Questions tagged [4k]

4K, or UHD (Ultra High Definition), is a display resolution of at least 3840 x 2160. Includes all technologies, components and accessories associated with 4K resolution.

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Is possible setup 4k monitor on macbook pro 15" late 2013? [duplicate]

everybody. params: Macbook pro 15 late 2013 (CPU Haswell 4th Gen intel) Display Lenovo (l28u-30) HDMI cable 2.0 Display Port from Aliexplress SwitchResX App i have problem i was buy a lenovo 4k ...
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Screen Resolution/Scaling Issue in iMac mid-2011 and LG 27UL550W

Good afrernoon! I've bought a new monitor and I'm having some troubles at setting it's resolution/scaling factor. First of all, I don't have the option to set text scaling as some tutorials make ...
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How to get 4K resolution on desktop wallpaper and desktop icons by default with external monitor?

I have a 2020 MacBook Air with the following specs: Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4X Storage: 1 TB SSD Operating System: macOS Monterey version 12.0.1 I have ...
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Does changing font size on Big Sur changes resolution - also How to 4k with bigger fonts?

I bought a DELL U2720Q 4k monitor to see text clearly as my last one (Acer XV272U) was not doing the job. After installing the U2720Q, I found that I need to scale in Display to see larger text but ...
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Do Photos and Videos always 4K when using DPI Scaling on a 4K External monitor?

I am really curious if I make my text bigger on my Dell 4K U4320Q by using DPI scaling to change 3200 x1800 from 3840 x 2160 if Videos and photos will continue to use the full resolution. Examples of ...
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How can I push 4K @ 60Hz from 2016 MacBook Pro?

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro 15" connected to a Dell S2721QS 4K monitor via a Wavlink WL-UMD502 docking station and a HDMI 2.0 cable. I am attempting to power 4K at 60Hz, but macOS seems to be ...
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Low saturation and blurred fonts when using a 60Hz adapter vs a 30Hz adapter

I have a MacBook Pro 16", 2019. I recently bought a new screen (LG 27GP950) which I connected using an HDMI cable through a USB-C -> HDMI adapter. It worked fine, but the adapter was capped to ...
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How can I disable restrictions and/or factory reset without having the passcode of my Apple TV 4K?

I recently bought an Apple TV 4K at our local electronics store. It functioned perfectly when I started it up, except what I just noticed is that I cannot do a lot of things. After a quick Google this ...
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Macbook pro 13" (2017) unable to run LG 27UL650 4k at 60HZ

I'm trying to run LG 27UL650 monitor at 60Hz but it shows a maximum of 30Hz. But when I connect my macbook air M1 to it, I don't face any problem and it automatically runs at 60Hz. I'm using a VAVA ...
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Thunderbolt monitor running at 30Hz when second monitor connected

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, 2018, Radeon Pro 560X) to which I plug 2 external monitors: a LG 32UL950 4K over thunderbolt & an old ASUS full HD over HDMI. The problem is when the ASUS is ...
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How does display scaling work on Mac

So, I have a MacBook Pro 15” and I recently bought an LG 27” 4K monitor. When I connected the monitor, system report said that the original resolution is 4K but the picture looks like 1920x1080 (using ...
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4k external monitor stuck in 1080p

I have Macbook Pro 16" 2019 model. Recently I bought Acer 4k Monitor VG280K. I'm connecting it to Macbook Pro with HDMI which came with it and attached it with a USB C to HDMI converter which ...
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What kind of performance can I expect from Mid 2015 Macbook pro connected to two external 4k displays -- I mostly do development?

I have a Mid 2015 Macbook pro. It is currently connected to two 1080p external monitors (I don't use the built in display). I am thinking of upgrading to two 4k external monitors - I use my macbook ...
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MBP + external monitor : alternative to "scaled" display to have smaller apps?

I am facing a lot of small annoyance with my external display (4k, 27" benq, T3 connection) like : it wakes up with the wrong resolution, the mouse feels incredibly slow (it looks like the speed ...
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Can I run an 8k display on an M1 Mac, at 30hz?

I want to buy an M1-based Mac. Tempted by the new 24-inch Imac but I suspect the answer will not change whether it's a Macbook Air, 13-nch Macbook Pro, or Mac Mini, as they all run the same SoC. Can I ...
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macOS on external monitor slows down after few days

This one is a long one, but I want to make sure the situation is clear :) I have MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019, Intel Core i7 6 cores 2.7GHz with Radeon Pro 555X 4 GB and 16GB RAM) connected via ...
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Does the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter transmit 4K 60Hz signal from M1 MBP?

