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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External monitor not working with Mini Display Port to Display Port adapter or cable

I just bought a Phillips 245B monitor with QHD (2560x1440) so I could run it in native resolution with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and its NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU. Unfortunately with a Mini ...
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External monitor not working on full resolution with MacBook [duplicate]

I know this problem has been answered before, but I could not make any of the presented solutions work for me. I just bought a Phillips 245B monitor with QHD (2560x1440) so I could run it in native ...
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External display switches to lower resolution and I need to restart my MacBook to fix it

My setup is the following: macOS Catalina, version 10.15.7 (but this has been happening since before Catalina) MacBook Pro (15-inch 2019) AOC Q27P1 External display, connected via this USB C to HDMI ...
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Is there a difference in performance between a the default scaling option and selecting a resolution?

I just got a new 27" 4k monitor. At default resolution, text and menu items are too small for me to be usable. In the display settings, there are options to "Scale" the resolution, but ...
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Keynote Mac, delete cropped image to reduce file size without losing image resolution quality

I have lots of high-resolution images inserted into the Keynote which makes the file very large. Image masking in Keynote is very convenient for me. But I only want a small corner of the images shown ...
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MacOS Resolution of localhost

Does anyone know the exact mechanism by which localhost is resolved to 127.0.0.1 on MacOS without an entry in /etc/hosts? Is it logic encoded in mDNSResponder itself or something similar, or more high ...
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Can MacOS scale 3200x1800 monitor?

I'm thinking about buying this but i'm wondering if MacOS can properly scale this for a crisp image. For example my 2018 15 inch macbook pro scales its build in monitor so it looks like "...
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System Informations states that my 4K monitor has got a 5K resolution

Since the first use of my monitor, my MacBook Pro (13-inch July 2019) recognises my LG 4K monitor (model 27UL850-W) as a 5K monitor. The resolution is denoted as 5120x2880 in System Information, ...
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How to save an image at its original resolution? On iPad 6th gen

All photos saved to the Photos app seem to be a slightly lowered resolution from the original image, I believe it’s one of the main reasons reposts progressively lose more and more pixels. Is there ...
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MacBook 16 camera does not return 720p video stream in browsers

Stumbled on this accidentally. It seems surprising Macbook 16-inch camera can't provide a 720p video stream. I used this website https://webrtchacks.github.io/WebRTC-Camera-Resolution/ to scan what ...
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Screen Sharing with the correct scaling/resolution with Retina MBP

I'm trying to use my 13in MBP (2016, 2560x1600) to remote into my Mac Mini that's connected to two 1080p displays, all over my LAN. Using the built in screen sharing, I'm able to do this with ...
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Photoshop scaling screwed up after upgrading to 4K monitor

Running Mac OS 10.14.6 and Photoshop 21.2.3. I just switched from a 1920 x 1200 monitor to a 4K (16:9) monitor whose native resolution is 3840 x 2160. I have the Mac's display preferences set to ...
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Proportional Mouse Movement across Multiple Monitors?

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 with Catalina (1920x1080px) and a 2nd external monitor (3440x1440px) arranged as below in Displays. I understand that there are scale options to change the resolutions but I ...
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How to scale the graphics for Mac OS

I recently purchased this 2k monitor on Amazon. I'm connecting my 2015 Macbook Pro 15 inch w/ retina display using a DisplayPort Mini to DisplayPort cable. I'm currently running Mac OS Mojave. These ...
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Do we still need to terminate the display port with Catalina?

Thank you for the hint about getting better resolution options by holding down the Option key in the Display Prefs on the Mac Mini. The hard drive on our network-only Mac died and it lost all of its ...
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external monitor won't go full screen with MBP 13" 2020

I searched but couldn't find anything relevant. I have a 2020 Macbook pro 13" that's updated to the latest OS. I got a secondary external monitor AOC 24B1H 24" LCD Monitor (1920x1080 @60Hz). ...
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Are the “Looks like” resolutions in the scaling modes on Retina Macs the true resolution they run at?

Hopefully, this doesn't sound like a dumb question, but I'm wondering if the "Looks like" resolutions listed for each scaling mode in System Preferences > Displays are the true ...
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Can I change the browser resolution on a mac with retina display?

I have to use a virtual desktop client for my job and the client sets the resolution of the stream to the resolution of the browser, which is substantially less than the number of pixels available (...
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What will happen when a video's resolution is not as high as that of the screen (of Apple's products)

Will iPad/Mac/iPhone's screen do some automatic revision/improvement to the quality of videos whose resolution is not as high as iPad/Mac/iPhone's native screen resolution, so that the video looks as ...
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Change scaling algorithm for non-retina apps running in low resolution on a retina display?

Regarding non-retina apps running in low-resolution mode on a retina display: In the past, circa 2012 (ref), these apps were scaled with nearest-neightbour algorithm, where 1 pixel would become a ...
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Where is the “Open in Low Resolution” setting stored for an app?

I'd like to script the opening of an app - which is normally used in retina resolution - to open in low resolution. set low resolution setting open app clear low resolution setting But where is the &...
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Display a bitmap image without any scaling (pixel-perfect)

Is there a way to display a bitmap / raster image (e.g. PNG) such that each image pixel corresponds to a native / device pixel? Sometimes this is called "pixel-perfect" display. "Actual ...
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How can I get my Mac to use the full resolution of my external monitor? “UI Looks like” half resolution

I added an external monitor to my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017, running Mojave), and the results have been pretty disappointing. When I open "System Report:", I see these lines under ...
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Force a 1080p resolution on 13" MacBook Pro

I'm trying to record a screencast using my 13" MacBook Pro (Retina, ~ 2015 model). I want to record it full screen at 1080x1920 px and I want it to be that exact resolution. The resolution ...
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External Thunderbolt Display HiDPI resolution (Retina)

I have a MacBookPro running Catalina with an external Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have connected to it using a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. When the lid of the MacBookPro is open, ...
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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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