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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Screen Sharing changes resolution for no reason

I'm using the built-in Screen Sharing client in macOS to connect to a Mac Mini 2020 M1 by running Connect to Server in Finder and choosing the vnc://machine-name.local link. The connection works fine, ...
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Can my Macbook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) output 4K resolution content to my TV/Monitor via a HDMI cable?

I have a MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) and obviously my screen resolution is not 4K, but what I'd like to know is if that limits the ability to stream my screen at a higher resolution on a higher ...
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How do I restore the high resolution in my external monitor with the MacBook Pro?

I plugged in an extra high-resolution display — the likes of which we might have used in the 90s with a tube monitor but have been very difficult to come by lately. When I plugged this display into ...
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How to change MacBook 16" M1 resolution to 1920x1080p?

I need to record screencast HD 1920x1080 videos but I can't find a way to set the builtin laptop screen resolution to those dimensions. It can be done on an Intel MacBook 16" 2019 using software ...
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Different resolution for mirrored screen

I'm using an intel MacBook Pro 16" 2019 with an LG 49WL95C Ultrawide Monitor connected by a single USB-C cable. I'm trying to use a Lytmi Neo which is an ambilight device with light strips. It ...
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External Display Keeps Switching Refresh Rates After Waking From Sleep

I recently set up my new Mac Studio with my Samsung CRG9 external monitor, that supports up to a 5120 X 1440 resolution at 120Hz. I set my Mac Studio to run at that resolution and refresh rate, but ...
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Why don't I get the max resolution supported by my external monitor when I select default for display in my Macbook Pro?

I have a 4K LG monitor. Model #27UD58. The max resolution supported by the monitor is 3840x2160x32@30 but when I select default for display setting (recommended) in System Preferences > Display it ...
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Does the "Larger text" VS "More space" trade-off in Display preference affect the 4K resolution of an external monitor?

I am using my Macbook Air M1 2020 with a new external 32" 4K monitor I just bought since the file names' character size, or the Chrome bookmark text is too small. Hence, I noticed I could just ...
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Display Resolutions - fewer options after updating macOS to 12.3

I've just installed macOS 12.3, and in doing so it's removed all the resolution options for my 40" dell U4021QW monitor. I held down Option and clicked "Scaled" to set a custom ...
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Mac mini not showing picture after changing resolution

I just updated my 2018 Intel Mac mini to macOS 12.3, and after updating I tried changing the resolution on my monitor, but got a blank screen after the log-in screen that would normally show my ...
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iPad screen resolution for webpages

Web pages (like http://whatismyscreenresolution.net/) "see" the screen resolution as 768x1024 in Safari (and also Chrome, didn't test others). Even in landscape mode. Why is that? Shouldn't ...
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How to explicitly command MacOS to query external monitor resolution?

A MacBook Air 2014 outfitted with Big Sur and a single 2560X1440 (2K) monitor via HDMI. Apple indicates: Intel HD Graphics 5000 Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native ...
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How to prevent laptop resolution changing when connecting to a 4k TV (Monteray 12.2.1)

I read the older post from 6 years stating to look for arrangements on display settings, but that setting has gone. How do we prevent the laptop from changing resolution when connecting to another ...
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Why does an M1 MBP incorrectly recognize a monitor that a 2015 MBP gets right?

The M1 machine incorrectly detects the high res monitor in some way, and thus does not allow Display Scaling to work correctly. There is some coverage of this issue, but I'm trying to understand why ...
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Monitor resolution changes after waking up from sleep in clamshell mode

I am using a 2018 Macbook Pro 13 inch (with 4 thunderbolt ports) with a Dell U2720Q 4K monitor. My macbook is always in clamshell mode and my single USB-C cable charges the computer while connecting ...
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Why do I have different display resolution options for two different 27" 4K Dell monitors?

