, Mail, Xcode, and Skype. Every font is very blurry. It ...
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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 ...
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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% ...
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Second Monitor Not Detecting Proper Resolution

I have 2x 30 Inch Monitors, a U3011 and a WFP3007WFPHC. They are both capable of displaying 2560x1600. The WFP3007 only has a dual-dvi input so I purchased a mini-displayport to dual-dvi adapter. ...
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Enable All HiDPI Modes

I want to know how to enable all HiDPI modes, particularly the 1280x800 mode for my 1440x900 MacBook Air. How can I do this?
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When running Windows (or Linux) on a Retina MacBook Pro, what resolution does it report?

I use parallels and vm software to run Windows and Linux on my Apple machines. When running Windows (or Linux) on a Retina MacBook Pro, what resolution does it report?
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Can Lion support resolutions higher than 1920 by 1200 on the retina MBP main display?

The new retina display MacBook Pro is advertised to have a native display resolution of 2880 by 1800. On the Lion 10.7.4 build, the system preferences limits the highhest resolution at 1920 by 1200. ...
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Does the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter work with 2048x1152 resolution?

I'm thinking of buying the new Macbook Air and I was wondering whether the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter will work with my 23" Samsung LCD with a 2048 x 1152 resolution.
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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 ...
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Other resolution (no scaling) in MacBook Pro retina

What do the other resolutions look like? I know in OS X you can't go down (for now) to really (non retina) at 1440x900 and also in Windows (for no new bootcamp driver) you can't; but I see how in the ...
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Which resolutions does the Retina MacBook Pro support, and how?

The new Retina MacBook Pro has an astounding 2880x1800 pixels. Naturally, the "native" double-detail resolution is 1440x900. But what other resolutions can be used? And how crisp are they? (Are they ...
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How can I increase my font sizes without decreasing my resolution?

I have a 24" iMac at home which at the max resolution (1920 x 1200) is very comfortable for me to see my desktop and read text. Now at work I have a 27" iMac with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Enable HiDPI on 23" iMac?

I have a 23" iMac running Lion (10.7.3). I've checked that the "Enable HiDPI display modes" checkbox is enabled in "Quartz Debug" (it was checked the first time I opened it), but there are no HiDPI ...
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High resolution drawing app for iPad

I'm looking for a good app that I and kids at my home can use to draw pictures on the iPad. I've used many of the free apps, like Chalk Pad and so on, but I notice that each of these comes with a lag. ...
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OS X switches resolution without monitor KVM

This is a interesting one. I use a KVM switch on my Mac Pro and Cinema Display. While the display is on another computer, the Mac switches to a different resolution (not seeing a monitor). I know it ...
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How to increase the size of the OS X user interface without lowering the resolution?

I can adjust a few things, such as the Dock, but I don't see a way to say, "I want 1080p resolution, but I'm sitting 5 feet away and want bigger menus, fonts, etc across the entire system." This is ...
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Do non-retina graphics looks worse on a retina display than they did before?

There are complaints that non-retina apps look terrible compared to retina apps on a retina iPad. Is this purely in comparison with high-resolution apps, or does it actually look worse than it did on ...
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Can iPad 3 play 2048×1536 video in its native resolution?

Can the third generation iPad play 2048×1536 videos in its native resolution? I've converted some 4K footage to 2048×1536 mp4s using Apple Compressor. These files play correctly on my Mac, but iTunes ...
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Screen Sensitivity of the retina display iPad (3rd generation). Is it better than before?

Does the new iPad support higher resolution tapping, or just more pixels for display. Stylii and the existing iPad feel like writing with a big marker on a big index card. Will the new iPad feel more ...
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Does the iPad (2012, 3rd generation) have the most pixels of any tablet's display?

I have heard this as a factoid from somewhere, and I'd like verification of it before I use it as a factual piece of information. The new iPad (2012, 3rd generation) has a super high pixel count. ...
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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 ...
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How can I change the resolution on my Mac to 720p (1280x720)?

I'm looking to record some screencasts, and 720p (1280x720) seems to be the best choice for the resolution. It's supported by video sites like YouTube and Vimeo as one of the standard "HD" ...
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How can I resize OS X 10.7 Lion display screen resolution during install?

I have a Mac Mini (2011) with no OS installed currently (drives are RAIDed and I lost Recovery HD partition). When I boot, I start the Internet Recovery, which I am viewing through a Samsung P50 ...
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Unable to set previously used resolution, 1600x2560

I just came back to the office after being away for a month, plugged my mac into the 30" Dell display I have at work (rotated 90 degrees), and it the resolution is now 1536x2048 and that is the ...
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Low-resolution icons displayed in Dock and Launchpad

Since about a week I have some icons in the Dock and in the Launchpad (e.g.: AppStore, Mission Control) with low-res icons. However if I start the app (in this case App Store), the correct ...
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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?
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Mac Mini (summer 2011) and Dell U2711 - How to get the maximum resolution 2560x1440?

I've been using the Mac Mini with Dell U2711 monitor for couple days and only now I've realized what is wrong: The display isn't using its maximum resolution 2560x1440 but the 1080p which the OS ...
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Low display resolution after using external display?

I've a refurbished late-2008 Macbook Pro running the latest version of Lion. This problem started couple of weeks ago. Whenever I detach an external monitor, the resolution on the laptop display goes ...
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1920 x 1200 resolution monitor with VGA not detected by Mac OS X 10.7.2

I recently got a Dell 2412m monitor with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. But in system preferences it only shows 1920 x 1080. I had it connected, beautifully, to my spare linux machine, so ...
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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. ...