Questions tagged [resolution]

The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

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How to use 12" MacBook with 49 inch super UltraWide (32:9) display?

I would like my MacBook to use the maximum resolution of my display at the correct aspect ratio. However, in system preferences this is not offered (see picture). The resolution of my display is 5120 ...
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'Change resolution' in menu bar

I just upgraded to Catalina with a new Mac... and am wondering if it is possible to change the screen resolution from within the menu bar? I was sure I used to do something like this years ago in ...
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13-inch 2020 MacBook Pro has incorrect “default scaling” value (compared to 2012 MBP)

I'm having a rather strange issue. When I opened my 13-inch 2020 MacBook Pro, right out the box everything seemed rather small. I went into the display settings and noticed the display setting was set ...
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How to open videofile in native resolution?

I have MacBook with 15,4-inch (2880 x 1800) display and for example I have video file for which ffmpeg -i video.mp4 shows me Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 2100x678,...
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Can't activate 1280 * 720 scaling on my 2K external monitor but 1280 * 800 works

I'm using a Lenovo 1440p display on my MBP through a DP to TB3 cable. The UI looks way too small on the native resolution so I'd like to achieve a 2x scaling to 1280 * 720. However, it seems I just ...
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External Monitor Resolution Issue

I am using a Acer 27-inch (68.58 cm) Full HD - KG271 Cbmidpx (Black) monitor with my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012). I am using it for the past 2 weeks. It was working fine till yesterday. Today ...
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My LCD cracked - can I create a custom resolution to exclude the broken part of the screen? [duplicate]

My 2013 MacBook Pro was damaged -- the LCD is now cracked. The damage is fairly limited, however: only the right-most 1cm and the bottom 2cm are non-functional. Is there a way to create a custom ...
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Can't get 5120 x 1440

I bought a LG 49WL95C-W 49" 5120 x 1440, but I can't run it at this resolution with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) (it's work fine with my iMac 5K. It's seems that max I can get is 3840 x 1080 (...
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How to get (logical) screen size from a shell script?

Using system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType, I can retrieve the size of a Mac's display in pixels. However, the command tell application "System Events" to get the size of every window of every process ...
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OSX increase display font size without changing display resolution?

I am using an iMac 5k display. The system display font is really too small but the only way the system gives, the casual operator, to change the size of the system display font is to reduce the screen ...
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MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) LCD font smoothing issue with external display

I am using my LG UltraWide 34" display (34WL500-B) plugged into a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro (Coffee Lake 2.6GHz Core i7 9750H with 16GB memory) from work. Here is the product page for the display. I ...
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Is media still displayed in 4k with a scaled resolution on an external 4k display?

I'm currently using a 4k display with my MBP. I scaled it a little since 4k is quite small on 27 ". However, I don't really find information on whether scaling means real scaling or just using ...
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max resolution for external monitor with iMac 5K [duplicate]

I was just about to get a LG 49WL95C-W (5120 x 1440) for my iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch 2017, (either with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C to DisplayPort) but I was told the iMac might not be able to ...
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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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What external monitor and size combinations provide best scaling on macOS?

I am trying to get an external monitor for my MacBook. I have two requirements: Items on the monitor will be about the same size as items on the MacBook screen Text and other objects will not be ...
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Super Ultra-Wide 32:9 at 5120×1440 @ 60hz on a MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2014 with GeForce GT750M [duplicate]

Hardware: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) 16GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide 1440p Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable The official spec ...
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MacBook Pro screen resolution confiusion

I noticed something weird on my mac: The resolution in specs is 2560x1600 (13" MBP). In System Preferences, It says that the resolution "looks like 1440x900", but does not mention the actual ...
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My external monitor not fitting full screen - samsung

It is my first question here so sorry if everything is clear. My problem: I bought an external monitor SAMSUNG LS24R350FHUXEN [LINK]1920x1080.(https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/monitor-sr350/). ...
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How do I lower OS /system resource usage /adjust for best performance?

Lets say I want to dedicate all resources in running some code so I would like to decrease operating system usage as much as possible i.e. the mac equivalent of adjusting for best performance (e.g. ...
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What are the full screen specifications of the 2020 iPhone SE?

The 2020 iPhone SE has the following display size and resolution specs: 4.7-inch Retina HD; 1,334x750 pixels However what is multiplier that is used to render imagery (2x, 3x, 4x)? I know its not ...
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why iPhone video shot @ 1080p 30fps has a resolution of only 720x1280?

The videos are shot on iPhone 5S and iPhone 6S in portrait mode. I've checked the Camera setting and it is set to record video at 1080p at 30fps. But when downloaded onto a computer, the videos are ...
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MacbookPro sometimes uses incorrect 3440x1440 resolution for 5120x2160 external monitor (TB3)

I have a 15" 2019 MacBook Pro and a LG 34BK95U monitor (business version of 34WK95U - same hardware, longer warranty). The correct resolution of the monitor is 5120x2160 and sometimes everything ...
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Can't see list of screen resolutions anymore when Option-Clicking the Scaled button on macOS 10.15.4

I used to be able to Option-Click on Scaled button in the Display Preferences window to see a full list of resolutions, e.g., 1920x1080, 1280x720, etc. But recently (started with 10.15.4, I think) ...
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What is the highest video resolution achievable with my MacBook? [closed]

I know how to use QuickTime to record a movie with my Macbook camera. It seems the resolution is 1280x720. Is this the maximum? Does this depend on the used software?
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Windows resized after sleep with external display connected to Macbook Pro via DP to usb-c

I have an external display ASUS VG279 connected to my MBP 2018 via Display Port to USB-C cable by moshi (sold on Apple's website). I use 1080p resolution for the display and my macOS version is ...
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How to choose the correct resolution for a 5K2K monitor on macOS?

