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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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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“Open in Low Resolution” is checked on Retina MacBook Pro checked and greyed out

ZBrush 2018 opens with high DPI support, but ZBrush 2019 has the "Open in low resolution" checked, and is greyed out so it cannot be changed. Anybody know what is going on? Pixologic just ...
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Which 27" monitor for mac mini at lower resolution to look larger?

I'm considering getting an HP Z27 (4K UHD) or HP Z27n G2 (QHD) for my mother. She has a (2018?) mac mini. I plan to turn it to a lower resolution so that everything looks larger, because it would ...
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HiDPI: only working with 16:10 resolutions (it seems)

I'm having trouble making HiDPI work on my MacBook Pro (13" 2015 with Retina, Mojave up-to-date). I plugged it into a 1440p Dell U2719D, which works fine out of the box, except that fonts look ugly ...
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macOS launchpad icons became blurry

macOS launchpad icons became blurry as compared to those in the dock. See System Preferences for example. Resolution has become really low. I don't why. What could be the reason for the same?
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Connecting to a 3440x1440 monitor with a 2012 MacBook Air

I bought a 34" monitor with a 3440x1440 resolution. It works fine with my more recent Macbook Pro, but I was hoping to be able to also connect my 2012 MacBook Air and run it at a lower resolution. ...
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Connecting external monitor at 1440p to mid-2012 MBP 13"

Recently I bought Dell S2719DM monitor, which maximum resolution is 2560x1440. I'd like to use it with my mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Pro, so I got Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter - it uses HDMI 1.4 and ...
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Unable to use external monitor's full resolution using Macbook Pro

I recently bought a new 2019 MacBook Pro. It working as expected. I use my HP 22Es for majority of my work. Very unfortunately, my MBP is unable to detect the 1920x1080 resolution of external display. ...
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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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Increasing screen resolution to 1920x1080 in Macbook Air

Is it possible to change the maximum resolution of MacBook Air 13" (2015), by replacing its panel (i.e. screen)? The model only supports 1440x900. What I want to achieve is making the resolution of ...
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Applescript to set terminal window to specific size

I found this question Is it possible to define the width/height of a Terminal window with this command: osascript -e \'tell application "Terminal" to do script and tried setting my ...
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MacBook Pro internal display resolution wrong

I've got an early 2013 MacBook Pro with an external display connected via HDMI to the in-built port. The system shows that the resolution of built-in display (15-inch Retina) is 2880 x 1800, while the ...
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Resize display resolution of a macOS Mojave guest running in VMware Fusion 11.1

➥ How does one change the screen resolution of their macOS Fusion guest? On my Mac mini (2018) running macOS mojave 10.14.5, I am running VMware Fusion 11.1 with a BenQ 4K monitor on DisplayPort. ...
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Connecting MacBook Pro to multiple monitors, one in portrait (vertical) mode

I‘ve got a 2015 13“ MacBook Pro and want to connect 2 external monitors. One LG ultrawide (resolution 2160x1080) and a Full HD Monitor rotated to be vertically upright (resolution would be 1080x1920). ...
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Why won't my external display detect its native resolution?

3 days ago I bought a Dell SE2219HX display (22") and connected it to my non-retina MBP mid 2012 model. I also own a HDMI extension that is to be connected to the display port but for some reason it ...
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Change Screen Resolution for Mac Built-in VNC (Screen Sharing)

I am attempting to connect to a MacBook Pro from a Mac Pro with a 2560x1600 monitor using the built in screen sharing client. I would like to be able have the connection fill the entire screen, but ...
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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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2014 MB air to Dell S2718D not showing QHD resolution

I have an early 2014 macbook air trying to connect to a Dell 27 inch QHD monitor (model S2718D) the monitor has 2 usb SS ports, a full size hdmi, and a usb-c port. I have a miniDp to hdmi cable that ...
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Easiest way to convert a retina screenshot into standard resolution?