I have a 13" 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (MBP). I'm currently experiencing some issues with a third-party USB-C hub. I'm considering replacing it with a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. The page for ...
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Can the M1 MBP drive a 4K display at 60Hz when not in clamshell mode?

I have an M1 MBP. I connect it to my external display (DELL S2721QS) using a HyperDrive Viper hub. When my MBP is in clamshell mode, the external display works at 4K 60Hz resolution. When the MBP is ...
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Accessibility > Menu Bar sizing does not seem to work at all?

I've recently acquired a 4K 32" display and decided I'll stick with 4k without scaling (IMO scaling is virtually useless for 4k, you can barely use the MacOS it's that sluggish, really ...
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Can I play 4k video on my TV through my MacBook using a Thunderbolt/HDMI cable?

A silly question perhaps, but nonetheless... I own an early 2015, 13-inch MacBook Air, and I recently purchased a 4k 43' TCL TV with HDMI 2.0 ports. I'm thinking about purchasing a Thunderbolt/...
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Can the TV app on Macbooks play movie rentals in 4k?

I recently rented a movie from the TV app on my macbook, and I see that it's available in 4k. Is 4k streaming playback supported on the TV app of my MacBook (I'm playing on a 4k external monitor)? How ...
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4k YouTube on Safari macOS Big Sur

I just updated my mid-2014 MacBook Pro to Big Sur and I thought one of the features was the ability to watch YouTube videos in 4k now. However I don't see that option for any videos that I know are 4k....
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In quitcktime when screen recording is Save the same as Export to 4K?

In order to prepare videos for online sites for courses and youtube, I do fullscreen recording on my mac book pro with the default resolution of: 1440 x 900 I then export as 4k. However, when I do '...
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How can I control font of the Finder's sidebar?

In the finder, there is a sidebar that includes things like Favorites for easy access. On my laptop running Catalina, the font size is much larger than I desire on my 4K screen for the sidebar. Where ...
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Can I use both Thunderbolt ports to get higher resolution/framerate

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro (Iris Pro 1536) with an AOC U2790B. It can only run 4k at very low framerate so I downscale it. I seem to recall reading a long time ago about using both Thunderbolt ...
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Macbook Air 2019 - External 4K monitor loses resolution

I have a 2019 Macbook Air and I use a QGeeM USB-C hub to connect to an ASUS 28" 4k monitor. The Monitor has a DP port and and 2 HDMI ports - one for 4K @ 30Hz and the other 1080p @ 60Hz. I ...
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13” MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 with U2720Q

Does anyone know if the 13 inch MacBook Pro (late 2013) work with Dell U2720Q 4k monitor? Of course I won’t be using it at the full resolution but rather FHD or QHD, with the laptop itself closed. ...
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4k movie on 4k screen scaled to 1080

I have my first ever 4k screen - a new 55" TV - & I'm struggling with this paradigm. I have to set it to show the desktop at an apparent 1080p otherwise I need to be within about 15" to be able ...
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Will an external 4K monitor cause performance issues on my MacBook Pro?

I'm looking to buy a 27" display for my MacBook Pro (2017 | 15.4-inch 2880 x 1800 | Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB graphics) I am considering a 4K display, but I've read in multiple places that ...
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How to get 60Hz on a 4K Monitor using a 2018 Mac mini

I do a lot of work with music, and have two external 4K displays hooked up to my Mac mini. I’m using two LG 24UD58-B monitors, but I cannot get 60Hz out of them using an HDMI cable, which is then ...
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4k@60hz on MBP mid 2015 (intel iris 1536 only) HOW? [duplicate]

Right now i can only do 4k@30hz through the hdmi port. I get "No Signal" when i connect using a mDP to DP cable on the same monitor. What steps would I take to get 60 Hz @ 4K display?
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Macbook Pro 15in 2018 hook up to dual monitor lag

Hi I have this Macbook Pro 2018 15inch baseline model. Recently I purchased a 4k LG monitor and I plan to connect it with this MBP together with my older screen which is a Dell 2k monitor. The setup ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15" (late 2013), is it possible to run 1 extra display at 60hz in a best resolution than full hd? [duplicate]

Sorry but I have read a lot on this topic, in threads of this platform and multiple articles .. etc. And I'm still not sure what resolution and frequency my laptop can run on an external monitor. ...
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Can a 2014 15" MBP simultaneously run both 4k and QHD external monitors?