I just bought a LG 34wk95u, an ultra-wide 34” monitor with 5120x2160 native resolution (named 5K2K). I connected my MBP 13” 2018 to it with thunderbolt. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but the only ...
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How can I get 2560X1080 resolution on my LG 29UM58-P monitor, connected to my 13" MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13"-inch, Early 2013) with 8Gb RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000 I also have a 19" Polyview 16:9 monitor connected via Thunderbolt to VGA adaptor, which displays its native ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2019 won't display @ 75hz with 3800 x 1600 resolution (Acer XR382CQK)

I have my MacBook Pro hooked up to the display via the Apple Thunderbolt 3 cable. However, the refresh rate is locked to 30hz, despite the monitor supporting a 75hz refresh rate at its native ...
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ffplay window content blurry with HiDPI

I'm streaming the screen of a tablet (a reMarkable) on my 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro, which has a 2560 x 1600 pixel screen. I use a script called reStream from this GitHub repository, which renders the ...
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external display native resolution not recognized

I recently got an external display (Lenovo T27p-10) which is supposed to have native 4K resolution, but when I connect it to my MBP 16" (via the TB3 cable that came with the monitor) it has by default ...
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MacBook doesn't output native resolution on monitor with one dongle, but works with a different dongle, despite the EDID outputs being the exact same

I've been going crazy trying to figure this out, any help would be greatly appreciated. 2017 Macbook Pro Sceptre 35 inch ultrawide monitor (3440x1440) Two usb-c hubs / dongles. Uni 8 in 1 and I ...
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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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iMac boots at very low resolution

I have a late 2012 27" iMac with macOS Catalina. Recently I replaced it's hard disk with an SSD and I was extremely happy with the results. However, the replacement required removing the display from ...
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Different Scaling Options for Same Monitor

I have two identical Dell U2718Q monitors (3840 x 2160). They are both plugged in with two identical HDMI cables to a 15" 2017 MBP running Mojave 10.14.6 via two identical "USB-C to Digital AV" ...
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External Monitor appears low resolution

I have connected a 21:9 external monitor to my 2017 MBP w/ Touch Bar through a usb-c to hdmi adaptor. The display appears blurry and almost like low resolution scaled up, does anyone know of any fixes?...
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Wrong monitor resolution in Catalina

After update from Mojave to Catalina one of my external displays determined by system with the wrong native resolution. I use Samsung C43J890DK which is have resolution 3840x1200 pix. But Catalina ...
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Part of display not working, changing display region for macbook pro

Recently, something went wrong with my Macbook Pro 13" 2019 model's display. About 1.5 inches (in length) of my display went completely black and there are some vertical lines on the edges of this ...
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High GPU usage and performance drop with HiDPI enabled

I have a macbook pro 13 2018(Iris Plus 655, quad-core) with a 2K external monitor. But if I enable HiDPI: there's a dramatic performance drop and high GPU usage. For example, when I'm writing code in ...
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External display doesn’t fill screen

I’m using a Mobile Pixels DUEX PRO as an external screen for my Mac laptop, and at normal resolution, everything is too small (see first picture). I’ve tried to change the resolution, but all that ...
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External display resolution problems: Mac misdetects 4k monitor resolution

I have a couple of external 4k monitors connected my my 13in MBP via a Thunderbolt 3 adapter. When I connect them, sometimes they will both come up recognised as 4k in the Mac (such that 'scaling' in ...
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Mac resolution/display randomly changed

So i have a Macbook Pro 2015 15" default of resolution 2880 x 1800 running Catalina, I recently turned it on and either my resolution has been changed or my scaling zoom ( icons, text size etc ) has ...
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How to change DPI?

I had monitor with scaling settings. They change DPI: (on LG Z27, 4K, via USB-C) Now I have monitor with resolution settings. They change resolution and make picture worse: (on Aorus FI27Q, 2K, via ...
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How can I set a scaled display resolution from the command-line in macOS Catalina?

I am trying to automate the setup of a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.1). I found this question: How can I set the display settings using command line . But none of the answers really explain how ...
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Mac OS - Multiple External Monitors - Unable to modify reolution on primary display

I have connected my MacBook Pro to a docking station in hopes of connecting it to two external displays for a home office setup. With the lid closed I am able to get the displays to appear on both of ...
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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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How do I get my monitor to run at the correct resolution reliably?

I just started a new remote job. They shipped me a 2018 15" Macbook Pro, a 32" Asus PB328Q monitor (QHD, aka 2560x1440), and a Satechi USB-C adapter, with an HDMI cable for connecting the monitor. All ...
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Getting original resolution from iMovie

I imported a screencapture recording into iMovie and added some headings. I'm trying to export it as a file with the same resolution as the original recording. Unfortunately, it looks like I only get ...
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How do I force a retina display to always stay on the maximum scaled resolution?

On previous iterations of OS X, and seemingly moreso in Catalina, my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018), changes the resolution of the retina built-in panel to "Default for display" instead of the Scaled: ...
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Setting an unsupported custom resolution in MacOS

Is there a way via command line or GUI to set a custom unsupported screen resolution. Specifically the problem I am trying to resolve is getting 5K support for a Dell U4919DW. If not possible, how do ...
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How to downscale for an external display?

I intend to connect my old full HD TV as external display to a mid-2012 MacBook air. While being "only" 1920×1080, the TV has 42", so each element would look ridiculously large. So I thought about "...

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