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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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Macbook pro mid 2012 won't output external monitor's native resolution

So I connected my mbp mid 2012 13" to my del p2213 monitor which has a native resolution of 1680x1050 and a aspect ratio of 16:10 but apparantly when I went to the display settings and pressed scaled ...
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2018 MBP “Forgets” Resolution, Force Reboot

macOS seems to have a problem with USB-C external monitors. My resolution is 4K, scaled up slightly to accommodate bigger text. When it awakens from sleep, the monitor resolution is "wrong". When my ...
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Problem with external screen resolution on Mac Book Pro

My MacBook Pro 2013 with two graphic cards (suppose that this caused an issue). I've got an external display - a Dell U2713HM with maximum resolution 2560x1600, but the MacBook shows only 1920x1080. ...
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How do you change the Export DPI of Microsoft PowerPoint?

Office 2016 has on option in the Windows version to alter the export-DPI of PowerPoint by editing a registry key, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options Where would I ...
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External 4K display with 2012 MacBook Pro 15"

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 and have bought a couple of BenQ 4K EL2870U monitors. I've connected the two monitors up to the MacBook through a couple of Mini Display Port to Display Port ...
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Incorrect external monitor resolution detected, true resolution not available

I have a BenQ EX3501R monitor connected by HDMI to my MacBook Pro, which is a Early 2015 model. The issue being that OS X gets the resolutions completely wrong - the monitors native resolution is ...
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Why can't I use this monitor full resolution at 60hz on my 2013 Mac Pro with OS X Mojave?

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/uhd-and-wqhd/32-uj590-uhd-monitor-lu32j590uqnxza/#specs Says 60hz on the site, tried HDMI1, HDMI2, FreeSync, tried various HDMI cables, even bought an ...
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Unable to configure to native resolution on LCD of retina macbook pro

I have late 2015 issue macbook Pro with 2880x1800 native resolution. How do I use that resolution? The max that I can configure using the built-in tools is 1920x1080. I am on High Sierra.
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How to persist the scaled display setting after reboot?

I have set my macbook pro display to Scaled -- More Space. But after I shutdown and reboot, I find out it reverts back to Default resolution. This is just weird to me. How to persist the setting? I ...
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how to transfer low resolution photos ( optimised ) to the computer

I deleted all my pics from iCloud and also the recently deleted items in order to reduce the space and revert to the free version ( 5 GB ). I did check all the pics before I deleted them from iCloud ...
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Different scales (or resolutions) for different apps in the same screen?

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. In the ...
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Will a 4K external monitor create a sharper display when connected to my MacBook Pro

I recently connected my MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 running 10.12.6 to the Asus PB238Q 23-inch via the mini display cable to VGA cable. The max resolution of the external monitor is 1920 x ...
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Trying to understand display specs of macbook pro

I want to buy a monitor to connect to my macbook pro. From apple's website this is what I have gathered: Retina display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 ...
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remote desktop from iMac 5k and Windows 10 1080p into Windows 10 virtual machine resolution problems

I work from home a couple days a week. At home, I have an iMac 5k and use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 on the iMac to remote into my company workstation which is a Windows 10 virtual machine. I ...
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Is there a way to access Mac OS default wallpaper with resolution for portrait mode monitor?

I'm currently using a secondary 24" monitor (widescreen) in portrait mode (rotated 90 degrees to be vertical). Is there a way to have the default Mac OS wallpaper adjust to maintain the image ...
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How to allow mouse pointer to move to smaller display?

I have two monitors connected to my Mac (running Mojave). A sits "left" and has resolution 1680x1050 B sits "right" and has resolution 2560x1440 So, when I put my mouse in the "top" of B, and move ...
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Screen recording at 4k resolution

So I want to do a screen recording tutorial with QuickTime and then edit it in Apple Motion/Final Cut Pro down to 1080p, with areas zoomed in on specific parts to highlight details. In order to do ...
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Unable to get 4K @ 60Hz resolution

I have a Macbook Pro 2017 and an LG 27UD68-P UHD 4K IPS display. I recently purchased this DisplayPort to USB-C cable, but I'm still unable to get 4K resolution at 60 Hertz. The options for refresh ...
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How can I get safari to show me the pixel dimensions of the browser window, without an extension?