I have a 15" mid-2014 MBP (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). It is currently running two external monitors, a 4k and an HD (1920 x 1080), both at 60 Hz refresh. I'd like to know if it can ...
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Interference on 4k Samsung display connected to Macbook Pro 2016

We have a Samsung 4K 28" UE590 display that's connected to a Macbook Pro 13" 2016 with an Apple USB-C to HDMI multiport adaptor. The whole setup is on a glass table. We're getting huge amounts of ...
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Can MacBook 2018 output to a 4k external display? [closed]

I've got a few questions: Can a MacBook Pro 2018 output 4K? What options are there? What kind of budget am I looking at? I am obviously not gaming I do some media production, also looking to get ...
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Can the new 2019 16-inch Macbook Pro support 8K resolution?

The Tech Specs site says the laptop simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and: Up to two displays with 6016‑by‑3384 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors Up to ...
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Cannot get 4k monitor to work with macbook air early 2014?

I have an early 2014 macbook air and per this I can connect it with a 4K monitor with some success. After resetting the NVRAM (Opt+Cmd+P+R) I got my Display Settings to show ASUS VP28U with mirror ...
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Just bought an ultrawide monitor, but it looks borderline blury, what am I doing wrong?

So I either bought the wrong thing, or just don't know how to configure it correctly. I bought a Acer XR342CK bmijqphuzx , and have it hooked up to a Macbook Pro w Touchbar 2016 via a Caldigit TS3 ...
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Lag on 4k external monitor and MacBook Pro (early 2016, internal graphics) running in retina mode: can bad cable be a reason or just not enough power?

I just bought new monitor (LG 24UD58-B) because of my MacBook's flexgate issue (when you can't really open lead). I can't bring it to service yet, because where I live it takes up to 5 weeks and it's ...
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2018 Macbook Air hot/slow when using UHD monitor

So I upgraded from a 1080p 27 inch monitor to the following Samsung 32" UHD 4K Monitor Model: LU32J590UQNXZA I've tried connecting over HDMI using a USB C dock, and over Displayport with a ...
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Why is Launchpad laggy when using a scaled resolution?

I bought a 32" 4k display and when I use the 4k resolution on it, everything is too small. This is why I use something in between 2k and 4k, but that resolution is not native apparently, and Launchpad ...
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Retina MacBook Air: External Monitor lag issue

I have a new 2018 Retina MacBook Air, 1.6Ghz i5, 16GB memory, Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB. I am connecting this to an external monitor, a Dell P2415Q, using an HDMI cable and a Targus DOCK412USZ ...
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Can a 2018 Mac mini support dual 4k monitors at 60 Hz?

I guess I need more of a personal experience answer. The specications say that a Mac mini can support dual 4k monitors, but are there any caveats to this? I am planning to get 2 x 4k monitors and run ...
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Can macOS 10.14 (mojave) output a 4K HDR desktop to a 4K HDR TV?

How can I get macOS 10.14 on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) to output the macOS UI (desktop) in HDR mode to my Samsung Q6F 4K HDR TV display? I'm using a USB-C/Thunderbolt to HDMI 2 dongle and an ...
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Cannot get 60 Hz on MBPr 13" 2018

I connect my Macbook Pro 13" 2018 with Mojave 10.14.5 to the external display Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD via adapter Dell DA301. All the components of this chain are capabale of 4k@60Hz. However, I can only ...
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Watching personal 4K videos on Apple TV 4K

It seems I'm not able to watch 4k/60 FPS personal videos on an Apple TV 4K. I put them in photos and while I'm sure they're 4K, I only get to stream HD from my Apple TV 4K. I have a gigabit ...
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Connecting external display to Early 2015 MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Does Early 2015 MacBook Pro output 4K 3840 via Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort? I seem to get only HD max option on YouTube videos. I have a Samsung U32J590U 31.5" 4K UHD monitor. If not, do I have ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2018) cannot drive 4k display @ 60Hz from right-hand USB-C ports

I have a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2018 Touch Bar). I'm connecting an LG 27UD88 external display directly via the supplied USB-C cable, which is also used to provide power to the laptop plus allows the ...
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4K HDMI output from MacMini (late 2018) to LG C8 (OLED55C8PLA)

The LG TV just says "no signal". I'm connecting the Mac Mini to another TV just fine (1080p though). I'm using the same cable to connect a Windows 10 machine and it works over 4K just fine. Is there ...