I'm on an M1 Mac mini and have two displays plugged in, one via a TB/USB-C cable and the other via HDMI. I want to match them for resolution of menus and palettes at the fourth (of five) resolutions ...
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The screen resolution on macOS across different models

I've been using a mbp 15" mid 2015 model since that time, which still performs ok for my needs. Last year I got a mbp 16" model which is a bit faster, the keyboard is a bit different and ...
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Specific display viewport area to avoid broken region

Recently I broke my screen at bottom left, so I need it fixed to top right and a bit smaller. I have seen similar questions on the topic like this, this, this, this and this but they are all either ...
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Ultrawide Monitor with KVM for Macbook Pro 2018 and Macbook Pro 2015

I'm looking for an ultrawide monitor that I can use with my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) and my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). Important for me is a size of at least 34", built-in KVM, ...
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How can I get HiDPI scaling on a 3440x1440p144Hz monitor with an M1 Pro?

My setup is a 2021 MBP 16" connected to a 3440x1440p monitor at 144Hz via DisplayPort. RDM.app//System/Library/Displays/Contents/Resources/Overrides/ was the solution on Intel/AMD macs but it ...
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Underscan on external display - help

I just got a Dell P2422H display, and when I first plugged it into my m1 MacBook Air , it all worked seamless, but after my Mac went to sleep and I woke it up later, my external display started ...
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SwitchResX and / or RDM do not activate desired scaled resolution

So i followed basically the answer in this answer, but neither SwitchResX nor RDM activate 1920x1080 "HiDPI" resolution. I am using 2 LG UltraGear 27GP850 1440p displays. I saw someone else ...
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How to adjust screen resolution so image is crisp but larger on an external monitor

I use an M1 MacBook Air connected to a Lenovo external display. The display is 24". Currently, everything is super tiny on the external display. If I change its resolution, things will get larger ...
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Is there a way to inspect or change the resolution negotiated between MacOS and a USB webcam?

I use a Dell Ultrasharp webcam, which supports up to 4k resolution. On a Windows device, I am getting that full resolution and a pretty good overall image, provided my lightning is good. Connecting ...
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1050p Retina VS 1080p FHD Monitor

Good morning my friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I need a straight forward answer in layman terms on resolution scaling. 1080p vs 1050p M1 13 inch MacBook. I know that our 13 inch Macs are ...
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Does anyone know of software that can set a mac's resolution to only part of the screen? [duplicate]

My macbook got knocked off the table ~6 months ago and landed on its corner and dented. A few days ago about 30 rows of pixels on that same side went dead. It's not enough for me to want to rush out ...
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Screen Resolution/Scaling Issue in iMac mid-2011 and LG 27UL550W

Good afrernoon! I've bought a new monitor and I'm having some troubles at setting it's resolution/scaling factor. First of all, I don't have the option to set text scaling as some tutorials make ...
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Zoom in macOS Without losing resolution

I have a 1920x1080 monitor, but the text is a little too small. How can I make the zoom factor larger without losing resolution, like in Windows?
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Higher retina resolution for 14" MacBook Pro

I've tried a few utilities like Display Menu, EasyRes and RDM, but it seems like none of the utilities allow me to set a retina resolution that is higher than 1800 x 1169. I stress the word retina ...
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How to get 4K resolution on desktop wallpaper and desktop icons by default with external monitor?

I have a 2020 MacBook Air with the following specs: Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4X Storage: 1 TB SSD Operating System: macOS Monterey version 12.0.1 I have ...
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Get iOS apps to fill the full screen in macOS

It's great we can now run iOS apps in macOS, but commonly some apps like streaming apps default to a smaller size than full screen, which certainly is an affliction to eyes. I've seen the same service ...
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Mac os, external monitor blurry and low res

Today I was using my 4k monitor (which I've been using my with current laptop for a very long time and everything was fine). I stepped away from the computer for 5 minutes, when I got back, the ...
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Does changing font size on Big Sur changes resolution - also How to 4k with bigger fonts?