I have once seen safari showing me the pixel dimensions of the browser window, even when I resized it dragging left or right, it showed how many pixels in the x axis and how many pixels in the y axis. ...
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How to have 2560x1440 HIDPI (@60Hz) with HDMI 2.0 on Mac OS 10.14?

I can't see 2560x1440 HiDpi @60Hz mode for my monitor. How do I configure that? Hardware: 15" Macbook Pro 2017(USB-C) with Touchbar QNIX 32" 4K @60Hz monitor. HDMI 2.0 cable Software: Mac OS ...
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Max supported external display resolution @60z for 2012 Macbook Air?

I have a mid-2012 13" Macbook Air with Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB My monitor died recently so I'm in the market for a new one, and I would like to know the maximum supported resolution for ...
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MacOS Mojave beta has limited display scaling on MacBook 12

Everything looks larger on my MacBook 12 after the latest Mojave update. It allows you to scale up the display to only one level (used to go up and down two levels). Has anyone noticed that? Any fixes ...
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macOS System files to modify Display Resolutions?

Duet Display can no longer set my iPad to 2732x2048 resolution. I have the exact same problem with my ASUS monitor. I was once able to use PBP mode to turn the display into portrait mode and then set ...
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Is there any screen with resolution of 3440x1080 that is supported by a mid 2012 13" MBP? [duplicate]

I have a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU and Thunderbolt / DisplayPort v 1.2 ports. Can I connect a screen with 3440x1080 resolution? If not, is there anyway to ...
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External monitor blurry when MacBook lid is closed

I have an external ASUS PB287Q monitor connected to my MacBook Pro via a display port adaptor. The display settings are as follows: I am using 1080p because when using Default for display the ...
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Make apps smaller / “zoom out” apps

I made my screen resolution much smaller, so now most apps look 4x larger than I'm used to. iTunes and Finder for example are much larger than they need to be. Can I make everything about these apps ...
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Early 2013 Macbook Pro with 4K: Picture quality?

This is sort of related to this question. The 13.3 inch Early 2015 Macbook has a resolution of 2560 x 1600. I'm not an expert on displays, I've done a lot of Googling but don't seem to understand. ...
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Resolution errors when alternating between external monitors

I use an external monitor with my Macbook Pro (2015 edition) both at work (Dell 2407WFP) and at home as well (Planar PLL2410w). When I first got the Planar monitor at home, it worked fine and looked ...
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Obtaining 2560 x 1600 on a 3840 x 2160 with surrounding bands

When you pair a MacBook that supports only up to 2560 x 1600 on an external display with a Dell 28" 3840 x 2160 monitor, is it possible to request precisely the resolution 2560 x 1600 on the monitor ...
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How to shrink (?) iMac's screen?

I'm pretty sure there is a name for it, but I can't find it. Is there a way to make my screen smaller? By "smaller", I mean...shrink the whole screen so that there are black borders. I think I was ...
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How to enable “larger text” scaling slider on a 2k monitor?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) connected to two Dell U2515H monitors, which have 2560x1440 resolution. Problem: everything (macOS UI elements) is too small at this native resolution. I was able to ...
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Cant access 2560 x 1080 display resolution settings on MBP

Ive got a mid 2012 15" MBP running 10.10.5. Ive also got access to a mid 2012 13" MBP running 10.12.6. Im trying to connect both (separately one at a time for testing) to this LG ultra wide display ...
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MacBook Pro (Mac OS X Mavericks) not displaying full resolution on external Philips QHD monitor

I know this question has been answered a few times before in relation to other monitors and Mac OS X versions, but due to my limited knowledge I am after specific help with my setup. I have a 2012 ...
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2017 15" MBP & UHD TV: 4k60Hz *very* intermittent

I have the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), a Samsung 4k display, and a USB-C to HDMI cable between them (plugged directly into the computer). The entire setup supports everything necessary. Please don't ...
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AppleScript to change resolutions on my monitor [duplicate]

I have reviewed multiple scripts that address primarily changes on a retina display. I have a standard monitor (iMac 27"). The line of code that seems to give me trouble is: tell application "...
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Can I change the resolution of a display in recovery mode?