All screenshots taken on a MBP 2015 (retina, default resolution) has a "resolution" of 144x144. When we upload those images to forums, they are usually stored as 72 DPI, hence the actual image ...
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1920x1080 resolution for MBP 13" 2015 Retina - Different settings from attached monitor

I am using Retina Display Menu (RDM) to give me a higher resolution for my MBP, and the sweet spot that I have found is 1920x1080. However I get 2 different display options for this resolution ...
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Retina vs. scaled for video playback on external 4k monitor

I have just got a LG Ultrafine 4K monitor for my MBP and wonder how retina on a 4k screen really works. The native resolution is HD but with retina doubling. I find a lot of confusion on the subject ...
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Changing Screen Resolution in OSX Mojave

Screen of my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 is broken and a vertical block with ~2 inches width on the right edge can't be seen. I have been using it like this for a couple months since it is my second ...
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My 4K monitor won’t display anything above a resolution of 1280 x 720

I just bought a BenQ 4K 27inch PD2700U monitor and am trying to connect it to my MacBook Pro as an additional screen. The cable I am using is a DisplayPort to mini display port. It works fine on low ...
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How do I disable retina mode/HiDPI on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)? [duplicate]

I want to test non-retina/non-HiDPI mode on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017). I found articles that suggest enabling the option sudo defaults write /Library/...
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Overriding the default resolution on external monitor

I have an iMac 5K (mid-2017) and a USB-C to HDMI adapter. I used to have a standard 24" monitor (1920x1080) connected to the adapter, and it worked just fine; however, I have put a video capture ...
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crossover 27" monitor resolution OK on (2017) MacBook Pro, but wrong on (2017) MacBook

I'm using exactly the same usb-C to HDMI adaptor: when I plug it into the MacBook I get a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 and when I plug it into the MacBook Pro I get the correct resolution of ...
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Connect Macbook Air with external monitor

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) that uses an Intel HD Graphics 5000. I also plan to buy the monitor that is supposed to have connectors for DisplayPort and HDMI with a resolution of 2560x1440 ...
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Second monitor resolution adjustment?

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro and am using an Asus VA327 monitor as a second screen. The monitor's native resolution is 1920x1080, but for some reason, the mac won't output content at this resolution. ...
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Incorrect external display resolution after an upgrade to Mojave

I am working with a MacBook Pro 2018 and an external Display EIZO CG 277. Since my notebook has been updated on Mojave, my external display have an incorrect resolution. I had a mail exchange with ...
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DisplayPort unable to display in 2560x1440

I have a mid-2015 MBP running Mojave with 1 HDMI and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports. I have two 32 inches Acer monitor - same model - EB321HQU with max resolution of 2560x1440. My monitors do not have ...
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screenshot showing dimensions 2880x1800 but resolution 144x144

I am trying to take some high quality screenshots on my 13" MBP for a website - they need them to be as high resolution as possible (at least 1000px wide) - when I take the screenshot (command+shift+3)...
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MacOS App Resolution Independence

I know how to change the screen resolution for the entire system. That is not a problem. What I would like to do (for my boss) is to "make everything bigger" in macOS 10.14 Mojave Mail, which is his ...
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MacBook Air with retina display resolution question

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air with the 2560 x 1600 display. I noticed my resolution didn't appear to be even 1080 when I was connecting to some Windows remote sessions, so I started poking ...
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Set iPhone photo resolution default

I need to take photos and upload them in a web page. A resolution of 800x600 would be enough for me. I go to Settings > Photos & Camera, but I can only find a configuration for the resolution of ...
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How do I download full resolution photos on my iphone (8+) to use offline? [duplicate]

I used to keep all of my photos (literally 40K or so) on my iPhone. I did eventually fall into the iCloud trap, and have still not figured out a way to assure that a healthy number of my full ...
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Fixing my refresh rate

I hope this is the right place to post this question. I'm getting crazy since 2 days trying to enable 60hz on my external display. I bought a new LG Ultrafine 4k display as suggested by apple to have ...
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How to capture a high quality screeshot in 1920 x 1080?

I want to make 1920 x 1080 screenshots of the entire screen, but there's no 1920 x 1080 option in the Displays menu. There's a 1920 x 1080 option on SwitchResX, but when I select that one, the text ...

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