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Most forums I found on Google mentions that the easiest way to zoom things up on a Mac Display is to set the resolution lesser. But, that just stretches the lesser resolution screen leading to blurry visuals.

I'm in fact searching for something on Mac like this which is offered on Windows PCs

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How do I do that having the same resolution set?

PS: This question is similar to this post except that I want everything (including top bar, icons, everything literally) unlike just changing the font size

  • I've searched for this same thing but as the answers to the other question also state, I don't think this ability exists as a built in option. – I0_ol Oct 6 '16 at 14:44
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On retina Macs it is in System Preferences > Display (see this article). Switch it to "scaled" and it should show multiple choices that look like this:

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  • I think the OP is asking about non-HiDPI scaling monitors where if you option-click on Scaled you can reveal that what is going on is that for those monitors (e.g. my Dell P2715Q that it is just dropping the resolution). Apple retina screens and 4k+ monitors are different and you get that "Looks like 1024 x 640" notice. When I change the scaling I don't get "Looks like..." it just changes the resolution. – lamont Feb 22 '18 at 21:30
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Essentially this is only available on the newer Macs with Retina display. They have a slider similar to that in Windows with four or five different sizing levels (more data (more content, small text), more detail (less content)).

Also, there is a similar topic on Stackoverflow Simulate HiDPI via Quartz Debug but I'm not sure how useful this is in every day situations.

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