Is there any way to simulate a 13 inch display on a 15 inch MacBook Pro? Some tool that would resize all windows, the dock and menu to take up less space? Reason is I am thinking of buying a 13 inch MacBook Pro and want to see how it is working with a smaller screen.

  • Why not go into a store and use one for 15 minutes? No one is going to kick you off if you're a genuine potential buyer.
    – mada.eve
    Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 22:39
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    @mada.eve Oh I have, but I want to try it out with my own applications and general setup. Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 6:57

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Take a screenshot, change your desktop picture to just black. Use qucklook & drag the screenshot smaller.

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    Not a bad suggestion. But I'd still like to actively experience using a computer with a smaller amount of screen space, if possible. Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 12:25
  • Try resize the window of app you use to the width of the keyboard, it would be close the width of the 13 inch laptop.
    – simo
    Commented Apr 18, 2021 at 2:11
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    How does this answer the question?
    – atapaka
    Commented Sep 21, 2022 at 13:20
  • @atapaka It provides the simplest workaround without just saying ' get a 13" display' , or 'this cannot be done'.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 21, 2022 at 15:45

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