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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Using MacBook Pro 13' (2019) in lower resolution in Windows (1280x800)

I know the native resolution for MacBook Pro 2019 is 2560x1600. Using this resolution makes everything very small in Windows 10 and its needed to use scales (for example 200x). Another solution for ...
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How to avoid non-integer-pixel fuzzy rendering in Chrome from Bootcamp Windows?

I'm using Bootcamp Windows 10 from my retina 5k iMac 2017. When I Starts Chrome to its default google search blank page, hit Ctrl+Shift+I to open Developer tools, and hover my mouse on the root <...
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MacBook Pro (16" 2019) Does Not Recognize Correct Resolution

I'm having a rather annoying issue with my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 device since upgrading to macOS Big Sur. Every time I plug my device to my 4K monitor into the device (via USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C ...
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External display resolution is broken after wake on M1

on my MacMini M1 I have the following problem: Very often (not always) when macOS (11.2.2) wakes up after some sleep time, the resolution on my main display (BenQ EW3270U) is broken in a very weird ...
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M1 MacBook External Display Scaling

I just purchased an M1 MacBook Air that I would like to attach to an external display. When I do so, the video quality is pretty terrible. It almost looks like the the output is being slightly scaled. ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2012 - 3840x1080 Resolution

Sorry not so good english. From Brazil. I have this Macbook: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP653?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US I want a monitor ultrawide49 (3840x1080). For working with coding php/...
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External display thinks it is on previous low-resolution one

If I use a low-resolution external monitor or video projector on my MBP 16"(2019) and later connect to a high resolution monitor, the Mac cannot recognize the new monitor, so the monitor only ...
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Are photos in 'Photo' on MacBook the same resolution as original photos on iCloud?

I store all my photos on iCloud. I want to make a backup of all my photos (60 000-odd) on a removable storage unit. This is easy if I select all photos in 'Photo' on my MacBook and drag these to my ...
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Using SwitchResX to shrink active width/height of retina display

I have broken my Macbook pro display, and part of it became invisible. I found this application SwitchResX in which I could define custom resolutions and set some settings that decrease the active ...
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How to get full resolution for LG 27UK650-W with MacBook Pro?

I bought a LG 27UK650-W monitor that has 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160). When I connect it to my MacBook Pro (2019, 16-inch, Big Sur), the fonts are huge. I had to switch from "Default for ...
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iPhone wallpaper resolution when accounting for parallax effect

If designing a wallpaper for iPhone, how can I calculate the pixel dimensions when accounting for the parallax effect that some users prefer? For example, the iPhone 12 Pro Max display has a pixel ...
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Why are my menu bar and windows in my monitor going out of the screen edge? [duplicate]

This issue is really driving me nuts for a while. I have a Mac Book Pro and using a usb C hub with an hdmi port. I am running a HDMI connector to my monitor. Its fairly decent. Acer 27P with 1080 p ...
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How do I change the resolution for the external monitor to 2048x1152 HiDPI?

I just got a Dell P2421DC monitor and connected it through USB-C to my MacBook Pro 13'' from 2017 running on Big Sur 11.1. I know that the font won't be all crisp and Retina is just way better anyways,...
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Principle of resolution scaling via External monitor (GPU performance)

I will demonstrate my idea on a 4K monitor, there are 4 options: Native 4K 1692p 1440p 1080p From What I undersrand, the 4K and 1080p should be on par when it comes to the GPU demands as the 1080p ...
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How do I Propery Configure Display Scaling on macOS (with a 1440p External Display) to Reduce Eye Strain?

I have a triple monitor setup, I use it for my gaming computer primarily. This setup until November was 3 1080p 27" monitors. I use a Dell D6000 Dock to connect my 2018 MacBook Pro (and when WFH ...
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Wrong resolution after startup on external display behind thunderbolt dock

I'm using a late 2016 MacBook Pro with Mac OS 11.1 For a long time, I think since upgrading to Mojave I'm having this annoying problem: After a reboot, the external display isn't recognized properly ...
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iris pro graphics 1536 allocated memory is always full on my macbook 15 2015

I am having a problem with my second-hand MacBook pro 15 2015, I got it second hand and already updated to big sur 11.0. the problem I have is jankiness in web scrolling and a lot of times, I get lags ...
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MacOS doesn't fit external screen and I don't know how to stretch it

Model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Monitor: Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD Using HDMI cable to connect to the monitor. Things I have tried: Option +...
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macbook pro: windows are too big on external Samsung 32" monitor

I purchased this Samsung 32" external monitor which is 1920 x 1080p: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-32-Curved-1920x1080-HDMI-60hz-4ms-FHD-LCD-Monitor-LC32F39MFUNXZA-Speakers-Included/...
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MacBook Pro 13" M1 has 2880-by-1800 resolution

According to Apples tech specs, the new M1 MacBook Pro has a screen resolution of 2560-by-1600. However, when I make a screen recording via quicktime or take a screenshot via Lightshot, it show that ...
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When mirroring my Macbook Pro with an ultra-wide external display, can the resolution be set to the external's native resolution?

To emphasize again, this question is about mirroring. I'm looking at buying a 3440x1440 (or higher) resolution monitor, and I'd like to use it as the only display with my MBP while keeping the MBP ...
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Emulate Windows RDP Display behavior on macOS

When I use RDP to connect from a Mac (MBP 13") -> Windows, I'm presented with a display at my native MBP resolution (2560x1600) and all windows are put onto that virtual desktop, even with two ...
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HDMI vs DisplayPort output resolutions

I am connecting a MacBook Pro to an external 4K monitor and mirroring the displays. The display actually shows a warning with the actual resolution when the input is not 4K. If I select the "Best ...
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Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 — Using a USB-C Dock with Display Link and external monitors — Only 1 monitor has the scaled option 1600 x 900

I have a Macbook pro (Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7) which I'm connecting to a docking station via a USBC. I have 2 external monitors 1 connected to the dock via HDMI, 1 via DP. When I go to Settings --> ...
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LG 35WN65C-B 35'' and MacBook Pro 16

I a friend of mine just bought me a LG35WN65C-B 35'' and I'm struggling with the resolutions. First of all, is this monitor compatible with the MacBook Pro 16? If so, why I can't match the resolutions?...
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External monitor becomes blurrier as the resolution gets smaller

I am connecting a Macbook Pro 13" 2016 to an external monitor (LG 27UL500), that supports up to 4K resolution. They are connected via HDMI and a HDMI-USBC adapter (Apple brand). I have tried ...
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Kali Linux for virtual box, screen size issue and fonts, everything appear to be very small

I tried into settings manager, but dint worked as expected. Even the terminal fonts aren't changing.
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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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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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