Booted to High Sierra recovery HD, I’m not able to open the system preferences and choose a different resolution. Can terminal be used from the utilities menu to change the resolution? I have a Mac ...
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How can I determine the resolution of an image saved to Photos on iOS11?

If I download/save an image on iOS, how can I determine what the resolution of that image is?
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2560x1440 @ 60 Hz HiDpi on a MBPr 13" Late 2013

My setup: Late 2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina (MBPr) Dell P2715Q (4k) monitor Connect the MBPr with the monitor using a mDP-DP cable SwitchResX shows me the following resolutions: I tried the ...
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2015 Macbook pro 13" with Dell U2518D blurry font

I recently bought a Dell U2518D monitor to use as my primary display paired with my 2015 Macbook pro 13". This is a 2560x1440 1440p monitor. I used the included display port to mini display port cable ...
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What was the maximum screen resolution in Macs based on 68K CPU's?

What was the maximum screen resolution and refresh rate that a 68K-based Macintosh could display? There are reports of Mac OS 9 going up to 1920 x 1200, but that is, of course, running on a PowerPC ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Air and two external monitors: how to do it and maximum resolution?

I have an Early 2015 13" MacBook Air with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB. I'm trying to figure out what its capabilities are in terms of connecting two external monitors. First, if I just used the ...
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Fonts appear fuzzy when connecting my Mac to an external monitor

I’ve been having this issue for a long time and I can’t get my head around it. When I connect my MacBook Pro 2015 to an external 1920x1080 monitor, the font becomes fuzzy and I get dizzy within a few ...
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How can I scale a 4K external monitor to have a comfortable amount of space

I'm using a 13inch touch-bar MacBook pro with a Samsung U28E590 4k monitor. I'm very happy with the resolution on the MacBook's screen and everything is a comfortable size. However on the monitor the ...
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macOS resolution can't scale up

I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware on Windows 10 Pro 1803 build 17134.1. My screen's resolution is 3840x2160 (4K) and I want the macOS to be in resolution 3840x2009. However. it seems ...
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Scaling external Display on Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I use it together with a Dell 24" Monitor, which has 2.560 x 1.440 pixels (WQHD). When I use this monitor together with my Windows PC, I'm using a scaling of 125% to ...
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Headless Mac Mini can display 2560x1440 after being plugged into, then unplugged from an external monitor, but only goes up to 1920x1080 after restart

I am using a Late 2012 Mac Mini exclusively through Screen Sharing on my MacBook (Both on 10.13.4). The only way I could get the Mac Mini to full resolution was to: Close connection from my MacBook ...
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Does HiDPI (Retina) technology utilize GPU resources?

As I understand it should, but I can't find any explicit statement. This is important for me because I'm trying to understand which MacBook should I use - with external GPU or not. Still I can assume ...
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Macbook Pro 13'' 2012 External Display Problem

I am having a problem regarding a monitor Connected to my Macbook Pro using Thunderbolt to VGA converter. The resolution of my monitor is set to 640 X 480 and whenever I try to increase the ...
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How to add HiDPI resolution on High Sierra? Using standard scaled resolutions makes display blurry

Main Question: How to add 1024 x 640 HiDPI resolution on MacBook Air HighSierra internal display? I'm trying to decrease resolution on my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011, non-retina) Default ...
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2017 macbook pro multiple monitor setup for a photographer [duplicate]

Hi :) I've got a 2017 macbook pro w/ touch bar According to this site: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i7-3.1-15-mid-2017-retina-display-touch-bar-specs.html ...