I bought a DELL U2720Q 4k monitor to see text clearly as my last one (Acer XV272U) was not doing the job. After installing the U2720Q, I found that I need to scale in Display to see larger text but ...
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Low Resolution Mode in macOS Monterey

I routinely run Windows on Virtual Box on my iMac. I have just updated to macOS Monterey, and have also updated Virtual Box. When I started Windows this morning, I found that virtual machine uses full ...
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query focused display info from command line

Is it possible to query the properties of the currently focused monitor (dpi/resolution)? The goal is to configure a shortcut (with skhd) to spawn my terminal (alacritty) with a different font size ...
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Toggle between two resolutions with a shortcut with Alfred

I wanna be able to toggle between these two resolutions with a single shortcut: And I wanna have it set up in Alfred so that I may easily reuse across macs. I believe I found most of the solution ...
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Computer mounts install disks when changing screen resolution Mojave [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2015 running Mojave. Whenever I plug in a screen to minidp, connect to an apple tv using airplay, or change resolution scaling in system preferences (edit: doesn't always happen ...
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Change resolution of headless Mac mini when connecting over screen sharing

Any way to choose a lower resolution than 1920 x 1080 when connecting to a headless Mac mini through screen sharing? The Display tab in System Preferences is not very helpful since the Scaled option ...
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Terminal command to "unplug" and replug external monitor

I'm using an old Apple 30" Cinema Display via a series of dongles: Apple Silicon M1 Mac connecting 30" Apple Cinema Display The native resolution is 2560 x 1600 and works great. It may ...
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External monitor loses highest resolutions

My problem is similar to Macbook Air 2019 - External 4K monitor loses resolution. I have a brand new (one month old) MacBook Pro M1 running Big Sur with the latest updates. I have an Acer EB321HQU ...
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What determines my actual screen width for a MacBook Air?

I found the data sheet here which states these numbers ... 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for ...
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How to change resolution with a script from ultrawide to "regular" resolution? (ex. 1440) on a MacBook Pro

I am using an UltraWide monitor while working from home. But when I'm screen sharing, it's a weird view for the others so I am hoping to find a quick way to change my resolution to black bars on the ...
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How to see all possible scaling resolutions in System Preferences > Displays? (Holding down Option no longer works in Big Sur)

On my MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) running Big Sur 11.5.x, holding down the Option key while selecting Scaled in System Preferences > Displays > Display (tab) > Resolution no longer has ...
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Is it possible to limit macbook display resolution/size for part of the screen?

My Macbook after falling incident lost it's 3 centimetres of screen on right hand side (the rest of the screen still works) - is it possible to change resolution (and limit width) and not use that ...
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Is it possible to view video/audio information in finder or a similar program

From what I can see finder cannot display codec, resolution, bitrate, basic metadata about batches of video and audio files that would be really helpful. As there any way to achieve this or a program ...
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Video not playing in Quicktime when resolution is small

So I have a video that I need to be in the resolution 8x8. No matter which way I get it in this resolution, it just won't display anything. I tried exporting from Final Cut Pro and resizing the video ...
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Reducing system font size on macOS Big Sur with out adjusting display resolutions

I'm looking for ways to reduce the system font size on Big Sur. I use SwitchResX to lower the default resolution on my 2019 16" MacBook Pro to a slightly lower HiDPI resolution (1790x1120 -> ...
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Interruption of signal from mac to external monitor after changing resolution

I have a dell S2721QS 4K monitor. I connected my MacBook Pro to a Lenovo Thinkpad docking station using a USB-C to USB-C connection. I then connected the DisplayPort from the dock to the HDMI port on ...
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full resolution (MacBook Pro)

Sorry in advance, but how do you set the max resolution in Big Sur? I have a MBP 16 2019, the max resolution is supposed to be 3072 x 1920 but even with my secondary monitor disabled, I only get ...
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Lenovo external monitor failing to deliver good quality, blurry fonts instead

When I connect MacBook Air 11" to the external monitor (Lenovo 24" QHD) via "Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter 1080P", the resolution I get is 1600 x 900 but I expect to get 2560 x ...
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