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 click on "scaled" inside Display preferences, and, even though many other new resolutions are displayed, mine is not. Is it impossible to set 1440x900 to the external monitor?

  • Have you tried connecting the monitor to a different device? It should be possible without any problem. Alternatively you could try a tool like SwitchResX to set the resolution. – Kevin Grabher Aug 22 '15 at 20:31
  • Yes, I tried with a PC and it displays the 1440x900 resolution. I also checked out SwitchResX but I don't really want to pay for it hehe. Thanks. – user3651293 Aug 23 '15 at 2:34
  • Try Display Menu (get it in Mac App Store) - it's free. – Denis Rasulev Jul 26 '16 at 17:39
  • However, my favorite is Retina Display Menu. Read about it here (download link included): roaringapps.com/app/rdm-retina-display-menu – Denis Rasulev Jul 26 '16 at 17:55

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