Today my cat stepped on my keyboard and somehow changed the scale of one app. The problem is that scale of the display is globally the same what changed was the overall resolution of my app. Different sizes

another example In the image above, there's the corner of chrome in the usual resolution, on the right is the corner for Discord, much much scaled.

I also added a photo of a widget within Chrome scaled. Anyone knows how can I correct this? Thank you in advance.

  • ask your cat :) – Ruskes Nov 18 '18 at 1:32
  • hover the mouse pointer over the green circle in the small window. What does it shows ? – Ruskes Nov 18 '18 at 1:36
  • if you Hold the Option key and click on the Green circle it will show you a plus sign and scale the window up. – Ruskes Nov 18 '18 at 1:38
  • @Buscar웃 doesnt do anything, is just the buttom to size the window but it doesnt change the rwsolution. – Gary J. Espitia S. Nov 18 '18 at 1:38
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    idk about the different sized apps - never seen anything like it - but content scaling within a browser ought to correct with Cmd/0 [cmd/+ or - for finer granularity]. – Tetsujin Nov 18 '18 at 7:56

In Discord's User Settings you can change the "Zoom Level" of the whole window under "App Settings > Appearance". cmd+ and cmd- can also be used to change this Zoom level.

cmd0 is meant to set it back to default.

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  • Same as Tetsujin already mentioned ;) – Redarm Nov 18 '18 at 13:33
  • It would be nice to get an explanation for the downvote... – Redarm Nov 18 '18 at 15:44
  • this one fixed it! Haha you made it. Hard to imagine that this command could change the resolution of the whole UI. I thought it only worked in Chrome. Thank you man, and everybody else for helping me son insistenly with this new problem. – Gary J. Espitia S. Nov 18 '18 at 21:27

If I am understanding you correctly one app seems larger than another app?

Unfortunately it is not possible to adjust the resolution for an individual app. On macOS (and Windows too) the resolution of the screen is set on a screen by screen basis and can't be set for a specific app.

In System preferences > Displays

You can adjust those parameters.

If you have more than one display you could adjust the resolution on each display and keep those particular apps on the screen they look best on.

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  • Unluckily it is possible... how otherwise could one explain the image I sent? Those are two different apps screens one next to the other... – Gary J. Espitia S. Nov 18 '18 at 0:15
  • The programmer(s) making a mistake? An older version? A bug? – Steve Chambers Nov 18 '18 at 13:59

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